ACLU sues Fort Wayne over protester’s injury

(Photo supplied/American Civil Liberties Union)

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WOWO): The City of Fort Wayne is facing a lawsuit after a protester lost his eye after allegedly being shot with a tear gas canister by police.

WOWO News has reported in the past about 21-year-old Balin Brake, who was injured on May 30th when a tear gas canister hit him in the face during racial injustice protests in downtown Fort Wayne.

Police at the time said that he was hit while bending over, by a canister that bounced off the ground, but video released by the Washington Post later disputed that.

Now according to our Partners in News at ABC 21, the ACLU of Indiana is suing on Brake’s behalf, accusing police of “unreasonable and excessive use of force” and accusing the City of “constitutional violations.”

Read the full lawsuit below.

Brake v FW by Saige Driver on Scribd


  1. WOWO: Thank you for your continuing use of ‘minimizing” language by calling this RIOTER a “protester”.

    On a side-note: Too bad the ACLU is a communist organization that protects Fascist acts (rioting) that block people’s Constitutional Rights…such as life liberty and property (5th A). They always seem to be in defense of these Fascists….imagine how great this Country would be if they actually defended people’s Civil Liberties…?

    You are just another (oxy)Moron if you believe these Leftist organizations actually live by their name.


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