Police Caller Must Pay BLM Protesters $4.5K for False Report

A former ice cream shop owner accused of calling police on peaceful Black Lives Matter protesters was ordered to pay them $500 each by a judge hearing a state lawsuit citing a new law targeting false, race-based police reports.

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SCHENECTADY, N.Y. (AP) — A former ice cream shop owner accused of calling police on peaceful Black Lives Matter protesters was ordered Wednesday to pay them $500 each by a judge hearing a state lawsuit citing a new law targeting false, race-based police reports. Attorney General Letitia James’ complaint against the former owner of Bumpy’s Polar Freeze in Schenectady alleges that David Elmendorf wielded a baton and air rifle and shouted racial epithets at protesters…

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