A Baton Rouge police officer launched a lawsuit last year against DeRay McKesson and the Black Lives Matter movement after he was injured during a protest. The judge in the matter tossed the lawsuit out on grounds that BLM nor McKesson should not be held responsible for the actions of gatherers at the event.
According to new docs … the case is dismissed because BLM is considered a social movement and “not an entity of any sort,” so it can’t be sued. As for McKesson, the federal judge ruled he was expressing his right to free speech at the July 2016 demonstration where the cop got hurt … but it wasn’t his fault.
As we reported … the Baton Rouge cop filed a suit against DeRay and BLM, claiming McKesson incited violence at the protest and blaming him for injuries he suffered after getting hit in the face with a rock.
U.S. District Judge Brian Jackson made the ruling on Thursday, saying that McKesson was using “projected speech” at the protest for slain Baton Rouge man, Alton Sterling.