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Officers sue California city over Black Lives Matter mural

BLM Mural Police Lawsuit
Posted at 2:35 PM, Jul 08, 2021
and last updated 2021-07-08 18:11:04-04

PALO ALTO, Calif. (AP) — Five police officers have filed a lawsuit against the city of Palo Alto for allowing the creation of a Black Lives Matter mural that contained anti-police images.

The Daily Post in Palo Alto reports the mural was painted last June in the street across from City Hall following the killing of George Floyd by a Minneapolis police officer. The lawsuit filed last month said one of the images was of Assata Shakur.

Shakur was convicted in the 1973 killing of a New Jersey state trooper.

City Attorney Molly Stump said the city has not been served with the lawsuit. She did not immediately return a phone message from The Associated Press.