A judge appointed by Obama in Detroit instructed the city police not to use tear gas, shields, batons, chock-outs, rubber bullets, sound cannons or some other kind of anti-demonstrations action for the next two weeks.
The Friday ruling gave the far-left group Detroit Will Breathe a temporary restraining order, who sued Monday against the town and argued that excessive police force had infringed their rights to First Amendment.
US. U.S. District Court Judge Laurie Michelson, an Obama appointee, demanded that police stop using any form of force for “probable cause” demonstrations.
“We know for a limited time that, without breaching a court order, the police would not be able to use the same violent methods they used against peaceful demonstrators,” said Jack Schulz, who on behalf of the radical party filed an ordinance.
But Detroit Chief of Police James Craig said that the police would not use force against peaceful protestors. Breitbart.com reports.
“We will continue to do our work as we did,” he said. “We support nonviolent demonstrators. We respect the order of the judge and we will make sure that the protestors respect if there is any assault or breach of the law that we will obtain a great deal of notice in the past.
The complaint alleged that some of the officers were injured by intimidation.
Detroit news reports that the Department is investigating over two dozen lawsuits against police officers. One of these allegations involves a police officer who reportedly shot three photojournalists with rubber bullets and was charged with a felony.
Officers are often forbidden from binding the ties to the degree that many protesters are wounded or convicted without probable cause.
On Wednesday the Detroit Police Board approved rules banning the use of chokeholds and ordered the intervention of the Detroit Police Board if another officer used excessive force.
However, Craig said the police had not used anti-demonstrate chokeholds.
“If anyone refuses arrest or attempts to assault our officers, we’ll use the power to resolve the opposition,” said Detroit News. “We don’t want wounded demonstrators, nor do we want injured officers either.”