Woman Sues Portland Over Tear Gas
December 9, 2021 11:08AM PST
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – A woman is suing the city of Portland, alleging that tear gas deployed by police during summer 2020 demonstrations caused lasting damage to her menstrual health.
The Oregonian/OregonLive reports Lanora Vasquez filed the civil rights complaint this week in Multnomah County Circuit Court.
The lawsuit requests a jury trial, up to $10,000 and a judgement that the city was negligent in its use of tear gas.
The city attorney’s office declined to comment on the pending litigation.