Woman Sues Portland Over Tear Gas

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.

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