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St. Louis-area protesters win restraining order limiting police use of tear gas
St. Louis-area protesters win restraining order limiting police use of tear gas

A federal court has issued a restraining order to curb St. Louis-area law enforcement agencies' use of tear gas and chemical sprays, a decision prompted by police actions during days of protests following a grand jury's decision not to indict a Ferguson, Mo., police officer who fatally shot Michael Brown, court filings show. Police must give "clear and unambiguous warnings" and provide demonstrators ample time to flee an area before they deploy chemicals deterrents against protesters, U.S. District Judge Carol Jackson in St. Louis said. "The evidence also establishes that the law enforcement officials failed to give the plaintiffs and other protesters any warning...

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