Documentary Filmmakers Sue Over Arrest At St. Louis Protest
Documentary filmmakers sue over arrest at St. Louis protest
ST. LOUIS — Two documentary filmmakers are suing the city of St. Louis and three police officers, saying one of them was cursed at and beaten and they were both sprayed with chemicals when they were arrested during a protest following the acquittal of a white former police officer in the killing of a black man.
Drew and Jennifer Burbridge of Kansas City, Missouri, filed the federal lawsuit Tuesday, alleging their constitutional rights were violated when they were arrested, taunted and assaulted by St. Louis officers.
Koran Addo, a spokesman for St. Louis Mayor Lyda Krewson, declined comment Thursday.