Lawsuit: City, state failed to protect Seattle protesters

SEATTLE (AP) — A new lawsuit says the city of Seattle and Washington state failed to protect protesters from drivers who could injure or kill them while also allowing protesters to be injured by the police response. The Seattle Times reports the plaintiffs in the suit filed Friday include the family of Summer Taylor, who was killed by a driver on Interstate 5 in July, and protester Daniel Gregory, who was shot during a demonstration on Capitol Hill in June. Seattle City Attorney’s Office spokesperson Dan Nolte says it will investigate the claims and defend the city. A spokesperson for the governor’s office says the state hasn’t had a chance to review the complaint.