Last year, a dozen protesters filed a suit against the city of Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, several police officers and several sheriff’s deputies, accusing officers of using excessive force during what was meant to be a peaceful protest over the death of George Floyd. The protest, which took place in downtown Cleveland on May 30, 2020, led to the unlawful arrest of several citizens — one of whom said she was illegally held at the Cuyahoga County Jail for six days without charges. 

Now, as a result of the 2021 lawsuit brought against it, the City of Cleveland has been ordered to pay 12 protesters a settlement of $540,000, Cleveland.com reports.