Morton Co. Sheriff responds to class action lawsuit filed against agency over DAPL protests
Several law enforcement agencies responding to Dakota Access Pipeline protests are being sued by some demonstrators for using excessive force during an incident earlier this month.
Sheriff Kyle Kirchmeier says they reject the allegations.
The people who call themselves "The Water Protector Legal Collective" say the lawsuit stems from November 20 when they say the sheriff and other agencies assisting used a militarized, violent response towards protesters.
Civil Rights Attorney Rachel Lederman says it's a class action lawsuit on behalf of everyone injured that day, but there are nine named plaintiffs.
When asked about the lawsuit, Kirchmeier says: