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The Blackwood Plaintiffs represented by Thomas H. Roberts & Associates, PC reached a settlement!

Case 3:20-cv-00668-JAG Document 83 Filed 02/02/22 Page 1 and 2 PageID#612, 613
“On February 1, 2022, the Court learned that the parties have reached settlement agreements.” – John A. Gibney, Jr., Senior United States District Judge

Case 3:20-cv-00401-JAG Document 89 Filed 02/10/22 Page 3 of 7 PageID# 440
The Blackwood plaintiffs have now reached a settlement of their claims with the City,
releasing the City and its officers. The parties have agreed that the protective orders should
expire as to the Blackwood plaintiffs effective July 1, 2022.


Thomas H. Roberts & Associates, PC is now taking on individual plaintiffs – If you were present at the June 1, 2020 Lee Monument Circle Protest, Contact the Law Firm Today!!!


Civil Rights Lawsuit Summary


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Civl Rights Update

Our constitutional rights are being violated.

RPD continues to use tear gas, pepper spray, and rubber bullets against peaceful protesters.

Let’s bring justice & hold the police accountable.

On June 1, 2020, peaceful, kneeling demonstrators were chanting ‘hands-up don’t shoot’ with their hands in the air. These peaceful demonstrators were tear-gassed by Richmond police officers more than 20 minutes ahead of the 8 p.m. curfew.

This has to stop.

It is our 1st Amendment Right to peacefully protest and petition the government.

The police need to be held accountable.

Our investigation revealed this false narrative by RPD is just a flat out lie!

We are working to hold RPD accountable!

We are taking action.

We filed a civil rights lawsuit under the 1st, 4th, and 14th amendments to the United States Constitution.

This suit is about transparency and accountability. Hundreds—maybe thousands—of peaceful protesters were affected by the police actions on Lee Circle. We do not want silence.

I was there. Should I be involved?

Absolutely, if you were at Lee Circle on June 1, 2020 to engage in a protected, First Amendment activity and witnessed, or were injured, or were threatened by RPD at any time in the ten minute period beginning when RPD openly trained firearms on the gathered assembly at around 7:32pm, please contact us to seek legal representation. 

We are now taking individual cases – a written fee agreement is required –


How you can help!

Know anyone who was at the Lee protest when RPD gassed the peaceful participants? Share this with them so they so they can seek representation in a claim against the police officers.

Let’s put an end to this.

Talk is cheap. Let’s hit them where it hurts: their pockets.

Our Team

Civil Rights Lawyers at Thomas H. Roberts & Associates, PC