Ice Cream Shop Owner Who Called Police On Peaceful BLM Protesters Ordered To Pay $4.5K

A former ice cream shop owner in New York accused of calling the police and falsely claiming to be threatened by peaceful Black Lives Matter protesters has been ordered to pay $500 to each of the protesters for violating their civil rights.

Per the ruling on Wednesday, which stemmed from a lawsuit by Attorney General Letitia James, David Elmendorf must pay nine demonstrators $500 each, totaling $4,500, The Associated Press reported. His defense attorney James Mermigis called the accusations “categorically false” and said Elmendorf's name was being smeared.

According to Mermigis, no defense was made in court...

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