Couple Sues Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey After Diner Burned During George Floyd Riots

Owners of a Minneapolis diner that burned down during the George Floyd protests are suing Mayor Jacob Frey, saying his “inaction” led to an escalation in the violence that cost them their business. Kacey White and Charles Stotts are seeking $4.5 million from Frey and the city after their Town Talk Diner & Gastropub on East Lake Street was repeatedly targeted by rioters following Floyd’s police-involved death on May 25. The federal suit alleges that from that day until May 28, Frey and the city “continuously deviated” from crowd control policies put in place by the Minneapolis Police Department, National Guard and local leaders.

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