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Port Huron woman sues Detroit police after being shot with rubber bullet

Posted at 10:10 PM, Jun 25, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-26 05:45:34-04

(WXYZ) — A Port Huron woman is suing Detroit police after she says she was shot in the head with a rubber bullet severally injuring her during a Black Lives Matter protest in Detroit.

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We’ve all seen video of the protesters clashing with police and the countless people arrested. But what happened to one protester in late May downtown, left her with a very serious head injury.

“It was like a movie without a cut scene. You were looking and around and was like, is this really happening,” said Nadia Rohr.

Rohr and her girlfriend Baylee attended a Black Lives Matter protest on May 30 in Detroit when things escalated very quickly between protesters and police.

“The energy really changed," she said. "We were met with a wall. I can’t even count how many police that were banging on their chests, banging on their helmets and they had shields."

Rohr says in just a matter of seconds she was shot by a rubber bullet from a police officer. Her lawyer Solomon Radner says Rohr spent two days in the hospital with a fractured skull and bleeding on the brain.

“She was out there handing out water, handing out granola bars, never did anything violent at all," Radner said. "Her hands were up at the time actually.”

Radner says it’s going to be a long road ahead for Rohr, and is hoping this lawsuit will prevent something like this from ever happening again.

“It’s easier to bring criminal charges and convict a police officer than it is to hold them liable in a civil court. If we hit them enough in their pocket book, then eventually they’ll care,” he said.

Detroit police say they are aware of the allegations and are investigating but cannot comment further on the pending litigation. Rohr wants answers and says she didn’t deserve this gruesome injury.

“I’ve never had stitches before," she said. "I’ve never broken a bone. To go from 0 to 100 like that, I just want to know what did I do."

Rohr says because of her injury she’s not able to do the things she loves like skateboard, and riding her bike.