A Seattle police officer injured during recent May Day protests has filed a claim against the city of Seattle for failing to equip him with adequate protective gear.
Officer Kerry Zieger was struck in the face with a slab of concrete while on bike patrol during the May protests. He suffered serious injuries to his face as a result.
Although Officer Zieger had requested a more protective helmet prior to the protests, he was apparently told that none were available.
As a result, on the day of the protests he was wearing a helmet that only protected the top of his head, not the wrap-around type that protects the neck as well.
Officer Zieger's attorney, Erica Nelson, said, "He wasn't protected and he suffered a serious head injury as a result."
Officer Zieger is seeking unspecified damages in his claim.