The first major lawsuit in the wake of the Republican National Convention may soon be heading to court.
An anti-war protester is holding a news conference this afternoon to announce his plans to sue the city of St. Paul.
Mick Kelly is one of the organizers of the September first anti-war march, and has already sued the city this year after being arrested for passing out leaflets outside a Barack Obama campaign rally.
He said he was struck by a foam-tipped round from a police weapon during a September 4 protest in St. Paul. Authorities blocked a march from the Capitol to downtown St. Paul that evening.
Kelly's lawyer, St. Paul attorney Ted Dooley, said they plan to serve notice on the cities of St. Paul, Bloomington and Minneapolis, as well as Ramsey County.
"Yeah, as far as I know, its the first suit. I haven't seen any others, and I think there will be others coming as the next weeks and months unfold," Dooley said.
Dooley said that his client will be seeking $250,000 in damages for the incident, and may include other parties as the case goes forward.