Judge restricts police use of force against protesters in Oakland
A judge issued a preliminary injunction on Wednesday restricting police from using stinger grenades, rubber bullets and pepper balls against protesters in Oakland, California, Bloomberg reports.
Why it matters: U.S. Magistrate Joseph Spero's injunction follows a request from the Anti-Police Terror Project, a nonprofit watchdog group, which accused local police of using excessive force against Black Lives Matters protesters.
Yes, but: The order does not apply to federal officers, like the ones the Trump administration deployed to Portland, Oregon.
What they're saying: Spero explained that Oakland officers can use tear gas or flash grenades when there is "an imminent threat of physical harm to a person or significant destruction of property."