Maureen (“Mo”) Healy is a history professor at Lewis & Clark and chair of the history department. On July 20, 2020, Ms. Healy and her child were among a large group of protesters in Lownsdale Square in front of the Hatfield Courthouse who were peacefully protesting and chanting. Just after midnight, she saw a small number of protesters trying to remove plywood from around the Hatfield Courthouse. Without warning, federal officers then appeared and began firing flash bangs, impact munitions, and tear gas cannisters into the crowd. Many people, including Ms. Healy, began to turn and run. Just as she did so, Ms. Healy was hit in the head with a projectile that felt metallic and the size of a small can.
Ms. Healy realized she had been hit and was bleeding profusely. After calling out for help, Ms. Healy was helped to some volunteer medics who sought to treat her injuries. But federal officers continued to fire tear gas into the area, forcing them all to move farther away to a van where Ms. Healy was bandaged. She was then driven to a location where her husband was able to pick her up and take her to the hospital for additional treatment.