District Must Pay Millions in Settlements for Mass Arrests from 2000 and 2002

For the third time at the end of 2009, the Attorney General for DC has decided to give settlement payments in mass arrest cases arising from large protests in DC, in 2000 and 2002. In these cases, hundreds of people, protestors and bystanders, were encircled while excercising their right to assemble, and arrested without warning. Through discovery and depositions during these long years, hiding or destruction of evidence by the police dept was uncovered, and perjury by the police chief. Some class action lawsuits from this period are still outstanding. More || justiceonline.org

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