OWS Brooklyn Bridge Mass Arrests

Garcia v. Bloomberg

Issues

Free Speech, Police Misconduct

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Case status: Oral argument was held April 22, 2013 before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit asking the court to uphold the ruling issued by U.S. District Court, Judge Rakoff presiding. This ruling in favor of the plaintiffs found that NYPD officers may be held liable to the 700 persons mass arrested on the Brooklyn Bridge. New York City appealed that ruling and we are awaiting a decision from the Second Circuit.

Updates & Commentary

“Two Years Ago Today I was Illegally Arrested on the Brooklyn Bridge with 700 other Peaceful Marchers"

PCJF Lawsuit for Occupy Wall Street Marchers Seeks Justice for Brooklyn Bridge Arrestees
Two years ago today, I was one of 700 peaceful protestors who were illegally trapped, detained and mass arrested on the Brooklyn Bridge. more >>

Fill the Courtroom for the Brooklyn Bridge Mass Arrest Lawsuit

Court of Appeals Hearing Monday April 22 at 10 am
The NYPD is seeking to overturn Judge Rakoff’s ruling in favor of the protestors — attend the hearing at the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. more >>

PCJF Files Appellate Brief to Uphold Brooklyn Bridge Ruling

The PCJF has filed a major brief before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit in this matter. The brief is in opposition to the efforts by the NYPD to overturn U.S. District Court Judge Jed Rakoff's ruling in favor of the protestors in this case. more >>

Federal Judge Rules that Brooklyn Bridge Class Action Lawsuit Can Proceed

US District Judge Jed Rakoff ruled that New York Police Department officers are not entitled to qualified immunity from the arrests on the Brooklyn Bridge. more >>

Garcia v. Bloomberg – Second Amended Complaint

Attorneys from the Partnership for Civil Justice Fund filed an amended complaint in the class action lawsuit brought to vindicate the rights of more than 700 demonstrators detained in one of the largest mass arrests in recent history, on the Brooklyn Bridge on October 1, 2011. more >>
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