After nearly 13 years of litigation, a federal judge has approved an unprecedented settlement that will significantly change the handling of mass protests in the United States.
Video: major legal victory can be model for reforms in police departments around the country [CBS/WUSA-9]
Watch and Share: the Partnership for Civil Justice Fund's recent $2.2 million settlement with the federal government has national implications because it reforms police handling of protests. Read more
On the morning of September 27, 2002, the D.C. Police Department working with the U.S. Park Police encircled Pershing Park, refused to allow anyone to leave and then arrested and hog-tied peaceful demonstrators, tourists, passers-by, and legal observers. Many were bound wrist to ankle on a police gym floor for upwards of 24 hours. Read more
Here's something you don't see every day: D.C.'s Metropolitan Police Department has asked the FBI to investigate it.
Nine years after hundreds of people were illegally detained and arrested in a downtown park the FBI is looking into allegations someone in the D.C. Police Department tried to destroy documents related to the event.
After eight years of litigation on behalf of the nearly 400 people who were arrested illegally in September 2002, the Pershing Park mass arrest case has entered a new phase as 15 key police officials and lawyers, including former D.