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.
PCJF and U.S. Gov't reach $2.2 million settlement over 2002 mass arrests, includes landmark reforms in U.S. Park Police practices
An unprecedented settlement with the Justice Department and the Department of the Interior that will significantly change the handling of mass protests
U.S. Federal Judge Emmet G. Sullivan issued final approval to an $8.25 million class action settlement of an eight-year-long and hard-fought litigation battle over the mass arrests of nearly 400 people in Pershing Park in Washington, D.
After more than seven years of class action litigation, the Partnership for Civil Justice Fund today is pleased to announce a victorious settlement on behalf of a class of nearly 400 persons who were arrested in Pershing Park in September 2002.
Retired federal judge Stanley Sporkin has issued an investigative report on the disappearance of evidence related to the false mass arrests at the September 2002 IMF / World Bank protests in Washington, D.
The arrest of Harvard history professor Henry Louis Gates in his home in Cambridge sparked a nationwide discussion about police misconduct.
A U.S. federal judge called for an investigation into the conduct of the Washington, D.C., Office of the Attorney General for its concealment of crucial evidence in a case brought by the PCJF arising from the mass arrest of nearly 400 peaceful demonstrators and others.
Discovery, which has been stayed (prohibited) for over a year, is now authorized. Depositions of former Police Chief Charles H. Ramsey and Assistant Police Chief Peter J. Newsham may now proceed.
In a critical ruling and great victory for the class plaintiffs, the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia issued an opinion holding that the senior U.S. Park Police official, Richard Murphy, may be held personally and financially liable for his command of federal agents during the September 27, 2002 Pershing Park mass false arrest.