Calling the Police Version of Events "Fanciful," Magistrate Judge Recommends the Court Find Mass Arrests Were False
U.S. District Court Magistrate Judge John M. Facciola has issued a report and recommendation to presiding Judge Paul L. Friedman that summary judgment issue in favor of the Becker class declaring the mass arrest to be a mass false arrest.
The Partnership for Civil Justice has undertaken a massive review and compilation of the multi-media footage of the march
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.
Judge Emmet G. Sullivan today denied the FBI's motion to be dismissed from the Barham class action lawsuit.
A Black Mark D.C. police and the FBI need to explain their actions in a 2002 protest incident. Washington Post Editorial Wednesday, April 11, 2007 IF YOU DON'T like something your government is doing, you should be able to come to Washington, D.
A secret FBI intelligence unit helped detain a group of war protesters in a downtown Washington parking garage in April 2002 and interrogated some of them on videotape about their political and religious beliefs, newly uncovered documents and interviews show.
$50,000 Payment to Each of Four Vt & K Arrestees Plus Attorneys Fees and Costs and Police Training and Notice of First Amendment Rights Required
The Partnership for Civil Justice has reached a settlement with the District of Columbia over the false arrests and abusive detention of four people who were swept up by the police in a political round-up on September 27, 2002 at Vermont and K Streets N.W. during a protest against the IMF/World Bank and the then-threatened war in Iraq.
The D.C. police department agreed to pay $685,000 and take steps to protect protesters from police abuse and ensure their rights to settle a lawsuit over the treatment of demonstrators at President Bush's inauguration in 2001.