Mass Arrest

Pershing Park Mass False Arrests

In 2002, D.C. MPD and U.S. Park Police encircled Pershing Park and refused to allow anyone to leave before arresting and hog-tying peaceful demonstrators. The case received national and international focus after it was revealed by the PCJF that the MPD and its attorneys had engaged in widespread destruction and withholding of evidence. The case resulted in more than $10 million in financial compensation and substantial reforms of MPD and U.S. Park Police practices.
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