DC Prosecutor Farms out Investigation of Police shooting of Trey Joyner

U.S. Attorney Ron Machen is handing off the investigation of a fatal police shooting to federal prosecutors from Philadelphia, The Washington Examiner has learned. U.S. Park Police officers shot 25-year-old Trey Joyner dead in an alley in the Trinidad neighborhood last summer.

D.C. lawyers demonstrate power of tenacity

When Carl Messineo and Mara Verheyden-Hilliard sued the District on behalf of hundreds of protesters arrested by D.C. police, their strategy all along was to do more than win a large settlement for the demonstrators.

Phone-card case tests D.C. consumer law

Alan Grayson has never claimed he was harmed by AT&T Corp. or the other phone companies he sued in 2004. He thought they were stealing from the taxpayers of the District of Columbia.

D.C. to pay $8.25 million to settle suit over '02 mass arrests

The D.C. government and a nonprofit civil rights organization have settled a class-action lawsuit brought by hundreds of protesters and bystanders arrested during a downtown demonstration in 2002. The District agreed to pay $8.

D.C. Agrees to Pershing Park Settlement of $8.25 Million

The District of Columbia will pay $8.25 million to settle a class action brought by protesters rounded up in mass arrests during the 2002 Pershing Park demonstrations. It would bring an end to nearly eight years of litigation.

District Settles Pershing Park Case

D.C. AG Peter Nickles has reached a settlement in one of the two remaining Pershing Park cases. The deal, which came together last night, includes a District payout of approximately $8.25 million to the roughly 400 plaintiffs in the Barham class action lawsuit.

Pershing Park Plaintiffs Speak Out On Settlement

On September 27, 2002, D.C. Police surrounded some 400 individuals in Pershing Park. Those individuals were rounded up without warning, arrested, and transferred to the police academy where they were hogtied for hours.

City to Settle Mass Arrest Class Action for $13.7 Million

The District of Columbia has agreed to pay $13.7 million to settle a class action suit brought by protesters arrested during a demonstration in 2000, lawyers in the case announced at court today. Lawyers for the protesters said it would be the largest amount ever paid in the U.