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.
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.
Pershing Park Settlement Announced
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.
PCJF First Amendment Cases Spark Investigation
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.
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.
Fox 5 DC on April 15, 2000 Mass Arrest Settlement
It was the first protests tied to the International Monetary Fund and World Bank meetings in April of 2000. D.C. Police corralled and arrested nearly 700 demonstrators. The District of Columbia will pay up to $13.7 million to settle the lawsuit filed by the Partnership for Civil Justice on behalf of protesters and bystanders
Ex-D.C. chief's statement on mass arrest disputed
A D.C. police detective says he overheard then-Police Chief Charles H. Ramsey order a controversial mass arrest during a demonstration in downtown Washington seven years ago, according to attorneys for people taken into custody that day.