Suit filed over mass arrest during DNC
Posted: 08/20/2009 09:44:48 AM MDT
Updated: 08/20/2009 01:37:35 PM MDT
Eight people who were arrested on the second day of the Democratic National Convention during a mass protest filed a lawsuit against the City and
The plaintiffs who filed their case in Denver District Court - are represented by lawyers for the ACLU of Colorado and include a legal observer for the People's Law Project, a journalist, students documenting the protest and onlookers along 15th Street and Cleveland Place on Aug. 25.
In addition, the lawsuit is seeking class-action status for nearly 100 people who were held at a special jail, dubbed "Gitmo on the
"With regard to policing protest during the DNC,
Police ultimately arrested 106 people, the highest number of arrests in a single day during the convention.
Silverstein said that of the 54 persons who did not accept an immediate plea bargain for their charges, at least 38 were exonerated after jury trials or after prosecutors dismissed charges.
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