The ACLU is suing the Washington, D.C., police for violating the rights of Trump inaugural detainees
- The American Civil Liberties Union filed suit on Wednesday against the District of Columbia, officers of the Metropolitan Police Department and Police Chief Peter Newsham on behalf of people they say were mistreated after being arrested amid large-scale protests at President Donald Trump’s January inauguration.
- The ACLU Washington, D.C. affiliate’s complaint charges the police with “making unconstitutional arrests, using excessive force, denying arrested people food, water and access to toilets” as well as conducting “invasive bodily searches of protesters exercising their First Amendment rights.”
- The plaintiffs in the suit, Horse v. District of Columbia, include a photojournalist and a legal observer. Read more. (6/21/17, 9:01 PM)