Lawsuit accuses DC police of collusion with far right
An advocacy group has filed a lawsuit alleging that police broke protocol by working with a far-right organisation.

Strickland, Patrick
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/2018/02/lawsuit-accuses-dc-police-collusion-180215202206401.html

Publisher:  Al Jazeera
Date Written:  19/02/2018
Year Published:  2018  
Resource Type:  Article
Cx Number:  CX22301

Federal prosecutors and the Metropolitan Police Department (MPD) in Washington, DC, colluded with far-right groups in cases against anti-Trump protesters, a recently filed lawsuit alleges.

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Federal prosecutors and the Metropolitan Police Department (MPD) in Washington, DC, colluded with far-right groups in cases against anti-Trump protesters, a recently filed lawsuit alleges.

Filed by the Partnership for Civil Justice Fund (PCJF) last week, the lawsuit against DC Mayor Muriel Bowser and Karl Racine in the US Attorney's office seeks information about the relationship between the prosecutors and police and right-wing political groups.

"The police here are really serving the political goals of these far-right organisations," Mara Verheyden-Hilliard, executive director and constitutional rights lawyer at PCJF, told Al Jazeera.

"We are seeing a pattern of this taking place around the country," she said.

"While there have always been members of police departments who have acted out in abusive and racist behaviour against the civilian population, we're now seeing it at an institutional level."



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