Actions by City Against Protestors Under Scrutiny
Posted Thursday, July 2, 2020 - 7:15 pm
By Samuel Braslow
Following the arrest of more than two dozen protesters last weekend, the National Lawyers Guild says there may be grounds for a civil rights lawsuit against the City of Beverly Hills for detaining them for as long as 24 hours. The protesters, who marched down a residential street late at night on June 26, were arrested for breaking curfew, refusing to disperse, and disturbing the peace.
“There’s no reason it would have taken 18 hours for [processing] 24 people,” civil rights attorney Jorge Gonzalez, a board member for the National Lawyers Guild, told the Courier. “That’s just too long.”
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