The Minnesota Independent notes that eight lawsuits have now been filed claiming police misconduct surrounding the Republican National Convention in St. Paul last September. And lawyers say there will be more.
The suits allege physical and sexual abuse, illegal searches and seizure of property, and wrongful detainment.
Although charges have been dropped against hundreds of the protesters and bystanders arrested during the convention, lawsuits like these have been expected.
Lots of anger from those searched and arrested. Said a woman from Oregon arrested on the second day: “I firmly believe that if they are going to declare war on our Constitutional rights of free speech, assembly and press that they should be tried as the war criminals that they are.”