DC settles for $450,000 for its illegal interrogations at A20
The Washington Post reports this week on the fallout from the 2002 incident:
For years, authorities suggested that the interrogation never happened. FBI and D.C. police said they had no records of such an incident. And police told a federal court that no FBI agents were present when officers arrested the protesters for trespassing.
But as attorneys for the protesters were preparing for the trial, which was scheduled to begin in federal court Nov. 30, they unearthed D.C. police logs that confirm the role of a secret FBI intelligence unit in the incident.