Protesters file some 15,000 complaints against (WI) Capitol police over Solidarity Sing Along arrestsSubmitted by Chris Cheesecurdski on Tue, 11/19/2013 - 18:14
Tuesday 11/19/2013 3:17 pm
Capitol protesters are no longer just contesting the tickets they've received for participating in the Solidarity Sing Along. They're filing their own complaints against the Capitol Police officers who wrote the tickets.
On Tuesday, Bob Syring and Jerry McDonough filed some 15,000 complaints with the Capitol Police, alleging officers engaged in harassment and other misconduct in issuing about 250 citations to protesters between July 24, 2013, and Sept. 6.
"I hope this gives them pause to think what they did was wrong," says McDonough.
Syring say they are filing many complaints from third parties -- that is, complainants who did not necessarily witness the arrest but are "aware of what has gone on."