Occupy Wall Street protesters sue city
Occupy Wall Street protesters have filed a lawsuit against the city, saying officers purposely trapped them to arrest them Saturday on the Brooklyn Bridge.
Mayor Michael Bloomberg and Police Commissioner Ray Kelly are also named in the suit.
The protesters ague that police officers violated their constitutional rights, leading them on the bridge only to arrest them in hundreds.
The lawsuit was filed in Manhattan’s Federal District Court by the
Partnership for Civil Justice Fund on behalf of the protesters.
It also argues that despite police warnings, shown on NYPD video, officers did not warn the hundreds of protesters dozens of feet back on the bridge.
More than 700 protesters were arrested at Saturday’s protest.