Send a Tweet
Most Popular Choices
Share on Facebook 3 Share on Twitter 4 Share on LinkedIn Share on Reddit Tell A Friend Printer Friendly Page Save As Favorite View Favorites
General News

Nadler Calls for Full DOJ Investigation into NYPD Conduct with Occupy Wall Street and Media

By       Message Jerrold Nadler       (Page 1 of 3 pages)     Permalink    (# of views)   5 comments

Related Topic(s): ; , Add Tags
Add to My Group(s)

Must Read 2   Well Said 2   Inspiring 1  
View Ratings | Rate It

opednews.com Headlined to H2 12/6/11

Author 74387
- Advertisement -

Today, Congressman Jerrold Nadler (D-NY), the Ranking Member of the House Judiciary Subcommittee on the Constitution, and the representative of Lower Manhattan, urged U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder to launch an investigation into numerous allegations of excessive force used by NYPD officers against Occupy Wall Street protesters -- and by other police forces in demonstrations around the country -- and whether certain officers deprived protesters or members of the media of their civil liberties.  In a letter to the Attorney General, Nadler detailed many of the disturbing accounts of alleged police misconduct and pressed for a thorough inquiry.

 

"Over the past several weeks, I have heard a number of credible and troubling allegations of police misconduct around Occupy Wall Street demonstrations nationwide," said Nadler.  "Our law enforcement officers have a duty to protect our health and safety, but that duty must always be discharged with respect for the fundamental First Amendment rights to free expression and peaceful assembly.  I am urging Attorney General Holder to launch a thorough investigation into law enforcement activities surrounding Occupy Wall Street -- and its national offshoots -- to determine whether the police have indeed violated the civil liberties of demonstrators or members of the media."

 

- Advertisement -

Nadler's letter is attached as a PDF and follows below:

 

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

- Advertisement -

 

The Honorable Eric Holder

Attorney General of the United States

U.S. Department of Justice

950 Pennsylvania, NW

Washington, D.C. 20530

- Advertisement -

 

Dear Attorney General Holder:

 

Next Page  1  |  2  |  3

 

- Advertisement -

Must Read 2   Well Said 2   Inspiring 1  
View Ratings | Rate It

opednews.com

Jerrold Nadler is a member of the US congress, representing the 8th congressional district of NY

Jerrold Nadler Social Media Pages: Facebook page url on login Profile not filled in       Twitter page url on login Profile not filled in       Linkedin page url on login Profile not filled in       Instagram page url on login Profile not filled in

Go To Commenting
The views expressed herein are the sole responsibility of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of this website or its editors.
Writers Guidelines
Contact AuthorContact Author Contact EditorContact Editor Author PageView Authors' Articles
Support OpEdNews

OpEdNews depends upon can't survive without your help.

If you value this article and the work of OpEdNews, please either Donate or Purchase a premium membership.

STAY IN THE KNOW
If you've enjoyed this, sign up for our daily or weekly newsletter to get lots of great progressive content.
Daily Weekly     OpEdNews Newsletter
Name
Email
   (Opens new browser window)
 

Most Popular Articles by this Author:     (View All Most Popular Articles by this Author)

Nadler Calls for Full DOJ Investigation into NYPD Conduct with Occupy Wall Street and Media