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For Immediate Release: Contingent of Lawyers, Activists, and Media Take Concerns of Police Brutality at RNC to Mayor Coleman's Office
Contact: Kris Hermes 510-681-6361
- WHAT: Attempt to meet with Mayor Chris Coleman about escalation of police brutality in St. Paul
- WHO: Lawyers, activists, and members of the media - WHEN: September 4, 2008 @ 4:00 p.m.
- WHERE: St. Paul Mayor’s Office, 15 W. Kellogg Blvd. Police violence has not been limited to the streets. The Coldsnap Legal Collective, providing support to people arrested at the RNC, has received numerous reports of abuse in the jails. In addition to widespread denial of medical attention, multiple people have been brutalized by Sheriff’s Deputies inside their cells.
At a press conference earlier today, recently released activist Elliot Hughes made statements that while in jail he had a bag placed over his head, a gag in his mouth, and was beaten to unconsciousness by multiple correctional officers.