Subject: arrestees please contact NYCLU
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The NYCLU (New York Civil Liberties Union) has received numerous
complaints of police misconduct during the Republican National
Convention. The complaints cover a wide array of issues: the
arrest or detainment of law-abiding protestors and bystanders,
the conditions at Pier 57, delays in processing arrests, and the
targeting of street medics, journalists, and legal observers.
The NYCLU is now gathering statements regarding incidents of
police misconduct at protests during the RNC. Issues that have
already been raised include:
- the arrest of law abiding demonstrators
- use of orange netting to conduct arrest sweeps
- use of unmarked scooters by plain-clothed officers
In addition, we are collecting statements from people held at
Pier 57 during the week of the convention. If you are able to
give a statement, please contact us as soon as possible.
The intake form is included below. It is also available on our
website and through our office. Reports should include as much
relevant detail as possible: time, location, witnesses, badge
numbers and a description of what happened.
Please indicate whether you wish your report to be kept
confidential. Please pass this information on to anyone else who
may be interested.
The information you provide will help the NYCLU and other legal
organizations document the policies and practices of the NYPD
that interfere with lawful protest, so that we can effectively
advocate for change.
NYCLU PIER 57 INTAKE FORM
Describe your interaction with law enforcement (including NYPD,
FBI, Port Authority police etc.):
Were you at a demonstration? What demonstration?
Were you barricaded in?
Date of Incident:
Name of officer:
Uniform or plainclothes:
Any force used? Flexcuffs?
What types of questions were you asked:
Did the officer ask to search you or your bag?
Where was the search conducted?
If you refused a search, what happened?
Was anything found?
Anything that could be construed as a weapon (e.g. sign on
Anything used for graffiti?
Why do you think law enforcement stopped and/or arrested you?
Do you think you were stopped based on your affiliation or
association with a particular group/view/or your appearance? Did
the officer say or do anything specifically to make you believe
Witnesses? Please provide names and contact information if
Were you arrested?
If so, where were you taken?
---If you were taken to Pier 57---
Time of Transport to Pier 57:
(City bus, paddywagon?):
Time of Arrival at Pier 57:
Conditions at Pier 57:
How many in your pen?
Allowed to go to bathroom?
Condition of floor in pen?
Did you need any medical attention?
Any physical manifestations?
Did you see a doctor? If so, who, when?
Time of transport to Central Booking (Center Street or ¿Tombs¿):
Time of release:
Total hours in system:
Did you receive a Desk Appearance Ticket?
Appearance Date on DAT:
What were charges against you? (Refer to NLG for defense)
Will you sign release allowing us to access medical records?
Will you speak to the press about this incident?
Anything else you'd like to add?
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