The head of the police sergeants’ union has issued a warning to
Occupy Wall Street: protest-related incidents that result in injuries to
his members could be met with civil lawsuits against any group
supporting the encampment.
Ed Mullins, president of the New York Police Department’s Sergeant’s
Benevolent Association, said Thursday that if one of his sergeants is
assaulted while policing the protests, his union would file civil
lawsuits seeking monetary damages against individual protesters as well
as any groups whose support has sustained the demonstrations in lower
Manhattan. Any civil suit would be in addition to criminal charges faced
by those protesters involved.
“What I’d like to make clear is people can protest, that’s their
right, it’s done every day of the week (in New York City),” Mullins
said. “But if a sergeant gets injured we are going to hold yo
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