Nadler Calls for Federal Investigation into NYPD Conduct Over Occupy Raid

West Side Congressman Jerrold Nadler  today sent a letter to U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder  urging him to launch an investigation into allegations of excessive force used by NYPD officers against Occupy Wall Street protesters and members of the media.

“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.” Read More

Nadler Calls for Federal Investigation into NYPD Conduct Over Occupy Raid