District of Columbia

  • DC Police Face Class Action Lawsuit Over Trump Inauguration Mass Arrest

    January 24, 2018
    Washington, DC – Last Friday, January 19, a new class action lawsuit was filed against the Washington Metropolitan Police Department (MPD) over the mass arrest of over 200 people at a protest during Trump’s presidential inauguration on January 20, 2017. The first three plaintiffs in…...
  • DC Mayor, Police Refuse to Release Financial Records of Trump Inauguration Investigation

    January 17, 2018
    Washington, DC – Last month, on December 19, 2017, Unicorn Riot reporters filed a FOIA request for time cards submitted by Detective Greggory Pemberton during his work investigating people arrested at a protest against Donald Trump’s presidential inauguration on January 20, 2017. Both the DC…...
  • Jury Finds Six #J20 Defendants “Not Guilty” on All Charges

    December 21, 2017
    Washington, DC – A jury in D.C. has found six J20 defendants not guilty on all charges, a major defeat for federal prosecutors in the first full trial. 188 individuals still face trial for participating in the inauguration-day protests against Trump in Washington, D.C. So…...
  • 214 Indicted on Felony Riot Charges for Protesting Trump Inauguration

    March 15, 2017
    Washington, D.C. – Dozens of protesters appeared in District of Columbia Superior Court on Tuesday, March 14, to face charges stemming from a mass arrest conducted by police during demonstrations on the streets of D.C. against the inauguration of Donald Trump as president on January…...