Members of the Re-create 68 Alliance and other protesters said they intend to file civil rights lawsuits against Denver police for allegedly violating their rights at demonstrations during the Democratic National Convention.
Denver lawyer David Lane said his firm will represent the protesters for free and will file lawsuits after their criminal cases are resolved.
"We have a zero-tolerance policy for constitutional violations," Lane said. "The city of Denver has a history of ignoring constitutional rights violations."
Carlo Garcia, 22, a University of Colorado student, said he was holding a banner promoting separation of church and state when police body-slammed him and shoved his face in the dirt.
"I was there protesting a war and injustices in the United States," he said. "You could tell a militarized police state was there to control a populace."
He said he was arrested for interference. Alex Bryan said he was ticketed for "pedestrian use of sidewalk" but doesn't know why that is a crime.
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