City Bar Calls for ‘Prompt Investigation’ of Decision to Clear Protesters From Lafayette Park (New York Law Journal)
New York Law Journal, June 9, 2020
City Bar Calls for ‘Prompt Investigation’ of Decision to Clear Protesters From Lafayette Park
The New York City Bar Association late Tuesday called on Congress and federal government watchdogs to ‘promptly investigate’ the decision last week to forcibly remove protesters from Washington, D.C.’s Lafayette Square Park ahead of an apparent presidential photo-op outside St. John’s Episcopal Church. The City Bar said in a statement that it had written to congressional leaders and inspectors general to express ‘deep concerns’ about the incident June 1, which took place amid protests following the killing of George Floyd while in police custody in Minneapolis.