Homeless Activists Force SFPD to Change Citizen's Arrest Policy

Successfully represented homeless activists who were arrested and treated unusually harshly by police because of their exercise of free speech rights, winning compensation for the victims and substantial policy changes from the San Francisco Police Department.

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    Pamela A. MacLeanDaily JournalJune 21, 2002

    San Francisco has agreed to reform its citizen's arrest procedures and pay $151,424 to end a long-running civil rights suit by a group of homeless advocates who were arrested in 1999 after squatting in an old two-flat building.