Federal Judge Denies Injunction Against ECPD

Reporting San Diego

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Nov 4, 2014 (San Diego) The federal court denied the temporary restraining order against El Cajon Police. This decision was issued late Friday by Judge Janis Sammartino. According to Bianca A Bruno writing for Courthouse News Service

U.S. District Judge Janis Sammartino found that two separate incidents in which the El Cajon Police Department declared protests as “unlawful assemblies” did not warrant injunctive relief against law enforcement.

”Irreparable injury must be more than merely possible,” she noted in her 14-page order.

The judge pointed out that protesters had returned to the vigil site multiple times between Oct. 2 and Oct. 14 without incident.

The protesters’ attorney Bryan Pease said in an interview that Sammartino’s ruling “withheld deciding the merits of our case for now, and instead found that there was not enough evidence that the actions of police will be repeated.”

There have been protests since the death…

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