WASHINGTON -- A judge said he's shocked by how city attorneys have handled evidence in lawsuits from hundreds of protesters arrested during a demonstration at the International Monetary Fund and World Bank.
Some evidence, such as radio transmissions, has disappeared. The city also recently turned over material that the protesters' attorneys were supposed to get years ago.
Sullivan made his comments at a hearing for two lawsuits that allege police violated demonstrators' rights when officers made mass arrests without warning in September 2002. Police later apologized for the arrests.