NY police settle with Code Pink member

November 14, 2008 9:33:30 AM PST
A local member of Code Pink won a $55,000 settlement Thursday, stemming from her arrest at the 2004 Republican National Convention.

June Brashares was hustled out of the convention hall after she stood on a chair and interrupted President Bush's acceptance speech.

Police claimed Brashares kicked a guard with her high heel so hard that his leg bled.

But ABC7's Mark Matthews and photographer Mike Clark saw that Brashares was barefoot during her protest; their testimony helped her beat an assault charge.

Thursday's settlement was reached with the city of New York, which was responsible under the agreement it had with the hosts - who were the Republican National Committee.


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