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December 06, 2002

HOUSTON PARKING LOT RAID UPDATE:

HOUSTON, 12:16 p.m. CST December 6, 2002 - A Houston grand jury Friday indicted two Houston police officers, including Capt. Mark Aguirre, who headed the Kmart parking lot raid in which hundreds of people were arrested over the summer.

Aguirre and Sgt. Ken Wenzel, who was the field leader for the operation, were each charged with five counts of official oppression. . . .

[T]he mass arrests sparked damage claims and lawsuits that could cost the city millions.

One of those people arrested has filed a $100 million lawsuit against the city, accusing Aguirre and the city of falsely arresting him for "attempted trespass."

If I were one of the law enforcement people behind the similar Racine arrests, I'd be worrying.

UPDATE: Here's a longer account.

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