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Judge May Call D.C. Police Chief To The Stand

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D.C. Police Chief Cathy Lanier may be asked to testify in a lawsuit stemming from mass arrests of hundreds of protesters 10 years ago.

That's according to a ruling from U.S. Magistrate Judge John Facciola, who says he may seek Lanier's testimony regarding a conversation about evidence in the case. The conversation centered on who would investigate an apparent attempt to delete an electronic version of the "running resume,'' or a transcript of the events and the police response to them.

Facciola is acting as special master in a lawsuit stemming from arrests of demonstrators at Pershing Park during 2002 protests of the International Monetary Fund/World Bank meeting.

Though most protesters who sued have reached multi-million-dollar settlements, several former George Washington University students who were arrested still have pending cases.

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