UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
FOR THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA
Criminal No. 84-00255
Violation: 36 C.F.R. §§50.5 & 50.
(Camping on Federal Park Lands)
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
also known as
ELLEN BENJAMIN JOYCE HENS CREEN, Judge
also known as JUL 6 1984
ROBERT A. DORROUGH
A WILLIAM THOMAS
L. DAVID B. MANNING
ANTHONY T. NELSON
I N F O R M A T I O N
(Violation of Title 36, C.F.R. Section 50.5 & 50.27)
Attorney of the United States in
and for the District of Columbia
By:/S/Pamela B. Stuart
PAMELA B. STUART,
Assistant United States Attorney
June 20, 1984
Re: Willie Thomas
I spoke with George Washington, Park Service gardener, this morning. He stated that he was present on June 6 when the arrests were made in Lafayette Park. He said that officer Haynes had asked him to accompany him to witness that some people were lying down in the park. Mr. Washington said that they were lying down and started to sit up as he and Haynes approached. Washington said that Haynes told him to stand still and then Haynes approached the people.
Washington saw two arrests and then he left after "5 or 6 minutes". He described the people as "hardheaded" and heard one say "I ain’t in your army." He saw Haynes put handcuff son two of the people, and he said something about someone trying walk away. According to Washington, there were "4 or 5" officers present, some of them White House police. He saw no physical struggle or violence or anything of that sort. After two arrests he left.
Washington said that he went to the Park Police at Haynes Point and spoke to 3 plainclothes officers. He said they asked him "what happened" and he told them. They gave him something to sign, which he did. He hasn’t talked to anyone since.
Re: Pam Stuart
Time of arrest by large volume loaded on truck
Taken by non-police, taken by park employee, taken to Bentwood no inventory sheet- so wouldn’t let on book
Sat for a few days in an open truck
Efforts to get serial #
Sgt Jones - Park Police internal officer needs more identifying info, only know Chinon w/broken lens
Needs more identifying info
Will begin to interview police tomorrow