Thomas v US, CA 87-1820
UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
FOR THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA
WILLIAM THOMAS, et. al., )
Plaintiffs Pro Se ) CA 87-1820-LFO
) Judge Oberdorfer
NEWS WORLD COMMUNICATIONS, et. al., )
DECLARATION OF ROBERT DORROUGH
RE JULY 21, 1987
I, Robert Dorrough, plaintiff pro se, hereby declare under
penalty of perjury that the following is true and correct to the
best of my knowledge and understanding:
1. On July 21, l987, at or about 2:15 p.m., I observed U.S.
Park Police Officer Dowd and Lt. Irwin in the vicinity of Charles
Hyder's demonstration site in Lafayette Park.
2. John Bobkoff was in attendance, as Warren Phillips had
gone to the men's room.
3. I saw Everett C. Lansing ("Lan") and Sunrise approach the
4. I asked someone to watch my signs and went down to
observe at close hand and take notes.
5. As I approached a Park Police pickup truck rolled up to
the signs and the driver and Officer Dowd loaded up one of the two
6. Lt. Irwin was explaining to Lan the reason for the
7. "The person that was here was asked if the signs were
his," Lt. Irwin said. "He said they weren't."
8. Lan inquired how he might get the signs back.
9. Lt. Irwin said, "You can come down and identify all of
the items and then get them back later at New York Avenue."
10. Warren Phillips then asked him why the sign was being
11. Lt. Irwin stated, "We're abating a nuisance." He got in
his car and left.
Robert A. Dorrough
1440 N St. NW #410
Washington, DC 20038
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