Article Last Updated: 08/31/2008 11:32:04 AM CDT
Two organizations said today they filed an emergency motion with the court Saturday to try to prevent police from seizing video equipment and cell phones used to document officers' conduct.
The move came after the Ramsey County sheriff's office raided on Friday night a center used by protest groups in St. Paul, and three Minneapolis homes Saturday. Five people were arrested. Sheriff Bob Fletcher said they are key leaders of the RNC Welcoming Committee, a self-described anarchist group.
The National Lawyers Guild and Communities United Against Police Brutality filed the motion late Saturday, according to a press release.