Thousands of George Floyd Solidarity protesters have been arrested, held for long periods of detention, and have been subject to physical force by police. The situation is rapidly evolving, and we are figuring out the ways NLG can be most supportive. Here are several resources:
- WHAT TO DO IF YOU WERE ARRESTED: If you or someone you know was arrested in LA at George Floyd Solidarity protests, please have the arrestee fill out this form to be included in our mass defense network. Most people in LA are getting out of jail with no bail if they are arrested for protest/curfew offenses, so they should contact a friend/family member to pick them up when they are released (can take many hours for booking). Once they are released, they should fill out the form above for legal support.
- BAIL SUPPORT: Most people in LA are getting out of jail with no bail if they are arrested for protest/curfew offenses. However, a smaller number of people booked for more serious offenses are being held in jail unless they can pay bail. For assistance paying bail, contact the Bail Project at 1-833-425-6827.
- JAIL SUPPORT VOLUNTEERS: If you would like to volunteer to collect arrestee information and offer other forms of support at local jails, fill out this form to sign up.
- POLICE EXCESSIVE FORCE: Send photos/videos/information about police excessive force to Kath@NLG-LA.org
- LEGAL OBSERVER TRAININGS: We are holding regular Legal Observer trainings, so that people can learn to deter and document excessive force and civil rights violations by police. You can RSVP to an upcoming training and get on our list for future LO training announcements. Join our e-newsletter to find out about all future trainings.
- ATTORNEY VOLUNTEERS: Contact Admin@NLG-LA.org to be added to the George Floyd Solidarity protester legal defense team.