Capitol Police reveal new sign policy in face of ACLU suit


The Capitol Police on Wednesday revealed a more relaxed policy for dealing with protesters as the ACLU went to court challenging statehouse rules it says suppress free speech.

Near the end of a daylong hearing on the American Civil Liberties Union's lawsuit, the head of the Capitol Police revealed that it had started allowing handheld signs into the building as of mid-March.

The signs, however, had to be part of an event at the Capitol, Lt. Eric Hatcher testified.

The decision — never made public — was made about a week before protesters were kicked out of the Capitol for . . .


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