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Ethics panel won't investigate Ellison for protest arrest

  • Blog Post by: Corey Mitchell
  • October 31, 2013 - 1:56 PM

The U.S. House Ethics Committee will not investigate U.S. Rep. Keith Ellison and seven other lawmakers who were arrested during an October 8 immigration protest.

A report issued Wednesday says the issue is resolved because the members involved paid a $50 fine after their arrests and the charges were dropped.

The lawmakers, all Democrats, were arrested as part of a “civil disobedience” demonstration in front of the U.S. Capitol where they blocked streets to draw attention to the issue of immigration reform.

Here's a look at the report:

IN THE MATTER REGARDING THE ARRESTS OF MEMBERS OF THE HOUSE DURING A PROTEST OUTSIDE THE UNITED STATES CAPITOL ON OCTOBER 8,2013 .pdf

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