Arrested Occupiers Forced to Defecate In Bus

Sheriff's office promises full review
By Kevin Spak,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 10, 2011 11:54 AM CST
Occupy San Diego protesters gather outside San Diego Police headquarters following the arrest of 51 Occupy San Diego protesters Friday, Oct. 28, 2011 in San Diego.   (AP Photo/Lenny Ignelzi)
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(Newser) – Note to police: Buses make bad holding cells. The San Diego County Sheriff’s Department has ordered an internal review, City Beat reports, after the paper revealed that police detained 51 Occupy San Diego protesters inside a bus and a van for four to eight hours—and that neither vehicle had a bathroom. Detainees say deputies told them to just relieve themselves in the bus, which they did, with one woman defecating.

The Sheriff's Department confirmed the incident in its statement, calling “this unfortunate result ... very unusual."

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