From Crooks and Liars:
“Occupy San Diego” protesters who were arrested in an early morning raid in late October were detained for hours and forced to urinate and defecate in buses.
The San Diego Sheriff’s Department confirmed yesterday complaints from protesters who said that after the arrests, while being held for hours in county vans and buses that they were told to relieve themselves in the bus.
“The driving factor,” which led to the raid, was said to be unsanitary conditions in the park.
… as opposed to “unsanitary conditions in the [buses]’? And for that, police showed up in riot gear?
There seems to be considerable disagreement about what actually happened. I have to say, though, police do not help their case by denying arrestees access to a bathroom. Denying potty privileges is an irrational and even somewhat childish response; what else did they do that is irrational and childish?