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Capitol Protests: Off-Duty Police Join Singers Tuesday

Capitol Protests: Off-Duty Police Join Singers Tuesday
Posted August 27th, 2013 @ 3:59pm by 1310 WIBA Newsroom/NBC15

Some off-duty Madison Police officers joined the noontime singers at the Capitol Tuesday.

The officers say they were there to show solidarity with the singers.

They made it clear they weren't representing the Madison Police Department, but say they feel recent arrests of the protesters qualify as a constitutional overreach.

The officers that NBC15 spoke with were not given citations during the hour-long event.

A spokesperson for the Madison Police Department would not comment on the activities of the off-duty officers.

Sheriff Dave Mahoney was also in the rotunda today. He says he was there as a witness, not to advocate for either side.

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