Chris Bowers makes the case that that’s what happened during the Republican Convention, as the GOP bought a $10 million dollar insurance policy to indemnify St. Paul police against police brutality lawsuits, and the police proceeded to (among other things) beat and arrest journalists for Democracy Now! Charges against the journalist have been dropped. Bowers includes this video of one of the arrests:
which looks a lot like the end of the Blair Witch Project:
except more obviously brutal.