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Oakland Pays Occupy Protesters $693K to Settle Excessive Force Claims

December 12, 2013  | 

The Oakland City Council has agreed to pay more than $693,000 to settle two lawsuits filed by Occupy Oakland protesters who alleged they were the victims of police brutality, the San Francisco Chronicle reports.

The city authorized paying Army veteran Kayvan Sabeghi $645,000 on Tuesday to resolve a lawsuit he filed against the city in U.S. District Court in San Francisco, alleging that he was clubbed by Oakland police during an Occupy protest on Nov. 2, 2011.

In a second case, the council agreed to pay $48,500 to settle a lawsuit filed by Robert Ovetz, a college instructor and activist from Marin County, who said he was thrown to the ground and struck twice by a police baton during an Occupy protest in Oakland on Jan. 28, 2012.

The payouts come less than six months after the city approved $2 million in settlements to resolve lawsuits accusing police of mistreating protesters at Occupy and BART demonstrations.

 

Tags: Excessive Force, Oakland PD, Lawsuits, Occupy Wall Street


Comments (3)

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DPB @ 12/12/2013 6:05 PM

I guess it's about the money after all!!!

Jelly @ 12/13/2013 6:08 AM

Good, maybe now they can afford to pay for the parks they destroyed. Maybe they could pay for the car washes after they threw human crap on the police cars. Only in America can you get paid for acting like an animal.

S.S. @ 12/13/2013 8:07 AM

Way to stand behind your officers there city council. Instead they give these parasites money what a waste.

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