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Loser of Police Force Lawsuit Must Pay Court Costs

January 27, 2014
Elizabeth Evon Nichols, an Occupy Portland protester who was pepper sprayed by a Portland police officer in fall 2011, sued the city for excessive force and lost. Now she must pay the city $7,116 in court costs.

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

December 12, 2013
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.

California Compensates Officer Involved in UC Davis OC Incident

October 24, 2013
John Pike, who had filed for the compensation from the University of California system, also cited the stress he endured from death threats he received after the incident. Pike, a former lieutenant with the UC Davis Police was fired in July 2012, after being on paid administrative leave for eight months.

Calif. Pepper-Spray Officer Claims Psychiatric Damage

July 29, 2013
Former University of California, Davis, Police Lt. John Pike is claiming he suffered psychiatric and nervous system damage as a result of a video-taped incident showing him pepper spraying Occupy protesters.

Oakland Chief Filtered Out Occupy Email

November 2, 2012
People who've e-mailed Oakland Police Chief Howard Jordan over the past year about Occupy Oakland probably didn't get much of a response. That's because he used a spam filter to dismiss messages sent to him with "Occupy Oakland" in the subject line.

NYC Won't Defend Sued Officer

August 3, 2012
New York City has distanced itself from a high-ranking police official accused of firing pepper spray at Occupy Wall Street protesters, taking the unusual step of declining to defend him in a civil lawsuit over the incident.

Oakland Police Alter Crowd-Control Policy

April 25, 2012
The Oakland Police Department will implement "major reforms" in crowd-control tactics, as a result of Occupy protests that resulted in injuries and widespread use of tear gas last fall triggered hundreds of abuse complaints.

UC Davis Pepper-Spraying Incident: After-Action Report

April 11, 2012
The independent committee reviewing the pepper spraying of protesters at UC Davis in November issued its after-action report that cited numerous lapses and errors by campus administrators and officers, concluding the incident "should and could have been prevented."

Occupy Sympathizer Tweets 'Kill a Cop Or Two'

March 19, 2012
A Florida restaurant manager caused an uproar on Saturday, when he sent a tweet sympathetic to Occupy protesters advocating cop killing. On Monday, Rusty Braxton complained that he had received several death threats and said the tweet was a misunderstanding.

2 Calif. Officers Injured In Occupy Protest

February 28, 2012
Two California law enforcement officers were injured during a clash with Occupy protesters at the state Capitol. A city police officer was injured when a member of the Occupy group jumped on him, and a CHP officer was hurt after being struck by an object.

U.C. Berkeley Chancellor Knew of Baton Use at Occupy Protest

February 23, 2012
E-mail revealing that the University of California, Berkeley, chancellor was aware batons were being used to remove Occupy protestors has come to light as a campus Police Review board seeks to determine who authorized the decision.

Tales of the Occupation

February 17, 2012

The Occupy protestors have been willing to forego "nine-to-five" picketing in favor of setting up camps on public land. And that has presented two major problems for law enforcement: crime within the camps and civil disobedience once the protesters are legally ordered to disperse.

Retired Philly Cop Wears Uniform at Occupy Protest

February 14, 2012
Retired Philadelphia Police Capt. Ray Lewis, who gained national attention with his defiant, in-uniform protest and subsequent arrest at Occupy Wall Street, made his first appearance with Occupy Philly on Monday afternoon.

Oakland Considers Getting Tougher On Occupiers

February 7, 2012
Oakland's City Council tonight will consider beefing up enforcement of protest-related laws as a response to escalating Occupy demonstrations. The Oakland Police Department has been selective about enforcing certain protest-related laws, often refraining from arrests or citations unless a protest turns violent.

Chicago's Top Cop Supports Recording of Police

January 30, 2012
Chicago Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy wants lawmakers to overturn a 2010 Illinois law known as the Eavesdropping Act, which made it a Class 1 felony to record police officers performing their duties.

Occupy: Clearing the Camps

January 23, 2012

In many cases the "Occupy" protestors illegally parlay their First Amendment rights of speech and peaceful assembly into literally taking over public areas for weeks and months, erecting tent cities.

68 Occupiers Arrested In NYC on New Year's Day

January 2, 2012
New York City police officers arrested 68 Occupy protesters, who returned to Zuccotti Park in New York City and pulled down police barricades to celebrate New Year's.

Denver PD 'Regrets' Officers' Occupy Texts

December 8, 2011
A 30-page volume of car-to-car text messages released Wednesday by the Denver Police Department shows — in occasionally unflattering detail — the behind-the-scenes attitudes and frustrations of officers assigned to patrol Occupy Denver protests.

Crowd Control Policy and the 'Occupy' Movement

December 6, 2011
Guess who the elected officials (or campus officials) send in to take down the tent cities and "evict" the protestors. (Do you have a mirror handy?)

U.S. Park Police Arrest 31 Occupiers Over Wooden Structure

December 5, 2011
U.S. Park Police officers arrested 31 Occupy D.C. protesters who had erected a wooden structure in a park two blocks from the White House. Officers used a cherry picker to pluck several protesters from the roof of the structure on Sunday night.
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