- Associated Press - Thursday, April 2, 2015

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Los Angeles has agreed to pay $2.45 million to settle a lawsuit that claimed police improperly arrested hundreds of Occupy LA protesters and observers.

City News Service says the City Council approved the settlement proposal on Wednesday.

The suit was filed on behalf of about 300 people who were taken into custody when police evicted demonstrators from an Occupy LA camp at City Hall in November of 2011.

An attorney says some people were improperly arrested, others were handcuffed too tightly and some of those taken into custody were held on buses for six hours and weren’t allowed to use the bathroom.


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