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Forum Post: Oakland Police Department Settlement: City May Pay $1 Million To Protesters

Posted 4 years ago on July 1, 2013, 9:32 a.m. EST by BradB (2693) from Washington, DC
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The City of Oakland has agreed to pay approximately $1 million to end a lawsuit filed on behalf of 150 demonstrators alleging police misconduct in their 2010 mass arrest.

The preliminary settlement approved by a federal judge ends the class-action lawsuit filed by the National Lawyers Guild on behalf of 150 people arrested but not charged with a crime during a protest in November 2010. The protest followed the sentencing of former BART police Officer Johannes Mehserle for the shooting death of Oscar Grant, which the demonstrators complained was unacceptably light.

Posted: 06/24/2013 9:12 pm EDT | Updated: 06/25/2013 5:27 am EDT




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