City of Oakland Gives ‘Occupy’ Protesters a Whopping $1.17 Million Over Allegations of Excessive Force

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The Oakland City Council has agreed to pay more than $1 million to settle a lawsuit filed by a dozen Occupy Oakland protesters who said they were the victims of excessive force during clashes with police in 2011.

The $1.17 million payout follows criticism by outside experts who agreed that the Oakland Police Department was understaffed and not prepared to deal with the demonstrations, according to the San Francisco Chronicle.

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