Occupy LA Sues City over Raid

Claims civil rights violation over clearing out of camp


Members of Occupy L.A. sued the city and county of Los Angeles Thursday, alleging federal civil rights violations stemming from the massive overnight raid that cleared the encampment at City Hall of demonstrators.

According to the proposed class-action complaint, filed in Los Angeles federal court, city and county officials violated the rights of about 300 "peaceable protesters and bystanders" in an"unlawful" action to end the two- month campsite in the early hours of Nov. 30, 2011.