Los Angeles May Sue Occupy Protesters

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The city of Los Angeles is weighing a lawsuit against Occupy LA protesters to recoup financial damages sustained during the two-month encampment.

William Carter, chief deputy for city attorney Carmen Trutanich, tells the Los Angeles Times the city is “contemplating any and all of its options.”

A report released Friday estimated the encampment on the City Hall lawn cost the budget-strapped city at least $2.3 million not including the cost to restore the lawn to its original condition.

Police broke up the camp last month and arrested nearly 300 people. An estimated $1.6 million was spent on police overtime.

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