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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Comments (8)
  1. Raymond says:

    Knowing how the “9th Circus;” Excuse Me. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals operates, I’ll wager that “On Appeal,” a Verdict “For” the City of Los Angeles would be overturned in favor of “Occupy Los Angeles.” I wish the City of Los Angeles the best of luck on their Lawsuit, but the way the System works nowdays, I think that the City of Los Angeles is going to be surprised. The “Animals Will Still Running The Zoo!”

    1. Whisky…Tango… Foxtrot says:

      MY GOD! Los Angeles has got to be the most “F”-UP city in the country. Hundreds of Occupy protesters camping out on the lawns of City Hall and the LA city council along with the idiot Mayor Villaraigosa approved a resolution supporting the protesters and giving them food and other supplies for over two months and now they want to sue they Occupiers.

      1. Raymond says:

        @Whisky…Tango… Foxtrot , It was a “tougue-in-cheek” criticism of both the City of Los Angeles & the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals. I’m surprised that You didn’t catch “the Joke.” I know that the City of Los Angeles first welcomed these misfits (“Occupiers”) in the first place. I know that the Mayor is now regreting his mistake. Well, that’s his & the City of Los Angeles’ problem. Maybe the Citizens of that City will now get rid of him (the Mayor) & the City Council members that welcomed those “Occupiers” & start to clean up the City. However, I not betting on it! Also, A Heartfelt Merry Christmas To You & Your Family. Best Wishes.

      2. Whisky…Tango… Foxtrot says:

        Raymond, I only attached my message to your post to be at the top of list. Happy New Year my friend!

  2. ginny says:

    I think it’s time for every taxpaying resident of Los Angeles to file a lawsuit against each City Council member and Mayor Tony for their part in spearheading the 2 month debacle that cost us all. Our tax dollars are going to be used to restore everything and I don’t have a say in it. Pay up Mayor T and you band of merry council members.

    1. Listen to KFI-640 says:

      Sue the Occupiers? Did everyone see these losers in the Occupy movement? What are they going to pay with? Jars of urine and bags of feces

  3. John Samuel says:

    This soooo stupid!!
    First…who is the city going to sue!! A bunch of John Does??
    And, second, the city never anticipated that there was going to have to be tax payer money spent on police and clean up??? Someone had his head in the sand!!

    The politicians running Los Angeles City appear to be morons!!

    1. Raymond says:

      I guess that goes without saying. All the City of Los Angeles had to do was ask the major News Media to ignore the Protesters & they (the Protesters) would’ve left. That’s what these Protesters thrive & anticipate on is Publicity. If they’re ignored, they go away!

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