LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — The Los Angeles City Council reportedly approved an agreement Wednesday to settle all claims involving Occupy L.A. protesters.
Nearly 300 protesters were arrested in November 2011 when they were demonstrating and camping around City Hall.READ MORE: LA Artist Paul Daniels Proves It's Never Too Late To Pursue What You Love
The demonstration was part of a national movement protesting economic inequality and bank bailouts.
In December 2012, six demonstrators filed a lawsuit claiming they were handcuffed tightly and were refused basic rights, including access to water and a restroom, according to the Los Angeles Times.READ MORE: Several Small Burbank Shops Targeted In Early Morning Burglary Spree
Citing court documents, the Times said the suit further claimed police used “shock and awe” tactics in detaining the protesters and violated their rights to assembly, association, freedom from unlawful seizure and liberty.
The Times says the City Council approved the $2.45 million settlement; however, it will also need to be approved by a judge, according to a spokesperson for the City Attorney’s Office.MORE NEWS: Parolee Aariel Maynor Arrested In Connection With Jacqueline Avant Killing After Shooting Himself In The Foot
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