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National Lawyers Guild Asks Federal Court to Certify Class Action Against OPD by Oscar Grant Protesters

January 26, 2012

The National Lawyers Guild made a filing today asking the federal court to allow a lawsuit against the Oakland Police Department as well as the Alameda County Sheriff in response to an illegal arrest of 150 protestors (including me) on November 5, 2010. We were protesting the light sentencing (to put it mildly) of Johannes Mehserle, the white BART police offcer who shot Oscar Grant as he was handcuffed, unarmed, and lying on his stomach.

members of OPD

Given the recent OPD treatment of many Occupy Oakland protestors, this lawsuit is as timely/relevant as ever – shoutout to NLG for following through with it!

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