From Courthouse News:
The 360 Occupy Oakland protesters who claim they were falsely arrested and subjected to unconstitutional jail conditions after a January 2012 protest have been granted class certification and a tentative settlement.
U.S. Magistrate Judge Nathanael Cousins on Jan. 5 gave the class preliminary approval for a settlement of more than $1.3 million.
Lead plaintiff Steven Angell complained that Oakland's police officers "corralled and trapped" the protesters in front of the Oakland YMCA on Broadway, where they were "pushed, clubbed and driven into a shrinking space."Counsel for the lawsuit will receive $350,000 of the tentative settlement, according to the report.