Last Monday, lawyers filed a federal class action lawsuit against the city of Oakland and the Alameda Sheriff's Office over how demonstrators were treated during the mass arrest and internment following Occupy Oakland protests on Jan. 28, 2012.
Filed on behalf of eight people arrested, jailed, but never charged with a crime, the suits ask that all records of their arrests - including fingerprints, photos and bio-samples - be first revealed to the individuals and then destroyed, that the arrests are declared null and for unstated damages.
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Oakland's City Attorney's office did not respond to a request for comment for this story.
Alisen Boada contributed research.