An Occupy Portland protester has filed a federal lawsuit accusing police of excessive force during a demonstration last fall in which he says his back was injured.
Justin James Bridges says he was swept up in a crowd Nov. 13 as police pushed demonstrators out of a downtown park. The Oregonian reported he says police dragged him across a street, choked him with his bandanna and beat him with batons.
City Attorney James H. Van Dyke declined comment on the suit citing pending litigation.
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