Two dozen protesters are suing UC Berkeley for alleged police brutality during a crackdown on protesters who tried to set up an Occupy camp on campus.
The lawsuit was filed Tuesday in federal court by 24 students and community members who say they were jabbed, clubbed and had their hair pulled by baton-wielding police on Nov. 9.
Occupy protesters clashed with the officers when the demonstrators pitched tents next to Berkeley's Sproul Plaza.
Widely circulated online videos of the confrontation led to community outrage, an apology from the chancellor and the launch of multiple investigations.
Campus spokeswoman Janet Gilmore says school officials had not seen the lawsuit Tuesday and could not comment on the specific allegations, but the university is committed a thorough investigation of the incident.