LA ponders suing protesters to recoup Occupy costs

Occupy LA - November 29, 2011

Eric Richardson / blogdowntown

Protesters in the Occupy LA encampment on the south lawn of City Hall watch fireworks shot off from within the camp.

The cash-stripped city of Los Angeles is considering a lawsuit against protesters who camped on City Hall lawn for several months as part of the Occupy movement. The city attorney's office may seek to recoup the cost sustained during their encampment.

William Carter, chief deputy for city attorney Carmen Trutanich, tells the Los Angeles Times the city is "contemplating any and all of its options."

A report released Friday estimated the encampment on the City Hall lawn cost the budget-strapped city at least $2.3 million not including the cost to restore the lawn to its original condition.

Police broke up the camp last month and arrested nearly 300 people. An estimated $1.6 million was spent on police overtime.

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