$4.5 Million Settlement Reached in Scott Olsen case

Rachel Lederman, Jim Chanin and Julie Houk are announcing a major settlement today in Scott Olsen’s lawsuit against the City of Oakland. An Oakland Police officer shot 24 year veteran Scott Olsen in the head with a “less lethal” munition on October 25, 2011, during a demonstration in support of Occupy Oakland.  The lead filled 12 gauge “bean bag” round shattered Mr. Olsen’s skull and permanently destroyed part of his brain. More information here, and see new video on our home page.