City College San Francisco Students Sue Police For Excessive Force

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The City of San Francisco and City College of San Francisco were hit by civil rights lawsuits filed in federal court on Tuesday.

A pair of students, 21-year old Otto Pippenger and 22-year old Dimitrios Philliou, said they were victims of excessive force applied by campus and city cops during a March 13 protest at the school, according to the San Francisco Chronicle.

Pippenger claims that a cop broke his wrists, and Philliou claims injuries from a body-slam and unnecessary pepper-spraying, the newspaper reported.

City and campus officials did not comment.

The pair were part of a demonstration that sought to keep the school open, following a decision by its accreditor to remove the school's accreditation.

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