SAN FRANCISCO (KCBS)— Two students from City College of San Francisco have filed administrative claims against the city and community college district after they say they were beaten up by police officers during a campus protest in March.
Otto Pippenger, 21, and Dimitrious Philliou, 20, explained their alleged attack by San Francisco police to members of the press on Tuesday. The March 13th protest at Conlan Hall on campus started as a peaceful protest. Their lawsuit seeks more police training for demonstrations as well as a public apology.
“I was thrown almost exactly where we’re standing now in front of as many people that are gathered around me now and I was beaten until I lost consciousness,” said Philliou. He added that his wrists were broken from being roughed up.