From the Oregonian this morning:
A woman who was pepper sprayed by Portland police during the Occupy protests nearly a year ago plans to file a civil suit on Friday, alleging excessive force.
The suit accuses two Portland police officers -- officers Doris Paisley and Jeffrey McDaniel -- of using excessive force against Liz Nichols, who was arrested on Nov. 17 outside Chase Bank on the corner of Southwest Yamhill and Sixth Avenue. The suit says that Paisley pushed her baton against Nichols' throat and shoved her backward, stopping Nichols' breathing. When Nichols shouted back, the suit says, McDaniel gave her a face-full of pepper spray.
The suit, announced by Nichols' attorney Kenneth Kreuscher, also accuses the city of Portland of adopting an unconstitutional policy of using pepper spray as a means of crowd control during demonstrations of what it categorized as peaceful protesters.
McDaniel sprayed several people during the anti-bank protests but the blast against Nichols was captured in a photograph by The Oregonian's Randy L. Rasmussen. The photograph was included in the New York Times Pictures of the Year in 2011 and earned first place for breaking news in the National Headliners awards.
Kreuscher, who announced the suit, said in a news release he will file it Friday in Multnomah County Courthouse. The two will also hold a news conference at 10 a.m. The suit will mark the latest action in the long-running litigation. Nichols' currently faces what amounts to a traffic violation in a trial scheduled for Oct. 8.
Now note in the picture below, the SAME lady just TWO DAYS LATER, Liz Nichols, 20, originally from Arkansas but who came to Occupy Portland from Seattle, was the last protestor to be cleared from the downtown parks. Her right arm, handcuffed inside a plastic barrel filled with some solid, has to be sawed free by Portland Police in Terry Schrunk Plaza. Note the goggles to protect from pepper spray. (well she did learn something I guess)
I think you'll learn everything you need to know about this person from the video here:
"Like....it really burned.....like......like.....you know......"