The complaint accuses two Portland police officers -- Doris Paisley and Jeffrey McDaniel -- of using excessive force against 21-year-old Liz Nichols, who was arrested on Nov. 17 during an Occupy Portland-related protest.
Nichols' attorneys say she followed officers' instructions, but that Paisley pushed her nightstick against Nichols' throat.
Nichols' attorneys say when she protested, McDaniel sprayed her.
The Oregonian reported that Nichols is seeking $155,000 in the suit filed Friday.
The complaint accuses the officers of using excessive force and violating Nichols' free speech rights. It also accuses the city of Portland of battery and violating her rights.
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