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1. UC Berkeley students and protesters sued the university and the Alameda County Sheriff’s Office in federal court, alleging police brutality when cops hit nonviolent demonstrators with their riot batons, the Chron reports. Video of the over-the-top police response went viral and made national headlines. The incident also prompted an apology from Cal Chancellor Robert Birgeneau. But Alameda County Sheriff Greg Ahern maintains that the protesters had attacked his officers first — although none of the numerous videos taken of the incident corroborates his claim.