Excessive force claims against New York City police officers for knocking an Occupy Wall Street protestor to the ground and pepper spraying her during a disorderly conduct arrest have been reinstated by a federal appeals court.

In a case where there is clear video footage of the 2011 arrest of Imani Brown, a divided U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit ruled that Brown could take her case to a jury in Brown v. City of New York, 14-2611.

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