(Courthouse News Service) Dozens of Los Angeles Police officers in riot gear used excessive force to shut down a party hosted by mostly black University of California students while allowing a mostly white party across the street to continue, six students claim in court.
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The students say that during the early hours of May 4, 2013 police raided their party at 1222 W. 23rd St., while allowing a party to continue in the house across the street.