A protester's lawsuit against Portland police officers who jabbed her in the throat with a baton and then pepper sprayed her open mouth has gone to the jury.
The seven-member jury in U.S. District Court received the case Friday afternoon after closing arguments.
Kenneth Kreuscher, the attorney for protester Liz Nichols, says the officers went beyond their orders to secure a bank branch during an Occupy Portland protest in November 2011.
Kreuscher says jurors should simply rely on video of the incident to show the officers used excessive force. Nichols is also suing the city of Portland.
David Landrum, lead attorney for the city and the officers' attorney, says the protest was unruly and officers were afraid of violence when they reacted.
Landrum says the officers followed orders.