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TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) - Many Tucsonans remember the video of the student knocked over by a Tucson Police officer during the riots that occurred after the U of A's loss in the NCAA Tournament.  That student is now taking legal action for the first time; she is stressing two reasons for the claim. 

The Notice of Claim against the City of Tucson, the Tucson Police Chief and Sergeant Joel Mann, is 18 pages long.  Within the pages of this claim, Christina Gardilcic sites holding police accountable and relieving psychological stress as her reason for filing the claim.  It also says that Sgt. Joel Mann, who knocked her over did not follow the general orders. 

The claim states he skipped the verbal commands and open hand gestures and went straight to using intermediate force, which is a step below deadly force.  It  also points out that the police sergeant did this without being provoked and points out a training failure on TPD's part. 

The posted settlement amount is $375,000.  

Tucson City Attorney Mike Rankin cannot comment on this claim, but the city has 60 days to respond or Gardilcic could file a lawsuit.  

For more on the full claim click here

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