Scott Olsen gives first interview since being injured

November 28, 2011 12:00:00 AM PST
Iraq War veteran Scott Olsen, 24, has given his first interview since he suffered a traumatic brain injury during an Occupy Oakland protest.

Olsen spoke Sunday to Indybay.org at Frank Ogawa Plaza. Olsen was there the night of October 25, protesting a pre-dawn police raid, when he was hit in the forehead by a police projectile.

He was in the hospital for weeks, and is still working to regain his full speech capabilities.

"I was texting or something to a friend of mine and next thing I know I'm down on the ground and there are people above me trying to help me," Olsen said.

The Oakland Police Department is still investigating the incident.


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