A family is seeking $17 million in damages over claims that they were racially profiled and treated with excessive force by Los Angeles Dodgers' security personnel during a game last October.

The suit stems from an incident that took place after the Dodgers' season-ending loss to the Washington Nationals in Game 5 of last year's NLDS.

It claims that seven members of the Verdin family were called "gang bangers" and "thugs" while being "accosted, assaulted and battered" by security employees despite being innocent bystanders near another fan "acting erratically, pushing and yelling at plaintiffs and their family members."

A Dodgers representative said the team does not comment on pending legal matters.