There will be no disciplinary action against Sgt. Kevin McCloskey for pushing Azteca América reporter Alicia Unger into a steel container.
Art Marroquín, of the Daily Breeze, reports Port Police Chief Ronald J. Boyd said McCloskey acted within policy to “maintain security at the port” when he “nudged” Unger.
The incident took place on August 3rd of 2007, after a news conference held by Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa – his first public appearance after Telemundo announced suspending his then girlfriend, Mirthala Salinas, for reporting on the mayor while dating him.
As Villaraigosa walked away from the conference, several reporters chased after him, including Unger. A video shows that when she got close to him, McCloskey shoved her aside and she hit a cargo container.
McCloskey, who was assigned to desk duty after the incident, will return to field duty on Jan. 20. Unger meanwhile, has filed a claim against the city, alleging she suffered injuries when McCloskey pushed her.