Fox-11 reporter Christina Gonzalez is suing the city of Los Angeles and its police department. In the suit, filed Friday in Los Angeles Superior Court, Christina alleges negligence and assault and battery. She is asking for unspecified general, triple and punitive damages, after suffering “shock and injuries to her nervous system” and “severe emotional distress” during the LAPD’s May Day melee in MacArthur Park last year.
KNBC-4 is reporting that the suit also alleges the commanders failed to adequately control the officers in the park and that she was targeted as a reporter and as a Latina. Camerawoman Patricia Lynn Ballaz filed a similar suit last September.