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May 20, 2013
Suit accuses Compton school district of abuse, racial profiling
A group of parents and students have sued the Compton school district, alleging a pattern of abuse and racial profiling of Latinos by school police.
A group of parents and students have filed a federal lawsuit against the Compton school district alleging a pattern of abuse and racial profiling of Latinos by school police.
One family alleged that school police targeted a student's father for arrest and deliberately got him deported to
Mexico after he filed a complaint against an officer In another incident, school officers allegedly beat, pepper sprayed and used a chokehold on a bystander who was taking video of an arrest on his iPod, and erased cellphone videos taken by students.
The complaint filed Monday also alleged that police used excessive force against students and parents who protested against district policies and complained that English as a Second Language programs were underfunded.
Attorney Martin Kaufman said the case points to an "organized attempt to discriminate against Latinos."
The lawsuit seeks $41.4 million in damages. It was filed on behalf of three parents, one student and the witness who took the iPod video against the Compton Unified School District and its police department, school police Chief Hourie Taylor, the district superintendent and board of trustees, and multiple individual school police officers and security guards.
School district spokesman Ron Suazo said the district would not comment on the case. Taylor could not be reached.
Lack of Latino political representation has become a hot-button issue in Compton, where Latinos now make up a majority of the population but a minority of eligible voters. The city of Compton and Compton Community College more..
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Fay Arfa has practiced as a criminal defense lawyer for more than thirty years. Attorney Arfa has successfully handled hundreds of criminal cases and has more than 100 jury trials. She defends people charged with such crimes as murder, manslaughter, robbery, burglary, arson, sex crimes, drug crimes, theft crimes, violent crimes, DUI and federal crimes. She has achieved outstanding results for her clients including reductions, dismissals and acquittals in murder cases.
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