Did the LAPD Sexually Assault and Beat Kim Nguyen?

D-Bo, Jan. 16, 2014, 2:29 p.m.


Kim Nguyen, a 27 year old pharmacist, claims that she was kidnapped, sexually assaulted, and then thrown from a LAPD squad car.  The events unfolded on March 17 of last year, when officers confronted Nguyen and two male friends outside of a restaurant in downtown around 2 am.  Nguyen and her two friends were waiting for a cab after a night of drinking.

 

According to Nguyen's taped deposition, the officers instructed the two male friends to leave or face arrest, at which time they complied.  Oddly, Nguyen was cuffed and placed in the squad car.  While under transoprt, Nguyen was ejected from the squad car.  There is surveillance footage Nguyen sprawled out on the ground with her dress removed from the waist down.

The deposition taped last month claims that while the officer who was in the back seat with Nguyen grabbed her left inner thigh and began forcing her legs apart. Nguyen says the officer also grabbed her chest and pulled her by the ear to bring her head towards him. As she struggled to get away from him, she says officer negligence led to her being thrown from the high speed, moving vehicle.

Nguyen spent two weeks in the hospital as a result of the injuries she sustained. Her jaw was wired shut and she lost all of her teeth from the impact, after being ejected from the cruiser.

Credit: KCAL 9

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