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Don't Call Sheriff for Help, LA Family Says


LOS ANGELES (CN) - Los Angeles County sheriff's deputies responded to a family's call for help by breaking into their home and beating the hell out of them, then lied about it in official reports, the family claims in court.

Jorge Cornejo and his family sued Los Angeles County, its Sheriff Lee Baca, and deputies M. Ortega, C. Rosales, and R.M. Gonzalez, in Federal Court.

"Plaintiffs are five family members, a husband and wife and their three children," the lawsuit states. "Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department deputies broke into the family home, brutally assaulted the family members, who had done absolutely nothing unlawful, and then arrested three of the family members for resisting arrest. The deputies then wrote false police reports, which resulted in the wrongful prosecution and incarceration of the three family members."

Veronica Cornejo, one of the daughters, says she called the Sheriff's Department at around 2 p.m. in May 2012 because her mentally ill brother "had been acting in an agitated fashion."

Defendant deputies Rosales, Ortega and Gonzalez came and "immediately broke into the residence" without knocking and a warrant, the family says in the complaint.

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Ortega re-entered the house and dragged Veronica's brother Joseph out of the shower: "Joseph Cornejo asked to be allowed to put his clothes on, but Ortega only applied more force to his body," the complaint states.

The family claims the deputies also "forcefully dragged out" Veronica's sister Sandra.

"As they dragged her out of the home, either Rosales or Ortega pulled down her shirt and bra. Both Joseph Cornejo and Sandra Cornejo were handcuffed, in public, and were not allowed to put on their clothes," the complaint states.

http://www.courthousenews.com/2013/07/23/59593.htm

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