KTLA: L.A. County D.A. George Gascon’s Chief of Staff Sues Police over Public Intoxication Arrest

Los Angeles County Dist. Atty. George Gascon’s chief of staff filed a federal lawsuit Wednesday against the Azusa Police Department, accusing officers of violating his civil rights when they arrested him last month.

Joseph Iniguez, 36, was arrested on suspicion of public intoxication on Dec. 11 after officers pulled over a vehicle driven by his fiancé shortly before midnight. Hours before the lawsuit was made public, Azusa police released several pages of documents in response to a public records request filed by The Times. In the documents, an officer claimed Iniguez had “bloodshot” eyes and was slurring his speech when he allegedly interfered with the officers’ actions during the vehicle stop.

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