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Kim Nguyen, Victim of LAPD Assault in Squad Car

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Los Angeles – See what Kim Nguyen looked like a few moments after LAPD says she “fell” or “jumped out” of their patrol car in the early hours of March 17, 2013. Her left bra strap is broken and the top of her dress is pulled down to her waist.

Her jaw was shattered. Most of her front teeth were knocked out. She had to be put in a medically induced coma because of bleeding in her brain. When she awoke a few days later, she found bruises on the inside of her thighs.

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How did it come to this? After a night out in Koreatown, Nguyen and two male friends were waiting in a restaurant parking-lot for a designated driver to pick them up. Two LAPD officers drove by in a marked patrol car, stopped, and approached Nguyen.

After briefly questioning Nguyen and her friends, the officers left, but circled back, as Nguyen was running across the street toward a late-night cafe.

She was then put in handcuffs and arrested for public intoxication, with the officers refusing to tell her friends where exactly she was being taken. Her friends were told they would need to call the police department to locate her.

On their way to taking her to jail, right after the patrol car passed through Olympic & Grand in downtown, Nguyen allegedly jumped or fell out.

What you see in the video is her on the street… That swelling of her face, the broken bra strap, and the pulled-down top of her dress were supposedly the result of a fall merely two minutes prior.

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Kim Nguyen: LAPD Victim

The arresting officers have been identified as David E. Shin (신은총) and Jinseok Oh (오진석) of Olympic Division.

No one had any idea what happened on March 17 until the surveillance video was uncovered.

Unlike most other victims in the Koreatown area over the years who are undereducated or undocumented or have been made to disappear, Miss Nguyen has enough resources and cognizance of her rights to pursue legal suit. It was also very fortunate that there was video footage that blatantly contradicted the official lies.

Miss Nguyen has a bachelor’s degree from UCLA and is currently an MBA candidate at Loyola Marymount University. She is still facing many surgeries as a result of the trauma of that night.

If you have information on this case or on other victims of LAPD’s Olympic Division, email policeabuse [@] koreatownla.org

Current Update…See below…

Woman Caught On Camera Tumbling Out Of Police Car Says She Was Being Sexually Assaulted

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LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — According to CBS LA, a woman who was shown on camera tumbling out of a moving LAPD squad car last year said she fell out of the vehicle to avoid being sexually assaulted by her arresting officer.

KCAL9′s Stacey Butler spoke to the woman’s attorney, Arnoldo Cassillas.

The alleged victim, Kim Nguyen, a 27-year-old pharmacist, says she was handcuffed in the back of a squad car when an officer began to sexually assault her in the early morning hours of March 17, 2013. Nguyen said the officer’s negligence also caused her to tumble out of the vehicle.

Video of the incident appears to show Nguyen sprawled on the ground with her dress removed from the waist down.

Nguyen says it all started around 2 a.m. when she was standing in front of a downtown restaurant with two male friends. She said they were waiting for a cab, as they had all been drinking.

She said officers pulled up and placed her in the back of a patrol car — for allegedly being intoxicated — and left the men behind.

In a deposition taped this past December, she claimed the officer who was in the back seat with her started grabbing her left inner thigh and began opening her legs. Nguyen says the officer touched her chest and pulled her ears to get her closer to him.

Cassillas told Butler his client spent two weeks in the hospital and her jaw had to be wired shut. She lost all of her teeth.

The LAPD told Butler they would not comment on pending litigation.

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