Member of Mayor's Anti-Gang Team Arrested in Nightclub Fight
The woman who serves as a top staffer in the city's anti-gang program under Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa is on administrative leave today after her arrest at a Downtown club this weekend. A fight between Blanca Martinez-Navarro and her husband became a larger altercation involving security and law enforcement personnel at the Conga Room at L.A. Live early Sunday morning, and both the husband and wife left the nightclub in cuffs, according to KTLA.
Martinez-Navarro was booked on suspicion of misdemeanor battery, as was her husband, Oscar Navarro.
During the scuffle both the sparring spouses struggled with the LAPD officers called to the scene; allegedly Martinez-Navarro "jumped onto one of the officer's back."
Martinez-Navarro has been released on bail, though Navarro remains held on bail. An investigation is pending into the incident, says the Mayor's office.