LAPD Officers Allegedly Roughed-Up A 62-Year-Old Woman In A Church Parking Lot
A 62-year-old woman says she was roughed-up by LAPD officers in the parking lot of a Koreatown church.
CBS 2 reports that Ok Jin Jun, the woman in question, is suing the LAPD, the city of Los Angeles and the two officers involved in the incident. A surveillance video obtained by CBS 2 shows Jun entering the church parking lot followed by an LAPD SUV in the early morning hours of April 14. Jun told CBS 2 that they followed her into the parking lot after she honked at them about "a half dozen times" as they blocked the church driveway. After exiting her car, Jun, who speaks little English, was confronted by the officers.
"From that point, my mom was confused. She didn't feel like she did anything wrong," Jun's son David told the station. According to David, Jun tried calling her husband, and also tried to call 9-1-1 to get an interpreter.
The argument allegedly intensified while Jun was kneeling down and using her phone, with the two officers pulling her up and forcing her against her car. It is difficult to see exactly what is going on due to the quality of the video, but according to CBS 2, it "looks like a struggle ensues." Jun was eventually forced to the ground and handcuffed.
"They grabbed her by the wrist, twisted her into a submission position," according to David, who says that his mom is "deeply traumatized."
A police source allegedly told CBS 2 that the officers in question are "being reviewed for a routine use-of-force report," and also that "mental health" may have played a factor in the incident. We reached out to the LAPD for a statement, but were told they don't comment on ongoing litigation.