Los Angeles City Attorney Sues Gang Members

The Los Angeles City Attorney, Rocky Delagadillo, filed a lawsuit today against nine leaders of the 18th Street Gang.  This is probably the first-time ever that a lawsuit which seeks monetary damages has been filed against individual members of a gang. 

The lawsuit seeks monetary damages for personal injury, property damage, loss in property value, emotional distress, medical expenses and out-of-pocket expenses. 

Communities throughout Los Angeles have suffered as a result of gang violence and gang activities.  While it is not yet clear whether or not this lawsuit will be successful, it is a start. 

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