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.