The officer said he was trying to turn on a flashlight attached to his gun when he unintentionally pulled the trigger, documents show.
The Riverpark Coalition and the nonprofit Los Angeles Waterkeeper argue that the City Council’s April 13 approval of the Pacific Place Project based on a mitigated negative declaration in place of an environmental impact report was insufficient.
In a letter to her fellow board members, the board member stood by her actions and asked that the district compensate her in defending herself against the legal action.
The lawsuit alleges she was behind videos and letters invoking the district’s name without the authorization of its general manager or board.
Councilman Al Austin, who chairs the committee, said the city’s projected budget issues were alarming.
The judge’s ruling was “without prejudice,” meaning the plaintiffs can resume with the case with a proper explanation.
The Long Beach City Council will hold a special meeting Friday morning to discuss the lawsuit filed against the city in response to the council’s vote for a “hero pay” ordinance earlier this week.
The suit claims the emergency ordinance singles out grocery stores despite other sectors like public safety, transportation and restaurants also employing essential front line workers but not being mandated to pay them extra money.
The lawsuit alleges fraud, theft of trade secrets, deceptive business practices and other violations, and seeks compensatory and punitive damages.
The lawsuit alleges police beat him with flashlights, kicked him and Tasered him even after an officer had already knocked him unconscious.