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Baldwin Park : Claim Against Police Denied

May 28, 1987

The City Council has denied a $12-million claim filed by 11 Baldwin Park residents and a Pomona resident who say Baldwin Park police officers arrested, assaulted and battered them without just cause during a party last fall.

The officers had responded to complaints about the party at a home on Vineland Avenue. As they tried to arrest people at the party, a crowd tried to "free these persons from our custody," according to a police report.

The claim puts officials on notice that a lawsuit might be filed against the city. The claimants have six months to file the court action.

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