A nurse has filed a lawsuit against two LAPD officers who slammed her to the ground twice during a routine traffic stop last August in Tujunga.
Michelle Jordan, 34, filed the suit Wednesday in Los Angeles County Superior Court, KTLA reported. The mother and registered nurse was arrested after police said she disobeyed their instructions, then resisted arrest during a routine traffic stop in a Del Taco parking lot.
Jordan’s attorney, Sy Nazif, said the two officers -- Christopher Hajduk and Christopher Carr -- should be prosecuted for slamming a “defenseless woman” to the ground.
"If a civilian were to assault a woman in this manner, he would go to jail," Nazif wrote in an emailed statement to The Times. "These officers must be held to the same standard. They have to be held accountable."