Remember that “78-Year-Old Man Arrested for Kicking Cop in the Nuts (Twice)” in October?
1) He's 79.
b. He claims to be the victim of “horrible injustice,”
that he “was treated like an animal” and that he will file seek “justice” via a federal civil rights complaint.
Mong Kim Tran and his family held a news conference today in his attorney's Little Saigon office.
“It is painful for me physically, but more
so emotionally,” a tearful Tran said while Orange County Register reporter Deepa Bharath feverishly scratched a notepad.
Tran denies that he even tried to kick the officer who stopped him on suspicion of speeding near Garden Grove
Hospital on Oct. 28. His family wants the Garden Grove Police Department to conduct
an internal investigation.
The cops won't comment on a pending case. Their side of the story is in our previous post. But here's what the Orange County District Attorney's office says: Tran is up on one count each of misdemeanor assault and battery.
OC Weekly Editor-in-Chief Matt Coker has been engaging, enraging and entertaining readers of newspapers, magazines and websites for decades. He spent the first 13 years of his career in journalism at daily newspapers before “graduating” to OC Weekly in 1995 as the alternative newsweekly’s first calendar editor.