News24.com | October 21, 2018 | 12:39amThe justice suit, which seeks to overturn the conviction of three men who were found guilty of raping a woman in the early 1990s, is one of several suits being filed against the City of Los Angeles over the handling of sexual assault cases.
The three men – one of whom is a former member of the Los Angeles police force – were convicted of the rape of a young woman in 1997, but they were allowed to go free after the state appealed.
They have since appealed their convictions.
The victim’s family sued the city and the three men, but a judge dismissed the case after it was revealed the city had failed to provide the victim with the victim’s name, address and date of birth, as required under state law.
The suit was filed on behalf of the victim, her husband, three children, and three other women, including a friend.
The woman is represented by the Center for Reproductive Rights and the Center on Wrongful Convictions.
The city’s attorneys say the suit is frivolous and that the women are entitled to a public apology.
But the women’s attorney, Robert T. Renn, said the suit does not address the issues the city is currently facing.
“It’s simply an attempt to get a public statement,” he said.
“I think the victims have done a lot of hard work over the years to get to this point.
They want to be recognized, they want to get back to their lives.”
Renn also said the women were not given a fair trial, and that they did not receive a fair outcome.
The judge agreed and said the city must apologize for not providing the victim and her family with their names and address.
“To say that the City has apologized is not an appropriate response,” the judge wrote in his ruling.
The woman’s attorney said that while the suit has merit, she would not call for an apology until the city provides the victim her name, date of birthday, and other information, as well as the location where the rape occurred.
“The city has not done a good enough job of responding to these complaints,” she said.