Monday, February 05, 2007

Three Hispanic teenagers say they were attacked by more than a dozen blacks and that at least one of the attackers shouted racist slurs

Los Angeles Times:

The girls — ages 16, 17 and 18 — said at a news conference Saturday they were held down and kicked on a sidewalk across the street from the Inglewood Unified School District offices Wednesday afternoon, and that two of them suffered injuries requiring outpatient hospital treatment.

Marisol Banuelos, 24, of Los Angeles, a relative of one of the girls, criticized the Inglewood Police Department for what she said was its failure to investigate aggressively or seek witnesses.

Sgt. Gabriela Garcia, an Inglewood police spokeswoman, said detectives were investigating the case.

Kevin Scroggins, chief of the Inglewood school police, said he only learned of the allegations Saturday and questioned why city police didn't notify his agency. He said his officers are now looking into the allegations.

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