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Woman Accusing Las Vegas Police, Officer Of Excessive Force

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A Los Angeles woman is suing Las Vegas police and an officer she says smashed her face into a glass table during her arrest during a scuffle last August at a Strip resort nightclub.

Ariana Mason alleges in a lawsuit filed Wednesday in U.S. District Court in Las Vegas the officer put her in a choke hold and dragged her out of the 1 Oak club at The Mirage early Aug. 16.

The excessive force lawsuit says Mason suffered broken teeth and facial gashes from broken glass.

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It concedes that she punched the officer, but it alleges he didn't initially identify himself.

Mason's lawyer, Brent Bryson, says she's a model and designer.

The lawsuit seeks at least $4 million dollars in damages.

No immediate comment from the officer or department.