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.
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.