"Kring brought up Lodge’s contributions to Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez and the allegations that Lodge committed police brutality.
CW: They are more than allegations-the LA Timesand court records show a jury judgment of $612,000 in an excessive force case against Lodge while serving as a Santa Ana Police officer. $500,000 of that settlement was in punitive damages, for the beating of Hossein Farahani, who suffered head injuries requiring 6-8 stitches and a ruptured disk in his back. Lodge claims Farahani was injured while resisting arrest, in fact his attorney told an LA Times reporter that Farahani may have been injured when “his head hit Lodge’s boot.” Really. The guy actually said that."
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