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Trans woman beaten after being jailed with men, lawsuit against San Diego Sheriff’s Department alleges

Trans woman beaten after being jailed with men, lawsuit against San Diego Sheriff’s Department alleges

San Diego sheriff’s deputies placed a transgender woman into a cell with three men, one of whom beat her so severely that her jaw was fractured, according to a new lawsuit filed against the Sheriff’s Department.

The plaintiff, identified in court papers as Kristina Frost, required multiple surgeries and has yet to fully recover, her complaint alleges.

“Sadly — and foreseeably — one of the men in the cell viciously attacked Ms. Frost,” the lawsuit states. “His closed-fist punches to Ms. Frost’s face resulted in serious bodily injuries, including a broken jaw, so far requiring two surgeries to repair.”

The Sheriff’s Department did not immediately respond to questions about the lawsuit, or the incident in the jail.

Read the full story on the San Diego Union-Tribune here.