Placement appears to violate department training bulletin issued earlier this year.
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.