In a recently published case, Kon v. City of Los Angeles, the Los Angeles Court of Appeal held that a criminal defendant who previously pled guilty to disturbing the peace could sue the police for excessive force. Aleksandr Kon, a limousine driver, was picking up a passenger at LAX Airport, when he was approached
Nikhil Damle is an associate in CHW’s litigation, labor, municipal advisory, cannabis enforcement, and public safety practice groups. He has represented police departments across the state in Public Records Act litigation, Pitchess motions, and personnel and discipline matters. He also advises cities on administrative code enforcement matters as well as regulation of cannabis establishments.