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Judge orders lawyer to jail for contempt of court in L.A. Unified case

Posted By Administration, Thursday, October 01, 2015

A prominent civil rights attorney known for suing the Los Angeles Unified School District on behalf of students who allege they were sexually abused was found in contempt of court Wednesday and ordered to spend a day in jail after a judge concluded he interfered with the mental health examination of one of his young clients.

Attorney Luis Carrillo, who has frequently clashed with the district and represented more than two dozen students in the Miramonte Elementary abuse case, was found to have willfully disobeyed a court order by attempting to limit the questioning done by a psychiatrist hired by the district to examine a 15-year-old girl.

The lawsuit he filed on her behalf alleges that in 2012, when the girl was 13, she was attacked and sexually assaulted by an unknown assailant inside a girl’s bathroom at 95th Street Elementary School in South Los Angeles. The lawsuit argues that the district was negligent in its duty to protect students on campus. The district denies being negligent.

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