The UCLA senior hired a high-profile civil rights lawyer who is accusing campus police of “brutal excessive force,” as well as false arrest. Mostafa Tabatabainejad, 23, is of Iranian descent but U.S.-born, and had refused the officers’ request to see his campus ID because he thought they were racially profiling him.
Good for him. UCLA’s reputation for a decade hangs in the balance of how it responds to this case.
Posted on Nov 17, 2006