Lenny Dykstra Sues LA County, Alleging That He Was Assaulted

DykstraFormer MLB player Lenny Dykstra is suing Los Angeles County, saying that he was assaulted by deputies.

Dykstra filed the suit seeking unspecified damages against the county and several Sheriff’s Department employees, saying his head was slammed against the wall, his teeth were knocked out and he was kicked and beaten until he was “barely breathing.”

The suit says the jail system, where a federal probe has led to 20 recent indictments of sheriff’s employees, is “fueled by abusive violence, and manipulated by hopeless liars.”

The lawsuit also alleges that top officials at the jail tried to keep Dykstra from speaking out about the incident.

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