7 charged with assaulting LAPD officers at street race
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Seven people have been charged with assaulting two Los Angeles police officers during a street race in April.
Prosecutors said Monday that each of the defendants faces assault on a peace officer and other charges.
Authorities say the officers had witnessed a hit-and-run crash during the street-racing gathering in South Los Angeles on April 16.
They said the officers began to pursue the fleeing car but had to stop when the seven suspects allegedly blocked their patrol car. Prosecutors said onlookers then began throwing rocks and bottles at the police car.
Officials said the hit-and-run suspect was able to get away.
This story has been corrected to show the incident happened on April 16, not April 19.