Southern California transgender woman sues county over being jailed with men, one of whom beat her

A transgender woman who alleges she was placed in a downtown San Diego jail cell with several men, one of whom beat her, has filed a lawsuit against the county.

Kristina Frost alleges she was placed in a “minimally monitored cell” with three men on Nov. 25, 2020, according to the complaint filed Tuesday in San Diego federal court.

Frost, who the lawsuit states was arrested on an unspecified book-and- release charge, alleges jail staff were aware she is transgender, but placed her in the cell with the men anyway.

She states that later in the night, she awoke to one of the men repeatedly punching her in the head, causing injuries that include two jaw fractures.


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