Risana Nowell was NOT a Deputy at Time of "Violent Attack" on 15 y.o. Girl: LA Sheriff

See the update at the end of this post on the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department saying the women being sued was not employed by the agency at the time of the Huntington Beach incident.

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Courtesy of Garcia, Artigliere & Medby
Sasha Walters shows off her injured arm after receiving treatment.

ORIGINAL POST, JUNE 30, 6:02 A.M.: An off-duty Los Angeles County sheriff's deputy A woman violently beat a 15-year-old girl with Asperger's Syndrome walking her service dog in Huntington Beach, according to a lawsuit brought by the minor's Long Beach law firm.

The April 1, 2014, incident left Sasha Walters with a fractured left clavicle, extreme pain and suffering, and mental anguish that exacerbated her pre-existing Asperger's Syndrome, claims Stephen M. Garcia, founding partner of Garcia, Artigliere & Medby.

"Ms. (Risana) Nowell's ability to abuse her authority against a minor is hard to comprehend," says Garcia in a release. "As a disabled minor, our client deserves protection and justice for the unwarranted treatment she received."

He does not specify a dollar amount for that "justice."

Walters was walking with her dog on a sidewalk in front of Risana Nowell's home when the deputy's pit bull terrier began barking and charged toward the teen and her canine, forcing her to plead with Nowell to restrain her dog, according to Garcia.

Instead, Nowell stormed out of her garage to the sidewalk stating, "I am a cop. You hit me. You are in trouble now," claims Garcia, adding his client "neither hit Ms. Nowell nor entered her property."

More yelling by Nowell was followed by the off-duty deputy twisting of Walters' left arm into a "cop-hold" or "containment hold," according to Garcia, who further alleges Nowell forcefully dragged Walters toward the residence.

Neighbors who had witnessed the incident implored Nowell to stop, but arriving Huntington Beach police officers and the LA County deputy Nowell detained Walters "and did not call an ambulance despite her indicating her state of pain resulting from the violent attack," claims the attorney.

Nowell could not be reached for comment.

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Garcia, Artigliere & Medby
Sasha Walters claims her cast came from being attacked in Huntington Beach.

UPDATE, JUNE 30, 6:05 P.M.: The Weekly received the following message from the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department: "Ms. Nowell left the LASD as of 03/05/13. The article incorrectly stated she was an 'off duty' deputy."

That detail has been stricken from the original post.

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Hunter05
Hunter05

This whole incident is bull. It's amazing no one knows how pathetic she is and the lies she tells. Why isn't the report about assault and battery against her posted and the real story told instead of the made up story. I was a witness to this event and even though I just came upon this incident I saw exactly what she did and she was the aggressor not the person who. You keep mentioning . She is a problem and continued to harass this lady with her dog . The lady had her dogs IN HER YARD NOT RUNNING LOOSE! Sasha continued to harass the dogs in front of the yard stating she was just trying to let the dogs know each other. She was asked repeatedly to stop antagonizing the dogs in the yard but she began to scream at the top of her lungs as if someone was hurting her. No on touched her she walked into the ladies driveway approaching her even after she was asked to leave the property. She refused and then grabbed the ladies should saying " I. Going to get and mumble something. " the lady only defended herself and did not drag her anywhere she stood there trying to get her to stop grabbing her shoulder. The neighbors who came after did not see what happened and assumed she was being hurt because they know she has issues already. When the cops came she was asked several times if she wanted to go to the hospital and she declined saying no no I can't go there. Them began babbling about how her family member was arrested and in jail and she could not go to jail that she was mentally ill and so on. She put on a greT show and this is amazing that she really thought she was going to be able to file a suit . Well guess she learned she was being prosecuted for assaulting the lady and now all she can do is try to slander this

Andy. She should watch out because she could end up with a suit for falsifying a report like this and defamation of character. For all of you who think you can judge someone by a single statement you are just as pathetic and have no life but to sit here andost stuff like this. You have no idea what her career detailed . For you to think you can say such nonsense shows the level at which you think with. Why don't you try to post something that is true instead of something that is false and you have no idea about. HAVE A NICE DAY. ✌️🙏🙏👎👎

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That.brunette
That.brunette

Hahahahahhahahhahahahhahahh #prayforsasha if it's not one thing it's another.

That.brunette
That.brunette

Hahahahahhahahhahahahhahahh #prayforsasha if it's not one thing it's another. The Walters are trouble.

Hunter05
Hunter05

Yes she is trouble.always doing sh.. that she thinks is going to get her attention. Faking all the sh.. she says is wrong with her. She is a liar and a criminal. I was there and saw it all . Her story is what she made up .why don't they post the criminal charges against her as well for battery and trespassing and assault as well. Of course not just pity her and believe what she says. Amazing how people can form an opinion of someone when they have no clue what really happened. This is why people like her get attention. And they are money hungry looking for a way to get a buck. Pathetic...

Hunter05
Hunter05

Yes she is trouble.always doing sh.. that she thinks is going to get her attention. Faking all the sh.. she says is wrong with her. She is a liar and a criminal. I was there and saw it all . Her story is what she made up .why don't they post the criminal charges against her as well for battery and trespassing and assault as well. Of course not just pity her and believe what she says. Amazing how people can form an opinion of someone when they have no clue what really happened. This is why people like her get attention. And they are money hungry looking for a way to get a buck. Pathetic...

949girl
949girl topcommenter

I'm curious as to why she wasn't a deputy prior to this attack?  Usually working for the sheriff's department is a career so maybe she had another incident?  Anyway, the victim looks very non threatening. This woman seems like she has issues to pick a fight with the young girl.

Bull
Bull

This whole incident is bull. It's amazing no one knows how pathetic she is and the lies she tells. Why isn't the report about assault and battery against her posted and the real story told instead of the made up story. I was a witness to this event and even though I just came upon this incident I saw exactly what she did and she was the aggressor not the person who. You keep mentioning . She is a problem and continued to harass this lady with her dog . The lady had her dogs IN HER YARD NOT RUNNING LOOSE! Sasha continued to harass the dogs in front of the yard stating she was just trying to let the dogs know each other. She was asked repeatedly to stop antagonizing the dogs in the yard but she began to scream at the top of her lungs as if someone was hurting her. No on touched her she walked into the ladies driveway approaching her even after she was asked to leave the property. She refused and then grabbed the ladies should saying " I. Going to get and mumble something. " the lady only defended herself and did not drag her anywhere she stood there trying to get her to stop grabbing her shoulder. The neighbors who came after did not see what happened and assumed she was being hurt because they know she has issues already. When the cops came she was asked several times if she wanted to go to the hospital and she declined saying no no I can't go there. Them began babbling about how her family member was arrested and in jail and she could not go to jail that she was mentally ill and so on. She put on a greT show and this is amazing that she really thought she was going to be able to file a suit . Well guess she learned she was being prosecuted for assaulting the lady and now all she can do is try to slander this

Andy. She should watch out because she could end up with a suit for falsifying a report like this and defamation of character. For all of you who think you can judge someone by a single statement you are just as pathetic and have no life but to sit here andost stuff like this. You have no idea what her career detailed . For you to think you can say such nonsense shows the level at which you think with. Why don't you try to post something that is true instead of something that is false and you have no idea about. HAVE A NICE DAY. ✌️🙏🙏👎👎

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paullucas714
paullucas714 topcommenter

Now since she is not a deputy she can be prosecuted for it. It would have been better of she was a deputy and got prosecuted though.

fishwithoutbicycle
fishwithoutbicycle topcommenter

@paullucas714 

Whether she's a deputy or not doesn't change how I feel about her assaulting the poor girl...but it does bode well for the victim because she might actually have a shot at winning her case.

fishwithoutbicycle
fishwithoutbicycle topcommenter

Since when is asking an off-duty officer to restrain their aggressive dog a crime?

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