On Monday (September 11), biker Arvaunti Victoria filed suit against the City of San Diego and certain police employees, claiming his civil rights were violated in an incident that happened a year ago. He charges that the city holds "the wrongful concept that all motorcycle clubs are criminal gangs."
He says he was riding on his motorcycle with a female passenger when he was arrested in September of last year for having loud pipes and no license plates. But he had a new motorcycle. He had donned a vest with the emblem Chosen Few before entering the Off Base Bar on Miramar Road. The cops, believing Chosen Few was an outlaw gang, nabbed him after he left, says the complaint. He had five rings on his hands and he was charged with having something similar to brass knuckles.
He paid $8000 bail but was eventually cleared of charges. He is claiming his civil rights were violated and he suffered emotional distress. The city attorney's office said it will look at the complaint when it comes in.