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SF DA, public defender contradict allegations made by Chinatown attack victim

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  • Anh Lê, 69, filed a federal lawsuit against the San Francisco District Attorney’s Office on Tuesday for allegedly mishandling his Chinatown attack case from November 2019.
  • In the original case, Lê alleged that Jimmy Tanner Sr. threatened to kill him with a glass bottle while his son repeatedly struck him with a baseball bat.
  • Sliman Nawabi, Tanner’s public defender, rejected Lê’s claims, saying his client is “severely disabled” and was in a wheelchair at the time of their encounter.

A man accused of attacking and threatening to kill an Asian senior in San Francisco’s Chinatown on Nov. 2, 2019, is “severely disabled” and was using a wheelchair to travel at the time of their encounter, his lawyer said.

The incident, which allegedly occurred in front of a Chinese grocery store on Stockton St. — and reportedly witnessed by a crowd — was cited in a federal lawsuit filed against the District Attorney’s Office this week.

Elderly man with PTSD from SF Chinatown baseball bat attack sues DA Chesa Boudin for mishandling his case

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  • Anh Lê, 69, was walking around San Francisco’s Chinatown on Nov. 2, 2019 when a father-and-son duo threatened to kill him and attacked him with a baseball bat.
  • San Francisco police managed to arrest the suspects, but a new lawsuit has been filed alleging the District Attorney’s Office mishandled the case.
  • Lê described the attack as the “most brutal, terrifying, and humiliating experience” of his life and voiced fears over a similar incident happening again.

An elderly Asian American man who fell victim to a brutal attack in broad daylight in San Francisco two years ago is launching a federal lawsuit against the city’s District Attorney’s Office for allegedly mishandling his case and mistreating him in the process.

Anh Lê, 69, was out for a walk in Chinatown on Nov. 2, 2019, when a father-and-son duo threatened to kill him and repeatedly struck him with a baseball bat. He managed to call 911 after running away as far as he could.