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UPDATE: WASHINGTON, D.C. 12/15/97 A school principal who was convicted in early August of assaulting a Washington Times reporter and…

UPDATE: WASHINGTON, D.C.

12/15/97

A school principal who was convicted in early August of assaulting a Washington Times reporter and two police officers sued the paper and the D.C. police department in D.C. Superior Court in late November.

Mary A.T. Anigbo, principal of the Marcus Garvey charter school, filed a $15 million suit, charging Times staff members and police with invasion of privacy, trespassing, assault, battery and false imprisonment, The Associated Press reported.

Anigbo was sentenced to two years’ probation in mid-October for assaulting Times reporter Susan Ferrechio and two police officers at the school in December 1996. Three other Garvey employees were also found guilty of similar charges.

Anigbo, who is black, has maintained that the scuffle and her trial were driven by racism. (Anigbo v. The Washington Times; Media Counsel: Henry Hoberman, Washington, D.C.)