LOS ANGELES (KTLA) – A tennis umpire who was charged with killing her husband, then cleared, filed a lawsuit on Friday against the Los Angeles Police Department and the L.A. County Coroner’s Office.
Lois Goodman’s 21-page complaint, filed in Los Angeles Federal Court, alleges false arrest, civil rights violations, malicious prosecution and intentional infliction of emotional distress.
She is seeking unspecified damages.
Goodman, 70, was accused of beating her husband Alan to death with a coffee mug at the couple’s Woodland Hills condominium.
Alan, who was 80 at the time, was found dead in April 2012.
Lois was arrested in New York City in August of 2012, just as she was about to serve as a line judge in a U.S. Open match.
Prosecutors decided to drop the murder charge against Goodman in November.
The district attorney’s office now says it believes Alan Goodman’s death was accidental.