Los Angeles charges 10 in Lakers victory violence

Laker fans rally on 9th Street in Downtown Los Angeles after a Laker victory in game 7 of the NBA Finals on June 17, 2010.
Laker fans rally on 9th Street in Downtown Los Angeles after a Laker victory in game 7 of the NBA Finals on June 17, 2010. Collin Robinson/KPCC

The Los Angeles city attorney's office has filed charges against 10 people for their role in the violence and vandalism following last week's Laker victory over the Boston Celtics in the NBA championship series.

Spokesman Frank Mateljan said Monday that a range of charges includes inciting a riot, unlawful assembly after being told to disperse, throwing flammable objects and assault. All the charges are misdemeanors.

At least 42 people were arrested after Thursday's victory over the Celtics in Game 7 of the title series.

Despite a heavy police presence, vandalism and violence broke out in several locations.

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