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In light of LAPD investigation, we examine what constitutes ‘assault’ in Tyndall case




USC was in turmoil as it was accused of being too slow to act on accusations of abusive sexual practises by Dr. George Tyndall.
USC was in turmoil as it was accused of being too slow to act on accusations of abusive sexual practises by Dr. George Tyndall.
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The LAPD says it’s investigating 52 complaints about former USC gynecologist George Tyndall.

The complaints allege sexual misconduct by the doctor. Tyndall had thousands of patients over his nearly 30-year tenure at the SC student health center. What’s the threshold for potential criminal charges against the doctor?

Guests:

Joshua Ritter, criminal defense attorney with the law firm, Werksman Jackson Hathaway & Quinn, in Downtown LA; former prosecutor with the LA District’s Attorney’s office (2009 - 2016)

Michele Goodwin, chancellor's professor of law at UC Irvine; her specialties include medical law and regulation of medicine, science and biotechnology