BEVERLY HILLS— Dr. Brian Goldberg, the president of the Board of Education of the Beverly Hills Unified School District (BHUSD), was arrested on March 9 on charges of assault and battery.
According to a statement from the Beverly Hills Police Department, “On March 9, 2015, at approximately 7:45 p.m., patrol officers responded to the 200 block of Tower Drive on a report of a PC242 Assault and Battery investigation.”
A PC242 Assault and Battery charge is the least serious of the battery charges and is defined as “any willful and unlawful use of force or violence upon the person of another,” according to the penal code.
Goldberg, 42, reportedly got into a verbal argument in the elevator with an 18-year-old female tenant of the same apartment complex concerning Goldberg’s “unsafe driving in the building’s sub-garage.”
The victim told police that Goldberg shoved her head against the elevator walls, multiple times, even after the doors had opened. Collapsed on the floor, she called police to recount the incident and reported head and shoulder pains. Beverly Hills Fire Department paramedics soon arrived to treat what was described by the BHPD as “visible injuries.”
Goldberg told the Los Angeles Times that there has been longstanding dispute between Goldberg and his wife and the family of the victim.
“We have had bad blood with these neighbors for some time,” he said.
Goldberg was taken into police custody without incident and booked at the Beverly Hills Police Departmen . He was subsequently cited and released at approximately 8 a.m. on March 10.
Beginning in May 2004, and for nearly a decade, Goldberg was the CEO of Casa de la Familia, which provides mental health services to all types of abuse victims and their immediate families. Among the specialties Goldberg listed on his LinkedIn profile were the treatments of domestic violence, physical abuse and assault.
Goldberg is scheduled to appear at LAX Superior Court on May 4.