An LA Superior Court judge has issued an arrest warrant for Lena Hernandez amid an incident in 2019. Hernandez, 54, a retired social worker from Long Beach, was seen in a now-viral video screaming racist epithets at several people in a park in Torrance several weeks ago.
Kayceelyn Salminoa told KTLA that she recognized Hernandez as the woman who attacked her in a public restroom last October.
“That’s a voice you don’t forget. That’s a face you don’t forget,” Salminoa said in an interview. “Especially what she had done to me.”
Hernandez has not been picked up by police, but when she is, a date for her arraignment will be set.
Additionally, on June 16, Torrance police presented the City Attorney’s Office with a completed investigation into the two now-infamous incidents that occurred at Wilson Park on June 10. After a careful review of all the evidence, police decided not to press criminal charges against Hernandez.
Currently, there are critical gaps in the evidence regarding how each incident unfolded which makes it difficult to criminally prosecute. Torrance police are asking that if anyone has additional information related to these incidents, they are urged to contact the Torrance Police Department.
At the time of her identification, officers interviewed Hernandez about three incidents, where she verbally attacked people with racist invectives.