House arrest, probation for meter maid beating

A woman who pleaded guilty in the 2006 beating of a San Francisco parking officer – a beating so bad that the officer received a concussion and a dislocated shoulder – in retaliation for a ticket was sentenced to six months of house arrest Friday.

The beating occurred near 29th Street and Tiffany Avenue on Nov. 21, 2006, and police arrested Lina Magailalio later that day. Police said she was upset over getting a ticket. She ended up pleading guilty on Oct. 19.

After Superior Court Judge Jeff Ross heard from an apologetic Magailalio on Friday, he sentenced her to five years probation, six months of home detention, 200 hours of community service, anger management classes and restitution. Prosecutors had asked for no less than two years.

District Attorney Kamala Harris was closely involved with the case, even lobbying for a change in state law that would provide parking control officers with the same legal protections as police officers. The law has since stalled in the state legislature.

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