Alesia Thomas

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Trial Begins For LAPD Officer Accused Of Kicking, Pushing Handcuffed Woman

Opening statements began Wednesday in the criminal trial against a Los Angeles police officer accused of kicking and pushing a handcuffed woman in the back seat of a patrol car who later died.


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LAPD Officer Pleads Not Guilty To Assaulting Handcuffed Woman

A female LAPD officer Tuesday pleaded not guilty to charges of assaulting a woman before she died while in police custody.


Alesia Thomas, 35, was pronounced dead on July 22, 2012, hours after officers tracked her to her South Los Angeles home to arrest her on suspicion of child endangerment. (Photo credit: CBS)

Female LAPD Officer Charged With Assault In Deadly Arrest

A Los Angeles police officer was charged with assault Thursday for allegedly kicking a woman seven times in the groin, abdomen and upper thigh during an arrest in which the woman ultimately died, her attorney said.


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Police Officer Used Unreasonable Force In Arrest Of Mom, 35, Who Died In Custody

Alesia Thomas, 35, died July 22 after officers tracked her to her South Los Angeles home to arrest her on suspicion of child endangerment.

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Coroner’s Report: Mother In LAPD Struggle Had Cocaine In System

A woman who died in a Los Angeles police patrol car after a violent arrest by officers had cocaine in her system when she went into cardiac arrest last summer, according to a coroner’s report released Monday.


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LAPD To Hold Community Forums To Address Excessive Force Concerns

The Los Angeles Police Department will hold a series of community meetings to address concerns about recent incidents involving excessive use of force, the Los Angeles Times reports.

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5 LAPD Officers Investigated After Mom, 35, Dies In Custody

At least five LAPD officers were under investigation Friday after a 35-year-old woman died in custody.


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Investigation Begins To Determine How Mom, 35, Died In LAPD Custody

An investigation has been launched to determine how a 35-year-old mother of two died while in police custody.