A veteran Los Angeles police officer was sentenced Thursday to three years in jail for kicking and shoving a handcuffed woman who later died.
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.
A female LAPD officer Tuesday pleaded not guilty to charges of assaulting a woman before she died while in police custody.
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.
Alesia Thomas, 35, died July 22 after officers tracked her to her South Los Angeles home to arrest her on suspicion of child endangerment.
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.
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.
At least five LAPD officers were under investigation Friday after a 35-year-old woman died in custody.
An investigation has been launched to determine how a 35-year-old mother of two died while in police custody.