Excessive Force

Man Who Says He Was Kicked In Head By LAPD Officer During Arrest Appears In CourtThe LAPD said they have no plans on releasing the video.
LAPD Investigates Excessive Force Claim Made During Drug Possession Arrest"I was just praying that they wouldn't kill me. I just closed my eyes and tried to hold on," Clinton Alford told the LA Times.
LAPD Identifies 2 Officers Involved In Fatal Shooting Of Ezell FordWitnesses told Urban Policy Roundtable President Earl Ofari Hutchinson that Ford was definitely not resisting when police shot him.
Civil-Rights Groups Insist Police Are Becoming Too MilitarizedThe news has been punctuated by images of police aiming rifles at marchers in Ferguson, Missouri, setting off a national debate about the use of force among officers. Dave Bryan examines local law enforcement, which has quite a collection of military-style weapons.
Surveillance Video Captures Rough Arrest By Santa Ana PoliceOlivia Arzate, Michael Vargas' mother, knew her son was arrested and taken into custody on June 20. But she didn't know why he had to be hospitalized.
Civil-Rights Activists Meet With Top CHP Official After Woman Is Punched On VideoLocal civil rights leaders met Monday with CHP Deputy Commissioner Ramona Prieto in an impromptu gathering outside the agency's downtown headquarters.
CHP Investigating Beating Of Woman On Shoulder Of 10 FreewayKCAL9's Randy Paige reports an arrest report shows the incident - captured on video by a motorist - occurred at the 10 on-ramp near La Brea July 1 at about 5:45 p.m.
Video Shows Woman Blinded After Beaumont Cop Allegedly Pepper Sprayed Her During ArrestEnoch Clark is charged with using excessive force against motorist Monique Hernandez during a traffic stop in February 2012 that led to her drunk driving arrest.
CSULA Student Alleges Excessive Force After CHP Arrest A Southern California college student Friday announced a federal lawsuit against a California Highway Patrol officer for alleged excessive force against a young woman.
LAPD Officers Cleared In Excessive Force Case Filed By Former BankerTwo Los Angeles police officers were cleared of all wrongdoing in a multimillion lawsuit filed by former bank executive, Brian Mulligan.
Superior Court Judge Claims UCLA Police Officers Used Excessive ForceAn African-American Los Angeles Superior Court judge has filed a complaint against UCLA police after he was allegedly roughed up by two officers over the weekend.
DOJ Opens Civil Rights Probe Into LA County JailsFederal authorities have opened a civil rights investigation into whether Los Angeles County sheriff's deputies engaged in a pattern of abuse of inmates.