Excessive Force

Clinton Alford is accusing the LAPD of using excessive force when arresting him earlier this month. (credit: CBS)

Man Who Says He Was Kicked In Head By LAPD Officer During Arrest Appears In Court

The LAPD said they have no plans on releasing the video.

10/29/2014

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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.

10/24/2014

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LAPD Identifies 2 Officers Involved In Fatal Shooting Of Ezell Ford

Witnesses told Urban Policy Roundtable President Earl Ofari Hutchinson that Ford was definitely not resisting when police shot him.

08/28/2014

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Civil-Rights Groups Insist Police Are Becoming Too Militarized

The 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.

08/15/2014

Police in Santa Ana are showing punching a male suspect as he lays prone on the ground. (credit: YouTube)

Surveillance Video Captures Rough Arrest By Santa Ana Police

Olivia 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.

07/26/2014

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Civil-Rights Activists Meet With Top CHP Official After Woman Is Punched On Video

Local civil rights leaders met Monday with CHP Deputy Commissioner Ramona Prieto in an impromptu gathering outside the agency’s downtown headquarters.

CBS2 / KCAL9–07/07/2014

David Diaz caught a CHP officer hit a woman in the face, repeatedly, on Tuesday night. (credit CBS)

CHP Investigating Beating Of Woman On Shoulder Of 10 Freeway

KCAL9’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.

CBS2 / KCAL9–07/04/2014

Monique Hernandez (credit: CBS)

Video Shows Woman Blinded After Beaumont Cop Allegedly Pepper Sprayed Her During Arrest

Enoch 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.

CBS2 / KCAL9–05/19/2014

University student Aloni Bonilla (pictured) has filed a lawsuit that claims she suffered a black eye and other injuries after an encounter with a CHP officer. (Photo courtesy Justice For Aloni/Facebook)

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.

03/21/2014

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LAPD Officers Cleared In Excessive Force Case Filed By Former Banker

Two Los Angeles police officers were cleared of all wrongdoing in a multimillion lawsuit filed by former bank executive, Brian Mulligan.

01/24/2014

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Superior Court Judge Claims UCLA Police Officers Used Excessive Force

An 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.

CBS2 / KCAL9–11/25/2013

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DOJ Opens Civil Rights Probe Into LA County Jails

Federal authorities have opened a civil rights investigation into whether Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputies engaged in a pattern of abuse of inmates.

CBS2 / KCAL9–09/06/2013

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Alleged Police Brutality Caught On Tape In Long Beach

An excessive force investigation was underway Wednesday after a confrontation between Long Beach police officers and a man was caught on tape.

CBS2 / KCAL9–09/04/2013

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DOJ Accuses 2 LA Sheriff’s Stations Of Discrimination

The U.S. Justice Department said Friday it found that Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputies at two stations in the Antelope Valley have engaged in a pattern or practice of unconstitutional stops, searches, seizures and excessive force targeting African-Americans and Latinos.

06/28/2013

A black student is arrested at a USC party. (credit: Christopher Jones/USC)

LAPD Meets With USC Students Over Allegations Of Racial Profiling

USC students filled a campus auditorium Tuesday, voicing frustration and demanding answers from police and campus security after a party’s shutdown Sunday morning ended with six students arrested and allegations of racial profiling.

05/07/2013

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