Use Of Force
Two Fullerton police officers who were acquitted of criminal wrongdoing in the 2011 death of a mentally ill homeless man violated their department’s use-of-force policy, according to an internal report.
A young cop entered an area known as the “kill zone,” as officers call it, to become a researcher seeking to understand the dynamics of confrontation. In doing so, he hopes to be a voice of reason in an emotional national debate, and an advocate for change.
“[Officers] will be out in the streets and they will be doing their jobs,” LAPD Sgt. Barry Montgomery.
Ford’s family told CBS2/KCAL9’s Adrianna Weingold they were not participating in the demonstration. But they are upset at a report that began circulating Friday that the LAPD had determined the officers’ actions were justified and that they’d make that recommendation to the L.A. Police Commission.
Attorney General Kamala Harris says she wants to strengthen the trust between police and the public following recent slayings of unarmed civilians by officers nationwide.
The attorney for a Southern California man who was beaten by several sheriff’s deputies following a 2½ hour-long chase involving a stolen horse said Saturday that his client is doing fairly well while receiving medical attention in jail.
California’s attorney general is stepping into the national debate over the recent slayings of unarmed civilians by police, calling for a review by her agency and promising to lead a public dialogue.
Deputies with the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department will soon begin training on what officials say is the world’s most realistic use-of-force training simulator.
Activists marched in the hundreds on the streets of South L.A. Thursday to protest what they are calling the unjust police shootings of unarmed black men across the nation.
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.
The incident was captured on police surveillance video in the LAPD’s Van Nuys division and shown last week in a story Only On CBS2.
Two Los Angeles police officers were under investigation Thursday for unrelated incidents of alleged misconduct involving assaults on people in custody, according to reports.
A 34-year-old man is recovering Monday from several injuries he said he sustained from a violent encounter with Los Angeles Police Department officers late last week.
Figures released to the public Tuesday showed the number of use-of-force reports in Los Angeles County jails are outpacing last year’s number, but an attorney to the County Board of Supervisors said the trend is not cause for concern.
LAPD Chief Charlie Beck on Friday stood by the department’s policy to withhold certain information when investigating officers’ use of force.