Use Of Force
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.
A college student who claims he was unjustly beaten and Tasered by officers while out with his friends in Hollywood last October is suing the Los Angeles Police Department.
At least five LAPD officers were under investigation Friday after a 35-year-old woman died in custody.
The chief of the L.A. Police Department took disciplinary action Wednesday after surveillance video surfaced of a traffic stop turned violent.
Confidential memos show Sheriff Lee Baca’s command staff raised red flags nearly two years ago about deputy misconduct and brutality against inmates at Los Angeles County jails.