Use Of Force

Internal Report: Officers Violated Use-Of-Force Policy In Kelly Thomas ArrestTwo 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.
Former LAPD Officer Who Killed Shares Lessons On Deadly ForceA 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.
LAPD Officers Say Commission's Ezell Ford Ruling Hasn't Influenced Their Policing"[Officers] will be out in the streets and they will be doing their jobs," LAPD Sgt. Barry Montgomery.
New Developments In Ezell Ford Investigation Trigger South LA ProtestFord'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.
Calif. Attorney General Unveils Plan To Reduce Police BiasAttorney General Kamala Harris says she wants to strengthen the trust between police and the public following recent slayings of unarmed civilians by officers nationwide.
Lawyer: Client Who Allegedly Nabbed Horse Doing Fairly Well After Deputy BeatingThe 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.
Kamala Harris Seeks Review After Recent Shootings By PoliceCalifornia'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.
LA County Sheriff's Deputies To Train On 300-Degree Use-Of-Force Simulator 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.
Hundreds In LA Protest Killings Of Black Men, Police Violence Around NationActivists 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.
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.
Family Of Woman Seen Punched By LAPD Officer In CBS2 Report Suing Los AngelesThe incident was captured on police surveillance video in the LAPD's Van Nuys division and shown last week in a story Only On CBS2.
2 LAPD Officers Under Investigation For Use Of Force In Unrelated IncidentsTwo Los Angeles police officers were under investigation Thursday for unrelated incidents of alleged misconduct involving assaults on people in custody, according to reports.
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