Use Of Force

Footage from a security camera that shows much of the altercation between Fullerton police officers and Kelly Thomas at the Fullerton bus depot is played during a preliminary hearing for the death of Thomas, on May 7, 2012 in Santa Ana. (Photo credit: Joshua Sudock-Pool/Getty Images)

Internal Report: Officers Violated Use-Of-Force Policy In Kelly Thomas Arrest

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.

08/10/2015

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Former LAPD Officer Who Killed Shares Lessons On Deadly Force

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.

06/28/2015

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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.

06/12/2015

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New Developments In Ezell Ford Investigation Trigger South LA Protest

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.

06/06/2015

Los Angeles County Sheriff Jim McDonnell (center) was joined by LAPD Chief Charlie Beck and other law enforcement officials in downtown Los Angeles. (Photo courtesy LASD/Twitter)

Calif. Attorney General Unveils Plan To Reduce Police Bias

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.

04/17/2015

Francis Pusok's booking photo stemming from the April 9 incident. (credit: San Bernardino County Sheriff's Dept.)

Lawyer: Client Who Allegedly Nabbed Horse Doing Fairly Well After Deputy Beating

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.

04/12/2015

California Attorney General Kamala Harris speaks onstage on October 10, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (credit: Jason Merritt/Getty Images for Variety)

Kamala Harris Seeks Review After Recent Shootings By Police

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.

01/05/2015

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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.

10/17/2014

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Hundreds In LA Protest Killings Of Black Men, Police Violence Around Nation

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.

08/21/2014

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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

In a story Only On CBS2, David Goldstein investigates an incident involving a LAPD officer accused of punching a female suspect in the face. (credit: CBS)

Family Of Woman Seen Punched By LAPD Officer In CBS2 Report Suing Los Angeles

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.

07/24/2014

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2 LAPD Officers Under Investigation For Use Of Force In Unrelated Incidents

Two Los Angeles police officers were under investigation Thursday for unrelated incidents of alleged misconduct involving assaults on people in custody, according to reports.

07/17/2014

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Man, 34, Claims LAPD Officers Used Excessive Force During Bike Stop

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.

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Use-Of-Force Reports In County Jails Set To Exceed 2012

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.

07/23/2013

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Beck Defends Use-Of-Force Report In Shooting Of Handcuffed Suspect

LAPD Chief Charlie Beck on Friday stood by the department’s policy to withhold certain information when investigating officers’ use of force.

11/02/2012

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