Videos Re-ignite Focus on LAPD Use of Force

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A video recently posted on the website YouTube shows LAPD officers holding down and punching a man who says he can't breathe. Chief William Bratton says the officers might have been violating department policy on excessive force. Another tape shows an officer squirting pepper spray in the face of a man already sitting inside a patrol car. The district attorney has ruled there was no wrongdoing in that case, and that the officers used "professional courtesy" and "restraint."  Police Commission members are still concerned, and the ACLU calls the incident, "appalling."



  • Connie Rice - Los Angeles civil rights attorney, former member of President Obama’s Task Force on 21st Century Policing - @ConnieRicePCN


Warren Olney