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Thursday, October 30, 2014

LAPD to hold use-of-force meeting at Northeast Division station

The LAPD will hold a community meeting on Thursday night, Sept. 13, at the Northeast Division station in Glassell Park to discuss recent allegations of excessive use of force by officers. “In light of recent events that have captured the attention of the media and have caused community concern, The Chief of Police , through his Central Bureau command has requested that an open meeting be held, said an LAPD email notice.

An LAPD spokesman said the Sept. 13 community meeting will include other topics as well as concerns raised by officer’s use of force against civilians.  Meetings are also planned for the Hollenbeck and Rampart Divisions.

The meeting comes as the former commander of the Foothill Division was demoted and transferred to the Northeast Division after two of his officers pulled over a female driver who was talking on her mobile phone and threw her to the ground, a scene that was captured on video tape.  Another woman died in South Los Angeles after she was stomped on by  an officer as she was taken into custody.

The Sept. 13 meeting will begin at 6 p.m. at the Northeast Division station, 3353 San Fernando Road.

 



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