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  • Prior clashes may factor into San Bernardino County beating inquiries

    Prior clashes may factor into San Bernardino County beating inquiries
    Before he found himself being beaten earlier this month by San Bernardino County sheriff's deputies in view of a hovering news helicopter, Francis Pusok and law enforcement had clashed more than once. The 30-year-old Apple Valley resident had been...
  • Hurdles in 'Suge' Knight case: Hesitant witness, fuzzy video

    On paper, the evidence in the murder case against Marion "Suge" Knight looks strong: Prosecutors have a surviving witness, video of the former rap music mogul running over two men and Knight's history of violence and intimidation. But a hearing this week...
  • Man wins $240,000 from Hollywood in police brutality case

    Man wins $240,000 from Hollywood in police brutality case
    Paul Gozaloff has won a $240,000 settlement seven years after accusing five Hollywood officers of brutality and false arrest. Hollywood city commissioners formally approved the deal Wednesday without comment. "We are very pleased that the City...
  • Curbing use of deadly force by police calls for new policies, training

    Curbing use of deadly force by police calls for new policies, training
    Here's what I'll give police: The job is inherently dangerous, split-second decisions are hard to make under pressure, and sideline critics like me have the advantage of hindsight in second-guessing the use of deadly force. But too often, it seems...
  • Why police pursuits can have such ugly endings

    Why police pursuits can have such ugly endings
    An incident caught on video Thursday in which San Bernardino County sheriff's deputies beat an unarmed suspect marks the latest case of questionable law enforcement tactics at the end of a pursuit. Even since the beating of Rodney King by Los Angeles...
  • City undecided on equipping cops with body cams

    City undecided on equipping cops with body cams
    A bystander's video recording of a South Carolina patrol officer fatally shooting a fleeing suspect in the back earlier this month has rekindled consideration of adding video recording devices to patrol officers' uniforms, an issue that has been on the...
  • SC police shooting case rekindles body camera debate

    A bystander's video proved pivotal in the filing of a murder charge against a South Carolina police officer, and also rekindled a fervent national discussion about the use of body cameras by police officers. The White House seized on the case to make a...
  • Video of fatal police shooting may have major impact

    Graphic videos have surfaced previously that kindled outrage over police use of force — the Rodney King beating in Los Angeles, last year's chokehold death in New York City. The new video from South Carolina is perhaps the most striking yet —...
  • Video in South Carolina police shooting makes building a defense that much harder

    Video in South Carolina police shooting makes building a defense that much harder
    Unlike other videos in the last year that have shown a law officer shooting an unarmed suspect, the shaky smartphone footage that went viral this week leaves little to the imagination. And that, legal experts say, will leave attorneys for Michael T....
  • When can police use lethal force against a fleeing suspect?

    The law gives police officers latitude to use deadly force when they feel physically endangered, but there's far less legal flexibility when it comes to opening fire at fleeing individuals. Here's a look at legal issues raised by Saturday's police...
  • SC video of fatal police shooting may have major impact

    Graphic videos have surfaced previously that kindled outrage over police use of force — the Rodney King beating in Los Angeles, last year's chokehold death in New York City. The new video from South Carolina is perhaps the most striking yet, its...