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Monday, November 20, 2006

Pepper Spray Tape Causes Conflict for LAPD

From Los Angeles Police Chief William Bratton responds to another incident caught on tape that's creating problems for his department. The video shows an L.A.P.D. officer dousing a handcuffed suspect's face with pepper spray after the man is put into the back of a patrol car.

The department is already the target of an FBI probe prompted by another video.

That tape shows an officer repeatedly punching a suspect in the face after the man is down with the officer's knee in his throat. Sources have told reporters that the department's top officials are "livid" over these incidents. Listen. . . [Mark Godsey]

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There are proper uses for pepper spray and self defense weapons. Each of us must take care of our choices we make with use of defensive weapons.

Posted by: Jerry Johnson | Dec 20, 2006 2:09:27 PM

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