In the wake of three incidents where police officers used force to make arrests, the Los Angeles Police Chief Charlie Beck has planned community meetings at all 21 police stations in the city, the Los Angeles Times reports.
An LAPD spokesman told the Los Angeles Times the dates of the meeting have not yet been set "because it is such a hot topic right now." At the meetings, police representatives will talk about why officers use force and how concerns about excessive use of force are investigated.
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In August, police stopped a 20-year-old Venice man for skateboarding on the wrong side of the street and . A witness videotaped police officers punching Ronald Weekly as he lay on the ground. , a roving unit that patrols different areas throughout Los Angeles based on need, . Police officials met with the
A woman was pulled over and arrested in Tujunga for holding a cellphone while driving. A and two officers fist pumping following the arrest.
The Times also reporter a woman died as police officers tried to arrest her outside her home in South Los Angeles. The police car's recording equipment taped officers yelling at the woman and stomping on her genitals.
This report was compiled with information from City News Service.