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Police Brutality is Rampant, not Rare [VIDEO links]

It's Not Just the LAPD: The Big Lie About Police Brutality is Claiming it's Not Rampant

09/01/2012 by Dave Lindorff

TASER Ruled As Excessive Force in Ninth Circuit Case

Police must have reasonable grounds for using Tasers, 9th Circuit rules

The court found that a Coronado police officer used excessive force when he used a stun gun on an unarmed motorist in 2005. The ruling could have implications for use-of-force policies across the West.

L.A. Sheriff's Think Names of Killer Cops Should Be Hidden From Public

Lawsuits reveal names of deputies in shootings

The L.A. County Sheriff's Department and deputies union contended that the identities of officers involved in shootings should be kept confidential.

By Victoria Kim, Los Angeles Times  January 29, 2011

    Two Los Angeles County sheriff's deputies whose names have been kept secret amid litigation over whether the identities of officers involved in shootings are public information have been named in separate wrongful-death lawsuits, records show.

    Santa Rosa Cops Killed Richard DeSantis in 2007 and Civil Rights Lawsuit Moves Forward [Audio included after article]

    Supreme Court: Family of man shot by police can sue

    By JULIE JOHNSON  THE PRESS DEMOCRAT  Published: Monday, January 24, 2011

    A U.S. Supreme Court judge ruled Monday that the family of a bipolar Santa Rosa man who was shot and killed by police officers during a 2007 confrontation can proceed with their lawsuit against the Santa Rosa Police Department.

    Richard DeSantis