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California Deaf Man Beaten, Tasered and Choked by Police for not Understanding Commands Awarded $55,000 Settlement

California Deaf Man Beaten, Tasered and Choked by Police for not Understanding Commands Awarded $55,000 Settlement

After mistaking a deaf man for a thief, beating him, tasering him and choking him because he was unable to understand their commands, the Hawthorne Police Department in southwest Los Angeles has settled a lawsuit for $55,000. The settlement was approved by the City Council on Tuesday. ...
California Cop Fired For Retaliation After Facebook Debate Over “A Heist Gone Bad”

California Cop Fired For Retaliation After Facebook Debate Over “A Heist Gone Bad”

“I think they targeted me," said the critical California man who spoke out on Facebook, and whose Christmas present for criticizing his local police department was a $300 lump of coal in the form of an unlawful vehicle fine. A California cop lost his job this week for his brazen act o ...