Attorney Ben Crump wants Justice Dept. investigation of LAPD use-of-force incidents


Elex Michaelson

LOS ANGELES (KABC) — People rallied Wednesday over a number of recent violent arrests by the Los Angeles Police Department. One victim died in police custody, and two others sustained injuries.

“This is a united front to cause the public to demand answers,” said attorney Benjamin Crump.

“It happens once, you say it’s an incident. It happens twice, you scratch your head and you say, ‘Well, maybe it’s another coincidence.’ It happens three times in a month, you say it’s a pattern,” said Crump.

Crump is sending a letter to Attorney General Eric Holder asking for an independent federal investigation of excessive police force in Los Angeles.


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