Police Abuse

LAPD To Hold Public Meetings Over Forceful Arrests

Cops seem a little too ... enthusiastic about thumping their employers


Facing public concern over three videotaped incidents in which police used serious force to subdue people, the Los Angeles Police Department plans to host a series of community meetings to discuss with the public why officers use force and how the department investigates such encounters.

LAPD Chief Charlie Beck ordered meetings held by the department's 21 stations throughout the city, Lt. Andrew Neiman said.