Alesia Thomas's in-custody death triggers LAPD investigationAt least five officers are under investigation in the July 22 death of Alesia Thomas, a mother arrested for child endangerment after she abandoned her two children - ages 12 and 3 - at a police station, police said.
Videotaped LAPD altercations prompt calls for investigationsWhen asked by The Times about the incident, LAPD Cmdr. Bob Green confirmed that one officer, while trying to get Alesia Thomas into the back of a patrol car, threatened to kick Thomas in the genitals if she did not comply, and then followed through on ...
LAPD Officers Investigated in Death of WomanAn "in-car video was reviewed which revealed some questionable tactics and improper comments" during the officers' encounter with the woman, Alesia Thomas, the department said in statement Thursday. The video has not been made public and the officers ...
5 LAPD Officers Investigated in Death of Woman"I take all in-custody death investigations very seriously," Chief Charlie Beck said Thursday in a statement to the Los Angeles Times (http://lat.
Five LA police officers investigated over death in custodyThe case under investigation involves the death of 35-year-old Alesia Thomas, a mother of two, who resisted arrest on suspicion of child endangerment and died after being put in the back of a squad car, police said on Friday.
More details emerge in death of woman in LAPD custodyOn July 22, Alesia Thomas stopped breathing while she was in the back of an LAPD patrol car. Officers called paramedics and Thomas was rushed to Centinela Hospital in Inglewood, where she was pronounced dead.
Family Wants Answers After Woman Suffocates in LAPD CustodyLAPD Deputy Chief Bob Green confirmed that one officer, while trying to get Alesia Thomas into the back of a patrol car, told her something along the lines of "get your fat ass in the car.
LAPD under investigation for woman's mid-arrest deathThe LAPD has opened a probe to see what role, if any, its officers had in the July 22 death of Alesia Thomas. The South Los Angeles resident suffocated to death while in the backseat of a departmental patrol car after officers attempted to detain her ...
Woman Dies in LAPD Custody Following Questionable StruggleAlesia Thomas was put under arrest in the early morning hours of July 22 when officers went to her residence after her two children turned up abandoned at the local police station.
California: Inquiry Begins On Death After An ArrestThe woman, Alesia Thomas, 35, died on July 22. The confrontation occurred after Ms. Thomas abandoned her children, ages 3 and 12, at a police station around 2 a.m.
LAPD investigates officers' use of force in woman's deathThe altercation in front of her South Los Angeles apartment was captured by a patrol car's video camera. When asked by The Times about the incident, LAPD Deputy Chief Bob Green confirmed that one officer, while trying to get Alesia Thomas into the back ...
Woman dies after genital kick from LAPD officer | The Raw StoryThe Los Angeles Police Department is investigating at least five officers after Alesia Thomas died of suffocation following a violent arrest in which one female officer stomped on her genitals.
Woman kicked in crotch in LAPD custody dies on camera"I am confident we will get to the truth no matter where that leads us." Alesia Thomas died July 22, after she left her 3-year-old and 12-year-old at a police station, surrendering custody because she was a drug addict who could not care for them ...
LAPD Custody DeathPolice Chief Charlie Beck reassigned the officers on Thursday after detectives with the department's Force Investigation Division found problems with some tactics used during the arrest last month of Alesia Thomas in South Los Angeles. ``An in-car ...
5 LAPD officers investigated for in-custody death... witnesses say resisted arrest as she was being led into a cruiser. On July 22, Alesia Thomas told officers she was a drug addict who could not care for her children and surrendered custody of her 12-year-old and 3-year-old at the precinct station ...
5 LAPD Officers Investigated After Mom, 35, Dies In CustodyPolice Chief Charlie Beck reassigned the officers Thursday after detectives with the department's Force Investigation Division found problems with some tactics used during last month's arrest of Alesia Thomas in South Los Angeles. LAPD Cmdr. Andrew ...
Drug-addled mom dies after cop kicks her in the groinAlesia Thomas died from suffocation in the back of the patrol car soon after the altercation on July 22. She's seen breathing shallowly in the video, until she stops breathing altogether.
LAPD investigates woman's in-custody deathA neighbor says he saw two LAPD officers struggle with the children's mother, 35-year-old Alesia Thomas, outside her apartment.
Investigation Begins To Determine How Mom, 35, Died In LAPD CustodyAlesia Thomas was found unresponsive in the back of a patrol car. The LAPD officers involved in her arrest and apprehension have been removed from field duty by Chief Charlie Beck.
LAPD investigating use of force in woman's in-custody deathAlesia Thomas was arrested on suspicion of child endangerment after her two children - ages 3 and 12 - were found abandoned at LAPD Southeast Area Station at about 2 a.m.