Alesia Thomas (7019)



7/22/2012: A local officer took Thomas into custody after she'd left her two children, ages 3 and 12, at a police station with clean clothes and their grandmother's telephone number. After Thomas was leg-bound and cuffed, the arresting officer physically assaulted her, slapping and kicking. Thomas lost consciousness and died soon after the beating. In June 2015 with the help of video evidence the officer was found guilty of assault under color of authority. http://ktla.com/2015/06/05/verdict-reached-in-trial-of-lapd-officer-accused-of-assault-in-womans-death/