LAPD officer arrested for station assault

Sean Joseph Meade, 41, was taken from home on order of Chief Bill Bratton after a videotape allegedly showed him choking a handcuffed sixteen-year-old suspect at the Central station. Meade was booked on suspicion of assault under the color of authority. "The video in essence depicts what the preliminary investigation and I believe to have been an assault on the juvenile that was totally unnecessary and was not in any color of law justified,'' Bratton said. "Based on what I and my command staff witnessed on the video, we felt the behavior was nothing that we as a department can tolerate or condone.'' LAPD blog

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