LAPD clash with bike riders on video under investigation


Email from the Los Angeles Police Protective League asking the community to "refrain from a rush to judgment" usually means one thing: there's some new video or eyewitness report suggesting misconduct by an LAPD officer. In this case, it's YouTube video from a Friday night demonstration in Hollywood. The video appears to show an officer in shorts reaching out to kick at a passing bike rider, and someone else — possibly the video shooter — being roughly taken into custody while cops shout conflicting orders to "get down" and "get up." But the video doesn't capture anything close to all that's going on, and the LAPD says it will investigate what happened. The demonstration was a protest about British Petroleum.


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