Newly Released Video Shows LAPD Officer Kicking, Punching Man During 2014 Arrest in South L.A.

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A still image from the video obtained by the Los Angeles Times shows the violent arrest of Clinton Alford Jr. by Officer Richard Garcia in 2014.

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The video shows a Los Angeles police officer rushing toward the middle of the South L.A. street where two officers were holding a man on the ground.

A still image from the video obtained by the Los Angeles Times that shows the violent arrest in 2014.
A still image from the video obtained by the Los Angeles Times that shows the violent arrest in 2014.

Officer Richard Garcia swings his right leg and kicks the man hard near his head. Over the next 10 seconds, the video shows Garcia knee the man in the back, and elbow and punch him in the head.

As the other officers stand up and move away, Garcia presses his knee into the man’s back for more than two minutes, stopping only when other officers come to help pick up the handcuffed man and drag him toward a patrol car.

For nearly two years, the video of the October 2014 arrest has been repeatedly cited by L.A. Police Department officials and prosecutors as they denounced Garcia’s actions, sought discipline against him and charged him with felony assault. But the department refused to make the recording public, even after prosecutors agreed in May to a controversial plea deal that spared Garcia jail time.

Click here to read the full story on LATimes.com and to watch the video. 

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