Friday, February 04, 2005

Cop Watch
  • Los Angeles - After five months the district attorney has decided not to pursue criminal charges against Officer John Hatfield, who was caught on video tape brutally beating and kicking auto theft suspect Stanley Miller last June. The assault, which was caught on video by a local traffic copter, has been compared to the Rodney King video that sparked the 1992 LA riots. LAPD Chief William Bratton was quick to hold meetings with Al Sharpton and other civil rights activists to give the allusion of justice in action.
  • San Jose - 22-year veteran of the San Jose Police Department, Stephen Gallagher is being held without bail after being caught on video tape sexually abusing his own 1-year-old daughter.