As citizens, we all would like to believe that the Los Angeles police force fights for the safety and orderliness of our community. Nobody ever wants to believe that our local law enforcement officers would abuse their power, but the unfortunate reality is that sometimes they do. The excessive use of force by the Los Angeles police is, in particular, a sticky point between Los Angeles police officers who say they are merely trying to do their jobs and community members that would accuse the Los Angeles police of overreacting.
Take, for instance, the case of a Texas man who was recently tasered by police in the parking lot of a church in Webster, TX. Jose Moran, a pastor of the Iglesias Profetica Peniel Church, was tasered after interfering with a routine traffic stop that local law enforcement officers were conducting. Police at the scene maintain that Moran was belligerent, shouting at them and actually shoving one officer before running into the church.
Police accounts state that Moran was asked to leave several times before an officer attempted to arrest him. An officer used his taser gun to subdue Moran and pepper spray to disperse the crowd that had surrounded him. According to Moran's son, Omar, Jose Moran came outside to the parking lot to offer assistance ot the officer making the traffic stop, then went back inside.
Omar Moran maintains that police followed his father into the church, kicking in a door and using the taser gun on his father twice before using the pepper spray on the crowd. Omar Moran also noted that his father has heart problems and remains hospitalized since the incident. Webster police noted that while their officer had only used the taser gun on Moran once, the gun usually leaves two marks on the victim. Only the people at the scene can say for certain who was at fault for the outburst.
If you are involved in a crime, or a police investigation, that involves Los Angeles police brutality, you should contact a Los Angeles criminal defense attorney right away. A criminal defense attorney could help you get the best results possible for your case if it involves police brutality.
If you have been arrested for a criminal offense and feel that the police involved in the incident handled you with excessive force, call the Los Angeles criminal defense attorneys at Kestenbaum, Eisner & Gorin to fight for you.
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