September 9, 2013
A Long Beach police officer was appropriately suspended for 40 hours
based on e-mailing to his wife and to a friend the video he recorded on
his cell phone of a handcuffed woman, face-down on the floor, screaming,
the Court of Appeal for this district held Friday.
Authoring the unpublished opinion was Sanjay Kumar, a Los Angeles
Superior Court judge serving on assignment to Div. Five. It upholds a
judgment of Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Joseph E. DiLoreto, who
denied a writ of administrative mandamus.
The video was taken by the appellant, Officer Jason Mifflin, in the booking area of the police station.