Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Police Officer Who Sent Video of Screaming, Handcuffed Woman Suspended

Metropolitan News-Enterprise
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Authoring the unpublished opinion was Sanjay Kumar, a Los Angeles Superior Court judge serving on assignment to Div.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.

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