Oct. 15, 2013
A Los Angeles police officer accused of kicking a handcuffed woman,
who later died, pleaded not guilty Tuesday morning to assault under
color of authority.
Mary O’Callaghan, 48, was charged last week in connection with the
July 22, 2012, incident that ended with the death of Alesia Thomas.
Prosecutors say O’Callaghan — a 19-year department veteran — kicked
Thomas in the groin and stomach and pushed her in the throat while she
was in handcuffs and restraints.