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L.A. police accused of excessive force in arrest of mentally ill man
L.A. police accused of excessive force in arrest of mentally ill man

Los Angeles police are investigating the August arrest of a mentally ill homeless man who was hospitalized after officers forcefully took him into custody on the Venice boardwalk, officials said. Samuel Arrington, 52, contends officers have repeatedly used excessive force on him in recent years. Police records show Arrington was arrested four times over the last two years, including during three incidents in which officers used some type of force because, they said, he was resisting. In the latest arrest, which was captured on video, one officer used a Taser four times as police tried to subdue Arrington, according to a police report obtained by The Times on Friday. One officer said he...

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