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Beck: Releasing video of LAPD altercation could harm criminal case
Beck: Releasing video of LAPD altercation could harm criminal case

Los Angeles Police Chief Charlie Beck on Tuesday defended his decision not to publicly release a video showing an altercation involving an officer who has been charged with assault, saying doing so could jeopardize the criminal case. Beck acknowledged the public interest in viewing the footage of the Oct. 16 incident -- which was captured by a security camera posted on a South L.A. building -- but said Dist. Atty. Jackie Lacey "has been very, very clear that she does not want that video out there." Releasing the footage before the officer's trial, Beck said, could taint the jury pool or "otherwise interfere" with the case. "My desire...

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