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Jury deliberating in LAPD officer assault trial
Jury deliberating in LAPD officer assault trial

A woman’s death three years ago, after falling unconscious in the back seat of a Los Angeles Police Department patrol car, fueled growing national conversations about use of force and police encounters captured on camera. Now, the criminal trial of an officer charged in connection with the 2012 incident is nearing a conclusion. The defendant Mary O’Callaghan, 50, worked as an LAPD officer for almost two decades, having patrolled the department’s Southeast Division for 15 years. In 2013, the district attorney’s office charged her with assault under the color of authority and she’s currently on trial. The department released a statement last month saying Chief...

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