Los Angeles County prosecutors have declined to pursue a case against a man who was allegedly beaten by police while being held down by officers last month.
In an earlier interview with The Times, Clinton Alford, 22, said he was riding his bicycle on the sidewalk along Avalon Boulevard near 55th Street on Oct. 16 when a car pulled up behind him.
A man shouted a command to stop, but Alford said he continued pedaling because the man did not identify himself as a police officer. When someone grabbed the back of the bike, Alford said he jumped off and ran.
Police Chief Charlie Beck released a statement last month saying he was "extremely concerned about this particular use of force."
"This investigation is ongoing, and there is still much that needs to be done to determine the facts of this matter, but let me be very clear, any officer that is found to abuse the public is not welcome in this department, and we will apply whatever legal or administrative means necessary to ensure the community's trust without exception," Beck said.