From the Los Angeles Daily News
ANTI-POLICE BRUTALITY: What if everything the activists said was a lie?
By Robert C. J. Parry
LAST week on Santa Monica Boulevard in Hollywood, two LAPD officers chased a theft suspect before tackling and wrestling him to the ground. When dust settled, crime-scene tape cordoned the area as detectives scoured for evidence.
Their investigation was unrelated to the theft. The alleged thief wasn't even the suspect. Rather, their focus was Officer Ivana Gallegos, who, for all intents and purposes, is the suspect in an assault. The possible crime: During the struggle, Gallegos' radio struck the suspect's head. Accidentally.
Why did this innocuous incident require such fanfare? Why was this cop treated like a criminal? Short answer: The federal consent decree.