Jan 12, 2016
Fault Lines Links – LAPD Chief Seeks Criminal Charges In Brendon Glenn Death
Jan. 12, 2016 (Mimesis Law) — Hi folks, the links this morning:
- LA police chief is pushing for criminal charges to be filed against Officer Clifford Proctor for shooting dead homeless person Brendon Glenn after an alleged physical altercation in May 2014. Investigators who reviewed footage of the incident concluded that Glenn was on his stomach attempting to redress himself when Proctor shot him several times in the back.
- Former Maryland Officer Jenchesky Santiago was sentenced to five years in prison without parole. Santiago was convicted of first- and second-degree assault, use of a handgun during a crime of violence, and misconduct in office in December. The convictions relate to an incident, caught on video, in which Santiago pulled his gun on William Cunningham and threatened him for no reason.
- Two Weare, NH, officers will go to trial next month in a case brought by Shane St. Onge accusing them of police brutality. St. Onge claims he was repeatedly tasered by Officers Ken Cox and Kim McSweeney while cooperating in his arrest for burglary in March 2012.
- The trial of Baltimore Officer Caesar Goodson, the second officer to be tried in the death of Freddie Gray, has been postponed. Jury selection was set to begin Monday, but prosecutors sought to delay the trial while the request for an injunction to block Officer William Porter from testifying is resolved.
- Former federal prosecutor Dan Webb will lead an investigation into the Chicago Law Department division following the resignation of the city’s lawyer Jordan Marsh, after he was found to be intentionally concealing evidence in the police shooting of Darius Pinex.