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Five LAPD officers under investigation in death of woman

At least five Los Angeles police officers are under investigation in

the death of a woman who stopped breathing during a struggle that

included an officer stomping on her genital area and the use of

additional force by others to take her into custody, police officials

confirmed Thursday.The altercation in front of her South Los Angeles

apartment was captured by a patrol car's video camera.


When asked by The Times about the incident, LAPD Cmdr. Bob Green confirmed

that one officer, while trying to get Alesia Thomas into the back of a

patrol car, threatened to kick Thomas in the genitals if she did not

comply, and then followed through on her threat.After officers forced Thomas

into the back seat of the police car, she is seen on the video breathing

shallowly; she eventually stopped breathing."I take all in-custody death investigations

very seriously," LAPD Chief C

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