Resisting arrest could get you killed in this town.
Alesia Thomas was found dead in the backseat of a patrol car after officers arrested her for child endangerment.
Thomas's two children were abandoned at a South East Police station, the 3-year-old and 12-year-old lead officers to their residence in the 9000 block of South Broadway. Officers confronted Alesia Thomas and after interviewing her decided to arrest her.
Alesia began resisting arrest which prompted the officers to perform a leg sweep to gain control of her, two other officers also handcuffed her hands behind her back. Thomas still resisted and struggled with officers requiring them to request more assistance.
An in-car-video has been reviewed and has raised questions of the misconduct of the officers.
LAPD Police Chief Carlie Beck:
I take all in-custody death investigations very seriously and directed that the officers involved be removed from field duties until further detailks are known, including what part intoxicants and physical cinditions contributed. I'm cionfident we will get to tyhe truth, no mattter where that leads us.
This story comes out a month later after a sleuth of police brutality cases have come out involving the LAPD.