So much for “Defund the Police.”
The allegations are frightening and appalling.
Prosecutors said Wednesday that the case couldn't proceed because it "relied heavily on the investigative work of Antioch Police Officers who are associated with racist text communications."
The quadrupled unmanned ground vehicle named “Spot” has set off a firestorm with civil rights advocates and some members of the dais.
Officers used the N-word to refer to Black people, admitted to brutalizing suspects, and talked about killing Mayor Lamar Thorpe.
Los Angeles County District Attorney George Gascón reversed his predecessor Jackie Lacey’s decision not to seek charges against the two men.
Former spokesperson Rolando Bonilla says he’s a scapegoat.
“I am no longer confident that Chief Armstrong can do the work needed,” said Mayor Sheng Thao.
Allegations of widespread police brutality have dogged Kern County and its largest city, Bakersfield, for years.
Police robots will not be allowed to use deadly force in San Francisco — at least for now.