UPDATED 10/29/2014 8:30 p.m. with photos of the prisoner’s receipt and OR release agreement for Clinton Alford.
So here’s what I’m told really happened regarding that use of the force incident in Newton Division of the Los Angeles Police Department.
On Oct. 16, Newton officers from the Parolee Compliance Unit (PCU) were involved in a parolee compliance check of Clinton Alford, 22, in South Los Angeles near 55th Street and South Avalon Boulevard.
Alford was allegedly riding his bike on Avalon Blvd. when undercover detectives approached him and grabbed his bike. He thought he was being jacked for his bike and so he ran. It happens. Apparently the chase was on but Alford didn’t get very far because one officer jumped up and managed to put his knee on Mr. Alford’s chest area while another officer placed his knees across the his legs as he was being taken into custody. At that point another officer came out of nowhere and kicked him in the head as if he was kicking a field goal for the score — for the score.
However, the officers failed to remember that you never know who is watching.
All of this happened in front of a halfway house where it is completely surrounded with digital cameras that are allegedly monitored by parole agents — meaning another law enforcement agency might have custody of that video. Either way, there is a video and someone has it.
Allegedly all of the officers from that Parolee Compliance Unit have been sent home pending an internal investigation. Captain Prokop, who we have discussed before, and the department have covered their asses on this one.
The only reason the LAPD is coming forth with some of the information now is because they have no choice. That video is about to surface and then it’s going to be on like Donkey Kong.
I’ll keep you updated.