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LAPD Officer to Pay Damages in Excessive Force Case [VIDEO]

Los Angeles Police Department Officer Mario Cardona’s commanding officer admitted that Officer Cardona acted unreasonably, unprofessionally, and used excessive force during a 2015 confrontation with college student Daniel Garza. The attorney’s charged with defending the City of Los Angeles and officers like Cardona said the same and went a step further, arguing that Officer Cardona acted with malice during the incident. Eventually, a federal jury agreed. But in an all too familiar scenario, Los Angeles Police Chief Charlie Beck exonerated the officer and found his actions to be “justified, lawful, and proper”—and Officer Cardona? Well he’s since been promoted to a training officer.