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Staff writer for the Los Angeles Times covering the LAPD and law enforcement issues in general.

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Jun 22, 2017

@JetsHaider @WesleyLowery 4/ we see this in the #Castille jury instructions. The instruction on reasonableness, which is taken directly from Graham, is sweeping.

Jun 22, 2017

@JetsHaider @WesleyLowery 3/ let alone convict police officers because it requires juries to see things from the POV of the officer in the moment...

Jun 22, 2017

@JetsHaider @WesleyLowery 3/ let alone convict a police officer criminally bc it is decided from POV of the officer in the moment.

Jun 22, 2017

@JetsHaider @WesleyLowery 2/ Excessive force claims. And, @WesleyLowery point I think was that reasonableness standard makes it very, very difficult to charge...

Jun 22, 2017

@JetsHaider @WesleyLowery 1/ no, the legal significance of Graham was the reasonableness standard that the court said had to be applied when deciding...

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