New LA County Sheriff Robert Luna has opened a probe into an incident involving a deputy and a black woman.
From City News Service:
Calling video of the confrontation ``disturbing,'' Los Angeles County Sheriff Robert Luna vowed today that an ``objective''
and thorough investigation will be conducted into the actions of a deputy caught on camera slamming a woman to the ground and pepper-spraying her in the face outside a Lancaster grocery store. ``I want to make it clear to all of our community that this investigation is to objectively -- and I do repeat objectively -- determine if the force used was reasonable if it was necessary, if it was appropriate and proportionate to the level of actions that were described,'' Luna said during a downtown Los Angeles news conference. He repeatedly declined to offer an opinion on whether the deputy's actions appeared to be appropriate or within department policy, insisting he did not ``know the facts'' and wanted to ensure the internal investigation is conducted fairly. But of the video, he said, ``It's disturbing. There's no ifs and buts about it.''