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LAPD Officer Charged with Unlawful Use of Force

March 5, 2007
Contacts: Joe Scott, Director of Communications
Sandi Gibbons, Public Information Officer
Jane Robison, News Secretary
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LOS ANGELES – A 41-year-old LAPD officer was charged today with unlawful use of force and filing a false police report after he allegedly choked and punched a male juvenile following his arrest, the District Attorney’s office announced.

Sean Joseph Meade, (dob 8-10-65), is scheduled to be arraigned after 1:30 p.m. at the Foltz Criminal Justice Center, Division 30, on the two felony counts, said Deputy District Attorney Sean Hassett with the Justice System Integrity Division. He is charged in case No. BA318119. Meade is scheduled to surrender to the court at 1:30 p.m.

Meade allegedly assaulted a handcuffed 16-year-old male at Central Station after the juvenile was arrested on Dec. 5, 2006. The alleged assault was caught on videotape by LAPD.


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