The Los Angeles Times reported today that LAPD is finally cracking down on officers involved with using overly excessive force against 246 immigration protesters and journalists at the 2007 May Day rally. Pictured: Police Chief William J. Bratton addresses reporters while Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa leaves at the end of a news conference on the May Day melee at MacArthur Park. A report on the incident said police used batons to strike protesters and journalists more than 100 times. Many of the baton strikes were inflicted on peaceful demonstrators, the report said.
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