Many of us remember seeing the video of a cop slamming a young black man up against the hood of a car and punching him in the head. The police officer who assaulated the young man was fired and criminally prosecuted. After two juries on the assault charges, the officer had the case against him dismissed.
He sued for wrongful termination. What result?
A former Inglewood police officer who was fired for punching a black teenager and slamming him against a patrol car was awarded $1.6 million Tuesday by the jury in a discrimination lawsuit he and his partner brought against the city.