LAPD cop gets 3 years in jail for beating suspect caught on dashcam (Via Ars Technica)
From the article:
The 35-year-old victim, Alesia Thomas, died later that July evening.
Superior Court Judge Sam Ohta suspended 20 months from the 36-month sentence. With good behavior, that means the officer could be released in five months.
So to put it honestly, the cop did not receive 3 years in jail for beating a suspect, she got five months in jail for murder. Sadly, that short sentence is not a surprise–it’s both obvious and well-known that all aspects of the legal system work together to protect cops from punishment for their misdeeds. What’s most surprising about this case is that she got any jail time for committing murder, as the usual punishment is a paid vacation.