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Video Of Lancaster Arrest Ignites Protest against LASD

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A video of an arrest in Lancaster in which a Black man is lying on the ground and compliant but a sheriff’s deputy keeps a gun pressed against his head is sparking protests and new calls for reform.

A department statement reads:

“During the incident, a deputy detained an armed suspect. A crowd of bystanders began to form, and additional deputies arrived before the suspect was taken into custody. As a result of that interaction, the Sheriff’s Department has directed an in-depth review of our policy and tactics. The suspect was in possession of a loaded handgun with an extended high capacity magazine. The suspect was not injured during the incident. The incident was captured on the deputy’s body worn camera.”