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Group seeks to end police brutality

September 29, 2009 12:37:22 AM PDT
A group called, The October 22nd Coalition is calling for the end of police brutality.The group is planning a national day of protest. On Oct. 22, they'll march from Florence and Crenshaw to Leimert Park.

Monday, they singled out Los Angeles County where thirteen suspects have been shot and killed so far this year. The L.A. Sheriff's Department points out all but two of those suspects were armed and deputies felt their lives were in danger.

"What we really feel that needs to happen is there needs to be civilian review boards that are elected by the people," says Aidge Patterson of the October 22nd Coalition.

"They can't be people who are involved within the police departments because we don't believe that the police department, or the sheriff's department or any such law enforcement agencies are able nor willing to police themselves," Patterson adds.

L.A. County Sheriff's Department's internal investigations are monitored by the Office of Independent Review which is made up of six civil rights attorneys.

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