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October 25, 1991
A key plaintiff in a federal lawsuit that accuses Los Angeles County sheriff's deputies of engaging in a pattern of brutality has been acquitted of charges he threatened a deputy with a gun before being shot by the officer last May. Elzie Coleman was found not guilty Wednesday in Compton Superior Court of illegally possessing and brandishing a handgun during the May 25 incident in the Willowbrook area of Los Angeles.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 25, 1991
A key plaintiff in a federal lawsuit that accuses Los Angeles County sheriff's deputies of engaging in a pattern of brutality has been acquitted of charges he threatened a deputy with a gun before being shot by the officer last May. Elzie Coleman was found not guilty Wednesday in Compton Superior Court of illegally possessing and brandishing a handgun during the May 25 incident in the Willowbrook area of Los Angeles.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 9, 1990
In response to your article "Deputies Shoot Three Men in Separate Weekend Incidents" (May 28), I would like to provide your readers with some additional information so that they may develop a more balanced perspective. In your article regarding Elzie Coleman you reported accurately that a .38-caliber semiautomatic handgun was found near the scene. Investigators later found five live .38 rounds in the suspect's pants pocket. This would seem to contradict what Tommy Jackson and your other unnamed sources have stated in regards to Coleman not being armed at the time of the shooting.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 9, 1990
In response to your article "Deputies Shoot Three Men in Separate Weekend Incidents" (May 28), I would like to provide your readers with some additional information so that they may develop a more balanced perspective. In your article regarding Elzie Coleman you reported accurately that a .38-caliber semiautomatic handgun was found near the scene. Investigators later found five live .38 rounds in the suspect's pants pocket. This would seem to contradict what Tommy Jackson and your other unnamed sources have stated in regards to Coleman not being armed at the time of the shooting.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 24, 1991
A 27-year-old man who faced criminal charges after he was shot six times by Los Angeles County sheriff's deputies was acquitted Wednesday in Compton Superior Court. Elzie Coleman, who was wounded during a 1990 altercation with deputies, was found not guilty of charges of brandishing a firearm and illegally possessing a handgun. Coleman was walking shortly before midnight near his mother's Lynwood home when deputies stopped him as a suspect in an earlier shooting.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 28, 1990 | EDMUND NEWTON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Los Angeles County sheriff's deputies shot and wounded three men in separate incidents since the beginning of the Memorial Day weekend while a fourth man died Sunday from apparent self-inflicted wounds while in the custody of deputies, a department spokesman said. Two of the shootings involved deputies from the Lynwood substation, who believed they were in danger of being fired upon, a sheriff's spokesman said.
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July 16, 1991 | HENRY WEINSTEIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A group of civil rights lawyers Monday asked a federal judge to place restrictions on Los Angeles County sheriff's deputies in Lynwood in order to halt "a pattern of violence, terrorism and destruction of property." The deputies have conducted a campaign of "unrelenting terrorism against the black and Latino residents of this community," alleged one of the lawyers, Kevin Reed of the NAACP Legal Defense Fund.
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