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July 18, 2003 | Richard Marosi, Times Staff Writer
Two use-of-force experts testified Thursday that former Inglewood Police Officer Jeremy Morse acted appropriately when he threw Donovan Jackson onto a police car last summer, but said his actions would have been unreasonable if the teenager had been unconscious.
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July 25, 2008 | Andrew Blankstein and Joanna Lin, Times Staff Writers
Disputing claims from the victim's family that officers went to the wrong address, Inglewood police on Thursday released the radio transcripts of a family disturbance call that resulted in a fatal officer-involved shooting. The caller who alerted police early Monday, according to the transcripts, identified the source of the disturbance several times as Apartment 10 in the 100 block of North Hillcrest Boulevard, where Officer Brian Ragan fatally shot Kevin Wicks, 38. "Our position is that the officers were dispatched to the apartment that was given to us by the caller," said Sgt. Gabriela Garcia.
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December 24, 1999 | JOHNATHON E. BRIGGS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Margaret Wilson was roused from sleep early Thursday when a running gun battle between Inglewood police and three gunmen came to a dramatic end just outside her door. Wilson, a retiree who recently bought a condominium with her husband in Inglewood, said the chaotic exchange of gunfire reminded her of the civil war that had forced her to flee Liberia and return to the United States in 1998. "But I didn't think I was going to run into a war in my own backyard," she said.
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January 10, 1990 | MARC LACEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
An autopsy on a Fountain Valley man who died in the custody of Inglewood police after a Grateful Dead concert last month confirms that he died from a carotid choke-hold and that his body was covered with bruises, a coroner's office spokesman said Tuesday. In sharp contrast to an initial police report, the autopsy on 19-year-old Patrick Shanahan describes "considerable bruising" on Shanahan's forehead, neck, scalp, cheek, jaw, shoulder, chest, ribs and knee, said spokesman Bob Dambacher.
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January 28, 2004 | Anna Gorman, Times Staff Writer
More than 18 months after an amateur cameraman videotaped Jeremy Morse roughing up a teenager in Inglewood, jurors must decide whether he acted as a responsible police officer or a lawless gang member, lawyers argued Tuesday. Prosecutors said the case began and ended with the videotape, which was broadcast worldwide and they contended proved that Inglewood Police Officer Morse broke the law.
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October 21, 2012 | By Louis Sahagun and Bettina Boxall, Los Angeles Times
Awakened by the sound of gunshots, Fanny Paiz opened her window and looked across the dark Inglewood street to a nightmare scene of bloodied neighbors and a house in flames. "I heard a man yelling," Paiz said. "Then I saw a lady run out into the street with a child in her arms. She was bleeding. She was standing in the middle of the street with the child, whose face was covered in blood. She fell down, screaming, 'He's shooting me. He's shooting me.' " Three other shooting victims were in the house, all members of the same family who police say were attacked before dawn Saturday by a rampaging neighbor who was being evicted.
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December 17, 2002 | From Times Staff Reports
A man fatally shot by Inglewood police early Sunday after he allegedly stabbed himself and lunged at a woman with two knives was identified by the county coroner's office as Joshua C. Hawkins, 42, of Inglewood. A police spokesman said an investigation into the shooting was proceeding, and an autopsy will be performed by the coroner.
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August 1, 1991 | MARC LACEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A traffic ticket and singer Axl Rose's volatile temperament almost added up to a canceled Guns N' Roses concert Tuesday night at the Forum. Inglewood police say that Rose threw a tantrum over a ticket his limousine driver received for an illegal left turn outside the Inglewood arena. The singer threatened to call off his band's show unless police canceled the citation. Police say they agreed, fearing a riot might erupt if the show did not go on.
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January 16, 1990
An upswing in gang violence and drug dealing caused Inglewood's murder rate to rise 50% last year, making 1989 the second-deadliest year in the city's history, according to year-end estimates released last week by the Inglewood Police Department. Police reported 46 murders in the city last year, compared to the record 55 reported in 1980. At the same time, the number of shootings involving Inglewood police officers more than tripled, rising from three in 1988 to 11 in 1989.
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December 22, 2000 | BILL CHRISTINE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Inglewood police are investigating what they characterize as a "threatening" anonymous letter received by leading jockey Gary Stevens in the Hollywood Park jockeys' room last Sunday. Both Inglewood police and a spokeswoman for the Pasadena Police Department said Thursday that there appears to be no link between the letter to Stevens and the Dec. 3 death of Chris Antley, another top jockey who was found dead, a victim of severe head trauma, in his Pasadena home.
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