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July 22, 2003 | Richard Marosi, Times Staff Writer
The defense in the Donovan Jackson police abuse trial rested its case on Monday after calling a use-of-force expert who said former Inglewood Officer Jeremy Morse's actions in detaining the teenager had been appropriate. Don S. Cameron, a police trainer from Northern California, said Jackson had planted his feet, a sign that he was conscious, as Morse lifted the youth and carried him toward the trunk of a police car.
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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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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
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.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 22, 2004 | Anna Gorman, Times Staff Writer
Jeremy Morse hauled a handcuffed, limp teenager off the ground and threw him onto the trunk of a patrol car in a show of force that was excessive and unnecessary, prosecutors said Wednesday as they laid out their case against the former Inglewood police officer. But defense attorney John Barnett told jurors that Morse, caught on videotape by an amateur cameraman, used reasonable force to restrain Donovan Jackson as he violently resisted officers at a gas station in July 2002.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 22, 2004 | Anna Gorman, Times Staff Writer
Jeremy Morse hauled a handcuffed, limp teenager off the ground and threw him onto the trunk of a patrol car in a show of force that was excessive and unnecessary, prosecutors said Wednesday as they laid out their case against the former Inglewood police officer. But defense attorney John Barnett told jurors that Morse, caught on videotape by an amateur cameraman, used reasonable force to restrain Donovan Jackson as he violently resisted officers at a gas station in July 2002.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 25, 2002 | Daniel Hernandez, Times Staff Writer
Jeremy J. Morse, the Inglewood police officer facing a criminal trial in the videotaped beating of a handcuffed 16-year-old, has been fired, Inglewood Police Chief Ronald Banks said Thursday. "I conducted a hearing, and I made my final decision," Banks said. Morse's rough handling of a teenager after a police stop in July was caught on videotape by a bystander, and its broadcast caused a nationwide outcry, claims of police brutality and local protests.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 29, 2004 | From Times Staff Reports
Former police officer Jeremy Morse, videotaped in 2002 slamming a black teenager against a patrol car, should be compensated for lost wages and damage to his career, an arbitrator ruled. Tuesday's nonbinding decision was rejected by Inglewood officials, said Morse's lawyer, Richard Levine, who plans to file a lawsuit against the city.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 19, 2003 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Testimony in the Donovan Jackson police abuse trial is scheduled to resume Monday after a juror's illness forced the postponement of Friday's session. John Barnett, the defense attorney for former Inglewood Police Officer Jeremy Morse, is expected to call the final witnesses on Monday. Morse, who is charged with assault under color of authority, may testify in his own defense. The jury may begin deliberations by midweek.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 26, 2004 | From Times Staff Reports
Former Inglewood Police Officer Jeremy Morse pleaded no contest to a misdemeanor count of drunk driving and was sentenced to three years' probation. Superior Court Commissioner Donna Groman also ordered him to pay fines and to participate in an alcohol-abuse program. In 2002, Morse was videotaped roughing up a teenager at an Inglewood gas station. A judge dismissed the assault case after two juries deadlocked on whether Morse had used excessive force.
OPINION
February 4, 2004
Re "Jury Deadlocks in Second Trial of Former Officer," Jan. 31: Any juror who could not see former Inglewood Police Officer Jeremy Morse using excessive and brutal force in the slamming and punching of young Donovan Jackson is less fit to be a juror than Morse is to wear the badge. Justice is blind? In this case, the jurors who voted against conviction were! Robert H. Rowland Corona
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 22, 2003 | Richard Marosi, Times Staff Writer
The defense in the Donovan Jackson police abuse trial rested its case on Monday after calling a use-of-force expert who said former Inglewood Officer Jeremy Morse's actions in detaining the teenager had been appropriate. Don S. Cameron, a police trainer from Northern California, said Jackson had planted his feet, a sign that he was conscious, as Morse lifted the youth and carried him toward the trunk of a police car.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 25, 2002 | Daniel Hernandez, Times Staff Writer
Jeremy J. Morse, the Inglewood police officer facing a criminal trial in the videotaped beating of a handcuffed 16-year-old, has been fired, Inglewood Police Chief Ronald Banks said Thursday. "I conducted a hearing, and I made my final decision," Banks said. Morse's rough handling of a teenager after a police stop in July was caught on videotape by a bystander, and its broadcast caused a nationwide outcry, claims of police brutality and local protests.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 25, 2003 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Jurors ended their first day of deliberations Thursday without reaching a verdict in the trial of a fired Inglewood policeman accused of assaulting a handcuffed teenager during a videotaped arrest. Panelists deliberated about five hours before adjourning. They were expected to resume deliberations today. Former Officer Jeremy Morse, 25, who slammed Donovan Jackson onto the trunk of a police car during a July 6, 2002, arrest at a gas station, is charged with assault under color of authority.
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January 22, 2005 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Rep. Maxine Waters joined black activists Friday to condemn jury awards totaling $2.4 million for two white police officers who sued Inglewood after one was fired and the other suspended in the videotaped beating of a black teenager, Donovan Jackson, during an arrest. "Justice still awaits in this case," Waters (D-Los Angeles) told a crowd outside City Hall.
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