A videotape showing a police officer using a flashlight to hit a suspect during a June 19 incident was "brutal" but appears to be within protocol, says Los Angeles Police Chief William Bratton. The Los Angeles Times says Bratton addressed the issue a day after a television station broadcast a home video of the incident, which occurred four days before an officer was videotaped striking car-theft suspect Stanley Miller 11 times with a flashlight. The other video shows Curtis Gibson, 37, being struck three times in the legs with a flashlight by police during the struggle to arrest . . .
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