The first famous police brutality case. In 1991, King was tasered and beaten by LAPD officers, and the media picked up on the incident and heavily publicized it. Riots resulted.
Mar 3 1991
Thomas was a mentally ill and homeless man killed by police officers which sparked a nationwide outcry.
Died on July 10 2011 but police officers beat him on July 5
Died on August 9 2014
Harry “Dan” Tessien
Officer Yair Oaxaca fired a beanbag shotgun at the pickup’s back window, sending a spray of shattered glass throughout the cab. Tessien leapt out of his seat, and Oaxaca fired a beanbag into his abdomen. Officer Rodney Garcia delivered two more rounds because Tessien still had not raised his hands. This man was deaf.