Recent Boyle Heights Police Beating Incident Recalled
|Iglesia de Dios de la Profecia, where a police officer was caught beating a suspect|
on April 27th. Photo by J.N. Arias.
“We’re conducting an investigation from LAPD Internal Affairs. There was an incident on this street yesterday at approximately five o’clock, and we’re asking neighbors what they saw. Do you mind if we ask you a few questions?” he continued. “If we get this done quick we won’t have to keep coming back here,” the policewoman added. Her tone was almost threatening, and I felt certain that if my answers were not to her liking, my grandparents and I might find ourselves being harassed at some later point.
“De el gritón que llevaron?” he joked.
Jeremy Arias is a journalism student at East L.A College and a lifelong resident of Boyle Heights. He can be emailed at email@example.com.