Sheriff Villanueva launches criminal investigation into leaked use of force video | app

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LOS ANGELES – Los Angeles County Sheriff Alex Villanueva said he is opening a criminal investigation to find out who leaked security video of an incident in which a deputy knelt on the head of a a detainee handcuffed for more than three minutes.

The Times last month published video of the March 2021 incident and detailed efforts by ministry officials to keep it secret.

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