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Fresno Mayor Calls for an Independent Police Auditor
Earlier this week a video of a Fresno police officer beating a homeless man was shown by a local TV station. Responding to the publicity and public outcry over this incident, Fresno mayor Ashley Swearengin announced today that she was committed to implementing an Independent Police Auditor. Police Chief Jerry Dyer said that the incident would be investigated by the Fresno District Attorney’s office and then reviewed by State of California Attorney General. Below are two audio clips. The first (14:07 minutes) is from the Press Conference held today by Mayor Swearengin and Police Chief Dyer.
Background information about this incident and the original video of the beating incident is available at: http://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2009/02/10/18569420.php