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Frank Hernández, who has been with the Los Angeles Police Department for more than 20 years, was charged with one count of assault under colored authority in connection with the April 27 incident.
A Los Angeles police officer has been charged with assault in connection with a video showing him repeatedly hitting an unarmed homeless man in Boyle Heights, authorities said Tuesday.
“This is a disturbing case of the illegal use of force at the hands of a police officer,” Los Angeles County Dist. Atty. Jackie Lacey said in a statement. “In this case, we believe the force was neither legally necessary nor reasonable.”
Frank Hernandez Incident Video
The incident was captured in video recorded by a bystander, and the police department also released body camera video. At the time, Moore called the use of force in the video disturbing and said the body camera video would not change that description. In video that went viral, two officers can be seen appearing to order a man to turn around near a fence outside a church.
Hernandez and his partner were responding to an intrusion call in the 2400 block of Houston Street when they were confronted by a homeless man who had installed a tent on a lot adjacent to a local church. Video of the incident on the cell phone shows the officer throwing more than a dozen blows to the man’s head and body. The man does not appear to be armed or resisting, at one point tripping over Hernandez. Although the incident did not meet standards requiring the LAPD to post the video, Chief Michel Moore ordered footage of the camera to be filmed with the body on in mid-May after the cell phone video came to light and sparked outrage.
Frank Hernandez Arrested
Hernández was arrested Tuesday afternoon and released on his own recognition in less than an hour, according to reserve records. He is scheduled to appear in a downtown courtroom on Thursday, prosecutors said.