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Videos Reveal L.A.P.D.'s Transgressions

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Videos Reveal L.A.P.D.'s Transgressions

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Videos Reveal L.A.P.D.'s Transgressions

Videos Reveal L.A.P.D.'s Transgressions

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Los Angeles Police Chief William Bratton responds to another incident caught on tape that's creating problems for his department. The video shows an L.A.P.D. officer dousing a handcuffed suspect's face with pepper spray after the man is put into the back of a patrol car.

The department is already the target of an FBI probe prompted by another video.

That tape shows an officer repeatedly punching a suspect in the face after the man is down with the officer's knee in his throat. Sources have told reporters that the department's top officials are "livid" over these incidents.