California Cops Use Flashlights, Tasers, and Chokehold to Kill Schizophrenic Man

Brian Day
Pasadena Star News

A family is accusing El Monte police officers of brutality in the death of a schizophrenic 37-year-old man who died after being taken into custody Thursday night.

Family members and attorneys representing them said Khoa Anh Le died after two El Monte police officers struck him about 20 times with a flashlight, shocked him four times with a Taser and placed him in a choke hold.

“This is a police brutality case,” said Hoang Huy Tu, an attorney representing Le’s family.

El Monte police and Los Angeles County sheriff’s officials, who are investigating, released little information about the incident Friday.

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