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    TUSTIN (CBSLA) — An African-American police sergeant’s video opening up about police brutality has led to discourse online and within his local police department. Tustin Police Sgt. Robert Nelson recorded a cell phone video of his reaction to George Floyd’s death in May. “To the officers that allowed that to happen, shame on you for being meek,” Nelson said in the video. He shared his thoughts on rioting, his identity as a Black man and a law enforcement officer, and his hopes for improved community relations. “I’m currently a sergeant. I’ve always been Black. Notice I didn’t say ‘but’ or contradict the other. It’s just what I am,” Nelson said. Screengrab from video shared by Tustin Police Department Sgt. Robert...
    In his cellphone video, the Black man wears a hoodie and a backward baseball cap. Behind him is a placard that reads “Compton.” Somberly, he reflects on the momentous death of George Floyd days before. “Is this about race or is this about training?” he asks. “I personally believe this may have played out differently if George was not Black. But I believe more that if the crowd around him were not Black, it most certainly would have played out differently.” Due to “ego and pride,” he surmises, the Minneapolis Police officers involved in Floyd’s death “didn’t want to seem inferior (by) conceding to those around them.” “They would have taken that as a loss,” he continues. “For that moment...
    TUSTIN (CBSLA) ⁠— Police said a 20-year-old man was caught on camera punching a manager of a Tustin Whole Foods this past weekend. The 20-year-old man, who police have not publicly identified, was cited and could face charges. (Credit: Cell Phone Video) According to the Tustin Police Department, the man got into an argument with the manager over the return policy at about 5:10 p.m. Saturday. The manager then asked the man to leave the store and, along with other employees, escorted the man out, police said. Once outside, the man punched the manager in the face, causing her to drop her phone. The manager was said to be shaken up, but otherwise fine after the attack, and police later...