The California Department of Justice is investigating the fatal police shooting of 22-year-old Stephon Clark, who was shot 20 times in his grandmother's backyard. Police say his cell phone was mistaken for a gun.
Clark was killed March 18 after a homeowner called 911 to report a break-in.
Many complain that the police in Clark's case acted with malicious intent in a clear case of overkill.
In contrast to Clark's case involving police officers who acted recklessly, there is a shocking story out of Georgia about a police officer who showed remarkable restraint after a family of 3 attacked him with his own taser.
The family -- including a minister -- were arrested in Gwinnett County on Saturday and charged with assaulting an officer.
Video obtained by WSB-TV shows an officer being attacked by the minister, his wife and their two sons. The video shows a man grabbing the cop and pinning him against a glass door by his neck.
One of the sons even grabbed the officer's TASER and threatened to tase him with it!
Miraculously no shots were fired.
"The officer was grabbed by his throat and slammed into the glass, pinned up to the glass door and was unable to move at that point," Lt. Tim Allen with the Lilburn Police Department said.
The cops were at the church to investigate a report of a teenage girl being held against her will in a car outside the church.
The girl was related to the family.
Wilmer Cruz, 38, and Cristina Cruz, 37, were arrested on numerous charges. A 16-year-old and 17-year-old were also arrested.
The incident happened Saturday night at Inglesia Cristiana Evangelica Church located at a strip mall on Highway 29.