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A Los Angeles police officer was charged with assault on Thursday for allegedly kicking a woman seven times in the groin, abdomen and upper thigh during an arrest in which the woman ultimately died.
Officer Mary O'Callaghan, an 18-year veteran, was charged by Los Angeles County prosecutors with felony assault under color of authority, lawyer Robert Rico said.
'She's never had a sustained complaint of this type for anything,' Rico said. 'She has an exemplary record and she's shocked by the decision of the DA's office to file these allegations and looks forward to proving her innocence in court.'
O'Callaghan, 48, faces arraignment on Tuesday and has been relieved of duty without pay.
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