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LAPD officer charged in arrest that turned fatal

In this Aug. 31, 2012 file photo, a person holds a snapshot of Alesia Thomas during a news conference in Los Angeles. At least five police officers are under investigation after Thomas died during a violent arrest in which an officer kicked her genitals, police officials said. (AP Photo/Nick Ut, File) by Tami Abdollah Associated Press Writer LOS ANGELES (AP) — A Los Angeles police officer was charged with assault Thursday for allegedly kicking a woman seven times in the groin, abdomen and upper thigh during an arrest in which the woman ultimately died, her attorney said.