Re "Man shoots himself after police chase" (Crime reports, Dec. 3): This article made me think of police brutality, an issue I've been looking at for years. This issue has had serious consequences ever since the Rodney King incident involving Los Angeles police in 1965. More recently, we had the Fruitvale Station killing involving a BART police officer in 2009. These kinds of cases involving injury or death of citizens at the hands of law enforcement keep happening. Yet, in almost all of the incidents, the police don't need to be so violent toward their subjects. They don't need to use physical force, guns, tasers and batons to restrain them. They're using excessive force.
-- Harnawaz Singh Boparai, El Dorado Hills