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Christmas past

December 14, 2007 |  6:34 am

Aug. 13, 1952
Los Angeles

Photograph by Gordon Wallace / Los Angeles Times

Police Lt. Harry Fremont denies mistreating a prisoner in the Dec. 25, 1951, "Bloody Christmas" police beatings.  Fremont was cleared of criminal charges, but suspended for 90 days for failing to stop the beatings by LAPD officers and for failing to enforce regulations banning liquor consumption at a police station.