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Morning Security Brief: Navy SEALs Punished, Police UAVs, LAPD Loses Excessive Force Suit, and More

By Carlton Purvis

►Seven Navy SEALs, including one member of SEAL Team 6, have been punished for leaking classified information, say Navy officials. “The SEALs are alleged to have divulged classified information to the maker of a video game called ‘Medal of Honor: Warfighter’ … Each of the seven received a punitive letter of reprimand and a partial forfeiture of pay for two months,” the Associated Press reports. The Navy says the SEALs took part in video game development without authorization and showed game designers specially designed combat equipment unique to their unit.

►A jury awarded Allen Harris, a stroke victim, $1.6 million from the LAPD and $90,000 from a single officer after hearing his case in court. During a police raid of his home (his son was a suspect in an armed robbery) police ordered Harris to “put his hands up, turn around and walk backward toward the officers.” Because of his disability Harris was unable to fully comply. “Harris put his right arm up and told the officers repeatedly that he was unable to follow their commands because of his disability, he said. Ignoring his pleas, an officer ... clamped a cuff around his left wrist, pulled him out of the apartment, and forced both his arms behind his back to fully handcuff him,” the LA Times reports. Doctors on both sides of the case testified that Harris was handcuffed so tight that it caused nerve damage.

►Police have been using UAVs as far back as 2006. Business Insider put together a slideshow of the different types of UAVs law enforcement has used over time. In this month’s issue of Security Management see how they are being used for disaster response.

►In other news, Iran says the UAV it fired on last week violated its airspace. ♦ The International Atomic Energy Agency says it will resume talks with Iran in December. ♦ And Al Arabiya reports that a bodyguard to the Swedish Prime Minister was shot and injured at the prime minister's residence Friday morning.

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