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2 indicted ex-L.A. officers named in unrelated suits

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LOS ANGELES (AP) — Two former Los Angeles police officers indicted in the beating of a homeless man were named in lawsuits filed against the city by three men who say they were falsely arrested.

Separate cases filed Thursday in U.S. District Court show the plaintiffs — Alejo Rivero, Glen Hayes and Carl Mitchell — are seeking unspecified damages for "wrongful, false and malicious arrest."

All three men say officers David Cochrane and Christopher Coppock planted evidence on them to secure a reason for their arrests. They were all convicted of crimes and served time in jail.