Video from the meeting shows Sheila Hines-Brim throwing the powder in Beck's direction.
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When asked about the material Brim used, Abdullah said she didn't ask Brim about it, her primary concern was looking after Brim since they were booked at the same facility where Wilson died. Police said Wakiesha Wilson was found hanging in her jail cell, and her death was ruled as a suicide. "He's a piece of trash", Hines said.
She shouted, "That's Wakiesha!" two times before declaring, "She's going to stay with you!"
Wilson's death did prompt the LAPD to review its policies and practices, however, including how jail staff handle mental health concerns related to inmates, as well as how police and coroner's officials should notify families about inmates' deaths. KCBS reported that Hines-Brim, along with local Black Lives Matter leader Melina Abdullah, are expected to be charged with misdemeanors.
Hines-Brim, the aunt of Wakeisha Wilson, who died in police custody in 2016, was the one who threw the substance at Beck, Officer Mike Lopez told the newspaper. Hines-Brim and Wilson's mother, Lisa Hines, sat in the front row-with Hines-Brim reportedly flicking off officials. "They covered it up".More news: At least 27 people killed as Kenyan dam bursts following heavy rains
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Her death triggered protests from her family and Black Lives Matter activists, some of whom said Wilson wouldn't have killed herself and believed that an altercation involving officers was to blame, the Los Angeles Times reported.
Beck, who was seen by a medical personnel and did not require any treatment, said in a statement that the actions of the women were "disrespectful".
LAPD officers had arrested Wilson in March 2016 after she was accused of punching a patient at a downtown hospital after checking herself into the facility. The settlement came months after prosecutors determined that detention officers weren't criminally liable for Wilson's death.
Abdullah told ABC News she arrived the meeting late and only approached the front to ensure Brim was not being mistreated by police officers.
"This only created chaos and fear for any Angelinos who wanted to voice their opinion about policing in our city".
In December, city officials agreed to pay almost $300,000 to settle wrongful-death claims filed by Wilson's relatives.