Three new twists via the L.A. Times about the UCPD cop in the center of the maelstrom:

1. He was named officer of the year in 2001.

2. He’s been the subject of excessive-force complaints before, including once in 2003 when he shot a homeless man during a struggle in one of the dorms and again in 1990 when UCLA fired him for having allegedly choked a student with his nightstick. An independent administrative body later reinstated him and reduced his punishment to a 90-day suspension.

3. He has … absolute moral authority. (Well, almost — he’s also a former Marine.)