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CD 8 Presents Annual  Holiday Tree Lighting and Snow Day
November 17, 2022
Join Councilmember Marqueece Harris-Dawson and the Council District Eight team for South L.A.’s Fifth Annual It’s Lit! holiday celebration on Saturday, November 19, at Century Boulevard and Broadway Avenue. It will be a day of music, community talent, snow play, and fun! ... read more »
Black Lives Matter Camps 24/7 at Disgraced Councilmember’s Home
October 20, 2022
Black Lives Matter Los Angeles (BLMLA) has pitched their tents in front of disgraced Los Angeles Councilmember Kevin De León's Eagle Rock home. ... read more »
Alliance - All 12 Pro Sports Team United – Plans Student-Led Unity March & Dialogue
July 21, 2022
On July 24, in an annual event that celebrates the 12 pro sports teams of greater Los Angeles and Orange County coming together to use sports to drive social change, local youth, LAPD officers, community members and civic leaders, the public is encouraged to join the Alliance Unity March & Dialogue. Each year, the student-led march emphasizes what change we can make when we stand united and work together to end racial inequality. The event begins at 9am.  ... read more »
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Ozie Gonzaque, 96-year-old Who Coined ‘To Protect and Serve,’ Hosts Book Signing
May 19, 2022
The woman who coined the term, “To Protect and Serve” that appears on police vehicles throughout Southern California and beyond and is the subject of a new biography, was feted at a book signing on May 11 at the Museum Tower in downtown Los Angeles. ... read more »
Grant Funds Now Available for South LA Community Organizations
March 10, 2022
Los Angeles Council District Eight has officially launched the CD8 Community Based Organization Grant Fund. ... read more »
Trial in Kobe Bryant Crash Scene Photos Lawsuit Delayed Until July
February 10, 2022
Citing a backlog of criminal cases and coronavirus concerns, a federal judge has postponed the trial on a lawsuit brought by Kobe Bryant's widow against Los Angeles County involving photos taken at the scene of the helicopter crash that took the lives of the NBA legend, the couple's 13-year-old daughter and seven others. ... read more »
Police Commission Approves Policy to Exempt Media from Protest Dispersals
December 15, 2021
The Los Angeles Police Commission approved an updated department policy to comply with Senate Bill 98, which exempts media professionals from having to comply with police dispersal orders while covering protests, marches and other types of demonstrations.  ... read more »
Man Charged in Death of Jacqueline Avant, Music Icon’s Wife
December 9, 2021
Prosecutors filed charges Monday against a 29-year-old man in the fatal shooting of philanthropist Jacqueline Avant, the wife of legendary music executive Clarence Avant, last week at their Beverly Hills home. ... read more »
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LAPD Creating Task Force on `Follow-Home Robberies’
November 23, 2021
Los Angeles Police Department Chief Michel Moore announced today the agency will create a task force to investigate ``follow- home robberies,'' which have increased in frequency in recent weeks. ... read more »
LA City Council Passes Motion To Improve Hate Crime Reporting
November 23, 2021
The motion was introduced by Councilwoman Nithya Raman, who said before the vote that although the Los Angeles Police Department records hate crimes and hate incidents, comparison data from nonprofit organizations show a huge gap in reporting.    ``This means that the numbers from LAPD are likely a drastic undercount, and that prevents us from making better policy, that prevents us from making resources available that can actually target hate crimes,'' Raman added.    ... read more »
The Watts Rams Compete in Pop Warner Championship
November 4, 2021
The Watts Rams’ Junior Pee Wee and 12U teams competed in the Pop Warner Southern California Conference Championships at Sofi Stadium on Thursday. This is the first youth sports organization to compete at the five-billion-dollar stadium. ... read more »
LAPD Chief: Students Suspended Over Alleged Hamilton HS Sex Assault
October 27, 2021
Students who allegedly took part in or witnessed an alleged sexual assault in a Hamilton High School bathroom have been suspended while an investigation continues, Los Angeles Police Department Chief Michel Moore said today. ... read more »
LAPD Shootings Involving Mental Illness On The Rise
October 26, 2021
Police Chief Michel Moore said today that nearly a third of shootings by LAPD officers this year were in response to a person perceived to be mentally ill, up from about 21% at this point in 2020. Officers have opened fire 31 times so far in 2021, up from 24 at this point last year, Moore said. The four-year average for this time of year is just over 27 shootings by officers. ... read more »
LAPD Vehicle Involved in Crash in Downtown L.A.; Four Injured
October 19, 2021
A traffic crash involving a Los Angeles police vehicle in downtown Los Angeles today left four people injured, one seriously, authorities said. ... read more »
LAPD Calls Ghost Guns an `Epidemic’ in LA, with 400% Increase Since 2017
October 18, 2021
The proliferation of ghost guns -- some of which can be put together within 30 minutes -- has increased ``exponentially over the last year'' and has become an ``epidemic,'' according to a Los Angeles Police Department report that will be reviewed by the police commission tomorrow.bThe virtually untraceable weapons, which don't have serial numbers, have increased by about 400% in Los Angeles since 2017, according to the LAPD's data on recovered firearms. "The current trend shows these figures will continue to grow exponentially,'' the LAPD said in its report, which notes that 3D printing allows the components to be more accessible. ... read more »
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