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Sheriffs & Media Misidentify Innocent Compton Man as Cop Shooter
September 17, 2020
33-year-old Compton native, Darnell Hicks, had no idea why his phone was blowing up Sunday night.  Like every Sunday, he was working the swing shift as a client aide at a South Centra L.A.  transitional housing program, when all of a sudden, he started receiving back-to-back text messages and social media notifications.  Darnell could hardly believe what he was reading--that he was wanted in the shooting of two Los Angeles County sheriff's deputies as they sat in a patrol SUV at the Compton Willowbrook rail station. ... read more »
L.A. County Board Expected to Fund Body Cameras for Sheriff’s Deputies
September 1, 2020
The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors is expected to vote today to transfer $25.5 million to the Sheriff's Department to fund the roll-out of body-worn cameras to five stations over the next year. ... read more »
17-Year-Old Charged with Murder for Alleged Killing of Rising Basketball Star
September 1, 2020
A 17-year-old was charged with murder today for allegedly killing a 14-year-old rising basketball star in South Los Angeles. ... read more »
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Fighting to Bring Jobs to South LA Residents
August 20, 2020
The age-old adage “A good Job can save a life” rings especially true during the current COVID-19 pandemic. Millions of people across Los Angeles have lost their jobs while thousands of people have lost their lives. COVID-19 continues to threaten the health and economic vitality of South Los Angeles neighborhoods. The need for secure permanent employment is heightened even more as California grapples with mountains of requests for unemployment benefits. ... read more »
LA police video shows protester with hands up shot in head
August 4, 2020
Los Angeles police released body-worn camera footage Friday that shows a protester with his hands up as he is shot in the head with a less-than-lethal round when officers tried to contain demonstrations against police brutality in May. ... read more »
Mayor Garcetti Announces Progress Made under Community Safety Partnership in LAPD; Captain Emada Tingirides Appointed Deputy Chief of CSP Bureau
July 30, 2020
As of July 27, the metrics of COVID-19 are showing a steady plateau; according to the Mayor of Los Angeles, the curve is heading in the right direction. On Monday, the county reported 2,039 new cases. This brings the total diagnosed reports to 176,028. There were 905 of those cases found in the city of L.A.; there were an additional count of 17 deaths. In summary, there are 4,375 fallen Angelenos. ... read more »
Los Angeles Mayor Announces Progress Made Under Community Safety Partnership in LAPD; Captain Emada Tingirides Appointed Deputy Chief of CSP Bureau
July 27, 2020
Garcetti stressed the co-ownership of protection from both local legislation and the community they represent. He shared the progress of the Community Safety Partnership Bureau in the Los Angeles Police Department. “This bureau makes CSP both a program and a philosophy,” Mayor Garcetti stated. The program cultivated a set of procedures that hold the body of the organization accountable to maintaining a civil approach to policing. ... read more »
Police Repression Impacts Communities of Color and Workers
July 27, 2020
The police attack in Century City took place the year before a more famous LAPD abuse case involving motorist Rodney King. Millions saw the televised video of the police beating Rodney King as he lay on the ground. When the police were acquitted by a mostly white jury, the verdict triggered the 1992 Los Angeles civil unrest. ... read more »
Becerra Restricts Access to LAPD Gang Records
July 16, 2020
California Attorney General Xavier Becerra has revoked access to CalGang records generated by the Los Angeles Police Department, following LAPD Chief Michel Moore's decision to permanently withdraw from the program after an internal audit uncovered significant misuse of the gang-tracking database by LAPD personnel, the AG's office said today. ... read more »
Rapper Megan Thee Stallion Says She Was Injured In Shooting Sunday Morning
July 15, 2020
The Los Angeles Police Department could not immediately confirm which shooting the rapper, who was born Megan Pete, was injured in, but KCAL9 reported that an Instagram story showed Stallion at a party in the Hollywood ... read more »
COUNCIL TACKLES PROBLEM OF POLICE STOPPING MOTORISTS FOR ‘DRIVING WHILE BLACK’
July 2, 2020
The Los Angeles Police Department could be removed from enforcing traffic rules under a new proposal that addresses one of the most problematic and racially charged elements of police interaction with people of color — traffic stops. ... read more »
L.A. Community Leaders and Grass Roots Organizations Come Together to Discuss ‘The People’s Budget’, Redefining the City’s Financial Pipeline
July 2, 2020
Elected officials along with activist members unveiled the fear behind the word “defunding” in reference to the irrigation adjustment of city budget. ... read more »
City Council Cuts $150 Million From LAPD Budget to Fund Community Programs
July 1, 2020
The Los Angeles City Council voted today to cut $150 million from the police department's budget next fiscal year, following weeks of demands from activists to reduce funding for law enforcement. ... read more »
Chief Bernard Parks: DA Candidate George Gascon is Not Who He Says He is
June 25, 2020
In the wake of the tragic death of George Floyd, we witnessed an outpouring of grief and support.  We have also begun a long-overdue conversation about police & community interaction, most notably concerning the use of violence by police officers towards people of color.  As an African American man and a former Chief of the Los Angeles Police Department, I welcome this conversation and believe that much good can arise from this discussion.  ... read more »
Wesson, Martinez Call for Reforms to Replace Police Officers with Non-Law Enforcement Agencies For Non-Violent Calls
June 18, 2020
Councilmember Herb Wesson and Council President Nury Martinez, supported by Councilmembers Bob Blumenfield, Marqueece Harris-Dawson, and Curren Price have called for the development of an unarmed model of crisis response that would divert non-violent calls for service away from LAPD, replacing them with the appropriate non-law enforcement agencies. ... read more »
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