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Suspects Arrested in Shooting Outside School Near Downtown LA
September 14, 2021
Police today announced the arrest of a juvenile suspect and an unknown number of ``co-conspirators'' wanted in connection with a shooting outside Santee High School just south of downtown Los Angeles that left one student injured. ... read more »
LAPD to Stop Detonating Explosives In Residential Areas After South LA Blast
September 14, 2021
Los Angeles police Chief Michel Moore today confirmed changes in department policy following a federal report that found LAPD bomb squad technicians vastly underestimated the amount of explosive material placed into a containment truck, causing a destructive fireworks explosion in a South Los Angeles neighborhood. ... read more »
Nearly 3,000 LAPD Employees Seek Exemptions to Vaccine Mandate
September 14, 2021
Los Angeles Police Chief Michel Moore said today that the department will wait for instructions from city officials on how to interpret exemption requests for the city's COVID-19 vaccine mandate, following a report that thousands of employees plan to pursue religious or medical exemptions to the rule.``We have seen a number of our personnel who have filed for an intent to have an exemption, based on either medical or sincerely held religious belief,'' Moore told the Los Angeles Police Commission. He added that ``the department will wait for the city to provide instructions relative to the interpretation and what will happen to those intentions to file.'' ... read more »
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Suspect Sought in Stabbing of Two People in Mid-City Area of Los Angeles
September 13, 2021
A man who stabbed two people in the Mid-City area of Los Angeles over the weekend remained at large today. The crimes occurred on Saturday morning in the general area of Washington Boulevard and La Brea Avenue, according to the Los Angeles Police Department. ... read more »
LAPD Suspends Officer After Excessive Force Allegation
August 16, 2021
An unnamed Los Angeles Police Department officer was under suspension today after video appeared to capture him punching a carjacking suspect who was handcuffed to a gurney after crashing the vehicle into a wall. ... read more »
16-Year-Old Suspected in Fatal Shooting Outside Shoe Store Arrested
August 12, 2021
like a twin to him, and his mother, they're all in Colorado. This was an innocent kid; like, probably a straight-A kid while he was in school. So, now, we don't know what his whole potential could have been.'' ... read more »
Gascón Charges Anthony Turner with Domestic Violence Murder of Michelle Avan
August 9, 2021
Los Angeles County District Attorney George Gascón announced that a man was charged today with the fatal beating of his former girlfriend, Michelle Annette Avan. ... read more »
Pedestrian Killed in Hit and Run in Leimert Park Area; Motorist Sought
August 9, 2021
A pedestrian was killed today in a hit and run in the Leimert Park area, authorities said. ... read more »
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Community Demands Answers at Second LAPD African American Forum
August 5, 2021
The Rev. Dr. D. Najuma Smith-Pollard, pastor of Word of Encouragement Community Church and program manager of USC Cecil Murray Center for Community Engagement, asked Moore for the procedure for civilians to serve on boards, commissions and panels that are connected to LAPD. ... read more »
Police Arrest 40 People at Koreatown Transgender Protest
July 19, 2021
Police said today that 40 people were arrested in Koreatown during another round of violent, dueling demonstrations regarding transgender rights. ... read more »
Black Lives Matter at Eight Years…and Counting
July 15, 2021
When #TrayvonMartin’s murderer, George Zimmerman, was acquitted on July 13, 2013, the world erupted and our co-founder Alicia Garza penned a love letter to Black people, closing with the words “Black Lives Matter.” The words, amplified by Patrisse Cullors and Opal Tometi, became a rallying cry for those with the vision and will to end state-sanctioned violence against Black people and build a world of freedom and justice. ... read more »
BLM Activist Hurt in Fairfax District Protest Refiles Suit in Federal Court
June 17, 2021
After originally filing her case in Los Angeles Superior Court, a Black Lives Matter activist who sued the city of Los Angeles alleging she was hit with a baton and shot in the stomach and arm with LAPD projectiles will take her case to federal court, her attorney said. ... read more »
LAPD Introduces Adult Diversion Program to Reduce Recidivism
June 17, 2021
The program is intended to reduce recidivism and enhance public safety ... read more »
LA County Seeks Dismissal of Sheriff’s Bid to Quash OIG Subpoena 
June 4, 2021
Los Angeles County Sheriff Alex Villanueva's legal bid to avoid meeting with Inspector General Max Huntsman to discuss deputy ``secret societies'' that many criminal justice advocates characterize as gangs should be dismissed, a lawyer for Los Angeles County argues in new court papers.  ... read more »
Police Force Cutting into Family Ties: 23-Year-Old Targeted by an Order Given by His Uncle
May 20, 2021
On Tuesday, May 10, Attorney Carl Douglas, and Black Lives Matter Los Angeles Co-founder Melina Abdullah joined 23-year-old filmmaker Jamal Shakir to announce a lawsuit against the City of Los Angeles and LAPD police officer, Eric Anderson. The premise of the case sounded like many others, law enforcement using overly aggressive force to manage a peaceful protest, but for Shakir, the order for his attack came directly from a family member. ... read more »
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