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City Council Approves LAPD Sexual Assault Settlement 
August 10, 2017
The City Council unanimously approved a $450,000 settlement last week, for a woman who said she was sexually assaulted by a Los Angeles police officer in the back of his car while his partner acted as a lookout. ... read more »
Beck Creates Youth Programs Manual on Heels of Cadet Scandal 
August 10, 2017
A top-to-bottom review of the Los Angeles Police Department's troubled cadet program found "a number of deficiencies" the department has been addressing, most notably through the production of a youth programs manual, Chief Charlie Beck said Friday. ... read more »
Activists Call for End of LAPD Cadet Program
July 27, 2017
A group of activists called Tuesday for an end to the Los Angeles Police Department's cadet program in the wake of the arrest of an officer who allegedly had sex with a 15-year-old female cadet who's accused of being involved in the theft of three squad cars. ... read more »
LAPD Officer Charged With  Sexually Assaulting Teen
July 27, 2017
A Los Angeles police officer has been charged with sexually assaulting a 15-year-old girl, the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office announced. ... read more »
City Officials Consider Changes in Gang Injunction Enforcement
July 27, 2017
Los Angeles officials are considering making significant changes to the way they enforce gang injunctions in response to a lawsuit that accused the city of violating the constitutional rights of thousands of people, a newspaper reported on July 21, citing court documents recently made public. ... read more »
The Burton Family is Synonymous with Public Service 
July 13, 2017
The Burton family has been in the business of public service to the greater Los Angeles community for over 50 years. L.A. County fire captain Brent Burton and his sons, LAPD officer Andre Burton and L.A. city firefighter Adam Burton III, have made it their mission to show young men and women of color that public service is a viable option to leading productive lives. ... read more »
Assemblyman Sebastian Ridley Thomas Speaks on ’92 civil unrest
July 5, 2017
Sebastian Ridley-Thomas recalls his personal experience of the L.A. 1992 Uprising and Police reform. ... read more / watch video »
City Attorney Goes after ‘Crime Hub’ Apartment Building
June 29, 2017
The City Attorney's Office Wednesday sued the owners of a South Los Angeles apartment building, alleging it is a "crime hub" where LAPD cars have been vandalized with threats to kill officers and where a child jumped out of a window to avoid gunfire. ... read more »
Police Beating Settlement Gives Closure, but Doesn’t Ease Pain, Says Victim’s Attorney
June 8, 2017
The Los Angeles City Council approved a $500,000 settlement last week for Los Angeles resident Clinton Alford, who was repeatedly kicked and punched and at one point spat on by an LAPD officer during a 2014 arrest. ... read more »
LeBron James’ Los Angeles home vandalized with slur
June 1, 2017
On the eve of the Cavaliers and Warriors meeting for the third straight year, police said James' mansion in Los Angeles was vandalized in the morning with a racial slur spray painted onto the front gate. ... read more »
Vetting the Victim 
June 1, 2017
The legal system in our country provides that criminal defendants are presumed innocent until proven guilty- that presumption is even stronger if that criminal defendant is a police officer accused of excessive force. ... read more »
LAPD cracks down on Crenshaw Cruisers and Drunk Drivers
May 31, 2017
Los Angeles Police Department addresses cruising activity and driving under the influence during Memorial Weekend in press conference ... read more »
C.H.I.P.S. Luncheon Honors LAPD Deputy Chief Phillip Tingirides & Lieutenant Emada Tingirides
May 25, 2017
Due to its success, the program is now being expanded to other parts of Los Angeles, and is viewed as a model for cities across the country. ... read more »
Prominent Civil and Human Rights Activist Sues L.A. and LAPD for False Arrest 
May 11, 2017
Gregory Akili, a prominent, long-time civil and human rights activist, has filed a $4 million dollar federal lawsuit against the city of Los Angeles, the Los Angeles Police Department, and Police Commission Executive Director Richard Tefank for false arrest. ... read more »
Days of Dialogue Targets The Next Generation
May 3, 2017
The decades-spanning forum recently convened to bring youth together with LAPD to talk about protocol, media, and becoming a police officer ... read more »
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