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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 »
The Lookout: Three California Cities Push Plans to Increase Police Spending
May 13, 2021
These high-profile deaths of African Americans, along with many others sparked global protests and resulted in politicians and activists on the political Left calling on their cities to and counties to defund their police departments. ... read more »
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LAPD Chief Reports Big Slowdown of Department’s Vaccination Effort
May 4, 2021
With only about 40% of the Los Angeles Police Department fully vaccinated, Chief Michel Moore told the city's Police Commission today that the vaccination effort has ``slowed dramatically,'' ... read more »
Update: LAPD Chief Says Credential Process Needs Reform After Journalists’ ‘Detentions’
April 6, 2021
After multiple journalists were detained by Los Angeles Police Department officers while covering the March 25 demonstrations at Echo Park Lake, Chief Michel Moore told police commissioners today that the department is working to reform its credentialing process. ... read more »
30 Years Later, Rodney King Beating Remains Seminal Part Of LA, US History
March 5, 2021
It was March 3, 1991, and through the lens of his camera, Holliday recorded four white Los Angeles police officers using batons, Tasers and feet to subdue a Black man later identified as Rodney King, whose name quickly became globally synonymous with police brutality. ... read more »
Nearly 40 George Floyd Protesters Sue County, 3 Cities Over Arrest Conditions
March 5, 2021
Nearly 40 people arrested last May while protesting the death of George Floyd at the hands of Minneapolis police are suing Los Angeles County and three Southland cities, alleging many were harassed through various means, surrounded during processing by maskless officers and at times forced to urinate on themselves. ... read more »
In Four Large Cities, California Homicides Increase
March 4, 2021
Los Angeles recorded over 300 homicides in 2020, a statistical high mark it had not reached in 11 years. ... read more »
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Activists Seek Firing, Meeting After Claims Of Mocking Floyd Photo By LAPD
February 18, 2021
Activists called today for the firing of any Los Angeles Police Department employee who created or circulated a Valentine-themed social media post featuring an image of George Floyd that included the words ``You take my breath away,'' while the police union, the Floyd family attorney and various city leaders decried the post. ... read more »
LAPD, police union outraged by report of Floyd ‘Valentine’
February 15, 2021
A report that Los Angeles police officers circulated a photo of George Floyd with the words “you take my breath away” in a Valentine-like format has prompted an internal investigation and drawn blistering condemnation from Floyd’s family, the district attorney and the police union. ... read more »
LAPD Launches Program For Mental Health Clinician To Respond To Some Calls
February 12, 2021
 The Los Angeles Police Department has begun a program to dispatch a mental health response team, consisting of a sworn officer and a Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health clinician, to certain mental health calls, Assistant Chief Horace Frank announced today. ... read more »
Diane Edith Watson: The Iconic Living Legend of Los Angeles Politics
February 11, 2021
Diane Edith Watson has lived a full life and shows no signs of slowing down.  On the morning of our interview, the 87-years-young legendary political icon had already been on the phone with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, was coordinating her pink and green wardrobe for the inauguration of her Alpha Kappa Alpha sorority sister, Kamala Harris, and had already spoken with a cadre of Washington D.C. leaders, all in the hopes that the retired congresswoman was feeling up to making the journey to the January Presidential Inauguration of President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris.  ... read more »
National Police Foundation To Review LAPD’s Response to George Floyd Protests
February 4, 2021
The National Police Foundation will hold two listening sessions tomorrow to help independently assess the Los Angeles Police Department's response to the large demonstrations that followed last year's in- custody death of George Floyd in Minneapolis. ... read more »
Black Lives Matter Activist Sues LAPD for Assault
January 21, 2021
Black Lives Matter (BLM) activist, Fahren James, age 39, filed a lawsuit against Chief of the Los Angeles Police Department, Michael Moore and the Los Angeles Police Department, for an alleged assault by unidentified Los Angeles police officers. ... read more »
Top Crenshaw & Around Stories of 2020
December 31, 2020
These are the top stories of what happened in Crenshaw & Around this year. ... read more / view gallery »
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