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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 »
L.A. County Supervisors Hear Options For Removing Sheriff
February 4, 2021
Los Angeles County supervisors were briefed today on four legal options for removing Sheriff Alex Villaneuva from his elected post, but it was not clear if the board is ready to take action. Supervisor Hilda Solis, the board's current chair, noted that to date, the board has sued the sheriff, held back funding and granted subpoena power to watchdog dog agencies to strengthen oversight. ... 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 »
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Bobby Brown Jr., Son of Bobby Brown, Dies In Encino
November 18, 2020
Bobby Brown Jr., the 28-year-old son of singer Bobby Brown, died today in Encino, police said. ... read more »
Report Finds Broad Racial Disparities in LAPD Stops
October 29, 2020
Investigators looking into hundreds of thousands of police actions last year have found racial disparities across a broad group of traffic stops in Los Angeles, officials said. ... read more »
L.A. Council Votes to Create Pilot Program of Unarmed Mental Health Responders
October 16, 2020
   The Los Angeles City Council unanimously voted today to create a pilot program to divert nonviolent emergency calls involving mental health issues from armed police officers to unarmed professionals. ... read more »
Additional LAPD Officers Charged With Falsifying Information
October 2, 2020
Three Los Angeles Police Department officers have been charged in separate cases for allegedly falsifying records that claimed people they had stopped were gang members, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office announced today. ... 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 »
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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 »
Byron McLain Appointed to Co-Chair Los Angeles Police Commission’s Advisory Committee
August 27, 2020
Byron McLain was named to the Los Angeles Police Commission’s Advisory Committee on Building Trust and Equity by Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti. The 16-member commission is comprised of policy specialists, legal experts, and community leaders who will assist the Police Commission in conducting a comprehensive review of the Los Angeles Police Department policies and procedures and delivering recommendations for reform. ... 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 »
Four Plead to Voter Fraud Scheme on Skid Row
July 29, 2020
Four men have admitted their role in a scheme where money and cigarettes were offered to homeless people on Skid Row in exchange for false and forged signatures on ballot petitions and voter registration forms, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office announced today. ... 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 »
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