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Man Charged with Assault with Semi-Automatic Firearm
October 4, 2018
A man was charged today with one count of assault with a semi-automatic firearm during a confrontation last month in a South Los Angeles parking lot, the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office announced. ... read more »
Convicted Murderer Sentenced to LWOP for Three Murders
October 4, 2018
A convicted felon serving a life sentence for a 2007 murder was sentenced today to life in prison without the possibility of parole for killing three other people more than a decade ago, the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office announced. ... read more »
Man Charged with Burglarizing Celebrity Homes
October 2, 2018
According to prosecutors, the defendant allegedly burglarized four residences - a home owned by singer Tota Matthieu on Aug. 24; professional baseball player Yasiel Puig's residence on Sept. 18; a home owned by singer Rihanna on Sept. 25; and a residence owned by professional football player Robert Woods on Sept. 27. ... read more »
Man Sentenced for Killing UCLA Student
September 21, 2018
A Fresno man was sentenced today to life in prison without the possibility of parole for the 2015 murder of a 21-year-old UCLA student whose body was found after a fire at her Westwood apartment, the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office announced. ... read more »
Suspects Wanted in Series of Mar Vista Knock-Knock Burglaries
September 14, 2018
In each case, a Black woman in her 20s has posed as a Post Mates delivery service employee and knocked on the door of a home while holding a bag of food, according to the Los Angeles Police Department. ... read more »
Woman Pleads No Contest to Fleeing Police in Moving Truck
August 24, 2018
Shante Johnson (dob 12/18/81), aka Nine Lives, of Hawthorne pleaded no contest yesterday afternoon to one felony count each of fleeing a pursuing peace officer's vehicle while driving recklessly and assault with a deadly weapon, a car, on a peace officer, as well as one misdemeanor count of hit-and-run driving resulting in property damage. She also admitted an allegation of a prior felony conviction. ... read more »
Black Violence: Beyond Statistics and Hype
August 2, 2018
America was built on violence and a propensity for violence is evidenced throughout its history. Many feel that this likely stems from a euro-centric propensity for dominance and   greed that contaminates others, but none more than Blacks who singularly bore the horrific burden of chattel slavery. ... read more »
Police Commission Wants Review of ‘Predictive Policing’ by Inspector General
July 27, 2018
Two groups that are frequently critical of the Los Angeles Police Department -- the Stop LAPD Spying Coalition and the American Civil Liberties Union of Southern California -- frequently have members speak during the public comment section of commission meetings and offer their opinions, but were formally granted time Tuesday to outline their opposition to many of the department's programs that use data to impact policing efforts. ... read more »
Regina Scott Makes History as First Black Female LAPD Deputy Chief
July 19, 2018
LAPD Chief Michel Moore delivers on promise of promoting African Americans to high ranking positions ... read more »
Three Charged with Kidnapping Actress, Actor
July 5, 2018
In a grand jury indictment that was unsealed today in Los Angeles County Superior Court, Keith Andre Stewart, Johntae Jones and Amber Neal were collectively charged with 17 felony counts, including kidnapping, assault with a firearm, grand theft, mayhem, conspiracy and possession for sale of a controlled substance, methamphetamine. ... read more »
Report Finds LAPD’s Use of Deadly Force Increased Last Year
June 21, 2018
There were 44 police shootings in 2017, compared to 40 in the previous year, according to an annual report prepared by the LAPD ... read more »
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