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Chief Bernard Parks: DA Candidate George Gascon is Not Who He Says He is
June 25, 2020
In the wake of the tragic death of George Floyd, we witnessed an outpouring of grief and support.  We have also begun a long-overdue conversation about police & community interaction, most notably concerning the use of violence by police officers towards people of color.  As an African American man and a former Chief of the Los Angeles Police Department, I welcome this conversation and believe that much good can arise from this discussion.  ... read more »
Celebration of Life: Raymond Leo Johnson, Retired Chief of Police, 1936-2017
August 17, 2017
Ray served as a unit leader in the United States Marine Corps from 1953 to 1957. ... read more »
Smithsonian Channel’s “The Lost Tapes: LA Riots” Captures the Essence of the L.A. Uprising 
May 2, 2017
“The Lost Tapes: LA Riots” showed all the important events leading up to the 1992 uprising, from the protests for the firing of then chief Daryl Gates, to the shooting of Latasha Harlins. ... read more »
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San Francisco police chief urges stun gun use after shooting
December 16, 2015
San Francisco is one of only two of the nation’s largest cities in the country that do not equip officers with stun guns, a situation the city’s police chief wants to change after police fatally shot a knife-wielding stabbing suspect last week. ... read more »
Coffee with Cops
August 19, 2015
If you happen to see a gathering of police officers hanging and sipping coffee at your local McDonalds, don’t be alarmed, the LAPD is trying to get to know you better. ... read more »
Los Angeles Mayor Lends Support to Police Foot Patrols in Leimert Park (VIDEO)
August 5, 2015
On April 14, 2015, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti delivered his 2nd State of the City Address promising a back to basics agenda - “making Los Angeles a safer, cleaner, and greener city.” On Wednesday, July 29th, Garcetti and LAPD Chief Charlie Beck visited Leimert Park with the intent of assuring business owners and residents that his promise of a safer LA not only included the Leimert Park/Crenshaw area, but that promise remains one of his top priorities. ... read more / watch video »
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