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Jury Begins Deliberating Cop’s Case in Daunte Wright Death

 The suburban Minneapolis police officer who says she meant to use her Taser instead of her gun when she shot and killed Black motorist Daunte Wright made a “blunder of epic proportions” and did not have “a license to kill,” a prosecutor told jurors on Monday shortly before they began deliberations in her manslaughter trial.

LA Metro Service Changes Go Into Effect Today

Metro will launch a series of service improvements to its bus and rail lines today, including realigning bus routes for easier access to key destinations and increasing the frequency of rail stops.

Civil Rights Groups Sue Feds Over Detention of Riverside County Man

Two civil rights groups today sued U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement on behalf of a Riverside County man who allegedly was unlawfully transferred to an ICE immigration lockup for deportation proceedings even though he is a citizen. Asian Americans Advancing Justice-Asian Law Caucus and the ACLU Foundation of Northern California filed the federal lawsuit in Los Angeles on behalf of Brian Bukle, 62, of Corona. The lawsuit alleges that state corrections officials handed Bukle over to ICE on June 17, 2020, at a time when immigration detention centers were in the midst of a coronavirus outbreak. The lawsuit does not

LA Police Commission to Consider Department’s Proposed 12% Budget Increase

The Los Angeles Police Commission tomorrow will consider a proposed budget increase of $213 million, or 12.11%, in the 2022-23 fiscal year, but the City Council and mayor have final approval. The increase would take the department’s operating budget from $1.761 billion to $1.974 billion.

DTLA Federal Jail Guard Pleads Guilty to Lying to Investigators

A correctional officer at the federal jail in downtown Los Angeles pleaded guilty today to a felony charge of lying to investigators about his sexual activity with an inmate. Abel Concho, 53, of East Los Angeles, pleaded guilty to one count of making false statements, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office.