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Two L.A. Policemen Who Shot Dead Unarmed Black Man Sue City For Racial Discrimination

Reuters | Adam Goldberg | Posted 08.04.2016 | Black Voices

(Reuters) - Two Los Angeles police officers who shot dead an unarmed black man in 2014 are suing the city for alleged racial discrimination and retali...

More Than A Third Of People Shot By LAPD In 2015 Were Mentally Ill

Reuters | Andrew Hart | Posted 03.01.2016 | Crime

More than a third of people hit by Los Angeles police officers' gunfire last year had indications of mental illness, double the prior year, according ...

Matt Ferner

LAPD Officer Involved In Ezell Ford Shooting Found To Have Acted 'Out Of Policy' | Matt Ferner | Posted 06.10.2015 | Politics

LOS ANGELES -- The civilian board that oversees the Los Angeles Police Department ruled Tuesday that one of the officers involved in the fatal shootin...

Cops Shoot Woman's Autistic Son In The Face, Get A Settlement Worth $3 Million More Than Hers

Fusion | Daniel Rivero | Posted 03.25.2015 | Black Voices

Two Los Angeles cops have won a $4 million settlement with the city after arguing that they were discriminated against after they fatally shot an unar...

Activist Reminds Us That There is Much More To Skid Row Than Homelessness

HuffPost Live | Rahel Gebreyes | Posted 03.09.2015 | Impact

Beyond the tall buildings and growing development of downtown Los Angeles lies the four-mile zone of Skid Row. While the area has gained notoriety as ...

LAPD Not Fit to Investigate Itself in Shooting of Skid Row Homeless Man

Jeff Norman | Posted 05.03.2015 | Crime
Jeff Norman

It's possible the police were justified in shooting the man known to locals as "Africa." But considering how the Times equivocated about what's visible in the video, it seems Smith and Beck have so far doled out more propaganda than credible information.

LAPD Caught On Tape Shooting Homeless Man To Death

The Huffington Post | Kelly Chen | Posted 03.02.2015 | Crime

Los Angeles police fatally shot a homeless man on Sunday in a disturbing encounter that was caught on video. According to the Los Angeles Times, th...

Ezell Ford Autopsy Results Expected By End Of December

Reuters | Posted 02.07.2015 | Crime

Dec 8 (Reuters) - Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti on Monday said he expects the results of an autopsy on an unarmed black man shot by police in Augu...

Los Angeles Police Officer Kills Man Holding Pocket Knife

Benjamin Hart | Posted 12.06.2014 | Crime

LAPD officers killed a man who they say approached them with a pocket knife on Friday night in a tourist-heavy part of Hollywood, according to local r...

Matt Ferner

Police Still Won't Name Officers In Ezell Ford Shooting. Now Their Union Points To A Rap Video. | Matt Ferner | Posted 08.22.2014 | Black Voices

LOS ANGELES -- It has been nearly two weeks since police in a South Los Angeles neighborhood fatally shot Ezell Ford, a black man who was unarmed and ...

Matt Ferner

LAPD Delays Release Of Ezell Ford Autopsy | Matt Ferner | Posted 08.20.2014 | Black Voices

LOS ANGELES -- The Los Angeles Police Department has delayed the release of a pending autopsy report for Ezell Ford, the 25-year-old unarmed black man...

Joe Satran

Ezell Ford's Parents Mourn 'Free-Spirited' 25-Year-Old Shot By LAPD | Joe Satran | Posted 08.17.2014 | Black Voices

For the world outside the South LA neighborhood of Florence, Ezell Ford is a symbol. The 25-year-old's fatal shooting by two LAPD officers Monday nigh...

Joe Satran

South LA Demands Justice For Police Shooting Of Ezell Ford | Joe Satran | Posted 08.15.2014 | Black Voices

LOS ANGELES -- Civil rights leaders met with Los Angeles Police Department officials Thursday to press the department to swiftly and openly investigat...

LAPD To Face Civil Rights Lawsuit Over Ezell Ford's Death

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 08.14.2014 | Politics

The lawyer for the family of Ezell Ford, the unarmed black man shot and killed by Los Angeles police on Monday, said he plans to take immediate legal ...

LAPD Shoots, Kills Black Man During 'Investigative Stop'

The Huffington Post | Cavan Sieczkowski | Posted 08.13.2014 | Black Voices

The Los Angeles Police Department shot and killed a black man in South L.A. on Monday. Police conducted an "investigative stop" in the Newton area ...

2 LAPD Detectives Shot Returning To Station, Gunman On Loose

Posted 06.25.2013 | Crime

Two Los Angeles Police detectives were shot Tuesday morning and hospitalized, as police conducted a 25-block search for a gunman. The detectives we...

Anna Almendrala

City Steps Up To Replace Truck LAPD Ruined | Anna Almendrala | Posted 03.14.2013 | Los Angeles

The City of Los Angeles will step up to provide $40,000 to shooting victims Margie Carranza and Emma Hernandez after the Los Angeles Police Department...

When Cops Are a Danger to the Public

Brian Rooney | Posted 04.15.2013 | Crime
Brian Rooney

In those moments when the guns come out, it is a difficult and dangerous job. But difficult and dangerous circumstances are when all that training is supposed to kick in, not be abandoned in a moment of "incredible tension."

Twenty Years After the Flames: Vigilance Is Still the Watchword With the LAPD - Part 2

Earl Ofari Hutchinson | Posted 06.23.2012 | Los Angeles
Earl Ofari Hutchinson

One of the lowest moments for the LAPD came when Sergeant Stacey Koon publicly defended the use of force against Rodney King. While the LAPD has clearly changed, there are still some troubling signs that more needs to be done.