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LAPD Detective Looking Into Derrick Rose Case Shot Dead In Home

The Huffington Post | Maxwell Strachan | Posted 10.25.2016 | Sports

Nadine Hernandez, one of the LAPD detectives investigating sexual assault allegations against New York Knicks guard Derrick Rose, died Tuesday from a ...

LAPD Releases Video Showing Man Holding Gun Before Shot Being By Police

Reuters | Andrew Hart | Posted 10.06.2016 | Crime

LOS ANGELES - Los Angeles police, seeking to quell protests over the fatal weekend shooting of an African-American teenager, released surveillance vid...

18-Year-Old Killed By LAPD Turned Toward Officers With Gun In Hand, Chief Says

Reuters | Andrew Hart | Posted 10.04.2016 | Crime

LOS ANGELES ― An 18-year-old black man who was shot to death by Los Angeles police over the weekend was fleeing from a suspected stolen car and had ...

Rodney King's Daughter Stands With LAPD 25 Years After Dad's Beating

The Huffington Post | Taryn Finley | Posted 01.18.2017 | Black Voices

It’s been 25 years since Lori King witnessed her unarmed father, Rodney King, get brutally beaten by cops from the Los Angeles Police Department. Th...

Vigil Held For 14-Year-Old Boy Shot And Killed By LAPD: 'Justice For Jesse'

Los Angeles Times | Tanisha Ramirez | Posted 08.11.2016 | Latino Voices

The vigil Wednesday night for Jesse Romero, the 14-year-old boy shot and killed the day before by Los Angeles police, was not silent. When it began, t...

Los Angeles Police Shot And Killed A 14-Year-Old Boy After Responding To A Vandalism Report

Fusion | Tanisha Ramirez | Posted 08.11.2016 | Latino Voices

The Los Angeles Police Department said Wednesday that it had shot and killed a 14-year-old named Jesse Romero after responding to a report of vandalis...

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...

Blood In The Water, Art Stops Guns: A Peace Angels Project Initiative

Lin Evola | Posted 07.27.2016 | Arts
Lin Evola

I feel as if I have a responsibility as an artist to bring awareness to harm caused by guns.

LAPD Spies On People With Its Tech Tools. Now The Attorney General Is Praising Its Digital Savvy?

The Huffington Post | Julia Craven | Posted 06.30.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch traveled to Los Angeles on Wednesday to highlight the police department's efforts to foster a strong...

Power Loves the Dark

Matthew Harwood | Posted 05.19.2016 | Politics
Matthew Harwood

With little public debate, often in almost total secrecy, increasing numbers of police departments are wielding technology to empower themselves rather than the communities they protect and serve at a time when trust in law enforcement is dangerously low.

Remembering Willie Williams, Former LAPD Chief Who Changed Attitudes Towards the LGBT Community

Karen Ocamb | Posted 04.29.2016 | Queer Voices
Karen Ocamb

Willie Williams, the police chief brought in from Philadelphia to take over the Los Angeles Police Department in 1992, died Tuesday night of pancreatic cancer at his home in Georgia. He was 72.

'Murder is My Beat, Sadly I Make a Living From It.' Meet LAPD Detective John Skaggs

Jessica Mindich | Posted 04.08.2016 | Crime
Jessica Mindich

"I am most proud of my work for bringing some form of closure to the family and friends of victims that have been murdered. Many people who have lost a loved one to violence feel better knowing the suspect responsible cannot hurt others and is not enjoying the freedoms that we have."

LAPD Opens Investigation Of Actor Charlie Sheen

Reuters | Jade Walker | Posted 04.07.2016 | Entertainment

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Detectives from the Los Angeles Police Department's "threat management" squad have opened a criminal investigation of actor Ch...

Knife Buried At Former O.J. Simpson Property Being Tested By LAPD

Reuters | Hilary Hanson | Posted 01.03.2017 | Crime

By Dan Whitcomb LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Police said on Friday they were examining a knife purportedly found at the former home of O.J. Simpson, the on...

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 ...

2 Los Angeles Cops Charged With Sexually Assaulting 4 Women While On Duty

The Huffington Post | Sebastian Murdock | Posted 02.17.2016 | Crime

Two California police officers are accused of repeatedly sexually assaulting four women while on duty. James Nichols, 44, and Luiz Valenzuela, 43, are...

Panel Says LAPD Killing Of Homeless Man Was OK. Just Trust Them.

The Huffington Post | Matt Ferner | Posted 02.04.2016 | Politics

LOS ANGELES -- When police killed Charly Keunang, a homeless man, last March, it sparked protests and ignited another round of debate about the Los An...

'Glee' Actor Arrested For Possession Of Child Pornography

The Huffington Post | Carly Ledbetter | Posted 12.30.2015 | Entertainment

"Glee" actor Mark Salling was arrested for possessing child pornography on Tuesday morning, LAPD Officer Ricardo Hernandez confirmed to The Huffington...

Cops Surprise WWII Veteran Spending Christmas Alone With Tree, Gifts

The Huffington Post | Nina Golgowski | Posted 12.23.2015 | Good News

A World War II veteran who planned on spending Christmas alone this year was treated to a heartwarming surprise when two police officers showed up wit...

LAPD Found No Bias In All 1,356 Complaints Filed Against Officers

Los Angeles Times | Kelly Chen | Posted 01.17.2017 | Politics
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The Los Angeles Police Department did not uphold any of the 1,356 allegations of biased policing by officers that the agency investigated in recent ye...

Missing 'X-Men' Producer Found Safe After Tipster Contacts HuffPost

The Huffington Post | David Lohr | Posted 12.04.2015 | Crime

California authorities have confirmed that missing Hollywood producer Eric Kohler has been found safe in Mexico, one day after The Huffington Post pub...

Police Searching For Missing 'X-Men' Producer

The Huffington Post | David Lohr | Posted 12.01.2015 | Crime

While millions of Americans were enjoying Thanksgiving with their loved ones, the family of 27-year-old Hollywood producer Eric Kohler was combing the...

Book Review: The Promise by Robert Crais

Rob Taub | Posted 11.06.2016 | Home
Rob Taub

In The Promise, Elvis Cole has been hired to find Amy Breslyn, and in the second paragraph, with no preamble whatsoever Robert Crais drops us right into the middle of the action where something clearly unsavory is taking place.

How Police Could End Up Making Body Cameras Mostly Useless

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 10.10.2015 | Politics

Moments before he died, Charly Keunang took a swing at a cop. This wasn't an ordinary jab or hook. In cell phone video filmed by a bystander in March,...

Facing the Challenge of Violence in South LA

Constance L. Rice | Posted 10.07.2016 | Los Angeles
Constance L. Rice

Recent coverage of crime spikes and "cyber banging" as new phenomena have missed some important aspects of what the LA basin is actually experiencing. Now that is not to say that recent articles are entirely wrong, but just missing the right context and some key facts.