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Shootings Involving LA Police Nearly Doubled This Year

AP | Nico Pitney | Posted 11.10.2015 | Politics

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Shootings involving Los Angeles Police Department officers have doubled this year, a statistic that the new head of the agen...

Book Review: The Promise by Robert Crais

Rob Taub | Posted 11.06.2015 | Books
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 10.07.2015 | 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.

Baby Choked To Death After Mom Died While Feeding Him, Police Say

The Huffington Post | David Lohr | Posted 10.07.2015 | Crime

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Beyond Prayers and Protests: Building Trust Among the Police and Community in Downtown Los Angeles

Delonte Gholston | Posted 10.05.2015 | Religion
Delonte Gholston

On a Saturday last April, a group of pastors and other faith leaders brought together a broad cross-section of the downtown community to talk about a rash of officer-involved shootings in Los Angeles and the rest of the country.

Weathering the Police Reform Storm

Josmar Trujillo | Posted 10.02.2015 | New York
Josmar Trujillo

With reforms like these who'll be surprised by the next high-profile incident of police abuse? Not me.

Award Ceremony for Those Helping Communities in Urban Youth

Marc A. Coronel | Posted 09.29.2015 | Impact
Marc A. Coronel

Last week, several thousands of people took time to celebrate and participate in the 20th annual KO High amateur boxing event.

Is There a Ferguson-Effect With LAPD Homeless Response?

Joel John Roberts | Posted 09.07.2015 | Impact
Joel John Roberts

Earlier this year, a federally-mandated homeless count revealed that Los Angeles' homeless population increased, even though the city and county housed 10,000 people who were homeless in the past three years.

LAPD Helps Terminally Ill Mom Throw A Quinceañera For Her Daughter

The Huffington Post | Cameron Keady | Posted 08.27.2015 | Good News

A kind group of police officers made a family’s special wish come true over the weekend. Officers from the Los Angeles Police Departme...

Police Misconduct Needs 'Broken Windows' Approach

Hector Villagra | Posted 07.30.2015 | Los Angeles
Hector Villagra

On the same day a female Los Angeles Police officer was sentenced to 36 months for delivering hard kicks to the groin of a handcuffed woman who later died, a homeless woman with mental illness was facing 25 years to life for merely picking up a police baton.

Homeless Woman Who Picked Up An LAPD Nightstick Faces Life In Prison

The Huffington Post | Sebastian Murdock | Posted 07.23.2015 | Crime

A homeless California woman shown on video picking up a police officer's baton could spend the rest of her life in jail for the act. When Ch...

LAPD Finds Huge Arsenal In Man's Home While Investigating His Death

AP | Jade Walker | Posted 07.21.2015 | Crime

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Police investigating the death of a Los Angeles man uncovered an arsenal inside his home and garage — more th...

15 Most Outrageous Police Responses After Killing Unarmed People

Bill Quigley | Posted 06.25.2015 | Crime
Bill Quigley

Police kill a lot of unarmed people. So far in 2015, as many as 100 unarmed people have been killed by police. Here are fifteen of the most outrageous reasons given by police to justify killing unarmed people in the last twelve months.

Keeping Government Bureaucrats Off the Backs of the Citizenry: The Supreme Court Responds

John W. Whitehead | Posted 06.23.2015 | Politics
John W. Whitehead

In one swoop, on June 22, 2015, a divided U.S. Supreme Court handed down three consecutive rulings affirming the right of raisin farmers, hotel owners and prison inmates.

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...

Matt Ferner

Ezell Ford Protesters Gather Outside LA Mayor's Home, Call For Firing Of LAPD Chief | Matt Ferner | Posted 06.09.2015 | Politics

LOS ANGELES -- A group of demonstrators gathered outside of Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti's home on Monday, calling for the mayor to immediately fir...

LA Cop Who Kicked Suspect In Groin Found Guilty Of Assault

AP | TAMI ABDOLLAH | Posted 06.05.2015 | Crime

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Jurors on Friday convicted a female Los Angeles police officer of felony assault for repeatedly kicking a handcuffed woman who la...

LAPD vs. Pedestrian(s)

Stacie Corliss | Posted 06.05.2015 | Comedy
Stacie Corliss

7:07am. I have eight minutes to traverse the final five blocks to Cycle House for my morning dose of endorphins. Speedwalking like a gumptious grandma, I hit San Vicente & Melrose in less than sixty seconds.

My State of the City

Joel Epstein | Posted 06.15.2015 | Los Angeles
Joel Epstein

Live from La Casa de Joel, I am pleased to bring you my State of the City address.

Unarmed Homeless Man Killed By LAPD Had Studied Physics, Wanted To Be Actor

The Los Angeles Times | Posted 03.30.2015 | Crime

Heleine Tchayou was watching television in her Malden, Mass., home when video appeared of Los Angeles police shooting and killing an unarmed, homeless...

LA Rookie Cop Wanted On Suspicion Of Murder

AP | Posted 03.17.2015 | Crime

POMONA, Calif. (AP) — An arrest warrant was issued Monday for a rookie Los Angeles policeman suspected of killing a man during a fight in Pomona whi...

LAPD Cop Arrested At Mexico Border After Man Found Hidden In Car

The Huffington Post | Andy Campbell | Posted 03.17.2015 | Crime

A Los Angeles police officer was arrested at the U.S.-Mexico border when he allegedly tried to smuggle a Mexican citizen into the country in the trunk...

The Death of Anthony Hill: Something Is Rotten in the State of America

Robert David Jaffee | Posted 05.11.2015 | Black Voices
Robert David Jaffee

There have been too many funerals of late, too many funerals for people of color and people with mental illness.

Ezell Ford's Parents Sue Again, This Time Charging Racism

Reuters | Dan Whitcomb | Posted 03.10.2015 | Black Voices

The parents of an unarmed black man shot to death by two Los Angeles police officers have filed a second lawsuit against the police department and cit...