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LAPD Officer Who Killed Ezell Ford Had Arrested Him 6 Years Before

Reuters | Posted 01.16.2015 | Crime

By Alex Dobuzinskis LOS ANGELES, Jan 16 (Reuters) - A Los Angeles police officer involved in a high-profile shooting death of an unarm...

The NYPD Could Learn Something From The LAPD's Progress On Race Relations

HuffPost Live | Rahel Gebreyes | Posted 01.11.2015 | Black Voices

Tense race relations following the Rodney King beating quickly made the Los Angeles Police Department one of the most notorious law enforcement organi...

Stop Slandering 'Black Lives Matter'

William Lynch III | Posted 01.08.2015 | Black Voices
William Lynch III

The news media has been hard at work tracking down the handful of protesters and others who did or even wrote something violent in order to stereotype the entire Black Lives Matter movement as violent. And when there isn't something, the news media has resorted to doctoring footage.

New Tasers Used By LAPD Will Trigger Body Cameras When Fired

Reuters | Posted 01.08.2015 | Technology

Los Angeles police on Tuesday ordered Tasers that, when used, automatically activate cameras on officers' uniforms.

Second Suspect In Los Angeles Police Patrol Car Shooting Arrested

AP | Posted 01.01.2015 | Crime

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A second suspect was arrested Wednesday after a weekend shooting in which Los Angeles police officers came under fire. James Bro...

How LAPD Cleaned Up Gang Activity Under Bratton And Changed Community Policing Forever

Pacific Standard | Posted 12.30.2014 | Crime

Los Angeles gave America the modern street gang. Groups like the Crips and MS-13 have spread from coast to coast, and even abroad. But on Southern Cal...

2 Men Open Fire On Los Angeles Police Patrol Car

AP | TAMI ABDOLLAH | Posted 12.30.2014 | Crime

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Two men opened fire on a police car patrolling a tough part of Los Angeles, but the two officers inside were not injured and one ...

Matt Ferner

Ezell Ford Autopsy Shows He Was Shot Three Times, Once In The Back

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Ferner | Posted 12.30.2014 | Black Voices

LOS ANGELES -- The official autopsy report for Ezell Ford, an unarmed, mentally ill black man shot to death by Los Angeles police in August, was relea...

Shots Fired At 2 Los Angeles Police Officers In Patrol Car, Nobody Injured

AP | TAMI ABDOLLAH | Posted 12.30.2014 | Crime

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Two men opened fire on a police car patrolling a tough part of Los Angeles, but the two officers inside were not injured and one ...

Matt Ferner

Los Angeles Police Will Get Body Cameras

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Ferner | Posted 12.17.2014 | Politics

LOS ANGELES -- Every Los Angeles police officer will soon be equipped with a body camera, Mayor Eric Garcetti announced Tuesday. Garcetti said at a...

The Chokehold Is Still Alive and Well Courtesy of the Supreme Court

Earl Ofari Hutchinson | Posted 12.10.2014 | Black Voices
Earl Ofari Hutchinson

The double tragedy in the Garner slaying was, of course, his senseless death but also that his death does not alter the fact that the chokehold still remains on the official books as a weapon that police officers can use. For that, thank the U.S. Supreme Court.

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...

Here Is A Look At Police Killings Cited By Protesters

AP | Posted 12.06.2014 | Black Voices

Several recent killings of black men or boys by police officers across the nation and grand juries' decisions not to indict some of the officers have ...

Eric Garner's Death Was 'Legal' in the United States. America Killed Him, Not Police.

H. A. Goodman | Posted 12.05.2014 | Politics
H. A. Goodman

The manner in which law enforcement protects this country is a reflection of the values within our society, and everything from "stop-and-frisk" to racial profiling speak volumes of who we are as a nation.

An L.A. Story for the People of Ferguson

Lisa Kaas Boyle | Posted 12.03.2014 | Politics
Lisa Kaas Boyle

1992. It was a tough time to be a Los Angeles Deputy District Attorney in the period after the Rodney King beating and the riots that followed the acq...

Matt Ferner

Protesters March Against Police Shootings, Demand Justice For Ezell Ford

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Ferner | Posted 12.01.2014 | Black Voices

LOS ANGELES -- A group of protesters gathered in front of Los Angeles Police Department's Newton Division on Monday and marched to the neighborhood in...

Don't Turn Your Back on Disorder

Dr. Michael J. Jenkins | Posted 12.01.2014 | Crime
Dr. Michael J. Jenkins

As the police profession and our greater society deal with ways to rebuild (and in many cases build) relationships between the police and its citizenry, I fear that if outsider reformers call for police to ignore disorderly offenses the chasm between the police and the community will only widen.

Matt Ferner

LA Mayor Orders Cops To Release Ezell Ford Autopsy

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Ferner | Posted 12.01.2014 | Politics

Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti on Thursday ordered the police department to release an autopsy report on Ezell Ford, a 25-year-old mentally ill man s...

A Police Manhunt and Race: The Difference Between Eric Frein & Christopher Dorner

Cheryl Dorsey | Posted 01.04.2015 | Los Angeles
Cheryl Dorsey

I admit there is a lot that I don't know about the capture of Frein, however, what I do know is that a young black man, in South Carolina, was asked to show his driver's license to an officer and was shot several times.

'Django Unchained' Actress And Boyfriend Charged With Lewd Conduct

The Huffington Post | Cavan Sieczkowski | Posted 10.21.2014 | Entertainment

"Django Unchained" actress Daniele Watts and her boyfriend, chef Brian James Lucas, have been charged with lewd conduct, the Los Angeles Police Depart...

LAPD Is Helping to Make It Safe to Rape in Los Angeles

Maxwell Kennedy | Posted 12.08.2014 | Crime
Maxwell Kennedy

A significant number of LAPD Detectives feel "stranger rape is the only 'real' rape," according to a report published by the Justice Department.

Matt Ferner

Ezell Ford Wrongful Death Lawsuit Seeks $75 Million

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Ferner | Posted 09.17.2014 | Politics

LOS ANGELES -- The family of Ezell Ford will file a wrongful death lawsuit against the Los Angeles Police Department on Wednesday, just over a month a...

The Daniele Watts Stop Tosses the Glare Again on the Racial Profiling Debate

Earl Ofari Hutchinson | Posted 11.17.2014 | Black Voices
Earl Ofari Hutchinson

Two predictable things happened the instant Django Unchained star, actress Daniele Watts, an African-American, was detained by an LAPD officer in Studio City, California in response to a lewd public behavior call.

Much Ado About Theatrics: 'Django Unchained' Actress Gets to Follow the Rules Too

Kimberly Cooper | Posted 11.17.2014 | Los Angeles
Kimberly Cooper

I'll be the first person in a dogfight to throw down for equal justice and constitutional rights under the law for all people. But I'm afraid this latest example of alleged racism and discrimination by the LAPD plays more as a reenactment of the boy, or in this case, girl who cried wolf.

Police Mistakes in Ferguson Involve Gender as Well as Race: The Forgotten Lessons of Los Angeles' Christopher Commission

Mary Anne Case | Posted 11.11.2014 | Politics
Mary Anne Case

We would do well to remember the lessons that the 1991 Christopher Commission drew from its investigation into the police practices that led to Rodney King's beating at the hands of the LAPD and the riots that followed.