iOS app Android app

L.a.P.D.

How The Ferguson Report Frames The Way We See LA's Skid Row Shooting

HuffPost Live | Rahel Gebreyes | Posted 03.06.2015 | Crime

Sunday's fatal shooting of a homeless man in Los Angeles' Skid Row neighborhood gained new relevance when the Justice Department released its report o...

The Slaughter Continues: 176 Civilians Killed by Police so Far in 2015

Blake Fleetwood | Posted 03.06.2015 | Politics
Blake Fleetwood

One-hundred-seventy-six civilians were killed by police in January and February, according to news clippings collected by killedbypolice.net. Of course, the greatest outrage of all is that no one really knows how many people are killed by police annually.

Here's What We Know About The Homeless Man Fatally Shot By LAPD On Skid Row

AP | TAMI ABDOLLAH | Posted 03.04.2015 | Crime

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A homeless man who was killed by Los Angeles police on Skid Row was living under an assumed name and was wanted for violating pro...

Waistband Police Shootings Are Surprisingly Common

The Huffington Post | Arthur Delaney | Posted 03.03.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- After Los Angeles police shot and killed an unarmed homeless man on Sunday, Chief Charlie Beck said the man grabbed an officer's holster...

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

Jeff Norman | Posted 03.03.2015 | 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...

Matt Ferner

No Charges For Cops Who Shot Unarmed Man To Death On Live Television

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Ferner | Posted 02.24.2015 | Politics

No charges will be filed against three Los Angeles police officers who fatally shot an unarmed, mentally ill man on live television following a high-s...

Armed Carjacking Suspect Shot, Wounded By LAPD (VIDEO)

AP | Posted 02.11.2015 | Crime

MONTEBELLO, Calif. (AP) -- A gunman leading police on a wild chase east of Los Angeles smashed into cars, veered into oncoming traffic, stole a vehicl...

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 02.28.2015 | 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 02.28.2015 | 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 02.09.2015 | 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 02.03.2015 | 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 01.31.2015 | 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 01.31.2015 | 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.