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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'

HuffingtonPost.com | 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

HuffingtonPost.com | 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...

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 05.06.2015 | 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 05.03.2015 | 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...

The Most Dangerous Thing You Can Own Is Your Waistband

The Huffington Post | Arthur Delaney | Posted 03.08.2015 | 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 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...

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 03.18.2015 | 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...