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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 03.04.2016 | 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 12.16.2015 | 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 11.06.2015 | 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

A 2-year-old boy had to fend for himself for days after his mother and baby brother died inside their Hollywood apartment, according to police. The Lo...

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 Department Central Are...

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.