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Rape Victims Aren't Seeking Help For Fear Of Deportation, Police Say

The Huffington Post | Melissa Jeltsen | Posted 03.24.2017 | Politics

Latinos in Los Angeles are making dramatically fewer reports of rape and domestic violence amid a climate of fear over increased immigration enforceme...

Wyclef Jean Posts Video Of Him In Handcuffs After Allegedly Mistaken For Robber

The Huffington Post | Nina Golgowski | Posted 03.21.2017 | Black Voices

Grammy-winning artist Wyclef Jean threatened to sue authorities in Los Angeles in a video posted early Tuesday that shows him in handcuffs following w...

Here's What Will -- And Won't -- Happen Next Time A Cop Kills An American

The Huffington Post | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 03.13.2017 | Politics

WASHINGTON ― In the coming days or weeks or months, a police officer will kill an American, and a controversy will erupt. Maybe the person will be s...

Family Sues Off-Duty Cop Who Fired Gun During Dispute With Teen In Anaheim

The Huffington Post | Carla Herreria | Posted 03.10.2017 | Crime

A civil lawsuit was filed last week against an off-duty police officer who dragged a teenage boy and fired his weapon in front of minors in Anaheim, C...

Protests Erupt After Video Shows Off-Duty Cop Firing A Gun In Dispute With Teen

The Huffington Post | Carla Herreria | Posted 02.23.2017 | Crime

Hundreds of activists protested near the home of a police officer in Anaheim, California, Wednesday over video allegedly showing the plainclothes cop ...

LAPD Officers Kill Suspect In Stabbing Spree

Reuters | Jade Walker | Posted 02.01.2017 | Crime

(Reuters) - Los Angeles police on Tuesday shot and killed a man after a stabbing rampage that left three people injured along Sunset Boulevard, a bust...

Jeff Sessions Blames Bad Apples For Police Abuse. He Should Read These DOJ Reports.

The Huffington Post | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 01.11.2017 | Politics

WASHINGTON ― Jeff Sessions, who will very likely be confirmed as the 84th attorney general of the United States, expressed skepticism this week abou...

Dash Store Reportedly Robbed Because 2017 Also Hates The Kardashians

The Huffington Post | Cole Delbyck | Posted 01.11.2017 | Entertainment

The Los Angeles location of the Kardashian family’s retail store DASH was reportedly robbed on the same day suspects allegedly connected to Kim’s ...

Security Video Pokes Holes In Robber's Threat To Shoot Store Workers

The Huffington Post | David Moye | Posted 01.09.2017 | Weird News

The Los Angeles Police Department needs help fingering a man who robbed a convenience store using just his finger as a fake gun. Police released store...

California Police Search For Boyfriend of Woman Found Dead Near Big Sur Wreck

The Huffington Post | Mary S Papenfuss | Posted 01.07.2017 | Crime

California police failed again Friday to find the boyfriend of a woman found dead near a mangled car hundreds of feet below Pacific Coast Highway. Oli...

The Iconic Hollywood Sign Got A Dope Makeover For The New Year

The Huffington Post | Kim Bellware | Posted 01.01.2017 | Weird News

The iconic Hollywood sign looks a little different in 2017. Los Angeles residents awoke on New Year’s Day to find the 94-year-old sign on the side ...

Reality Show Contestant's Body Found In Shallow Grave Near Suspect's Home

The Huffington Post | Mary S Papenfuss | Posted 12.21.2016 | Crime

Police arrested a nursing student Wednesday in the murder of a former reality show bride whose body they found in a shallow grave in southern Californ...

Former Reality Show Bride Reported Missing In California

The Huffington Post | Mary S Papenfuss | Posted 12.20.2016 | Crime

Los Angeles police are investigating the mysterious disappearance of a California woman who once competed in a bridal reality TV program. Lisa Marie...

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.

Knife 'Found' At O.J. Simpson's Former Home Ruled Out As 1994 Murder Weapon

Reuters | Lee Moran | Posted 04.02.2016 | Crime

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Testing has ruled out a knife purportedly found at the former home of O.J. Simpson as having been used in the 1994 murders he ...

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...

Los Angeles Schools Closed Due To Emailed Threat

The Huffington Post | Andy Campbell | Posted 01.10.2017 | Politics

The Los Angeles Unified School District took the unprecedented step Tuesday of closing all of its schools due to an emailed threat that was later deem...

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,...

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...

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...

Activist Reminds Us That There is Much More To Skid Row Than Homelessness

HuffPost Live | Rahel Gebreyes | Posted 03.09.2015 | Impact

Beyond the tall buildings and growing development of downtown Los Angeles lies the four-mile zone of Skid Row. While the area has gained notoriety as ...

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...

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...

Stolen Ambulance Taken On Joyride Through LA

Posted 10.20.2014 | Crime

A sick man being treated by paramedics on Sunday night allegedly stole their ambulance and led police on a chase through downtown Los Angeles before c...

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...