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Matt Ferner

LA Mayor Orders Cops To Release Ezell Ford Autopsy

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Ferner | Posted 11.14.2014 | 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 f...

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

Cheryl Dorsey | Posted 11.04.2014 | 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 10.09.2014 | 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.

Matt Ferner

LAPD Names Two Officers Involved In Killing Of Mentally Ill Man

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Ferner | Posted 08.29.2014 | Politics

LOS ANGELES -- More than two weeks after police in a South Los Angeles neighborhood fatally shot Ezell Ford, a black man who was unarmed and mentally ...

Matt Ferner

Police Still Won't Name Officers In Ezell Ford Shooting. Now Their Union Points To A Rap Video.

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Ferner | Posted 08.22.2014 | Black Voices

LOS ANGELES -- It has been nearly two weeks since police in a South Los Angeles neighborhood fatally shot Ezell Ford, a black man who was unarmed and ...

Former LA County Sheriff's Deputy Arrested On Child Porn Charges

The Huffington Post | Emily Thomas | Posted 08.21.2014 | Crime

A former LA County sheriff's deputy, who has been under investigation since April, was arrested Wednesday on charges of distributing child pornography...

Matt Ferner

Attorney On Ezell Ford Killing: 'This Is In Fact An Execution'

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Ferner | Posted 09.08.2014 | Politics

LOS ANGELES -- The lawyer for the family of Ezell Ford, the 25-year-old unarmed black man with mental illness who was fatally shot by a police officer...

The LAPD and Modern Policing

Robert Slayton | Posted 10.20.2014 | Crime
Robert Slayton

There has been a lot of concern recently over the militarization of police forces. It started with the LAPD.

Matt Ferner

LAPD Delays Release Of Ezell Ford Autopsy

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Ferner | Posted 08.20.2014 | Black Voices

LOS ANGELES -- The Los Angeles Police Department has delayed the release of a pending autopsy report for Ezell Ford, the 25-year-old unarmed black man...

Joe Satran

Ezell Ford's Parents Mourn 'Free-Spirited' 25-Year-Old Shot By LAPD

HuffingtonPost.com | Joe Satran | Posted 08.17.2014 | Black Voices

For the world outside the South LA neighborhood of Florence, Ezell Ford is a symbol. The 25-year-old's fatal shooting by two LAPD officers Monday nigh...

Ryan Grim

Police Beat And Killed ANOTHER Man

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan Grim | Posted 08.15.2014 | Politics

Los Angeles Police Department officers allegedly beat a man to death little more than a week before their fatal shooting of Ezell Ford, KTLA is report...

Joe Satran

South LA Demands Justice For Police Shooting Of Ezell Ford

HuffingtonPost.com | Joe Satran | Posted 08.15.2014 | Black Voices

LOS ANGELES -- Civil rights leaders met with Los Angeles Police Department officials Thursday to press the department to swiftly and openly investigat...

Matt Ferner

WITNESS: LAPD Shouted 'Shoot Him' Before Killing Unarmed, Mentally Ill Black Man

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Ferner | Posted 08.14.2014 | Black Voices

LOS ANGELES -- An eyewitness to the killing of Ezell Ford told The Huffington Post on Wednesday that he heard an officer with the Los Angeles Police D...

LAPD Shoots, Kills Black Man During 'Investigative Stop'

The Huffington Post | Cavan Sieczkowski | Posted 08.13.2014 | Black Voices

The Los Angeles Police Department shot and killed a black man in South L.A. on Monday. Police conducted an "investigative stop" in the Newton area ...

Lying to Legislate

Marcus Landsberg | Posted 09.17.2014 | Hawaii
Marcus Landsberg

Honolulu City Council's Bill 44 includes for its foundation: "Sitting or lying down on the sidewalk is not the intended or customary use of public sidewalks." You don't need to be in Hawaii three weeks to know that's not true.

A Talk With Michael Connelly

Mark Rubinstein | Posted 09.14.2014 | Books
Mark Rubinstein

Michael Connelly's books have been translated into 36 languages and have won many awards. His best known crime fiction series features LAPD Detective Harry Bosch.

A New Yorker's Ode to Los Angeles

Cody Lyon | Posted 08.13.2014 | New York
Cody Lyon

I remember the first time I went to Los Angeles. It was sometime in the early 1990s. As we descended into LAX on the flight from New York that morning, my friend told me to look out the window.

Police Department Sued After Deadly Shooting

AP | TAMI ABDOLLAH | Posted 05.16.2014 | Crime

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A father who saw his unarmed son fatally shot by Los Angeles police on live television filed a $20 million wrongful death lawsuit...

Los Angeles Latino-Influenced Art Is the Focus of a Documentary and Museum Show

Lisa Derrick | Posted 07.01.2014 | Latino Voices
Lisa Derrick

Los Angeles: A city of glaring contrasts and contradictions -- multi-million dollar homes and abject poverty. It has libertine lifestyles and harsh, s...

Ex-LAPD Cop's Rampage Exposed Flaws

AP | GILLIAN FLACCUS | Posted 07.05.2014 | Crime

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Communication and coordination problems between at least a half dozen regional law enforcement agencies impeded efforts to stop c...