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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 12.10.2014 | 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 12.05.2014 | 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 12.03.2014 | 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 12.01.2014 | 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.

Matt Ferner

LA Mayor Orders Cops To Release Ezell Ford Autopsy

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Ferner | Posted 12.01.2014 | 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 s...

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 12.08.2014 | 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...