Unarmed black man Ezell Ford fatally shot by police

According to family members, a 25-year-old man was complying with police orders when he was fatally shot by LAPD officers in the Florence neighborhood South Los Angeles.

Officers responded to a report of a possible officer-involved shooting at the intersection of West 65th Street and South Broadway late Monday evening. 

Police officer charged for assaulting woman before she died


A LAPD officer has been charged with assault for kicking a handcuffed woman seven times in the abdomen, upper thigh and stomach before she lost consciousness and died.

Officer Mary O’Callaghan was found by prosecutors to have used unnecessary force when arresting Alesia Thomas.

Thomas, a drug abuser resisted arrest and struggled with O’Callaghan and other officers who went to her home after she left her children outside a police station.

Petition calls for investigation into Chris Dorner’s death

A change.org petition is calling for an investigation into how the Los Angeles Police Department handled Christopher Dorner’s death.

The petition, created by The Your Black World Coalition, states that “the latest civil rights violation by this department was during the apprehension of Christopher Dorner.”

Dorner died during a standoff with Los Angeles authorities in February after killing four people.