Protests took place in Los Angeles after an off-duty LAPD officer was captured on cell phone video discharging his weapon during an altercation with a 13-year-old boy.
San Francisco’s police department has been going through what could be generously referred to as a rough patch.
It fell under harsh criticism in 2015 after Mario Woods was shot 2o times while holding a knife and continued into 2016 as it went through multiple police chiefs following the exposure of multiple scandals – one of which involved racist text messages sent by officers. The DOJ later determined that the department suffered from racial bias.
To try and move past all of the controversy surrounding it, the highest ranking black officer in the LAPD has been chosen as the next police chief for San Francisco.
Donald Trump galvanized millions of voters in America behind his promise to not only build a wall along the US-Mexico border, but to deport millions of undocumented citizens as well. However, those plans have hit the first of a suspected many snags to come.
The Los Angeles Police Department has declared that they won’t play a part in assisting President-elect Trump’s efforts to deport any immigrants within their jurisdiction, according to the Los Angeles Times.
Los Angeles Police were involved in a pursuit this past weekend that ended when Carnell Snell, 18, was shot dead. LAPD officials are now saying that Snell was armed with a fully loaded weapon and turned towards officers before being shot twice.
Black people only made up around nine percent of the population in the city of Los Angeles. But data recently released by the LAPD in an effort to be fully transparent revealed that 35 percent of the people they shot from 2011 to 2015 were black.
A black actress says she was handcuffed and detained by police after being mistaken for a prostitute while out with her white husband.
Daniele Watts, who played slave CoCo in the award-winning film Django: Unchained, posted the news on her Facebook page. She said her arm was cut during the encounter with police in Hollywood.
Hundreds of protesters rallied outside of the Los Angeles Police Department’s headquarters over the death of an unarmed man fatally shot by police last week.
Ezell Ford, 25, was killed during a confrontation with police on Aug. 11. Demonstrators called for a complete investigation into his death.
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.
The family of a man who was shot at killed by Los Angeles police after a high speed chase has filed a $20 million civil claim against the department.
Brian Newt Beaird, 51, died last Friday after leading LAPD on an hour-long chase that started in Cudahy and ended in downtown Los Angeles just past 10 p. m.