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.
David Cunningham III, a superior court judge in Los Angeles is claiming that two UCLA police officers used excessive force after they pulled him over for a seat belt violation. According to Cunningham’s attorney, he was handcuffed and put in the back of the police vehicle.
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.
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.
The LAPD has announced a new program where officers can come face-to-face with community members who accuse them of racial profiling.
The Community-Employee Mediation Pilot program will allow both sides to see things from the other’s perspective.
Neither party is required to agree with one another; and only conflicts that don’t involve use of force, injuries, or actual criminal misconduct will be eligible for the program.