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Rodney King

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  • With smartphones everywhere, police on notice they may be caught on camera

    With smartphones everywhere, police on notice they may be caught on camera
    In South Gate, police had already been warned: Just expect that you might be filmed with cellphones and other cameras as you do your job. After high-profile uses of force caught on video in places like South Carolina, New York and L.A.’s skid row,...
  • Prior clashes may factor into San Bernardino County beating inquiries

    Prior clashes may factor into San Bernardino County beating inquiries
    Before he found himself being beaten earlier this month by San Bernardino County sheriff's deputies in view of a hovering news helicopter, Francis Pusok and law enforcement had clashed more than once. The 30-year-old Apple Valley resident had been...
  • Man wins $240,000 from Hollywood in police brutality case

    Man wins $240,000 from Hollywood in police brutality case
    Paul Gozaloff has won a $240,000 settlement seven years after accusing five Hollywood officers of brutality and false arrest. Hollywood city commissioners formally approved the deal Wednesday without comment. "We are very pleased that the City...
  • Rouse's failure in Sandtown-Winchester

    Rouse's failure in Sandtown-Winchester
    Editor's note: An earlier version of this story mischaracterized a claim in a Sun story. Roughly $130 million in public and private money was put into the neighborhood between the early 1990s and 2000, but the Abell Foundation was not among the funders....
  • Los Angeles public space is rambunctious again; let's dress it properly

    Los Angeles public space is rambunctious again; let's dress it properly
    "The public sector stopped making public space a long time ago," Los Angeles architect Jon Jerde told Wired magazine rather matter-of-factly in 1999. Jerde, who died last month at age 75, was best known for projects that were both resigned to and...
  • Trial venue change, as sought in Boston Marathon case, is rare

    Trial venue change, as sought in Boston Marathon case, is rare
    Defendants in high-profile criminal cases often look to move their trials to another county or state as a way of improving the odds of finding jurors who are not already inclined to believing they are guilty. The most recent case in point: Dzhokhar...
  • California bill would protect civilians recording police activity

    California bill would protect civilians recording police activity
    From the LAPD beating of Rodney King 24 years ago to last year’s death of Eric Garner after a scuffle with New York police officers, bystanders who recorded the incidents on video have allowed the public to see at least some of what happened....
  • Plantation man wins $240,000 in Hollywood police brutality case

    Plantation man wins $240,000 in Hollywood police brutality case
    Paul Gozaloff says he was only trying to check on a pal he thought had been stopped by police. Yet within minutes, he was brutally beaten and falsely arrested by five Hollywood cops, he claims in a federal lawsuit. "They tackled me, smashing my head...
  • L.A. theater openings, Jan. 25-Feb. 1: Kneehigh's 'Tristan & Yseult' and more

    L.A. theater openings, Jan. 25-Feb. 1: Kneehigh's 'Tristan & Yseult' and more
    Segerstrom's Off Center Festival rolls on, playwright Lily Blau shines a light on a Lewis Carroll classic at the Theatre @ Boston Court, and Britain's Kneehigh theater company brings "Tristan & Yseult" to South Coast Rep. Woyzeck Staged reading of Georg...
  • Taylor Negron dies at 57; comedian, actor, playwright

    Taylor Negron dies at 57; comedian, actor, playwright
    He was the surly pizza man who interrupted a class at Ridgemont High to deliver a double-cheese-and-sausage to the cool-guy student played by Sean Penn. He was the Olsen twins' prissy, Spanish-accented nanny, Manuelo, on "So Little Time." He was the...
  • Off Center Festival at Segerstrom looks to entertain and provoke

     Off Center Festival at Segerstrom looks to entertain and provoke
    Since becoming president of the Segerstrom Center for the Arts in 2006, Terry Dwyer has been on a mission to make the venue affordable, intriguing and inviting — even a little off once in a while. While the center delivers well on the popular...