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  • Police search for girl, 12, and boy, 14, missing since Saturday

    Police search for girl, 12, and boy, 14, missing since Saturday
    Los Angeles police have asked the public to help locate two children missing since Saturday afternoon. Ashley Montes, 12, and Timothy Reed, 14, were last seen boarding a bus en route to Venice Beach about 4 p.m. near Mark Twain Middle School in Venice,...
  • Fanchon Blake dies at 93; lawsuit broke LAPD's glass ceiling for women

    Fanchon Blake dies at 93; lawsuit broke LAPD's glass ceiling for women
    In 1971, after nearly two decades with the Los Angeles Police Department, Fanchon Blake openly objected to policies that prevented her and other women from rising above the rank of sergeant. Then-Chief Ed Davis belittled her stance at a meeting of...
  • Amid Baltimore unrest, LAPD pledges swift but restrained action

    Amid Baltimore unrest, LAPD pledges swift but restrained action
    Hours after rioters took to the streets in Baltimore — throwing rocks, looting and setting police cars and businesses ablaze — LAPD commanders sent out a department-wide alert: All Los Angeles officers not working undercover assignments were...
  • Family of man slain by police on skid row files $20-million claim

    Family of man slain by police on skid row files $20-million claim
    The family of a Cameroonian man fatally shot by police on skid row filed a $20-million claim against the city Wednesday, saying officers "initiated" a struggle that ended in a "cop-created killing." Charly Leundeu Keunang’s sister, Line Foming,...
  • Smartphone app from ACLU of California aims to preserve videos of police

    Smartphone app from ACLU of California aims to preserve videos of police
    When George Holliday recorded grainy footage of Los Angeles police officers beating Rodney King outside his apartment in 1991, he sold the video to KTLA for $500 and watched it become a worldwide sensation. This year, a man used his cellphone to record...
  • The problem with good guys vs. bad guys policing

    The problem with good guys vs. bad guys policing
    No sentence gets spoken more at Homeboy Industries than this one: “This is the longest I've ever been out.” It is a refrain uttered by formerly gang-involved and “serious and violent” felons, in government parlance. These are not...
  • Homeless services commissioner calls for probe of skid row shooting

    Homeless services commissioner calls for probe of skid row shooting
    A homeless services commissioner on Thursday called for an independent investigation into the death of a man who was shot and killed by Los Angeles police during a confrontation on skid row. The Rev. Kelvin Sauls, pastor at Holman United Methodist...
  • Let officers review body camera recordings

    To the editor: The American Civil Liberties Union of Southern California's rejection of the Los Angeles Police Department's body camera policies reflects that organization's bias against law enforcement. ("Divided Police Commission approves rules for LAPD...
  • Family of man slain by police on Skid Row files $20M claim

    Heleine Tchayou was home in Boston when she saw on the news cellphone video of a mentally ill homeless man killed on Skid Row by Los Angeles police. She exclaimed to a friend and her son-in-law about how horrible it was. It wasn't until days later that...
  • Police search for man, woman missing for more than a month

    Police search for man, woman missing for more than a month
    Los Angeles police are asking the public to come forward with information about a 60-year-old woman and a man who have not been seen for more than a month. About 1 p.m. on March 23, Zakiyyah El A’min was spotted with a man named Kevin Walker...
  • Divided Police Commission approves rules for LAPD body cameras

    Divided Police Commission approves rules for LAPD body cameras
    Los Angeles will become the largest city in the nation to equip all its patrol officers with body cameras, after a divided Los Angeles Police Commission on Tuesday gave its final approval during a heated debate that highlighted lingering concerns about...