The Los Angeles police officer who was caught on video kicking, punching and elbowing a black man who was being held down on the street was sentenced to just two years’ probation Tuesday as part of a plea deal with prosecutors that has been criticized as being too lenient.
Black Lives Matter activist Greg Akili filed a $4 million federal civil rights lawsuit against the city of Los Angeles and the Los Angeles Police Department Tuesday, claiming that he was wrongfully arrested during a contentious meeting of the Los Angeles Police Commission last year.
The Los Angeles Police Commission voted on a policy Tuesday that would require all LAPD officers to try to defuse situations whenever possible before firing their guns, with the specific aim of decreasing the number of officer-involved shootings.
A Los Angeles Black Lives Matter activist was hit with a civil restraining order Wednesday after being accused of threatening the president of the Los Angeles Police Commission.
Just two weeks after Los Angeles District Attorney Jackie Lacey declined to press charges against the two Los Angeles police officers responsible for shooting and killing Ezell Ford, the Los Angeles City Council has agreed to pay $1.5 million to settle a lawsuit filed by Ford’s family.
The Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office announced Tuesday that it will not be filing charges against the two police officers involved in the 2014 shooting death of Ezell Ford.
The president of the Los Angeles Police Commission filed a request for a temporary restraining order against a prominent member of Black Lives Matter Los Angeles. Matt M. Johnson, who has been president of the police commission since September 2015, said that he feared for his life and the safety of his family, and he…