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Police shootings, bias among topics at forum

By Dorany Pineda Contributing Writer LOS ANGELES — ACLU attorney Peter Bibring argued with a panel of law enforcement officials Oct. 15 that it is a major issue that a police officer hasn’t been prosecuted for shooting and killing a civilian in Los Angeles County since 2000. The statement came during a community policing conference […]

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Subpoena power of oversight commission sparks discussion

By Jacqueline Fernandez Contributing Writer LOS ANGELES — The issue of whether the Civilian Oversight Commission should have subpoena power in its role as watchdog of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department was argued Sept. 26 during a hearing conducted by the Los Angeles County Commission on Human Relations. Chief Warren Asmus of the Sherriff’s […]

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Supervisors establish rent control in unincorporated areas of county

Wave Wire Services LOS ANGELES — Over protests from landlords and real estate brokers, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors voted 4-1 Sept. 11 in favor of an ordinance to temporarily limit rent increases to 3 percent in unincorporated areas of the county. Dozens of renters turned out carrying signs reading “The rent is […]