Columnists Earl Ofari Hutchinson Opinion

THE HUTCHINSON REPORT: Indictment doesn’t always lead to conviction

A Maryland prosecutor has charged a Baltimore police officer with a major felony charge in the killing of an unarmed young black male who was not charged with any crime. The case has drawn intense media attention and stirred public rage. Prosecutors, in bringing charges, are confident that they can get a conviction. And why […]

Columnists Earl Ofari Hutchinson Opinion

THE HUTCHINSON REPORT: Baltimore is Lynch’s first major test

In the days immediately before Loretta Lynch’s confirmation as attorney general, one of her advisers noted that she felt that law enforcement is good for minority communities. He went further and said that she feels strongly that police and minority communities have much more in common than differences. That is probably an accurate read on […]

Columnists Earl Ofari Hutchinson Opinion

THE HUTCHINSON REPORT: Has the LAPD learned its lesson yet?

The announcement that Los Angeles Police officer Richard Garcia was arrested and charged this week with assault in the beating of Clinton Alford Jr. last October is yet another teaching moment for the Los Angeles Police Department and for the community. The starting point is the arrest and charges themselves. In times past, there have […]