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Three LAPD officers charged with falsifying records

LOS ANGELES — Criminal charges have been filed against three Los Angeles Police Department officers accused of falsifying records that claimed people they had stopped were gang members or gang associates, Los Angeles County District Attorney Jackie Lacey announced July 10. Braxton Shaw, 37, Michael Coblentz, 42, and Nicolas Martinez, 36, were charged July 9 Read More…

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Death of teen security guard spurs protest at Compton Sheriff’s Station

COMPTON — The killing of 18-year-old Andres Guardado by a sheriff’s deputy in unincorporated West Compton near Gardena June 18 sparked a protest June 21 against law enforcement violence, which turned chaotic when deputies fired pepper balls and rubber bullets to disperse the crowd, ultimately making seven arrests. The protest began peacefully as more than Read More…