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Kevin Hart undergoes back surgery following car crash

CALABASAS — Comedian Kevin Hart is recuperating from surgery to repair a back injury suffered when his 1970 Plymouth Barracuda rolled down an embankment on Mulholland Highway in Calabasas Sept. 1. Hart, 40, was taken to Northridge Hospital Medical Center, and the driver, 28-year-old Jared Black of Woodland Hills, was rushed to Ronald Reagan UCLA Read More…

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D.A. criticized for failure to charge CHP officer in freeway beating

LOS ANGELES — Local civil rights activists were highly critical of the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office, which declined to file charges against a former California Highway Patrol officer caught on camera beating a woman walking alongside the Santa Monica (10) Freeway in July 2014. Los Angeles Urban Policy Roundtable President Earl Ofari Hutchinson Read More…

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Woman beaten by officer on side of freeway is arrested again

LOS ANGELES — A woman whose 2014 beating at the hands of a California Highway Patrol officer along the Santa Monica (10) Freeway sparked outrage and lawsuits was taken into custody Tuesday in the same area where last year’s encounter took place. Two CHP officers found Marlene Mardella Pinnock about 2:25 a.m. on the right shoulder Read More…