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Southland officials support Obama’s stance on guns

LOS ANGELES — Democratic leaders and local officials in Los Angeles hailed President Barack Obama’s executive gun measures Jan. 5, saying policies to increase background checks for gun purchases and other steps will help reduce gun violence, while pro-gun groups called the actions an overreach of presidential powers. Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., said she is Read More…

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City to pay $2.85 million to family of man who died in police custody

LOS ANGELES — A Los Angeles City Council committee Monday approved paying nearly $3 million to the family of a 56-year-old grandfather who died in police custody after an LAPD jail guard placed him in a chokehold, sources said. The City Attorney’s Office had recommended settling the case filed in connection with the death of Vachel Read More…