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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…

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Leimert Park gun dealer faces charges in gun sale

LOS ANGELES — City Attorney Mike Feuer announced criminal charges have been filed against a Leimert Park gun dealer and a civilian security officer accused of improperly taking part in the sale of more than one firearm within a 30-day period. Civilians who are not sworn members of law enforcement are prohibited from buying more Read More…

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Street vendors accuse LAPD of harassment

LOS ANGELES — Street vendors and their supporters staged a protest outside Los Angeles Police Department headquarters March 31, alleging a rise in harassment by police even as city leaders weigh a possible street-vendor permitting program. Two street vendors and attorneys from the Los Angeles Street Vendor Campaign also delivered a “citizen’s citation” issued to Read More…