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City attorney drops charges against Black Lives Matter leader

LOS ANGELES — All criminal charges have been dismissed against a prominent local Black Lives Matter leader arrested after a raucous Los Angeles Police Commission meeting last year, her attorney announced. City prosecutors said in February that they had agreed to drop the case in six months if Melina Abdullah, a Cal State Los Angeles Read More…

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COMMUNITY REPORT: Matt Johnson was right for the L.A. Police Commission

By Mayor Eric Garcetti Contributing Columnist Some people run from challenges, others rise to them. Matt Johnson is the kind of leader who turns adversity into strength and always places service before self. That’s why, in 2015, I named him to our Police Commission. In the midst of an important national discussion about the future Read More…

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Matt Johnson steps down from police commission

Wave Wire Services LOS ANGELES — The civilian panel that oversees the Los Angeles Police Department will soon have a vacancy, with the panel’s vice president, Matt Johnson, saying he will be stepping down from the panel. Johnson told the Los Angeles Times he wants to spend more time with his four children, the youngest Read More…