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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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Activists continue to push for details on death of teen

COMPTON — Activists continue to put pressure on the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department to release the autopsy hold on 18-year-old Andres Guardado who was shot and killed in an unincorporated area near Gardena June 18. The deputy involved in the shooting works out of the Compton Sheriff’s Station, according to Sheriff Alex Villanueva, and Read More…

Columnists Earl Ofari Hutchinson Opinion

THE HUTCHINSON REPORT: Lacey needs to re-examine questionable shootings

The number is staggering and horrendous. Fifteen hundred. That is the number of times deadly force has been used by the Los Angeles Police Department and L.A. County Sheriff’s deputies in the past two decades. To put this in even more deadly and horrific perspective, sheriff’s deputies and LAPD officers have shot more people than Read More…