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Activist is critical of mayor’s choice for chief

By Dorany Pineda Contributing Writer LOS ANGELES — For Melina Abdullah, Cal State L.A. professor and leader of Black Lives Matter L.A., Mayor Eric Garcetti’s decision to appoint Michel Moore as the next Los Angeles Police Department’s police chief was “the absolute worst” choice. Abdullah said Moore is among those who have been instrumental in Read More…

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Activists seek change in LAPD lethal force policy

LOS ANGELES — Community activists Earl Ofari Hutchinson and Najee Ali called on the Los Angeles Police Commission April 10 to change the way the Los Angeles Police Department uses lethal force against civilians. The proposals include the use of deadly force “only when absolutely necessary to prevent imminent and serious bodily injury or death;” Read More…