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Budget proposal adds funds for LAPD computers

LOS ANGELES — Police Chief Michel Moore said that extra money earmarked for new computers and digital technology in Mayor Eric Garcetti’s proposed budget will result in a significant boost to the percentage of time officers spend in the field. Garcetti’s proposed 2019-20 budget includes $14 million for new computers and other tech for the Read More…

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Community groups want Metro pulled from South L.A.

LOS ANGELES — A dozen community organizations Feb. 5 called for the removal of an elite Los Angeles Police Department division from South Los Angeles in response to a report that the unit oversaw a surge in traffic stops involving African-American drivers. In a letter addressed to the mayor, LAPD chief and the Police Commission, Read More…

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THE HUTCHINSON REPORT: When police consider racial profiling

By Earl Ofari Hutchinson Contributing Columnist Two things happened within a couple days of each other that rammed the perennially tough and volatile issue of racial profiling back on the public table. The first was the mistaken arrest of actor Darris Love by the Glendale Police Department. Love was spread eagled and handcuffed on the Read More…