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D.A. clears LAPD officer in shooting of black woman

LOS ANGELES — The fatal shooting of an African American woman in an alley in Baldwin Hills by a Los Angeles police officer nearly two years ago was justifiable, according to the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office. Officer Brent Ramirez “acted in lawful self-defense at the time he fired his weapon” when he shot Read More…

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Police violence and Rams return are top stories in 2016

Years from now, 2016 will be remembered as the year Donald Trump was elected president and the city and county of Los Angeles finally began to address the homeless problem. But 2016 also will be remembered in South Los Angeles for several more police shootings, contentious Police Commission meetings, the death of a black woman Read More…

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Garcetti supports Beck as activists call for his dismissal

LOS ANGELES — Mayor Eric Garcetti said July 15 that he continues to support Police Chief Charlie Beck, despite calls for the chief’s ouster by activists upset over a decision upholding the actions of an officer who fatally shot a black woman in the Crenshaw district. A group of Black Lives Matter protesters has been Read More…