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Beck to retire as LAPD chief; activists propose woman to replace him

LOS ANGELES — Local civil rights activists are calling on Mayor Eric Garcetti to pick a woman to replace Police Chief Charlie Beck, who last week announced he would be retiring in June after eight years as chief of the Los Angeles Police Department. Najee Ali, executive director of Project Islamic Hope, called on Garcetti Read More…

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Police Commission approves guidelines for drones

LOS ANGELES — The civilian panel that oversees the Los Angeles Police Department unanimously approved guidelines Oct. 3 for a drone program the LAPD wants to create despite opposition from activists who consider the technology a threat to civil liberties. The debate over the LAPD’s use of drones began three years ago when the department Read More…

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Police Commission hears from residents at Watts meeting

WATTS — The Los Angeles Police Commission received a mixed message Sept. 19 during a community meeting at Markham Middle School. While most of the speakers went to the microphone to complain about over-policing, blatant harassment and brutality from the Los Angeles Police Department, some in the audience spoke out for more police on the Read More…