LAPD Gets $1 Million From U.S. Department of Justice For Body CamsThe Los Angeles Police Department was awarded $1 million by the U.S. Department of Justice on Monday for the purchase of body cameras, despite outcry from activists that the department's policies on the use and release of the footage hinders transparency.
Mayor, LAPD Chief Defend Policy Withholding Officer Body Camera FootageThe city’s policy restricting the release of video from police officer body cameras is needed to preserve evidence needed to ensure criminal convictions and prevent sometimes-embarrassing footage from being publicly aired, city and police officials said.
ACLU Urges Feds To Deny Funding For LAPD Body CamerasThe Los Angeles Police Department's effort to equip officers with body cameras has run up against an unlikely obstacle: the ACLU of Southern California.
Thousands Of California Convicts To Regain Voting RightsCalifornia restored voting rights Tuesday to tens of thousands of criminals serving sentences under community supervision, reversing a decision by a state official that they could not participate in elections.
Fullerton Settles Voting Rights Violation LawsuitThe Orange County city of Fullerton has settled a lawsuit that alleged at-large elections deny Asian-Americans' voting rights.
Lawsuit: LAUSD Misappropriated Funds For High-Need StudentsCivil rights groups sued the Los Angeles Unified School District Wednesday, alleging that millions of dollars intended to help low income, foster care and English-learner students were diverted to special education services.
Barstow Police Department Responds To Story About Pregnant Woman Being Wrestled To Ground By OfficerCBS2 and KCAL9 broadcast excepts of this video on Friday evening and Saturday morning.
ACLU Accuses Hollywood Of Gender Bias In Hiring Women DirectorsThe ACLU said Tuesday they want federal and California civil rights agencies to investigate "the systemic failure" to hire women directors in the film and television industry.
Appeals Court Says Police Can Withhold License Plate ScansPolice don't have to disclose license plate records that advocacy groups sought to gauge how high-tech surveillance was being used, a California appeals court ruled Wednesday.
ACLU Releases Smartphone App To Record Encounters With PoliceA new smartphone app allows Californians who record encounters with police to automatically submit the video to their local chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union.
LA Police Commission OKs Rules For Body CamerasPolice commissioners Tuesday voted in favor of the use of body cameras by LAPD officers despite a growing debate over how such footage would be stored and used.
Judge Approves Settlement In Disabled Inmates CaseA federal judge approved a sweeping settlement Monday mandating improvements for inmates using wheelchairs and others with impaired mobility at Los Angeles County jails.