Witnesses told Urban Policy Roundtable President Earl Ofari Hutchinson that Ford was definitely not resisting when police shot him.
The news has been punctuated by images of police aiming rifles at marchers in Ferguson, Missouri, setting off a national debate about the use of force among officers. Dave Bryan examines local law enforcement, which has quite a collection of military-style weapons.
Olivia Arzate, Michael Vargas’ mother, knew her son was arrested and taken into custody on June 20. But she didn’t know why he had to be hospitalized.
Local civil rights leaders met Monday with CHP Deputy Commissioner Ramona Prieto in an impromptu gathering outside the agency’s downtown headquarters.
KCAL9’s Randy Paige reports an arrest report shows the incident – captured on video by a motorist – occurred at the 10 on-ramp near La Brea July 1 at about 5:45 p.m.
Enoch Clark is charged with using excessive force against motorist Monique Hernandez during a traffic stop in February 2012 that led to her drunk driving arrest.
A Southern California college student Friday announced a federal lawsuit against a California Highway Patrol officer for alleged excessive force against a young woman.
Two Los Angeles police officers were cleared of all wrongdoing in a multimillion lawsuit filed by former bank executive, Brian Mulligan.
An African-American Los Angeles Superior Court judge has filed a complaint against UCLA police after he was allegedly roughed up by two officers over the weekend.
Federal authorities have opened a civil rights investigation into whether Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputies engaged in a pattern of abuse of inmates.
An excessive force investigation was underway Wednesday after a confrontation between Long Beach police officers and a man was caught on tape.
The U.S. Justice Department said Friday it found that Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputies at two stations in the Antelope Valley have engaged in a pattern or practice of unconstitutional stops, searches, seizures and excessive force targeting African-Americans and Latinos.
USC students filled a campus auditorium Tuesday, voicing frustration and demanding answers from police and campus security after a party’s shutdown Sunday morning ended with six students arrested and allegations of racial profiling.
A 35-year-old man plans to file a multi-million dollar lawsuit against a group of Orange County female bounty hunters he claims severely injured him during a confrontation last month.
A man who claims he was brutally beaten and thrown into jail, even though he was innocent, has filed a lawsuit against the Los Angeles Police Department.