The family of a mentally ill homeless man killed by Los Angeles police on Skid Row sued Wednesday, contesting officers’ claim that the man reached for one of their guns and calling it “a classic case of abuse of power and deadly force.”
Authorities say they are investigating an incident involving officers who allegedly used bean bag rounds and a Taser on a homeless man in a wheelchair.
The Los Angeles City Council has made it easier to dismantle homeless encampments that supporters say are popping up around the city.
Thomas Rebman, a schoolteacher from Orlando, quit his job to raise awareness about the complex issue and launch a program called “Homeless and Hungry.”
The fatal shooting of Charly Keunang was captured on cellphone video that went viral. It occurred on March 1.
An anonymous artist whose paintings are seen throughout Skid Row is producing a piece on canvas for the first time to raise funds for the homeless.
Darkness is falling on another long, depressing night in one of America’s most marginal neighborhoods.
The family of Charly Keunang was expected Thursday to discuss a $20 million claim against the city.
City Attorney Mike Feuer Wednesday filed a lawsuit against Gardens Regional Hospital and Medical Center alleging a 38-year-old mentally ill patient was dumped on Skid Row.
The Los Angeles Mission’s annual Easter Event was underway Friday.
Longtime advocates — like the people who run the Union Rescue Mission — see the situation as getting worse.
The officers involved in a fatal shooting of a homeless man on Skid Row earlier this month have been identified as Sergeant Chand Syed and Officer Francisco Martinez, according to the LAPD.
Inspector General Alex Bustamante gave a progress report into the investigation of the March 1 shooting of Charlie Keunang at a Police Commission meeting Tuesday.
Three days after police fatally shot a man on Skid Row, another man was arrested in the same area Wednesday after allegedly scuffling with a Fox 11 photographer and trying to grab the weapon of an officer.
Someone posted their private information online, including names, addresses, and their kids’ schools.