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.
ACLU Sues 2 Police Agencies Over Phone-Tracking Tech RecordsThe American Civil Liberties Union of California filed lawsuits Tuesday against the Sacramento County Sheriff's Department and the Anaheim Police Department alleging they violated state law by not providing documents on their use of technology that may be used to intercept phone calls or text messages.
Some Mexicans To Be Given Another Chance To Stay In U.S.Hundreds, perhaps thousands, of Mexicans who were expelled from the country by immigration officials in Southern California will be allowed to return for a chance to make their case to stay in the United States, the American Civil Liberties Union said.
ACLU Sues For Records On Border Patrol's 'Roving' AgentsThe American Civil Liberties Union sued the Border Patrol's parent agency Tuesday for records on its activities away from the nation's border with Mexico.
Questions Raised Over Police Body Camera Video UsageWith Mayor Eric Garcetti's announcement on Tuesday that Los Angeles Police Department officers would start wearing body cameras in 2015 comes questions on how the video would be used.