2 New Reports Find LAPD Mishandled Aspects Of Summer ProtestsTwo reports released Friday found the Los Angeles Police Department mishandled aspects of last summer's protests against racism and police brutality, echoing the findings of a report released last month.
Report Finds LAPD Mishandled George Floyd ProtestsOverall, the report found flaws in the police department's training and preparedness and noted that officers were sleep-deprived throughout the protests due to the long hours they were made to work without relief.
Mourners, Activists Gather Outside LA City Hall To Mark What Would Have Been George Floyd's 47th BirthdaySeveral candles were lit in Floyd's honor outside the L.A. City Hall, where signs reading "George Floyd Should Be Alive" were also displayed.
SGV Man Faces Federal Gun Charges After Allegedly Driving Truck Toward Demonstrators In PasadenaBenjamin Jong Ren Hung, 28, of San Marino, has been charged with one count of conspiracy to transport firearms across state lines and to make a false statement in acquisition of firearms.
Multi-Agency Task Force Announces Arrests In Connection With Looting, Violence In May, JuneThe Safe L.A. Task Force announced Wednesday that so far, they've closed 42 of the 149 open cases and made several major arrests. LAPD Chief Michel Moore said one of their most significant arrests is of Gabriel Estrada, for the attempted murder of a police officer.
FBI Seeking Woman In Arson Of LAPD Squad Car During George Floyd ProtestsAccording to the FBI, the woman was among one of several who poured accelerant on a marked LAPD squad car and set it on fire in the vicinity of Beverly Boulevard and Fairfax Avenue.
LAPD Releases Bodycam Video Of Man Being Shot With Less-Lethal Munition During Fairfax ProtestsIn the chaotic footage, officers can be heard screaming “less lethal” and “leave the area” as they face off with protesters in the middle of Beverly Boulevard.
Suspects Wanted For Setting Long Beach Stores Ablaze With Molotov Cocktails, Causing Over $5M In LossesSurveillance video captured footage of several suspects approaching a Men’s Suit Outlet and throwing Molotov cocktails into it.
Man Wanted For Setting Fire To Santa Monica Police CarOn the afternoon of Sunday, May 31, peaceful protests over the death of George Floyd degenerated into chaos when looters descended on the city, ransacking and vandalizing businesses and setting nine fires.
Task Force Goes After Suspects Who Committed ‘Significant Crimes’ During LA ProtestsOne suspect was arrested on charges of attempted murder of a police officer.
'Vilification, Constant Verbal Battering': Morale Low Among LAPD Rank-And-File Amid Pandemic, Civil UnrestWith law enforcement practices under fire across the country, morale is low among rank-and-file LAPD officers, according to Robert Harris, the director of the Los Angeles Police Protective League.
Former Anti-Apartheid Activist Hit By Rubber Bullet During LA Protests Calls For End To Militarized PolicingA former anti-apartheid activist from South Africa who says he was struck in the groin area with a rubber bullet during a recent protest in the Fairfax District called for widespread changes to American policing.
Protester Sues LAPD, Claims She Was Zip-Tied For 6 Hours After Curfew Violation"They're protected by a system that holds no one accountable, and provides no incentive for law enforcement to even abide by the law themselves.”
Federal Disaster Loans Of Up To $2M Available To Looted BusinessesThe loans are available to businesses of all sizes, including nonprofits. They can be used to replace damaged or destroyed inventory, equipment and real estate.
Police Brutality Protestors Seek Damages From City Of LA, LAPD For Treatment During ArrestsThe protestors participated in demonstrations against police brutality from May 30 to June 3, which were sparked by the May 25 deadly arrest of George Floyd in Minneapolis.