Many have reservations about the program, which promises to equip nearly 7,000 officers with body cameras in the coming months.
There was a time when I vowed to never bring another black child into this world. "For what?" I thought. "To be beaten, to be caged, to be taught to hate himself and everyone who shares the same skin as him?"
Spice first emerged on Skid Row about two years ago, and since then has spread like wildfire because of its affordability and accessibility.
A spate of shootings in South LA since the emergence of the social media slogan—which refers to alleged plans by rival gangs to see who can rack up 100 kills first—has residents on edge.
"After a while, when it kicks in, they get all huggy-buggy," he says.
According to one expert, citizens filming incidents of police brutality could be discouraging cops from enforcing the law.
A similar statue in Disney World was recently removed from public view.
The noir author chatted with us about "the perv zone of greater LA" and why he wishes it could be 1953 again.
City officials who showed up to take questions were the recipients of an outpouring of rage and sadness.
Los Angeles just became the largest city in the country to outfit its officers with cameras, but police reformers say that the department's policies still have a long way to go.
A decade after setting up a special unit to monitor the use of force by cops in Los Angeles, NYPD Commissioner Bill Bratton is importing the idea to NYC.
The killing of a homeless man on Skid Row has raised new questions about one of America's most notorious police departments.
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Known alternately as "Africa" and "Cameroon," the victim of Sunday's LAPD shooting did drugs, but also maintained a deep spirituality and struggled with mental problems.
I've been writing this Bad Cop Blotter column for more than 18 months, and the pre-Ferguson, post-Ferguson divide is palpable—if only in a media-giving-a-shit kind of a way.
Unlike the actual LAPD, Ryan Pollie's work is thoughtfully nuanced and slow, much of it about the fleeting security of love.
"You've got a sort of mini-genocide going on and it just doesn't penetrate because America's so racially divided."
A look back at deadly police violence in Los Angeles, where six unarmed men were killed by the cops.
The LAPD is trying to make its officers better drivers, but police departments around the country should also be monitoring the way cops interact with civilians.
On December 7, 1959, sometime between midnight and dawn, Dr. Harold N. Perelson lost his mind. After beating his wife to death with a hammer he attacked his daughter—who survived—and then killed himself by drinking a glass of acid. No one lives in the hou…
Jill Ryther has an impressive activist résumé, but her main focus right now is to get the LAPD to admit that it shoots dogs too often and needs to train its officers on how to better handle pets.
California lawmakers just passed new limits on how police can use drones, but some argue that only legitimizes their use—and that police shouldn't have them at all.
People of color are getting so sick of police brutality that even some politicians now says it's time to stop being so obedient.
If nothing else, this summer from hell has put out-of-control policing front-and-center in the American conversation. But are body cameras really the answer?