Civil disciplinary committee is more lenient towards accused LAPD agents, according to Inspector General’s review

A review of recent cases of police misconduct by the Inspector General of the Los Angeles Police Department found that hearing panels composed entirely of civilians were more lenient towards accused officers than more traditional panels with two officers and one civil. In the most serious cases, in which officers have been recommended for dismissal […]

New volunteer board examines how LA County can better serve victims of crime

Last December, LA County District Attorney George Gascón announced the formation of the Advisory Council for Victims of Crime, a program that brings together nine volunteers who, during their two-year tenure, will make recommendations on how the county can do better for victims of crime. This is a diverse group whose collective work experience ranges […]

LAPD officials slam Oscar celebrities for anti-law rhetoric at police-monitored event

The stars at Sunday’s star-studded Oscars took aim at law enforcement as they stepped onto the podium for an event protected by personnel from the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD), among other agencies. Now union officials are criticizing the big names in Hollywood for their own “contribution to the glorification of guns, drugs and crime,” […]

Possible seismic fault blocks proposed development of Hollywood’s first skyscrapers

When the developers announced a decade ago that they were planning to build Hollywood’s first skyscrapers along an aging and faded block of the famous Boulevard, Boosters saw it as a moment of transformation. Gentrification was already remaking Hollywood with a series of big, high-end developments, but this project was different. The complex would alter […]

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