If we saw something suspicious or dangerous at a young age, we were told to find a police officer or some authority. Or we would call 911. Yet, as we grew older, we discovered that not every person in a police uniform is kind or follows the rules. Like any human, they are bound to… Continue reading How to Address Police Misconduct
Two LAPD police officers are still on active duty despite a lawsuit filed against them for violently beating a civilian, who suffered a broken leg. The victim, Christopher Ballew, who is black, has filed a police misconduct claim against Pasadena, the city’s police department and chief, and two police officers who beat him during an… Continue reading Two LAPD Police Officers Still on Active Duty After Violently Beating a Black Man
Every incident in which a police officer injures or kills a civilian in Long Beach, Riverside and other cities of California triggers a national uproar, with many accusing police officers of police misconduct. Incidents like these have come under increased scrutiny in the media ever since a police officer shot and killed teenager Michael Brown… Continue reading Police Misconduct: How to Break Through California’s Strict Laws?
In the wake of violent protests that have gripped America this year – namely, the Charlottesville rally – the Los Angeles City Council is drafting a controversial list of items that would be banned from protests. While many critics debate whether or not the proposed move to ban such items as pepper spray, water cannons,… Continue reading Will Protests in Los Angeles Be Safer After This Ban (or Lead to Even More Police Misconduct)?
Police in Los Angeles have long been accused of covering up police misconduct, but LAPD members are now also being accused by their own captain of twisting crime statistics to make the city seem safer (while it’s not). The shocking accusations came earlier this week by LAPD Capt. Lillian Carranza, who notified the department’s superiors… Continue reading LAPD Capt. Accuses Police of Altering Crime Statistics, But What About Police Misconduct Statistics?
Everyone agrees that police officer should be held accountable for their actions. But this is not what will be happening here in Los Angeles with the new measure were police officers guilty of misconduct will be able to choose the body where they can appeal. Amendment C will allow the officer being judged to pick… Continue reading Measure C will change the way police misconduct is handled in LA