latest news on the Los Angeles Black Lives Matter Lawsuit
A lawsuit alleging a brutal and unconstitutional crackdown by Los Angeles police during protests this summer — potentially the largest and most expensive case of its kind in city history — is expected to take years to resolve, even if a settlement is reached along the way...
Complex, years-long litigation anticipated in major LAPD protest lawsuit
September 11th, 2020
The Los Angeles Police Department faces growing criticism over its handling of protests as new videos and images emerged Friday of violent, aggressive behavior by officers.
LAPD faces growing criticism for excessive force and poor tactics during protests
JAMES QUEALLY, ARIT JOHN, CINDY CHANG
June 6th, 2020
A coalition of criminal justice activists and homeless advocates filed a lawsuit against the city over how Los Angeles police have handled protests following the death of George Floyd, accusing officers of shooting a homeless man in the eye with rubber bullets and holding people for upward of 12 hours for simple curfew violations...
Advocates sue LAPD over protest tactics, alleging disabled homeless man was shot in face with rubber bullets
June 5th, 2020
Black Lives Matter-Los Angeles and other protest groups are asking a federal judge to issue a temporary restraining order and injunction to forbid the Los Angeles Police Department from using baton strikes and “rubber” bullets to control crowds...
Black Lives Matter seeks restraining order to prevent LAPD use of batons, ‘rubber’ bullets on marchers
June 25th, 2020
A lawsuit alleging violent abuses of power by Los Angeles police during recent protests has been greatly expanded to include more details on demonstrators’ injuries and their allegations of mistreatment, as well as explicit claims of poor leadership among top police brass...
Class-action suit against LAPD adds fresh claims of injury, anguish among protesters
June 22nd, 2020
May Day, 2007, began peacefully in Los Angeles. It ended as another dark, violent chapter for the city’s Police Department.
As annual immigrant rights demonstrations wound down, marchers gathered at MacArthur Park...
LAPD violence against George Floyd protests erodes a decade of reforms
June 14th, 2020
After spending months closely observing health officials’ warnings about the dangers of the coronavirus, Stephanie Van Sickel had a decision to make as protesters marched through downtown L.A. late last month.
LAPD packed arrested protesters in confined space for hours, heightening coronavirus risk
June 13th, 2020
As smoke from a nearby car fire billowed up, the police batons came raining down. Deon Jones felt one lash across his back and shoulder as he ran. Glancing back, he saw a Los Angeles police officer aim a tactical gun right at his face.
The pain was sudden and searing
LAPD’s use of batons, other weapons appears to violate rules, significantly injuring protesters, Times review finds
KEVIN RECTOR, SOUMYA KARLAMANGLA, RICHARD WINTON
June 11th, 2020
After Los Angeles police officers stormed through a protest in MacArthur Park in 2007, beating protesters and journalists with batons and shooting them with tactical weapons,....
LAPD violence at protests fits a long pattern
July 22nd, 2020
You don’t know these names, but Alejandra Merriman does.
She wrote them on a piece of poster board and held it as she marched to demand justice: Frank Mendoza. Anthony Pacheco. Martin Escobar...
Latinos hope George Floyd protests bring focus on police violence in their community
July 20th, 2020