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Recall effort targeting DA over decision to not prosecute cops in Ezell Ford shooting

A coalition of religious and community groups announced Wednesday it plans to begin a recall effort targeting Los Angeles County District Attorney Jackie Lacey over her decision not to prosecute the two Los Angeles police officers involved in the fatal shooting of Ezell Ford. The District Attorney’s Office announced Tuesday that no charges will be […]

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LA officers involved in deadly shooting sue city

Two Los Angeles police officers involved in the deadly shooting of a mentally ill man in South Los Angeles in 2014 sued the city Wednesday, alleging they are being kept from returning to field duty due to racial discrimination and retaliation. Officers Tony Villegas and Sharlton Wampler were both assigned to the Newton Division’s gang […]

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‘Black Lives Matter’ protest closes 405 freeway, nine arrested

Nine Black Lives Matter protesters were arrested Wednesday for staging a demonstration on the southbound San Diego (405) Freeway in Inglewood, spray-painting slogans on the pavement and forcing a roughly 20- minute closure of the roadway on a busy holiday-getaway travel day. The protest began at 1:27 p.m. on the southbound 405 Freeway near Manchester Boulevard, […]