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    Los Angeles (CNN)Three Los Angeles police officers face charges for allegedly falsely identifying people as gang members or associates, according to the Los Angeles County District Attorneys office.Officers Braxton Shaw, Michael Coblentz and Nicolas Martinez each face one count of conspiracy to obstruct justice, and multiple counts of filing false police reports and preparing false documentary evidence, according to a 59-count criminal complaint filed by the district attorneys office.The officers are accused of falsifying identities and information, some of which...
    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — Three LAPD officers have been charged in connection with falsifying records after people were found to be added wrongfully to a state gang database. Los Angeles County District Attorney Jackie Lacey says Braxton Shaw, 37; Michael Coblentz, 42; and Nicolas Martinez, 26, have been charged in a 59-count complaint for falsifying records that claimed people they had stopped were gang members or associates. All three officers were assigned to LAPD’s Metro Division. They were put on...
    Three Los Angeles police officers were charged Friday with falsifying records by falsely claiming people they stopped were gang members or associates, Los Angeles prosecutors announced Friday. The charges come several months after the LAPD was rocked by allegations that officers falsely portrayed people as gang members or associates on field interview cards. The 59-count complaint charged officers Braxton Shaw, Michael Coblentz and Nicolas Martinez with conspiracy to obstruct justice and multiple counts of filing a false police report and...
    PALMDALE, Calif. -- A police investigation confirmed suicide was the cause of death of a Black man found hanging from a tree in a Southern California city park last month, authorities said Thursday.The investigation revealed Robert Fuller, 24, suffered from mental illness and took his own life early on June 10 in a park near City Hall in Palmdale, a community of about 150,000 people north of Los Angeles, sheriffs Commander Chris Marks said.At the time the body was found,...
    PALMDALE, Calif. -- A police investigation confirmed suicide was the cause of death of a Black man found hanging from a tree in a Southern California city park last month, authorities said Thursday.The investigation revealed Robert Fuller, 24, suffered from mental illness and took his own life early on June 10 in a park near City Hall in Palmdale, a community of about 150,000 people north of Los Angeles, sheriffs Commander Chris Marks said.At the time the body was found,...
    PALMDALE, Calif. -- A police investigation confirmed suicide was the cause of death of a Black man found hanging from a tree in a Southern California city park last month, authorities said Thursday.The investigation revealed Robert Fuller, 24, suffered from mental illness and took his own life early on June 10 in a park near City Hall in Palmdale, a community of about 150,000 people north of Los Angeles, sheriffs Commander Chris Marks said.At the time the body was found,...
    PALMDALE, Calif. -- A police investigation confirmed suicide was the cause of death of a Black man found hanging from a tree in a Southern California city park last month, authorities said Thursday.The investigation revealed Robert Fuller, 24, suffered from mental illness and took his own life early on June 10 in a park near City Hall in Palmdale, a community of about 150,000 people north of Los Angeles, sheriffs Commander Chris Marks said.At the time the body was found,...
    Five people have been arrested in connection with the February murder of superstar rapper Pop Smoke, authorities shared. A tweet from the Los Angeles Police Department on Thursday read as following: “LAPD Detectives have arrested three adult males [and] two juvenile males related to the Feb 19th murder of Bashar Jackson, a New York based rapper known as Pop Smoke.” The post was noted by NPR.org in a piece published Thursday. (RELATED: Man Accused Of Fatally Shooting Nipsey Hussle Charged...
    Getty Pop Smoke attends the Louis Vuitton Menswear Fall/Winter 2020-2021 show. It has been five months since Brooklyn rapper Pop Smoke’s murder and there has finally be an arrest. According to the Los Angeles Police Department’s twitter, five people have arrested in connection to the 20 year old’s February death. The Los Angeles Times reported that the five arrested include three adults and two teenagers. LAPD Detectives have arrested three adult males & two juvenile males related to...
    El Paso shooting suspect faces more federal charges Packers veteran says Jordan Love draft pick caught him off guard like everybody else Pop Smoke: 5 Arrested in Shooting Death of Rapper © TheWrap Rapper Pop Smoke Five people have been arrested in the shooting death of rapper Pop Smoke, who was fatally shot in February, the Los Angeles Police Department announced Thursday. Three adult males and two juvenile males were taken into custody, police said via Twitter. We will...
    (Credit: Getty Images) Brooklyn rapper Pop Smoke’s family may yet see some justice in the death of the 20-year-old star. The LAPD announced today that three men and two juveniles have been arrested in the case, though no charges have yet been filed. LAPD Detectives have arrested three adult males & two juvenile males related to the Feb 19th murder of Bashar Jackson, a New York based rapper known as Pop Smoke. We will provide further details as...
    The Los Angeles Police Department saw an unusual spike in officers calling in sick over the Fourth of July weekend, and officials are probing whether it was a case of the “blue flu” — an orchestrated protest among fed-up cops, according to a new report. Los Angeles — like some other cities across the nation — has seen unprecedented protests over police killings of black people, and the city council recently agreed to slash the department’s budget by $150...
    The Los Angeles Police Department saw an unusual spike in officers calling in sick over the Fourth of July weekend, and officials are probing whether it was a case of the “blue flu” — an orchestrated protest among fed-up cops, according to a new report. Los Angeles — like some other cities across the nation — has seen unprecedented protests over police killings of black people, and the city council recently agreed to slash the department’s budget by $150 million....
    The Los Angeles Police Department is reportedly investigating the unusual absence of 300 officers who called in sick over the Fourth of July weekend in what is a suspected case of “blue flu” — an informal protest by the rank-and-file. The Los Angeles Times reported Tuesday: An unsigned letter circulated among the Los Angeles Police Department rank and file last week, encouraging officers to call in sick to protect their own interests. … “They succeeded in defunding the police; what do...
    LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- The Los Angeles Police Department is dealing with an apparent spike in violent crime as officers have responded to nearly 50 shootings and more than 10 homicides since last Monday.LAPD says over the past 10 days, 14 people have been shot and killed in its jurisdiction, and there have been 49 shooting victims.Two of the murders happened Tuesday night in Watts and South L.A.Meanwhile, the department is also investigating reports that some officers participated in a...
    Stuart Palley/ZUMA For indispensable reporting on the coronavirus crisis and more, subscribe to Mother Jones newsletters.From the Los Angeles Times tonight: An unsigned letter circulated among the Los Angeles Police Department rank and file last week, encouraging officers to call in sick to protect their own interests….“They succeeded in defunding the police; what do you think is next? Our pay? Our benefits? Our pensions? You’re God Damn right all those things are in jeopardy now,” read the letter, which was...
    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — The LAPD is investigating whether a spike in officers calling in sick over the holiday weekend was part of an organized protest against the city slashing $150 million from the agency’s budget. The Los Angeles Times obtained an anonymous letter that reportedly circulated among officers last week, encouraging them to call in sick to make the statement that they are not “expendable.” “They succeeded in defunding the police; what do you think is next? Our pay?...
    An unsigned letter circulated among the Los Angeles Police Department rank and file last week, encouraging officers to call in sick to protect their own interests. It had been been a month of upheaval for police, with unprecedented protests over police killings of Black people and the Los Angeles City Council agreeing to cut the LAPD’s budget by $150 million amid calls for sweeping reforms. “They succeeded in defunding the police; what do you think is next? Our pay? Our...
    LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- California is honoring a senior detention officer with the Los Angeles Police Department, the agencys first employee to die from COVID-19.Gov. Gavin Newsom announced Monday that state Capitol flags will fly at half-staff in remembrance of Erica McAdoo, who was assigned to the agencys Custody Services Division.The 39-year-old lost her valiant battle with coronavirus late Friday evening, the LAPD said in a statement. She is believed to be the first LAPD officer to die after contracting...
    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — Flags at the California State Capitol will fly at half-staff in honor of Los Angeles Police Department Senior Detention Officer Erica McAdoo who died on Friday from coronavirus complications. An undated photo of LAPD detention officer Erica McAdoo, who has died after suffering coronavirus complications. Gov. Gavin Newsom on Monday issued a statement saying he and his wife Jennifer Newsom are keeping McAdoo’s loved ones and colleagues in their thoughts. The 39-year-old officer was assigned to...
    Actress and far-left activist Alyssa Milano is attacking the union that represents rank-and-file members of the Los Angeles Police Department. The Hollywood star is also promoting an effort from Black Lives Matter activists called the “People’s Budget L.A.,” which would defund the LAPD by 90 percent. Alyssa Milano tweeted her attack on the L.A. Police Protective League on Monday, smearing it as a “narrow special interest group” whose goal is to lobby politicians to protect the LAPD’s budget and pensions....
    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — The Los Angeles Police Department has reported that 44 additional employees have tested positive for COVID-19, bringing the department’s total to 320. According to Jessica Kellogg of the Emergency Operations Center, 254 employees are at home recovering or self-isolating due to exposure, and 136 have returned to work. On Friday, the department announced the first coronavirus fatality among its ranks. Erica McAdoo, a senior detention officer with the Los Angeles Police Department, died from complications related...
    It was just getting dark when Julia Dupuis was handcuffed on a curfew violation and walked by two Los Angeles police officers to a fence on the side of an empty church, beyond the watchful eye of nearby apartment residents and a good 15 feet from the next protester. “Do you think it’s a female?” she heard one of the male cops say to the other, with a laugh. Dupuis, who is gender nonconforming but identifies as a woman, felt...
    More than a million times last year Los Angeles police officers were dispatched on calls for help. Contained within that huge volume of 911 calls is a defining aspect of policing in modern America: The job has expanded over time to include far more than fighting crime. Although armed with weapons and the unique authority to use force, cops often are sent to resolve problems that should not require their coercive powers. Family fights, episodes of mental illness, complaints...
    The Los Angeles Police Department lost its first employee to COVID-19, department officials announced on Saturday. Senior Detention Officer Erica McAdoo died from complications of the disease on Friday night, according to a tweet from the department’s official account. Another 287 LAPD employees are currently quarantined at home after having been exposed to the novel coronavirus, according to the tweet. A department spokesman declined to say how old McAdoo was or whether she had any of the underlying health conditions...