‘It Was Madness,’ Says Brother of Man Killed By LAPD ‘For Holding a Plastic Fork’
“All we want to do is show that police aren’t properly trained in dealing with people with mental illness,” said Jason’s cousin, Carly Illeck. “And that a bipolar episode does not warrant a fatal gunshot.”
A Family Called 911 To Help a Suicidal Loved One, They Got a ‘Nightmare a Thousand Times Worse’
It’s an increasingly common dilemma facing the families of citizens in crisis—whether contacting the authorities in the midst of a mental health crisis could cause the situation to get worse, such as in the well-known case of Takar Smith.
Two LAPD Helicopters Are Flying Around For 20 Hours Almost Every Single Day of The Year, According to New Audit
LAPD helicopters burn through more than 760,000 gallons of gasoline each year, according to the audit. By comparison, a car would have to be driven for more than 19 million miles to burn that much fuel.
Woman Brings Claim Against City, Alleging Former LAPD Assistant Chief Put Tracking Device on Her Car
While on a trip with friends in September, the plaintiff discovered an Apple Airtag in a black box attached to the undercarriage of her vehicle, the claim states. Her friend scanned the Airtag and found that the serial number and owner information matched the last four digits of former Assistant Chief Alfred Labrada's city cellphone, according to her claim.
A$AP Rocky’s ‘Assault with a Firearm’ Case Will Likely Go To Trial Next Year
Los Angeles District Attorney George Gascón's office filed charges against the rapper in August 2022 for allegedly shooting A$AP Relli, a high school friend and collaborator, during a “heated” confrontation in Hollywood in 2021.
Three Pedestrians Were Hit by Drivers in Arlington Heights on Tuesday, Leaving Two Dead
Of the roughly 260 traffic collision fatalities that have occurred in the city of L.A. as of late October, 138 involved pedestrians being struck by a driver, Crosstown L.A. reported. That’s a 14 percent increase compared to the same time-period last year.
LAPD SWAT Deploys Robot Police Dog During Standoff With Man Sleeping Next to BB Gun
Early media reports and a tweet from the LAPD suggested that the man on the bus had a “firearm” at his feet. However, this afternoon, an LAPD spokesperson confirmed with L.A. TACO that only a “BB gun” was recovered from the scene.
Video: Veteran LAPD Officer Chokes Handcuffed R&B Producer After He Spits At Him During Mental Health Crisis
Body-worn camera footage captured LAPD Officer Oswaldo Pedemonte choking a suicidal music producer who was handcuffed to a gurney in North Hollywood last month, after the producer appeared to spit in the officer’s direction.
LAPD’s Fireworks Explosion in South L.A. Has Cost Taxpayers More Than $9 Million, According to City Controller
So far, the city has spent more than four and half million dollars covering the costs of keeping dozens of families sheltered, mostly in a Downtown hotel.
BLM Calls for Justice For Keenan Anderson, as City Commission Set to Evaluate LAPD’s Role In Teacher’s Death In Venice
"What's clear is Keenan Anderson was never anything more than a passive resistor. What's clear is that a less than lethal weaponry like a Taser, when used in the wrong hands, is indeed lethal," a family attorney said.