Los Angeles Police Department officer Mary O’Callaghan was sentenced to 36 months in prison on Thursday after being convicted of assault caught on her police cruiser dash cam, the Los Angeles Times reports. The 35-year-old victim, Alesia Thomas, died after the altercation, which began when officers went to Thomas’s home to investigate claims that she had abandoned her children, […]

A U.S. district judge used Bill Cosby’s 2004 “Pound Cake” speech, which took Black parents to task for failing to properly raise their kids, as grounds for unsealing a damaging deposition, reports The Washington Post. Judge Eduardo C. Robreno said the speech, and Cosby’s general posture as a “public moralist,” made the deposition a legitimate […]

The Los Angeles Police Department has cleared officers Sharlton Wampler and Antonio Villegas in the shooting death of Ezell Ford, the Los Angeles Times reports. RELATED: Ezell Ford: Unarmed Black Man Shot And Killed By LAPD [VIDEO] Ezell Ford Autopsy Results Released As previously reported by NewsOne, on August 11, 2014, Ford, 24, was walking along 65th Street in […]

The LAPD officer who kicked #AlesiaThomas to death was just found guilty, but of a smaller assault offense. pic.twitter.com/0iV1IJlK5c — Shaun King (@ShaunKing) June 5, 2015 Before you assume justice has been served in the case of LAPD Officer Mary O’Callaghan, you might want to hear all of the facts. The police officer was recently found […]

Police issued a warrant for one of their their own today—a rookie LAPD officer is wanted for murder in connection with a shooting on Friday night in Pomona, CA, reports the Los Angeles Times. Henry Solis, 27, had only joined the Los Angeles Police in December and was still a “probationary officer.” Police tell the […]

Police officials are searching for two suspects after two cops were shot and wounded in Los Angeles Sunday. The officers, who were dressed in plain clothes, were driving along Broadway yesterday evening when their car was shot at. The officers returned fire and the suspects fled the scene. Several people have been detained in relation […]

As police continue to investigate the shooting death of a black homeless man in Los Angeles, officials say the body camera footage won’t be released just yet, Mashable reports. Police are hesitant to release the footage until the officer’s intent is fully investigated. Los Angeles Police Chief Charlie Beck told reporters that the release of the footage could cause […]

According to a Los Angeles Police Department claim, the rookie officer who shot and killed a homeless man on Skid Row in the city’s downtown area Sunday did so after the man allegedly reached for the officer’s gun, CNN reports. The dramatic scene was captured on video that went viral, highlighting the nation’s persistent struggles with police […]

This is so scary and so heartbreaking. Earlier this afternoon, LAPD officers responded to a call about an altercation in downtown L.A. One of the…

Daniele Watts (pictured left) and boyfriend Brian Lucas (pictured) plead not guilty to lewd conduct charges in Los Angeles Tuesday, the New York Daily News reports. RELATED: Daniele Watts Blames Society For LAPD Racial Profile Charge The charges stem from an incident last September, when witnesses say they saw the “Django Unchained” actress engaging in a […]

  African-American communities throughout the country have long been plagued by police brutality. The deaths of Michael Brown, Eric Garner, and Ezell Ford (pictured) last year reignited a discussion about the relationship between police officials and the communities they serve. In an effort to address the national issue, President Barack Obama created the “Task Force […]

Tensions between law enforcement officials and the communities have now spread to the West Coast. Just a week after two NYPD cops were killed execution-style in Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn, a similar incident has occurred in South Los Angeles. According to reports, two police officers were responding to a radio call around 9:30 p.m. on Sunday when […]