The part of California where a cop slammed a Black woman on video has been called the state's "Confederacy" where Black men were found hanging in recent years in suspected lynchings.

The woman's alleged offense? Lawfully recording officers detain her husband.

Black community members consistently have to worry about the use of excessive force in their interactions with the police.

The investigation into police taking and sharing graphic photos from the helicopter crash that killed Kobe Bryant could prompt his widow, Vannesa Bryant, to sue the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department.


Tom Angel, Los Angeles County Sheriff Jim McDonnell's chief of staff, sent the emails in 2012 and 2013 when he was the No. 2 police official in Burbank, California, the report says.

Former Los Angeles County Lee Baca faces six months in prison after pleading guilty to a single felony charge of lying to investigators. Baca, 73, told investigators that he wasn’t aware that his deputies planned to harass a female FBI agent in 2011 who was looking into whispers of civil rights violations and corruption inside […]