Thursday, October 29

LAPD opens 56 officer misconduct investigations, reassigns 7 officers after protests

The Los Angeles Police Department is investigating 56 cases of officer misconduct and will assign seven officers to nonfield duties following recent protests, according to an LAPD press release Wednesday.  Twenty-eight cases involve alleged uses of force, and the LAPD assigned 40 investigators to the cases, the press release states. Read more...

Photo: The Los Angeles Police Department is launching 56 investigations for officer misconduct, including 28 cases involving alleged use of force. (Jintak Han/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Protest against racial injustice draws hundreds to Wilshire Federal Building

“Show me what democracy looks like,” called protesters in Westwood on Saturday afternoon. “This is what democracy looks like,” hundreds chanted back. The protesters gathered near the Wilshire Federal Building on Saturday to protest against police brutality and racial discrimination. Read more...

Photo: Hundreds of protesters crowded the intersection of Wilshire Boulevard and Veteran Avenue on Saturday to protest police violence and racial discrimination. (Amy Dixon/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Protesters demand reform from LAPD chief at police vigil for George Floyd

Los Angeles Police Department Chief Michel Moore drew the ire of protesters demanding the department answer for violence against Black people and peaceful protesters as LAPD held a vigil for the death of George Floyd. Read more...

Photo: The Los Angeles Police Department holds a candlelight vigil for George Floyd with community faith leaders. Many protesters present said they were unsatisfied with Chief Michel Moore’s assurance that he will try to bring change and asked him to commit to reform. (Jintak Han/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Hundreds gather at UCLA to protest police brutality, racial injustice

This post was updated June 6 at 5:28 p.m. to reflect new statements from UCLA media relations.  Student leaders of two black student groups at UCLA co-hosted a demonstration in protest of police brutality on campus Thursday.  Hundreds of students, UCLA staff and Westwood community members gathered at Royce Hall, where student leaders spoke about their demands, then marched across campus to the UCPD’s UCLA headquarters. Read more...

Photo: Hundreds gathered outside Royce Hall on Thursday to protest police brutality at a demonstration organized by the Black Graduate Student Association at UCLA and Afrikan Student Union at UCLA. (Axel Lopez/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Los Angeles County will not enforce countywide curfew Thursday night

Los Angeles County will not implement a countywide curfew Thursday night. “Based upon current situational awareness and the recent pattern of peaceful actions by protesters, the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department will no longer enforce a curfew,” said LA County Sheriff Alex Villanueva on Twitter. Read more...

Photo: Los Angeles County will not implement a countywide curfew Thursday night, though municipalities still have the authority to enact one. (Amy Dixon/Daily Bruin senior staff)

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