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  • LAPD investigates complaint from detained 'Django' actress

    LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - The Los Angeles Police Department is conducting an internal investigation after "Django Unchained" actress Daniele Watts accused officers of violating her rights when they handcuffed and detained her while responding to a report of...
  • Toddler drowns in family pool in North Hollywood

    Toddler drowns in family pool in North Hollywood
    A toddler died at a hospital Sunday, less than an hour after he was found floating in a North Hollywood swimming pool, Los Angeles police said. Police were called to a home in the 5900 block of Craner Avenue at 3:17 p.m. about a missing child, said Lt....
  • 'Django' actress' detention was 'basic police work,' LAPD says

    A Los Angeles police official defended the actions of officers who detained "Django Unchained" actress Daniele Watts as "basic police work" amid claims that she was mistreated. According to the police account of the incident, officers were responding to...
  • LAPD investigates officers' conduct in detention of actress

    LAPD investigates officers' conduct in detention of actress
    Los Angeles police officials said Sunday they were investigating the conduct of officers after accusations by an actress who says they questioned and handcuffed her last week after she kissed her companion in public. Video posted on social media shows...
  • Officers' body cameras to pose tough issues for Chicago police

    Officers' body cameras to pose tough issues for Chicago police
    The Chicago Police Department is preparing to try out body cameras on some of its officers, joining a growing national trend that is raising hopes of increased police professionalism but also a raft of difficult questions about how the cameras should be...
  • 'Django Unchained' Actress Says She Was Accosted By Police After Mistaken for Prostitute

    LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - "Django Unchained" actress Daniele Watts says she was accosted by police and handcuffed on Thursday in Los Angeles after being mistaken for a prostitute. Watts, who played house slave "CoCo" in "Django" and is Martin Lawrence'...
  • Schools in Silver Lake, O.C., Northridge close amid threats

    Schools in Silver Lake, O.C., Northridge close amid threats
    A Silver Lake elementary school was put on lockdown early Tuesday after a person dialed 911 and said armed gunmen were at the school -- the third such call from the same number in recent weeks, police said. “Operators get the call, they try to...
  • Panthers' Bene Benwikere has friend who died in police shooting on his mind

    Carolina Panthers rookie cornerback Bene Benwikere will remember how kind Ezell Ford was to him. When Benwikere speaks of Ford, a 25-year-old, unarmed black man who was shot and killed by Los Angeles Police on Monday, he sometimes still uses present...
  • Off-duty LAPD officer dies in motorcycle crash

    An off-duty Los Angeles police officer riding a motorcycle died in Torrance on Saturday afternoon after colliding with a vehicle at an intersection with no traffic light, officials confirmed. The officer had recently finished probation and was...
  • Funeral today for Ezell Ford, mentally ill man killed by L.A. police

    Funeral today for Ezell Ford, mentally ill man killed by L.A. police
    Funeral services are scheduled Saturday for Ezell Ford, a mentally ill man shot to death during a confrontation with Los Angeles police earlier this month. Services are set to begin at 11 a.m. at First AME Church at 2270 S. Harvard Blvd. in South Los...
  • LAPD names officers who fatally shot mentally ill man in South L.A.

    LAPD names officers who fatally shot mentally ill man in South L.A.
    More than two weeks after the police shooting of a mentally ill man in South Los Angeles, LAPD officials released Thursday the names of two officers involved in the deadly shooting. The department identified the officers who shot Ezell Ford on Aug. 11...
  • Downtown L.A. prepares for kickoff of Made in America music fest

    Downtown L.A. prepares for kickoff of Made in America music fest
    Final preparations were underway early Saturday for a music festival expected to draw tens of thousands of concert-goers to downtown Los Angeles this weekend. The two-day Budweiser Made in America festival will bring acts including Kanye West,...