Sahra is Communities Editor for Streetsblog L.A., covering the intersection of mobility with race, class, history, representation, policing, housing, health, culture, community, and access to the public space in Boyle Heights and South Central Los Angeles.
LAPD Admits Man Who Slept Thru 3-Hour Bus “Standoff” Was Carrying BB Gun Only after Hero Robot Dog Story Makes Rounds
LAPD lauded its controversial $280,000 robot dog for the role it played in resolving the standoff yesterday, but when questioned for specifics about how the standoff had unfolded, what the robot dog had actually done, and why it had not been deployed for three hours, the department declined to answer
No Cops with Lassos on Trains. Mayor Nixes LAPD Pilot at Metro Board Meeting.
LAPD got approval from the Police Commission to extend their BolaWrap pilot on Metro in August, but hadn't advised Metro of their plans until after the fact.
LAPD Officer Punched 60-year-old Black Man in Chest, Collapsing His Lung, during December Arrest
Chief Moore told the Police Commission that Earl Roots had been hospitalized "due to a complaint of having asthma."
LAPD Traffic Safety PSA Scolds Pedestrian for Getting Hit by Red Light Runner
Sometimes recycling isn't good for the environment.
LAPD Chief’s Report on Sergeant’s Drive-by Shooting of Unarmed Vet Embraces Falsehoods, Glosses over Recklessness
The drive-by was ruled out of policy. But the findings in the case were neither as critical nor as punitive as they could have been.
In-Custody Death at 77th Street Station Marks Second in an LAPD Jail this Year
Unlike the officers who were whisked to the hospital in the name of "meth exposure," 51-year-old Derrick Harden, who may have been experiencing the effects of actual exposure to meth when picked up that same day, was not given medical attention for several hours. He collapsed and died in his cell the next day.