Los Angeles Times

James Queally

Writer

James Queally writes about crime and policing in Southern California. A Brooklyn native, he came to the Los Angeles Times in 2014 after covering crime and police news for the Star-Ledger in New Jersey. In that time he profiled Frank Lucas, the drug kingpin who inspired the film “American Gangster,” and wrote a series of stories that revealed how the state’s largest police departments failed to solve thousands of nonfatal shootings, which led to policy changes. A hopeless nerd, he also writes about “Arrow” “Daredevil,” and other superhero TV shows for Hero Complex.

Recent Articles

  • LAPD officer arrested for sending 'harmful' texts to juvenile

    A Los Angeles police officer assigned to work on an LAPD youth program was arrested Friday on suspicion of sending “harmful” text messages to a juvenile, the department said. Abel Montes De Oca, who has been with the LAPD for nine years, was arrested at the department’s downtown headquarters after...

  • More than 82,000 residents evacuated as wildfire in Cajon Pass spreads

    More than 82,000 residents evacuated as wildfire in Cajon Pass spreads

    California wildfire updates: Blue Cut fire 100% contained; Chimney fire still raging Aug. 23, 2016, 1:05 p.m. A rash of fires this summer has destroyed homes, subjected residents to evacuation orders and disrupted activities at Hearst Castle. Here are some of the fires now burning in California...

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