An entertainment lawyer who served on Mayor Eric Garcetti's transition team is expected to join the Los Angeles Police Commission in the coming weeks, replacing another commissioner whose term has expired.
Terrencé Smith smiled nervously as he plugged in his iPhone on Wednesday afternoon and hit play.
The night before Seth Raines was shot to death by Los Angeles police in Studio City, a chaplain in a skid row homeless shelter pleaded with him not to leave.
Police Chief Charlie Beck on Wednesday continued the LAPD's efforts to calm concerns over recent gang violence in South L.A., saying recent shootings were related to a longstanding feud between two rival groups -- not to postings on social media.
A homeless man killed by Los Angeles police officers earlier this year on downtown's skid row was shot six times and had methamphetamine in his system at the time of his death, according to an autopsy report.
South L.A.'s weekend spike in violence eased Tuesday as police continued their efforts to calm concerns spread via social media that a series of recent shootings was tied to increasing gang activity.
The photographs went online earlier this month after a 27-year-old man was gunned down in South Los Angeles. One showed a man flashing a chrome handgun from his jacket pocket. In another, a young man held a pistol in each hand.
Fed up with a recent rash of gang violence in South Los Angeles, Naima Smith gathered a group Saturday at a Baptist church on Hoover Street to talk about ways to bring peace to their neighborhood.