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    • LAPD shooting of unarmed man in Los Feliz was justified, Police Commission finds

      LAPD shooting of unarmed man in Los Feliz was justified, Police Commission finds

      When a Los Angeles police officer shot an unarmed man in the head last year along busy Los Feliz Boulevard, it immediately sparked questions about whether the use of force was justified. The man had a gray towel around his hand, which his family said he typically carried when he walked through...

    • Unarmed man shot in the head by LAPD files lawsuit alleging excessive force

      Unarmed man shot in the head by LAPD files lawsuit alleging excessive force

      An unarmed man who was shot by a Los Angeles police officer last year as he walked with a towel wrapped around his hand filed a civil rights lawsuit Monday, alleging the officer used excessive force in an "unlawful and out-of-protocol shooting." Attorneys for Walter William DeLeon posted a short...

    • LAPD identifies officer who shot unarmed man in Los Feliz

      LAPD identifies officer who shot unarmed man in Los Feliz

      A week after Los Angeles police shot and critically wounded an unarmed man whose hands were covered with a cloth, department officials on Friday identified the officer who pulled the trigger. The LAPD identified Cairo Palacios as the officer who shot Walter William DeLeon, 48, along Los Feliz Boulevard....

    • LAPD says witnesses thought unarmed man had a gun; attorney rejects police account

      LAPD says witnesses thought unarmed man had a gun; attorney rejects police account

      Los Angeles police officials said witnesses to an officer-involved shooting of an unarmed man in Los Feliz last week told investigators they also believed the man had a gun when he walked toward officers. Walter William DeLeon was shot Friday evening on Los Feliz Boulevard after police said he...

    • Son of man shot by LAPD says father wouldn't have provoked officers

      Son of man shot by LAPD says father wouldn't have provoked officers

      An unarmed man shot by Los Angeles police after he allegedly pointed a towel-covered hand in their direction typically walked with a rag because he sweat a lot, his son said Monday evening. The officers thought the man, identified by police as Walter William DeLeon, was holding a gun when he pointed...

    • LAPD: Man shot in Los Feliz pointed hands at officers, moved 'aggressively'

      LAPD: Man shot in Los Feliz pointed hands at officers, moved 'aggressively'

      An unarmed man shot by police Friday in Los Feliz had pointed his clasped hands at officers and then moved "aggressively" toward them, police said Monday, leading the officers to believe he had a gun in his towel-wrapped hand. LAPD Cmdr. Andrew Smith cautioned that the investigation into Friday's...

    • L.A. council candidate tells police his private email was hacked
      L.A. council candidate tells police his private email was hacked

      Los Angeles City Council candidate Tomas O’Grady said Monday that he has asked police to investigate the apparent hacking of his personal email account and a telephone call from someone threatening to expose private messages between him and his wife.

      O’Grady, a Los Feliz nonprofit director in close...

    • Harris Wittels dead at 30: 'Parks and Recreation' executive found at L.A. home
      Harris Wittels dead at 30: 'Parks and Recreation' executive found at L.A. home

      Comedian and co-executive producer of NBC's "Parks and Recreation," Harris Wittels, was found dead Thursday at his Los Angeles home, authorities said. He was 30.

      Wittels' body was discovered by his assistant at 12 p.m. in the 2200 block of North Hobart Boulevard, said Los Angeles Police Department...

    • Encino man pleads not guilty in Griffith Park attack
      Encino man pleads not guilty in Griffith Park attack

      An Encino man pleaded not guilty Wednesday to attacking a man with a rock and a steel trash can at Griffith Park, authorities said.

      Tyrone Isumu, 54, is charged with attempted murder after severely injuring the man, who is comatose and has paralysis, according to the Los Angeles County district...

    • Police identify suspect being held in Griffith Park attack
      Police identify suspect being held in Griffith Park attack

      Police have identified the 54-year-old man who was arrested Monday evening on suspicion of trying to kill another man at Griffith Park.

      Tyrone Contino Isumu was taken into custody on suspicion of attempted murder. The victim who was found by two hikers along a trail about 2:30 p.m. Monday, Los...

    • Mom, 2 children pulled from Hollywood Boulevard pool on life support
      Mom, 2 children pulled from Hollywood Boulevard pool on life support

      A mother, her 11-year-old son and her 12-year-old daughter were on life support Tuesday after they were pulled unconscious from a motel pool on Hollywood Boulevard, authorities said.

      The mother, 36, had jumped into the pool fully-clothed upon realizing her children had wandered into the deep end,...

    • Cyclist who lost part of leg in hit-and-run plans charity ride
      Cyclist who lost part of leg in hit-and-run plans charity ride

      Los Angeles police are expected to shut down sections of road between Los Feliz and Griffith Park on Sunday morning as waves of cyclists take to the streets to raise awareness about hit-and-runs.

      The event, Finish the Ride, was created after local resident Damian Kevitt, 37, was hit by a van and...

    • Crime alerts for Encino and 16 other L.A. neighborhoods
      Crime alerts for Encino and 16 other L.A. neighborhoods

      Crime reports are up significantly for the latest week in 17 L.A. neighborhoods, according to an analysis of LAPD data by the Los Angeles Times’ Crime L.A. database.

      Thirteen neighborhoods reported a significant increase in violent crime. Encino (A) was the most unusual, recording four reports...

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