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    • Some criticize Garcetti's low-key approach to police shootings

      Some criticize Garcetti's low-key approach to police shootings

      Mayor Eric Garcetti met with Ezell Ford's mother at First AME Church. It was a historically resonant setting for a talk about Ford, a mentally ill black man killed by police. Founded in the late 19th century by some of Los Angeles' earliest black residents, the church stands amid streets laid waste...

    • Garcetti, like other big-city mayors, must balance agenda, police actions

      Garcetti, like other big-city mayors, must balance agenda, police actions

      From his windows Monday, Eric Garcetti could see the same scene that greeted him Sunday: Protesters gathered outside his home demanding that the mayor fire LAPD Chief Charlie Beck and hold public hearings into the shooting death of a mentally ill man in South Los Angeles. Their numbers were very...

    • Ezell Ford shooting: Mayor says commission's review will be 'impartial'

      Ezell Ford shooting: Mayor says commission's review will be 'impartial'

      A day before the Police Commission is scheduled to decide whether two LAPD officers acted within policy in the fatal shooting of Ezell Ford, Mayor Eric Garcetti said he was confident that commissioners would "conduct an impartial and fair-minded review." Garcetti's statement came as about a dozen...

    • Reward offered for clues in wealthy widow's death

      Reward offered for clues in wealthy widow's death

      Police announce a $50,000 reward for leads in the killing of wealthy widow Antonia 'Toni' Yager. She was stabbed to death in her Windsor Square home in December.

    • Philanthropist, wife of judge found stabbed to death in her home

      Philanthropist, wife of judge found stabbed to death in her home

      A homicide investigation is underway in the tony Los Angeles neighborhood of Windsor Square after an 86-year-old woman described by friends and neighbors as a philanthropist and cat lover was found stabbed to death Monday night inside her home. The historic, tree-lined neighborhood with grand,...

    • Man accused of being 'Most Wanted' killer is set free after DNA shows he was the wrong man

      Man accused of being 'Most Wanted' killer is set free after DNA shows he was the wrong man

      After a 16-year search, the Los Angeles Police Department held a news conference this summer to announce it had captured a murder suspect on the department’s “Most Wanted” list. A woman had recognized his face after she logged into the wanted section of the LAPD’s website and called a tipster hotline,...

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