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James Queally

James Queally writes about crime and policing in Southern California. Since coming to The Times he has also traveled to Ferguson, Mo., and Cleveland to cover large-scale protests involving police use-of-force and the 2016 election. A Brooklyn native, he came to The 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.
High-speed crash near Chatsworth leaves elderly couple dead, granddaughter in critical condition

An elderly man and woman were killed and a 9-year-old passenger was left in critical condition after their vehicle struck by another car traveling at high-speeds in Chatsworth.

Family of mentally ill Anaheim man say police choked and beat him during fatal 2018 arrest

Justin Perkins' family has accused Anaheim police of pummeling him with batons and choking him, then failing to provide medical aid. He died four days later.

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