James Queally writes about crime and policing in Southern California, where he currently covers Los Angeles County’s criminal courts and the district attorney’s office. A part of the team of reporters that won a Pulitzer Prize for coverage of the 2015 terror attack at the Inland Regional Center in San Bernardino, Queally has written extensively about violence, police pursuits, street racing and law enforcement misconduct since coming to The Times. A Brooklyn native, he moved West in 2014 after spending five years covering crime and police news for the Star-Ledger in New Jersey. Not content with real-life crimes, he also makes up fictional ones: Queally is the author of two novels – “Line Of Sight” and “All These Ashes” – that make up the Russell Avery series for Polis Books.
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The Los Angeles County district attorney’s office said Wednesday it would not file charges against five Inglewood police officers who shot and killed a couple who appeared to be unconscious inside a car in 2016.
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