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Suspect arrested in Halloween shooting


A man in conjunction with a shooting that occurred on campus Wednesday night has been arrested, according to the Los Angeles Police Department. The Los Angeles Times reported the man’s identity as 19-year-old Brandon Spencer, a security guard from Inglewood, and said he has been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder. Spencer allegedly shot Geno […]

Fatal traffic collision occurs on Exposition


A fatal motorcycle accident occurred at approximately 9:40 a.m. Tuesday on Exposition Boulevard near South Figueroa Street, according to the Los Angeles Police Department. The LAPD and Los Angeles Fire Department are investigating the accident at the scene. The victim’s name is being withheld until notification of next-of-kin. Westbound Exposition Boulevard will be closed between Watt […]

Rodney King riots still resonate with city


Almost 20 years ago, when most of us were in our early infancies, Los Angeles was burning. The acquittal of the four Los Angeles Police Department officers involved in the beating of Rodney King sparked one of the most incendiary events in L.A. history. Violence riddled the landscape. It brought to the forefront many grievances […]

Ironically, LAPD investigation provides hope


The Los Angeles Police Department has a history of struggling with race issues. With events like the 1992 riots, the Rampart scandal and allegations of corruption, the department has suffered major — and often self-inflicted — hits in public perception. With each of these incidents, there is a corresponding hit in officers’ credibility. When people […]

Collision near campus shuts down traffic Friday night


A collision involving a Los Angeles Police Department cruiser and a civilian vehicle at the intersection of McClintock Avenue and Jefferson Boulevard shut down traffic in all directions shortly after 9 p.m. Friday. Ambulances were called to the scene for two police officers who sustained moderate injuries, according to the LAPD. They were taken to […]