Three advocacy organizations took aim at one of the mainstays of Los Angeles’ war on gangs, filing a class action suit against the city’s gang injunction program.
From street cops to the Secret Service, those charged with keeping us safe.
How to (and not to) address worker abuse on pot farms
The Calaveras County Sheriff’s Office, a small agency of about 65 sworn officers, was able to pull off a complex investigation into abuse and trafficking on a marijuana farm.
California’s gang database gets less secretive, but problems linger
Earlier this year, Reveal detailed the myriad problems with CalGang. In some cases, unverified allegations of gang affiliation in the database led to criminal charges and inclusion in civil gang injunctions, which restrict someone’s ability to move and associate freely.
Legislature approves transparency for California gang database
California is one step away from allowing hundreds of thousands of residents to find out if they are listed in the state’s gang database and to appeal for removal.
California State Auditor: Flaws rampant in gang database
The California State Auditor harshly criticized management, oversight and use of the CalGang database, which tracks people with alleged gang ties across the state.
Dallas police, protesters were united before sniper attack
The attack on Dallas officers followed an otherwise peaceful demonstration against police brutality, in a city where authorities have gone to great lengths to improve relations with the black community.
More shakeups at TSA as senior leaders depart
The shakeups continue within the top ranks at the embattled Transportation Security Administration, as two senior officials involved in several controversies have left the agency recently.
Chicago borrows millions to settle police misconduct lawsuits
Over time, the interest on the bonds could nearly double the cost for police misconduct in Chicago.
New California law could keep guns away from people like Omar Mateen
The gun violence restraining order law allows law enforcement officers or family members to ask a judge to approve gun restrictions.
Orlando shooter Omar Mateen was a licensed security guard
Authorities have identified Omar Mateen, 29, as the gunman who left 49 people dead at a popular gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida.