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BY staff | Los Angeles, CA | 6/10/20
Los Angeles District Attorney Jackie Lacey announced the filing of charges on Los Angeles Police Department cop Frank Hernandez, June 9, for the brutal beating of local Chicano resident Richard Castillo. DA Lacey’s decision comes after video of the incident caused uproar in the community of Boyle Heights where the attack took place, leading to protests and a widely-circulated petition demanding the firing of Hernandez.
BY Centro CSO | Los Angeles, CA | 6/06/20
Fight Back News Service is circulating the following statement by Centro CSO in Los Angeles, California.
BY staff | Los Angeles, CA | 6/06/20
Only a week after marches, protests and car caravans demanding justice for George Floyd and victims of the Los Angeles Police Department broke out across Los Angeles, this rebellion has already begun to win concessions from the LA city government.
BY Luis Sifuentes | Los Angeles, CA | 5/29/20
More than 1000 people marched here, May 27, to demand justice for George Floyd, an African American man who was murdered by Minneapolis police.
BY staff | Los Angeles, CA | 5/23/20
Thursday afternoon, May 21, a contingent of Centro CSO members delivered to LAPD Chief Michel Moore a petition with over 1800 signatures demanding the firing of Officer Frank Hernandez.
BY Sol Marquez | Los Angeles, CA | 5/07/20
The violent attack happened on April 27. The video released was not caught on LAPD Hollenbeck patrol vehicles, nor on body cameras. Instead the video was recorded by a neighbor witness in Boyle Heights.
BY Sol Marquez | Los Angeles, CA | 8/26/19
On August 23, over 70 people, including the family of Paul Rea, gathered for a memorial. 18-year-old Rea was shot and killed by East Los Angeles Sheriffs on June 27, after a minor traffic infraction.
BY Avery Raimondo | Los Angeles, CA | 4/23/19
An LA jury took less than 24 hours to reject the wrongful death claims of a man killed by LAPD.
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BY Carlos Montes | Los Angeles, CA | 4/02/19
Several families of young Chicano men killed by the LAPD joined a militant protest in front of the LAPD headquarters, March 30.
BY Sol Marquez | Los Angeles, CA | 1/14/19
Chanting, “Say his name! Christian Escobedo!” and “If we don’t get no justice, then they don’t get no peace! No justice! No peace! No trigger-happy police!” on January 12 over 60 neighbors, family members, friends and allies gathered on Galena Street and Amethyst Street – where Escobedo was shot and killed.
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