Police in California shot at or used force against black people last year at triple the rate relative to their portion of the population, according to a first ever report on use of force released Thursday afternoon by the state Department of Justice. According to the report, law enforcement agencies reported officers shot at or otherwise seriously injured 782 people across the state in 2016. In dozens of these incidents, officers perceived the people as armed when no weapon was found.
Former Los Angeles County Undersheriff Paul Tanaka'a attorney argued before the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals Monday that prosecutors' questions about a deputy sheriffs gang was irrelevant, unfounded and prejudicial to his client. Tanaka is appealing his 2016 conviction for obstruction of justice and conspiracy stemming from his role in an attempt to block an FBI investigation into abuse in the jails. He was ousted as Gardena mayor and is currently serving a five-year prison sentence.
The family of an unarmed man who was fatally shot by a security guard in his own apartment complex is accusing the Riverside County District Attorney's Office of offering too light a sentence and treating the private guard as if he were a police officer. Isaac Kelly was killed at around midnight on Oct. 3, 2015 at the Meadowview Apartments in Perris. Court records show security guard Steven Dillick told sheriff's deputies Kelly was reaching for his waistband.
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