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Investigation launched after Black security guard violently arrested by L.A. County sheriff’s deputies
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Investigation launched after Black security guard violently arrested by L.A. County sheriff’s deputies

An investigation is underway after two deputies were caught on video violently arrested a Black security guard. The incident happened on Sunday outside of a hookah lounge in Inglewood. In the video, the deputies can be seen trying to restrain the man while he is on the ground. A small crowd beings to surround the deputies, and at least once, one of the deputies can be seen pointing what appears to be a handgun at onlookers. The deputy who pointed what appeared to be a firearm, can also be seen in the video pushing the man’s head in the pavement and punching him in the head. He also appears to use a taser to subdue him. According to Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department, the "suspect" was arrested on several charges, including felon in possession of firearm, felon in posse...
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Los Angeles County land taken from Black family returned to heirs

More than a hundred years ago, a Black couple bought a large piece of beachfront property and turned it into a resort for Black beachgoers during the Jim Crow era. The land was seized by Los Angeles city officials through eminent domain rules to make way for a public park. Now, nearly a century after it was taken, the oceanfront land in Los Angeles is being returned. A Los Angeles County commission voted unanimously on Tuesday to return the area in Manhattan Beach to the descendants of the married couple who bought the land in 1912. The land is being transferred to descendants of the couple who bought the property, which the county will rent. The land is reportedly worth $20 million. It is believed this is the first case of seized property being returned to a Black family in Los A...
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Study finds deaths among Black and Latino men in L.A. jails misclassified

A recently released study says deaths involving incarcerated Black and Latino men in L.A. County jails were misclassified by authorities. According to researchers at UCLA, the cause of death for many Black and Latino men in L.A. County jails was misclassified as natural or undetermined, often to conceal beatings at the hands of jail guards. The report was a part of a study released on Wednesday that analyzed the deaths of 59 men over a 10-year period between 2009 and 2019. Researchers said more than 75 percent of the jail deaths occurred before the inmates stood trial. There were 292 deaths in L.A. County jails reported during the 10-year period. According to the researchers, security holds prevented them from accessing case files of the remaining reported deaths. L.A. County officia...