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DA says insufficient evidence found in LAPD inmate death case

The District Attorney’s Office has determined there is insufficient evidence to prove that Los Angeles Police Department personnel were criminally liable for the March 2016 death of a woman who authorities say committed suicide in her jail cell at the Metropolitan Detention Center.

Supervisors approve Fair Chance Employment program

The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors moved forward this week with proposals to develop policies aimed at opening more employment doors both at the county and in the private sector for people with criminal records. The board approved a pair of motions asking for reports in 90 days with recommendations for amending hiring processes to give people with criminal records a “fair chance” at being hired. The rules would apply not only to county jobs, but to businesses operating in unincorporated areas or doing business with the county.

Katt Williams lawsuit dismissed

A judge this week dismissed a lawsuit filed by a woman who alleged she was owed money for developing a marketing and touring plan for comedian Katt Williams.

Gay former LAPD officer gets cased dismissed by judge

A judge dismissed a lawsuit by a gay former Los Angeles police officer who alleged she was forced to retire after about 30 years on the job because of discriminatory and retaliatory conduct by her superiors.

Business owner shoots three alleged robbers

The owner of a Downey car audio shop shot three men—two fatally—when they tried to rob the business at gunpoint, police said today. The shooting occurred about 8:15 p.m. Monday at First Class Car Audio, 8856 Rosecrans Ave., the Downey Police Department reported.

Long Beach woman wins lottery

A woman named Claudia Williams is California's newest millionaire, thanks to a Super Ticket she bought in Long Beach on May 11, the California lottery said today.

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L.A. continues to bid for 2024 Olympics

Los Angeles’ Olympic bid chairman this week gave his most conciliatory comments to date suggesting the city is open to the possibility of a “dual award” decision that could make Paris the host of the 2024 Summer Games while awarding Los Angeles the 2028 Games.

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Olympian Danny Harris charged with sexual misconduct

Olympic silver medalist Danny Harris was charged this week with six criminal counts for allegedly sending inappropriate messages to a female student at Gabrielino High School in San Gabriel, where he was an assistant track coach.

Koreatown shooting

The coroner's office today released the name of a man killed when an altercation turned into a shooting in Koreatown.

Man shot in Vermont Square

A man was shot and wounded in the Vermont Square area of South Los Angeles, authorities said today.

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