The Los Angeles City Council will cut the LAPD’s budget by $150 million after calls to action from local councils across Los Angeles. (Daily Bruin file photo) Photo credit: Firyal Bawab
The Los Angeles City Council made budget cuts to the Los Angeles Police Department following calls for action from neighborhood councils across the city of Los Angeles.
Los Angeles County experienced a nearly 13% increase in the number of individuals experiencing homelessness since last year, according to a June 12 report.
The Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority, an independent authority created by the city and county of Los Angeles, found that 66,436 people are experiencing homelessness in the county, a 12.7% rise from last year’s report.
California Gov. Gavin Newsom ordered bars in seven counties, including Los Angeles County, to close immediately, according to a California Department of Public Health press release Sunday.
The Los Angeles Police Department is investigating 56 cases of officer misconduct and will assign seven officers to nonfield duties following recent protests, according to an LAPD press release Wednesday.
Twenty-eight cases involve alleged uses of force, and the LAPD assigned 40 investigators to the cases, the press release states.
Most of the National Guard will depart from Los Angeles on Sunday evening, LA Mayor Eric Garcetti said in a statement Sunday.
“A small number of units” will remain nearby until Wednesday for emergency support if necessary, he said.
“I’m proud that our city has been peaceful this week — and that our residents are leading a powerful movement to make Los Angeles more just, equitable, and fair for Black Angelenos, communities of color, and all of our workers, youth, and families,” Garcetti said in the statement.
“Show me what democracy looks like,” called protesters in Westwood on Saturday afternoon. “This is what democracy looks like,” hundreds chanted back.
The protesters gathered near the Wilshire Federal Building on Saturday to protest against police brutality and racial discrimination.
Los Angeles Police Department Chief Michel Moore drew the ire of protesters demanding the department answer for violence against Black people and peaceful protesters as LAPD held a vigil for the death of George Floyd.
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