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LA County eyes private firm for care of mentally ill inmates

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| On Tuesday the Board of Supervisors is set to vote on a motion to contract with a private firm to expand care for medium-security inmates with serious mental illness.

LA Police Commission president on increasing transparency and reducing police shootings

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President of the L.A. Police Commission, Matt Johnson talks increasing transparency and reducing police shootings with a raft of new reforms.

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Training law enforcement to deal with autistic people

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The L.A. County Sheriff's Department is one of several agencies to provide specialized training to help officers read the signs of autism and respond appropriately.

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Hate crimes on the rise in LA County

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The Los Angeles County Commission on Human Relations tallied 483 reported hate crimes in 2015, an increase of nearly 100 offenses over the previous year.

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LA Police Commission meeting halted by protesters

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Loud chanting prompted commissioners to recess their meeting and clear the room. Later, they discussed hiring liaisons to help the families of people shot by police.

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Black Lives Matter shuns LAPD alliance embraced by The Game

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The group is calling for the firing of LAPD Chief Charlie Beck at a time when he's entered a high-profile dialogue with rappers about ending gang violence.

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Police killings prompt rappers to organize for peace

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Snoop Dogg and Compton rapper, The Game, are just the latest artists to use their celebrity to call attention to the rash of police violence.

Drinking fountains splash down on LA's Skid Row

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As the weather's heating up, the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power has installed seven temporary public drinking fountains in L.A. County.

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