January 18, 2021

Los Angeles police will test drones despite privacy concerns

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By Jon Fingas From engadget The LAPD is be the largest police department to rely on robotic aircraft. American police have certainly used drones before, but not on this scale. The Los Angeles Police Commission has voted in favor of letting the LAPD fly drones in a year-long pilot program, making it the largest US […]

LAPD can also unlock iPhones without Apple’s help

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By Chris Smith From BGR It’s not just the FBI that has the technical ability to unlock password-protected iPhones without triggering kill-switch mechanisms – all without any help from Apple. LAPD can also hack into certain iPhones. The FBI cracked the San Bernardino iPhone 5c, and the LAPD hacked an iPhone 5s belonging to the […]

2 Los Angeles police officers charged with raping women face life in prison

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BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS From Mashable LOS ANGELES — While one Los Angeles police officer acted as a lookout in the front seat of a departmental car, a 19-year-old woman working as a drug informant was forced to perform oral sex on his partner in the back seat after being told, “‘You have to do […]

Autopsy: LA police shot Ezell Ford, a mentally ill black man, 3 times, including once in back

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By The Associated Press From Mashable LOS ANGELES — An autopsy report released Monday shows that a 25-year-old mentally ill black man killed in a confrontation with Los Angeles police this summer was shot three times, including in his right side, right arm and his back. The report on the autopsy of Ezell Ford by […]