James Queally, Los Angeles Times

James Queally

Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles, CA, United States

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Recent articles by James:

LAPD to change policy on use of informants after furor over decision to spy on anti-Trump group

Los Angeles Police Chief Michel Moore said the department will conduct a more stringent review process before deploying informants in "sensitive locations." The change comes after a Los Angeles Times report on the department's decision to spy on a group planning protests against President Trump. → Read More

Burned body found in Van Nuys after multiple fire attacks on L.A. homeless

The body was found stuffed in a shopping cart near Victory and Balboa boulevards. → Read More

Nearly 3,000 illegal marijuana businesses found in California audit, dwarfing legal trade

An audit of online ads finds California has nearly three times the number of unlicensed cannabis dispensaries and delivery services as licensed businesses. → Read More

Trump officials visit L.A. to assess homelessness crisis

At least a dozen Trump administration officials are in Los Angeles to examine the homelessness crisis, a source of criticism from the president. → Read More

LAPD officers hospitalized after exposure to fentanyl in North Hollywood

Two Los Angeles police officers and a supervisor were hospitalized as a precaution after they were exposed to fentanyl while making an arrest in North Hollywood. → Read More

Verdict reached in Ghost Ship warehouse fire that killed 36 in Oakland

A jury has a reached a verdict in the case of two men who authorities say created a fire trap in an Oakland warehouse where 36 people died in one of California's deadliest blazes. → Read More

Conservative provocateur Jacob Wohl charged with financial crime in Riverside County

Jacob Wohl, a conservative activist who gained prominence for lobbing fraudulent sexual abuse allegations at Robert Mueller, has been accused of financial crimes by Riverside County prosecutors. → Read More

Two could face arson charges in Eagle Rock brush fire started at homeless camp

Prosecutors are weighing charges against two men accused of setting a blaze at a homeless encampment. → Read More

A trove of art stolen in the ’90s has turned up. LAPD is looking for the original owners

Los Angeles police recovered more than 100 pieces of stolen art and antique firearms this summer after receiving a tip from an auctioneer. → Read More

Two men accused of setting blaze at Eagle Rock homeless encampment that grew into brush fire

Two men will likely face attempted murder charges in connection with an arson fire at an Eagle Rock homeless encampment. → Read More

Man with links to neo-Nazi group charged with threatening to kill Jewish man and infant in L.A.

A Los Angeles man has been accused of defacing a Pacific Palisades synagogue and threatening to kill a Jewish man and his child. → Read More

4 wounded in downtown L.A. shooting; police hunt for gunman

A shooting occurred in downtown Los Angeles Thursday afternoon, leaving four wounded. → Read More

An ultra-violent MS-13 group entered the U.S., then stalked L.A. with blades and bats

A faction within MS-13 used gruesome tactics to kill seven people in the L.A. area since 2017, prosecutors said. → Read More

Beverly Hills loses another harassment lawsuit against police chief and will pay $1.1 million

The city of Beverly Hills suffered another legal defeat Friday in the second of a string of lawsuits filed against Police Chief Sandra Spagnoli. → Read More

Ghost Ship founder testifies at manslaughter trial: 'You can't put into words how I feel'

More than two years after the Ghost Ship warehouse fire claimed 36 lives in Oakland, Derick Almena takes the stand at his manslaughter trial. → Read More

Famed snowboarder gunned down in L.A. His killer went on to shoot a cop, police say

Dmitry Koltsov was a Russian snowboarding champ and beloved member of L.A.'s skate and surf scene before police say he crossed paths with a troubled Utah man. → Read More

San Francisco D.A. George Gascon considering challenging Jackie Lacey in L.A. race

San Francisco County Dist. Atty. George Gascon is considering challenging Jackie Lacey, Los Angeles County’s top law enforcement official. → Read More

Costco shooting: LAPD says officer holding child was attacked and opened fire

Police are investigating after an off-duty LAPD officer opened fire at a Costco in Corona, killing one person and wounding two others. → Read More

There’s a real-life Michael Connelly character in the LAPD, and she’s gunning for Harry Bosch’s job

Detective Mitzi Roberts led the hunt for one of the country’s most dangerous serial killers in the LAPD’s elite Robbery-Homicide Division. But it was her time. → Read More

L.A. County sheriff's deputy who was shot in random attack has died

Rhett McKenzie Nelson was reported missing in Utah on May 28, and his family was concerned he was in mental distress and may have suffered a drug relapse. → Read More