James Queally, Los Angeles Times

James Queally

Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles, CA, United States

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Recent articles by James:

Well-known LAPD critic arrested in Hollywood on criminal threats charge

William Gude, a local activist who is often critical of the LAPD, was arrested Monday on suspicion of making criminal threats against a homeless man. → Read More

L.A. County sheriff's deputy accidentally opens fire in courtroom

An L.A. County sheriff's deputy accidentally opened fire inside the Van Nuys courthouse last month, potentially injuring another deputy and prompting an internal investigation. → Read More

Los Angeles D.A. Gascón dismisses nearly 60,000 past marijuana convictions

L.A. County Dist. Atty. George Gascón will dismiss the marijuana-related convictions of nearly 60,000 people and seek to have their criminal records sealed. → Read More

LAPD arrest suspect in Wi Spa attack; other agencies reviewing additional claims

Aaron Simmons, wanted by Los Angeles police on an assault charge in an attack on a media member during a protest outside an L.A. spa this summer, has been arrested. → Read More

Hate crime charges filed in antisemitic attack at West L.A. restaurant

Two men are charged in incident outside a Beverly Grove restaurant in May during what was also the height of Israeli-Palestinian tensions abroad. → Read More

Assault charge filed in attack on filmmaker at Wi Spa protest

Prosecutors have charged a suspect with assault in an attack on a member of the media during a protest outside an L.A. spa this summer, according to court records. → Read More

Verdict reached in Robert Durst murder trial

A verdict has been reached in the murder trial of Robert Durst, bringing to a close the a two-decade-long legal odyssey that started with the slaying of the New York real estate heir's best friend, Susan Berman. → Read More

Effort to recall L.A. County D.A. George Gascón fizzles out, but a retry is coming

Committee seeking to recall L.A. County D.A. George Gascón says it won't meet October petition deadline, but will try again later this year. → Read More

Restorative justice or justice denied? With D.A. Gascón, teens tried as adults get a second chance

L.A. County Dist. Atty. George Gascón was elected, in part, on a promise to stop trying juveniles as adults. But as some seek to be resentenced under a 2017 California law, that stance has frustrated some crime victims. → Read More

Who is a crime victim? California recall election intensifies painful divide over reform

Traditional crime victims groups are emboldened by the possible recall of Gov. Gavin Newsom and some district attorneys. But other groups are redefining the term 'victim.' → Read More

Newsom, Elder sharpen their attacks after poll shows support for recall effort waning

Gov. Gavin Newsom and Republican recall replacement candidate Larry Elder traded accusations on Thursday after a new poll from the Public Policy Institute of California showed support for the recall effort decreasing. Elder is the front-runner among replacement candidates. → Read More

Indecent exposure charges filed against trans woman over L.A. spa incident

L.A. County prosecutors filed indecent exposure charges this week against a transgender woman at the center of a viral video that sparked violent protests outside a Koreatown spa. → Read More

Kennedy family deeply divided over parole for RFK assassin Sirhan Sirhan

Sirhan Sirhan, who shot and killed Robert F. Kennedy at a Los Angeles hotel in 1968, was deemed suitable for release by a two-person parole panel. → Read More

Torrance police officer linked to racist text message scandal is charged in 2018 shooting

A Torrance police officer has been charged with assault for his role in a 2018 shooting. The officer has also been implicated in a racist text message scandal involving a dozen other officers. → Read More

L.A. D.A. will not oppose Sirhan Sirhan's release

Sirhan Sirhan, who has served 53 years in prison for assassinating Robert F. Kennedy, faces his 16th parole hearing. → Read More

How a Black prosecutor called out racism in the D.A.'s office

Under the alias "Spooky Brown," a deputy district attorney shared the inner workings of the largest prosecutors' office in the country, accusing it of turning a blind eye to racism and corruption. → Read More

Ron Jeremy indicted on 30 counts of sexual assault in Los Angeles

The disgraced adult film icon faces sexual allegations spanning a quarter-century levied by more than 20 women. → Read More

L.A. County prosecutors obtain new indictment against Harvey Weinstein

Prosecutors have once again obtained a modified indictment against Harvey Weinstein, after a judge tossed a sexual battery charge against him recently. → Read More

Violence at anti-vaccine protest brings new criticism of LAPD tactics, claims of bias

Protests around some of the nation's most fraught political issues are devolving into street fights in L.A., and police have struggled to respond. → Read More

Ex-Torrance police officers charged with spray-painting swastika on car

Two former Torrance police officers were charged with spray-painting a swastika inside of a resident's car, and prosecutors are now reviewing hundreds of cases involving the ex-cops, officials said. → Read More