James Queally, Los Angeles Times

James Queally

Los Angeles Times

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Recent articles by James:

Even police chiefs are condemning George Floyd's killing

Police leaders in New York, Los Angeles, Miami and other major cities have condemned the actions of the Minneapolis police officer at the center of an arrest that led to the death of George Floyd. But some activists say their outcry is toothless. → Read More

Pomona City Councilman arrested on child pornography allegations

Pomona City Councilman Rubio Gonzalez has been accused of "child annoyance or molestation" and possession of child pornography, authorities said. → Read More

Corruption case against former L.A. County Assessor John Noguez tossed by appellate court

The former L.A. County assessor was arrested in a 2012 bribery scandal, but an appellate court tossed the long-delayed case Friday after saying prosecutors missed a deadline that was tantamount to a violation of Noguez's right to a speedy trial. → Read More

L.A. Fire Department to inspect vape and smoke shops after downtown explosion

The Los Angeles Fire Department will launch a review of the way vape and tobacco shops store volatile substances after an explosion downtown seriously injured several firefighters. → Read More

California’s prisons and jails have emptied thousands into a world changed by coronavirus

A look at how California's jails are confronting the pandemic, and how those released from custody face new challenges. → Read More

L.A. city attorney sues maker of radish paste advertised as protection against COVID-19

The Los Angeles City Attorney's Office is suing the maker of a radish paste for allegedly claiming the substance would protect people from the coronavirus → Read More

LAPD releases body camera video of beating of homeless Boyle Heights man

The LAPD released body camera video taken during a violent clash between an officer and a homeless man in Boyle Heights last month. → Read More

Policing empty streets amid coronavirus: Cops are killjoys, bearers of goodwill

As enforcers of the new normal, police have added to their duties the roles of killjoy and goodwill ambassador. The new reality 'is odd,' one cop says. → Read More

First youths test positive for coronavirus in L.A. County juvenile halls

Two youths have tested positive for the novel coronavirus in L.A. County's juvenile halls. The teens were only recently booked and were kept away from the general population, officials say. → Read More

LAPD officer in violent beating video has been involved in three prior shootings

Officer Frank Hernandez has been involved in at least three on-duty shootings, including one where the city's Police Commission found fault with his actions. → Read More

Video of violent LAPD arrest in Boyle Heights sparks outrage, internal review

Footage of an L.A. police officer repeatedly punching a man who appears to be unarmed and surrendering in Boyle Heights draws a furious response online. → Read More

Expect faster reopening in rural and suburban California than in L.A. or San Francisco

Officials in Los Angeles and the Bay Area have been more cautious, saying they fear reopening too early could cause further coronavirus outbreaks. → Read More

Garcetti says L.A. might not begin reopening by Friday, vows 'careful consideration'

Garcetti said L.A. might not begin reopening by Friday, vows 'careful consideration' → Read More

Robert Durst seeks mistrial in murder case because of coronavirus delays

Robert Durst's defense team is seeking a mistrial due to a lengthy delay in the real estate scion's murder case caused by the coronavirus outbreak. → Read More

D.A. Jackie Lacey's husband under review by attorney general

The California attorney general's office will decide if L.A. County Dist. Atty. Jackie Lacey's husband should be prosecuted for pointing a gun at protesters outside their home in March. → Read More

When will California reopen? Here's a reality check

While promising to review requests to modify the state's stay-at-home order, Gov. Gavin Newsom has been hesitant to pin any action to a specific date. → Read More

Coronavirus: Garcetti says some L.A. stay-at-home rules could be eased in weeks

Sounding optimistic Monday, L.A. Mayor Eric Garcetti said that efforts to flatten the curve have been effective and some orders could be eased within weeks. → Read More

Beverly Hills police chief retires after lawsuits alleging racism, anti-Semitism, harassment

Beverly Hills Police Chief Sandra Spagnoli announced her retirement Saturday, ending a rocky tenure for the city's first female top cop that was marked by more than 20 civil lawsuits from officers. → Read More

ACLU sues California to block ICE transfers, reduce prison population amid coronavirus outbreak

The ACLU sued to stop transfers from California jails and prisons into ICE custody and sought reductions in inmate population amid the coronavirus. → Read More

Coronavirus isn't slowing street racers. It's revving them up

While most of California is sheltering in place, street racers are still taking over intersections and stretches of freeway from the Bay Area to L.A. → Read More