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Black L.A. 1947: LAPD Detectives Cleared of Brutality Against Drunk Woman

Jan. 9, 1947: The Sentinel reports on the ruling by the Los Angeles Police Commission in the case of Edythe L. Galloway, 434 E. 48th St. On Nov. 6, 1946, the Police Commission voted to investigate the allegations of brutality … Continue reading

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Deadly LAPD Beating: Officer Describes Arrest

Jan. 17, 1943: District attorney’s investigators question Police Sgt. James F. Martin about the arrest of Stanley H. Beebe, who died after being beaten by LAPD officers. Martin said that he got a bloody nose and two broken ribs in … Continue reading

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Christmas past

Aug. 13, 1952 Los Angeles  Photograph by Gordon Wallace / Los Angeles Times Police Lt. Harry Fremont denies mistreating a prisoner in the Dec. 25, 1951, "Bloody Christmas" police beatings.  Fremont was cleared of criminal charges, but suspended for 90 … Continue reading

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Countdown to Watts

  Aug. 1-7, 1957 Los Angeles A search through The Times for early August reveals several stories about Chief William H. Parker being honored for 30 years service with the Los Angeles Police Department. In a luncheon at the Biltmore … Continue reading

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Matt Weinstock

June 17, 1957 Sometimes it is very difficult to know whom to believe. Take the case of a young sailor named Mike. Mike, 19, on leave from his base in San Diego, went to a wedding and reception a few … Continue reading

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