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ICE releases information about man shot on Skid Row

LOS ANGELES (CNS) - The man fatally shot by Los Angeles police on Skid Row was a Cameroon national and convicted robber who was supposed to be deported, but was released from custody when Cameroon officials failed to cooperate with the deportation effort, federal authorities said today. According to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, a […]

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Protesters rally at downtown LAPD over Skid Row shooting

LOS ANGELES (CNS) - Protesters rallied today outside Los Angeles police headquarters in reaction to the weekend fatal shooting of a homeless man by police on Skid Row, while multiple investigations continue into the gunfire that was caught on camera and viewed millions of times online. The homeless man, identified by acquaintances only as “Africa,” […]

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Chief Beck speaks out about Skid Row death

LOS ANGELES (CNS) - Los Angeles Police Department Chief Charlie Beck said today a homeless man who was fatally shot by police on Skid Row was violently struggling with police and grabbing at one officer’s holstered pistol, prompting the shooting. Beck also said officers who approached the man, identified only as “Africa,” acted “compassionately” toward […]

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Skid row robbery suspect shot dead in LAPD scuffle

LOS ANGELES (CNS) - Amid expressions of anger from the black community, an investigation was underway today into the shooting death on skid row of a robbery suspect who allegedly grabbed a patrolman’s weapon during a scuffle with several Los Angeles police officers. Three officers, including a sergeant fired their guns in the noon-hour struggle […]

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Efforts to help Southland’s poor planned for Christmas

LOS ANGELES (CNS) - While thousands of Los Angeles-area residents will be opening presents Thursday, there will also be several efforts to help thousands of the region’s poor on Christmas Day.   The Midnight Mission will conduct its annual Christmas Day Brunch and Santa’s Village for Los Angeles’ homeless and near-homeless population on Skid Row. […]

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