The coronavirus health pandemic and ensuing economic slowdown, followed by weeks of civil unrest after the death of George Floyd, have created an extraordinary fiscal challenge for the city, officials said.
The officer used the carotid control hold, which cuts off blood flow to the brain by putting pressure on someone’s neck.
Shawnese Armstrong said her mother wanted to see the officers who shot Gibson face jail time. The District Attorney’s office reviewed her brother’s death and determined officers acted within the law.
During a June 16 demonstration outside Long Beach City Hall, Franklin Sims announced the beginning of an effort to recall the mayor, after starting a GoFundMe for donations to the cause eight days earlier.
Tens of thousands of fast food, ride-share, nursing home and airport workers in more than 25 cities are expected to walk off the job July 20 for a full day strike.
Black Lives Matter protesters gathered outside Long Beach City Hall on Friday as part of a continuing, nationwide wave of demonstrations against police violence.
Despite making up only about 13% of Long Beach’s population, Black motorists, pedestrians and bicyclists made up 24% of the LBPD’s traffic stops in 2019.
As Long Beach enters its fifth week of protests, Sunday’s event highlighted the killings of Black trans people.
LBPD Chief Robert Luna told City Council members that supervisors in the field were concerned about officer safety.
The photo gained national attention after Long Beach’s massive protest on May 31 because, at first glance, it appears to show an officer pointing a foam bullet launcher at the child.