Until recently, the Long Beach police officials had praised carotid restraint’s effectiveness.
The Long Beach City Prosecutor wants protesters who were cited for curfew violations to participate in a dialogue instead of taking them to court.
For the first time since the coronavirus pandemic began, members of the public will soon have the chance to make their voices heard in real time at Long Beach City Council meetings.
Fred Taft was in the bathroom of Pan American Park in 2018 when he was gunned down on a Saturday afternoon where his family gathered to celebrate his 58th birthday.
Protests after the death of George Floyd enter their 2nd week in Long Beach.
Mayor Robert Garcia said about 85 people were arrested while the looting and vandalism spread across the city, but days later, the police department clarified that most of those people were released with a citation.
Residents protested police violence with a bike ride Downtown, a car parade in Bixby Knolls and a demonstration in Signal Hill.
The protests centered on the killing of George Floyd, who was suffocated by a white police officer in Minneapolis on May 25, and the killing of Breonna Taylor, who Louisville police officers fatally shot in her apartment while serving a no-knock warrant on the wrong address.
Powerful images can spark change—but they can also have lasting traumatic impacts. Images of civil unrest that has spread across the country over police violence against black people, compounded by a health pandemic, has mental health experts worried.