domestic violence

L.A. County Weighs Coverage of Domestic Abuse Forensic Exams

As Domestic Violence Awareness Month drew to a close in October, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors voted to explore reimbursing the cost of forensic tests for DV survivors. That’s a critical step forward towards addressing a rising problem in California, and elsewhere.

police shooting

African Americans ‘Disproportionate’ Victims of South Carolina Cop Shootings

A six-month investigation of South Carolina officer-involved shootings over the past decade by The Greenville News revealed shortcomings in the use of police bodycams and failures to report incidents to the state office responsible for investigating them. The victims were disproportionately African Americans, the paper said.