Author Sean Beckner-Carmitchel
Sean Beckner-Carmitchel is a videographer and writer living in the Los Angeles area who has spent the last several years filming protests, counter-protests, rallies, sweeps, protests about sweeps, and rallies about counter-protests. He is passionate about reporting on social justice, policing, government transparency, antifascism, and right wing extremism. Most recently he's written for LCRW and District 34 as well as Knock LA. His video work has been seen on Good Morning America, NBC, ABC, and other national and international outlets.
After a series of brutal deaths resulting from encounters with police, protesters took to the streets of LA.
The gunman was found dead in a Torrance parking lot the following day.
Two shootings and one death in custody lead to calls for more mental health professionals working with LAPD. Other city officials are asking for unarmed professionals.
The fatal shooting of Elena Lopez and Orellana Peralta was not the first incident that led Jones' supervisor to question his actions while responding to a call.
The Police Commission will discuss a second term as Chief of LAPD. Here’s a list of controversies and scandals Moore and the LAPD have faced.
For the past 11 years, the California Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST) has produced videos containing racist stereotypes and false information that continue to be used in police education.
The law restricts the LAPD’s use of force, but potentially under-trained officers wielding “less-lethal” weapons against crowds can cause drastic harm.
All-civilian review panels have the power to reduce the severity of the punishments recommended by the chief of police and have increasingly done so over the past three years.
Before retiring, captain Rick Stabile displayed sympathies with right-wing protesters. Now he openly supports them.
The Los Angeles Police Commission ruled that William Dorsey Jones Jr. acted out of policy when he shot and killed 14-year-old Valentina Orellana Peralta and 24-year-old Daniel Elena Lopez.
Fliers found at the scene appear to connect the incident to a break-in at a home on the same night.
Daniel Lopez, a leading figure in Rick Caruso’s mayoral campaign, has a long and checkered history in Democratic politics.
Officer Houston Tipping suffered lethal injuries during training exercise. The attorney for his family says it was no accident.
Two shootings in three days share concerning similarities.
Three people involved in violent anti-vaccine and anti-abortion demonstrations livestreamed at a Rick Caruso event.
Officer Daryl Glover Jr.’s mother is a director for the LAPD police union.
LAPD shot Jermaine Petit in the back several times after reports of him possessing a “deadly weapon.” Officers later revealed they only found a small car part at the scene.
The head of the largest sheriff’s department in the country has the support of several prominent far-right figures, some of whom are allegedly violent.
David Sullivan was killed by the Buena Park Police Department in 2019. With relatives of other police brutality victims by their side, the Sullivans took the city to court this April.
Anti-abortion groups in California are often connected by powerful, well-funded people.
Several hundred people gathered to protest the Supreme Court’s
Roe v. Wade decision. Some were met with violence from local and federal police.
Encampment residents were not offered shelter or storage for their belongings, and endured weeks of uncertainty and fear.
Documents obtained by Knock LA reveal 46% of Hollywood Entertainment Detail arrestees are Black.