Morning Brief: LAPD Detains Reporters Covering Echo Park Protests

Also L.A. resumes full-time parking enforcement next month, and more

» Los Angeles Times crime reporter James Queally and Spectrum News reporter Kate Cagle were both detained and then released while performing their duties as journalists (and displaying credentials) during demonstrations in Echo Park Thursday night. Councilman Kevin De Leon tweeted that the two “should never have been detained,” adding, “Glad they’re released but detaining reporters who are on the job covering news is a violation of the 1st Amendment. LAPD must revise their protocols when dealing with journalists.” [Los Angeles Times]

» USC will pay $1.1 billion to settle claims related to decades of sexual abuse by George Tyndall. The fee, to be shared by 710 victims, is the largest single payout by a university in a case of this kind ever recorded.  [Los Angeles Times]

» L.A. will resume full parking enforcement on April 1. Some areas had relaxed enforcement of certain violations due to the pandemic.  [ABC Los Angeles]

» George Gascón entered the DA’s office on pledges to make progressive criminal justice reforms. So far, many of his efforts have been stymied by internal and external campaigns, including what’s been described as a “declaration of war” by existing prosecutors who disagree with his vision.  [ABC News]

» Live music and theater performances should return to the region by summer. Fans are eager, though the logistics may be challenging[KTLA]


» Civil Rights Lawyer Faisal Gill Enters the Race for L.A. City Attorney Gill, who’s representing Jamal Khashoggi’s fiancee in her suit against the Saudi Crown Prince, is running to succeed Mike Feuer as the city’s top legal advocate

» Where to Get Passover Dinner in L.A. This Year Yummy options for pick-up, delivery, and in-house dining

» What to Know About What’s Happening in Echo Park Wondering why some unhoused people don’t feel comfortable with Project Roomkey or who’s behind the sweeps? We have answers.


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