Morning Brief: The LAPD Is Investigating 56 Misconduct Claims

Also Junipero Serra vandalized, AMC’s reopening plans, and more

» The LAPD is investigating 56 allegations of officer misconduct during protests. Seven officers have already been taken out of the field. [Los Angeles Times]

» Local politicians are distancing themselves from police union donations. Organizations like the Los Angeles Police Protective League spend millions on donations and independent expenditures. [Los Angeles Times]

» Could removing a controversial statue of Junipero Serra help a community heal? The statue outside the San Fernando Mission has been vandalized. Statues of Confederate generals and other historic figures linked to oppression have been downed across the country in recent days.  [San Fernando Sun]

» AMC cinemas aim to fully reopen by July. The company has taken the hit of a $2.2 billion loss in the first quarter. [Variety]

» Parking regulations that were suspended during stay-at-home will be going back into effect in West Hollywood. The city will begin active enforcement on Monday. [NBC Los Angeles]

» Local restauranteur Stephane Bombet wore a blackface Halloween costume to a party in 2011. Bombet, involved in Faith & Flower, Nic’s on Beverly, and Ms. Chi, claims the costume reflects what a big fan he is of Lil Wayne. [Eater]


» Coachella and Stagecoach Have Officially Canceled for 2020 Long expected, the formal announcement came Wednesday afternoon

» The George Floyd Protests Have Become Massive Voter Registration Drives ”You can’t demand nothing if you don’t register to vote,” one demonstrator said

» Disneyland Plans to Reopen Next Month The parks will operate with limited guest capacity and new health protocols


Cops Has Been Canceled Amid Police Violence Protests

The premiere of the 33rd season of Cops was temporarily bumped from the Paramount Network’s schedule amid widespread protests against institutional racism in law enforcement and police violence against Black people and people of color, but on Tuesday, the network took the move a step further and canceled the long-running series program for good. According to a spokesperson for the network, “Cops is not on the Paramount Network and we don’t have any current or future plans for it to return.”


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