Black Prosecutors Association of Los Angeles (BPLA)

(5)

BPLA is the Los Angeles affiliate of the National Black Prosecutors Association (NBPA) that was founded on September 12, 2010. The NBPA is the only professional membership organization dedicated to the advancement of African-Americans as prosecutors. Founded in 1983, the Association's membership is comprised of over 800 prosecutors nationwide. In addition to prosecutors, the association's membership includes law students, former prosecutors, and law enforcement personnel. The NBPA is emerging as the international association of Black law enforcement professionals with a reputation for providing education and leadership in the legal profession through its intensive training sessions and multi-disciplined networking. BPLA's members include all prosecutors within the Southern California area; including the counties of Los Angeles, San Bernardino, Ventura, Orange, Kern and Riverside.

Mission: BPLA's mission is to further the legal education and professional advancement of African-American prosecutors within their respective offices; conduct forums to educate the community on the criminal justice system; implement community service projects and scholarships; develop mentorship programs for African-American lawyers, law students, elementary and high school students; and promote professional and social interaction among its members, the legal profession and the community.

07/17/2020
newsroom.courts.ca.gov

The California Supreme Court on July 16 directed the State Bar to administer the fall California Bar Exam online October 5-6. Registration is extended through July 24. The Court also permanently lowered the passing score to 1390 and directed the State Bar to expedite a provisional licensing program for 2020 law school grads. Read the court’s letter to the State Bar: http://ow.ly/XvPf50AAFjW

Gathering of Black Prosecutors circa 1990s Glad to see similar energy building post Floyd/Taylor. Strong group of folks ...
07/17/2020

Gathering of Black Prosecutors circa 1990s Glad to see similar energy building post Floyd/Taylor. Strong group of folks who are in the justice system working for equal justice under the law.

LAPD officer accused of falsifying gang records faced earlier credibility questions but stayed on elite unit https://www...
07/12/2020
LAPD officer accused of falsifying gang records faced earlier credibility questions but stayed on elite unit

LAPD officer accused of falsifying gang records faced earlier credibility questions but stayed on elite unit https://www.latimes.com/california/story/2020-07-12/lapd-officer-accused-in-gang-framing-scandal-faced-earlier-credibility-questions

An LAPD officer charged with falsifying records and obstructing justice was allowed to work in an elite division even though questions were raised about his credibility five years ago.

Capri Maddox dropping wisdom this Sunday morning! Leaning into her new position as director of the recently created LA C...
07/05/2020

Capri Maddox dropping wisdom this Sunday morning! Leaning into her new position as director of the recently created LA City Dept of Human and Civil Rights

https://lasentinel.net/attorney-capri-maddox-looks-to-lead-the-newly-established-civil-and-human-rights-department-facin...
06/30/2020
Attorney Capri Maddox Looks to Lead the Newly Established Civil and Human Rights Department; Facing Racial Disparities Head On - Los Angeles Sentinel

https://lasentinel.net/attorney-capri-maddox-looks-to-lead-the-newly-established-civil-and-human-rights-department-facing-racial-disparities-head-on.html

Capri Maddox is leading a frontier into a new sense of equality within Los Angeles. As the first executive director of the newly developed Civil and Human Rights Department, she is cultivating a stronger resource to be available for underserved communities

06/29/2020

More good news out of the Manhattan DA's office, another good friend, long time member of the NBPA (and instrumental in the success of its annual Job Fair), and long time DDA at the Manhattan office got promoted to Chief of the Victims Bureau. Congratulations Tanya Apparicio!

06/19/2020
06/19/2020
06/19/2020
Plan to restore affirmative action in California clears hurdle after emotional debate https://www.latimes.com/california...
06/11/2020
Plan to restore affirmative action in California clears hurdle after emotional debate

Plan to restore affirmative action in California clears hurdle after emotional debate https://www.latimes.com/california/story/2020-06-10/affirmative-action-california-proposition-209-repeal-election

The plan would strike from California's Constitution the rules imposed by Proposition 209, which prohibits government agencies and institutions from giving preferential treatment to individuals on the basis of race or sex

https://lasentinel.net/executive-director-of-civil-and-human-rights-join-the-mayor-of-the-city-los-angeles-to-discuss-th...
06/08/2020
Executive Director of Civil and Human Rights Join the Mayor of the City Los Angeles to Discuss the Social Reform Within L.A. - Los Angeles Sentinel

https://lasentinel.net/executive-director-of-civil-and-human-rights-join-the-mayor-of-the-city-los-angeles-to-discuss-the-social-reform-within-l-a.html

Los Angeles City Mayor Garcetti brought awareness to the Civil and Human Rights Department, introducing their first Executive Director, Capri Maddox. This department will magnify the social issues that live among the city and reflect on the solutions. The Los Angeles City Mayor also announced to the...

A STATEMENT FROM BPLABPLA has always expected a thorough investigation by the appropriate law enforcement authorities In...
05/30/2020

A STATEMENT FROM BPLA

BPLA has always expected a thorough investigation by the appropriate law enforcement authorities Into all allegations of police misconduct no matter where the allegations are made or where they occur. When there are videos that clearly depict the misconduct, and we stress the word “clearly,” the timeline for arrest and prosecution diminishes significantly; claims of trying to avoid “a rush to justice” in the face of clear video evidence demonstrates a lack of understanding of the role of a prosecutor, is beyond disrespecting a life that was lost, and in fact, confirms in the minds of many, that those with the power to prosecute devalue certain individual’s lives.

The videos produced in the George Floyd death unambiguously depict officers complicit in using excessive force in the detention of Mr. Floyd at a minimum. Arrest and prosecution of those officers should not have been delayed. We are encouraged by the arrest of Officer Chauvin yesterday, but it goes without saying that justice requires that this investigation must continue to look at the actions, or inactions, of all of the officers present during Mr. Floyd’s detention.

We feel the same anger and frustration that those that are engaging in civil unrest feel but violence and destruction will not bring about substantive change in the criminal justice system. Only serious discussion and engagement can do that. Stay safe and be positive!

Address

6709 La Tijera Ave., #297
Los Angeles, CA
90045

Alerts

Be the first to know and let us send you an email when Black Prosecutors Association of Los Angeles (BPLA) posts news and promotions. Your email address will not be used for any other purpose, and you can unsubscribe at any time.

Contact The Business

Send a message to Black Prosecutors Association of Los Angeles (BPLA):

Videos

Nearby government services


Other Public & Government Services in Los Angeles

Show All