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Inglewood is a city in southwestern Los Angeles County, California in the Los Angeles metropolitan area. It was incorporated on February 14, 1908. The city is in the South Bay region of Los Angeles County.

Daniel Freeman acquired the rancho and was a founder of the Centinela-Inglewood Land Company in 1887, which developed the city. Inglewood Park Cemetery, a widely used cemetery for the entire region, was founded in 1905. The city has been home to the Hollywood Park Racetrack from 1938 to 2013, one of the premier horse racing venues in the United States. Fosters Freeze, the first soft serve ice cream chain in California, was founded by George Foster in 1946 in Inglewood.

Ku Klux Klan activities in Inglewood during the 20th century were highlighted by the 1922 arrest and trial of 37 men, most of them masked, for a night-time raid on a suspected bootlegger and his family. The raid led to the shooting death of one of the culprits, an Inglewood police officer. A jury returned a "not guilty" verdict for all defendants who completed the trial. It was this scandal, according to the Los Angeles Times, that eventually led to the outlawing of the Klan in California. The Klan had a chapter in Inglewood as late as October 1931.

Inglewood is home to the Los Angeles Rams and Los Angeles Chargers of the National Football League who play at SoFi Stadium. The stadium will host Super Bowl LVI in 2022. The Los Angeles Lakers and Los Angeles Kings played their home games at The Forum until the completion of Staples Center in Downtown Los Angeles. During the 2028 Summer Olympics, the opening and closing ceremonies will be held at the SoFi Stadium. The venue will also host soccer games during the Olympics while the grounds outside the stadium will host archery. The Forum will host all the gymnastics events during the games. In 2021, Hollywood Park will become the home of NFL Media which consists of NFL Network, NFL RedZone,, and the NFL app. Moving from Culver City, the NFL Media campus will be located adjacent to Sofi Stadium.

The shooting of Kisha Michael, 31, a single mother of three sons, and Marquintan Sandlin, 32, a single father of four daughters, occurred on February 21, 2016, when police responded to a call of a suspicious vehicle parked on Manchester Boulevard around 3:10 am. When police arrived, they engaged in a 45-minute-long standoff before opening fire on the man and the armed woman inside the vehicle, killing them both. Michael was shot thirteen times and pronounced dead at the scene. Sandlin was shot eight times and died at a hospital shortly thereafter.

Law enforcement officials involved in the shooting have claimed that Michael had a gun in her lap, although authorities have not stated whether either victim reached for or touched the weapon. There has also been no indication that the victims' vehicle was used in a violent manner toward the officers.[94]

Mayor James T. Butts Jr. said that the couple were unconscious when police first encountered them.

After an investigation, the City of Inglewood fired the five officers involved in the shooting in May 2017, while the district attorney's office had yet to reach a decision regarding criminal liability of those officers.


  • Arbor Village
  • Centinela Heights
  • Century Heights
  • Crenshaw-Imperial
  • Downtown Inglewood
  • Fairview Heights
  • Hollypark Knolls
  • Inglewood Knolls
  • Lockhaven
  • Morningside Park
  • North Inglewood
  • Sports Village


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