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LA City Council approves $69.6 million body camera program for LAPD

LA City Council approves $69.6 million body camera program for LAPD

The Los Angeles City Council Wednesday unanimously approved a $69.6 million plan to place body worn cameras on 7,000 Los Angeles patrol officers by the end of 2017.

Originally, L.A. Mayor Garcetti had promised to have cameras on LAPD officers by the end of the year to improve accountability by both police and citizens, and provide evidence in criminal trials. City council members, however, balked at the price tag and approval was delayed six months.

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Dump truck driver accused in crash that killed LAPD officer in court

Dump truck driver accused in crash that killed LAPD officer in court

The driver of a dump truck that collided with an LAPD cruiser in Beverly Hills, killing a veteran training officer, waived his right to a hearing to determine whether there was sufficient evidence to proceed to trial on a felony count of gross vehicular manslaughter.

Roberto Maldonado, 47, of Pacoima, was ordered to return to a San Fernando courtroom for arraignment June 22 after giving up his right to a preliminary hearing and instead proceed to trial.

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Governor digs California deeper into public safety crisis

Governor digs California deeper into public safety crisis

The adage goes, “If you find yourself in a hole, stop digging.” It’s wise advice that our governor should heed. This November, Governor Jerry Brown is asking California voters to dig ourselves deeper and deeper into a public safety crisis.
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Join the effort to reform California's death penalty
Voters have the opportunity to reform California’s death penalty, but it will take your action now. A broad coalition of law enforcement officers, prosecutors, crime victim advocates and community leaders have come together to fix our broken death penalty system.
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LAPD Officers Surprise Fallen Partner’s Youngest Daughter At High School Graduation

LAPD Officers Surprise Fallen Partner’s Youngest Daughter At High School Graduation

Sierra Cuesta doesn’t remember her dad.

But a group of officers do.

“We lost a brother out there and it hurts,” said LAPD Sgt. Don Poirier. “Every day I look back and wish that something like this would have never happened.”

Officer Fil Cuesta was shot in the back of the head as he waited for back up in his patrol car in the Crenshaw District.

That was 18 years ago.

His youngest daughter Sierra was just a month old. Her sister, a year old.

His fellow officers made a pledge they would be a constant presence in the girls’ lives.

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President Obama Awards 4 SoCal Police Officers Medals Of Valor

President Obama Awards 4 SoCal Police Officers Medals Of Valor

Los Angeles police officer Donald Thompson was among the honored. He was recognized for his “courageous action to save an accident victim” on Christmas Day in 2013.

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Parole denied for man in killing of LAPD detective

Parole denied for man in killing of LAPD detective

A former boxer who conspired to assassinate a Los Angeles police detective 30 years ago in front of his 6-year-old son was denied parole from prison, reversing an earlier decision to set him free that drew outrage from family members, prosecutors and police.

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Beck mourns loss of LAPD officer; 'today the grief is different'

Beck mourns loss of LAPD officer; 'today the grief is different'

Roberto Sanchez was one of four LAPD officers to die in a traffic incident since early March, his funeral coming less than a week after a veteran detective was killed off-duty in Beverly Hills.
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Donation Account for Officer Roberto Sanchez

Fallen LAPD motorcycle cop is mourned at large downtown ceremony

Fallen LAPD motorcycle cop is mourned at large downtown ceremony

Hundreds of uniformed police officers gathered in downtown Los Angeles early Tuesday to pay their final respects to a veteran LAPD motorcycle officer who died earlier this month after being struck by a driver suspected of being under the influence of cocaine.
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Donation account for Officer Christopher Cortijo

Thousands mourn LAPD officer Nicholas Lee

Thousands mourn LAPD officer Nicholas Lee

A Los Angeles police officer killed in a traffic crash was remembered Thursday as a mentor and loving father at a downtown service that drew thousands of mourners, including Gov. Jerry Brown and Attorney General Kamala Harris.
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Donation account set up for Officer Lee