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LAPD could begin using the world's first 'pursuit-rated' hybrid patrol car

LAPD could begin using the world's first 'pursuit-rated' hybrid patrol car

Ford Motor Co. has unveiled the world’s first “pursuit-rated” hybrid police car and the Los Angeles Police Department may be among the first agencies to have one.

The company introduced the vehicle at police headquarters in Los Angeles, accompanied by LAPD representatives.

The Ford Police Responder Hybrid Sedan started life as a Ford Fusion before engineers gave it the law enforcement treatment by upgrading the suspension, beefing up the brakes, adding different wheels and tires, attaching a skid plate and altering the seats so they have room for police utility belts and include an “anti-stab” plate to protect officers from sharp instruments coming from the back seat.

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Terrorism in America Symposium

Terrorism in America Symposium

The Los Angeles Police Protective League present 'Terrorism in America Symposium' on Monday, June 12, 2017 from 0700-1630 hours.
Cost: $125, lunch included.

Guest Speakers:
- Boston PD Commissioner William Evans and Boston Deputy Superintendent Gerard Bailey - Boston Marathon Bombing;
- SBPD Assistant Chief Eric McBride - San Bernardino IRC Terrorist Attack;
- Officer Abe Ashabi - Evolution of Radical Islam

* For Law Enforcement Only - Active and Retired - Police ID required at check-in.

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Lead paragraphs in newspaper stories led to the inaccurate narrative surrounding the lawful shooting of Ezell Ford

Lead paragraphs in newspaper stories led to the inaccurate narrative surrounding the lawful shooting of Ezell Ford

In analyzing the lead paragraphs of numerous newspaper stories that covered the lawful shooting of Ezell Ford, it is apparent that exclusion of relevant facts from those lead paragraphs assisted in the creation of an inaccurate narrative of the events leading up to and including the shooting.
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Protesters had a plan, LAPD’s command staff did not

Command staff embraces political correctness, puts officers in harm’s way

When did some LAPD command staff stop being cops, instead becoming politicians worried about their next promotion rather than the safety of those under their command?
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LAPD Harbor Division officer seeks marrow donor in fight against blood disorder

LAPD Harbor Division officer seeks marrow donor in fight against blood disorder

An LAPD Harbor Division officer is seeking a life-saving marrow donor in his fight against a rare blood disorder.

Matthew Medina, 40, the father of two young children, was diagnosed with aplastic anemia — a disease in which the bone marrow does not make enough blood cells for the body — and needs a marrow match. A drive to test and register potential donors is planned for 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday at the Los Angeles Harbor Division police station, 2175 John S. Gibson Blvd., San Pedro.

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LAPD says gang-related crime in west San Fernando Valley has spiked since 2014

LAPD says gang-related crime in west San Fernando Valley has spiked since 2014

Violent gang-related crimes in the west San Fernando Valley increased 63 percent from 2014 to 2015 but held steady last year, according to a new analysis by the Los Angeles Police Department.

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Twenty-Seven-Year LAPD Veteran Named Bell Police Chief

Twenty-Seven-Year LAPD Veteran Named Bell Police Chief

A 27-year veteran of the Los Angeles Police Department has been named the new police chief of Bell, city officials announced.

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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