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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.

Gang-related homicides in the West Valley, which includes the LAPD’s Devonshire, Topanga and West Valley divisions, more than doubled from three in 2014 to eight in 2016, according to the report. The Topanga Division saw the sharpest increase, with five gang-related homicides in 2016, up from zero in 2014.

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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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Downtown L.A. crime is on the rise

Downtown L.A. crime is on the rise

Police say too many people in Downtown LA are ending up victims of street robberies. That according to LAPD. Central Division Commanding Officer Capt. Steve Harrelson says street robberies are up 5.6% year to date.

They showed us security video in which robberies occurred. One involved a 74-year old man who was hurt when there was a struggle over his wallet.

Harrelson says, 'it's tough to prosecute these crimes. It’s difficult, in many instances, because they’re concealing their identity, wearing hoodies and we’re not able to identify who the suspects are so, it’s difficult to make an arrest.'

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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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Fallen Whittier Officer Keith Boyer Honored at Funeral Service, Procession

Fallen Whittier Officer Keith Boyer Honored at Funeral Service, Procession

Family, friends and law enforcement officials gathered Friday to honor a fallen Whittier police officer described as the "best of the best," who was killed in the line of duty last month.

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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