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LAPD union sues Chief Charlie Beck over 'corrupting influence' in discipline process

LAPD union sues Chief Charlie Beck over 'corrupting influence' in discipline process

Tensions between Los Angeles Police Chief Charlie Beck and the union representing LAPD officers boiled over into a federal lawsuit Thursday, with the Los Angeles Police Protective League claiming the chief has a “corrupting influence” on the disciplinary process and calling for major changes in the way the department reviews serious misconduct cases.

In a 57-page suit filed against the chief and the city in U.S. District Court, the union claimed Beck has violated the rights of rank-and-file officers who are accused of misconduct by pressuring disciplinary board members to return guilty verdicts.

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Obama Awards 4 SoCal Police Officers Medals Of Valor

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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. The bomb squad officer was off duty and on his way to work when he saw a car slam into a center divider on the 405 Freeway and catch fire in Sherman Oaks.

Thompson got out of his truck and ran straight toward the burning vehicle.

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Join the effort to reform California's death penalty

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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Commissioner Johnson should walk a mile in a cop’s shoes
Apparently, Police Commission President Matt Johnson is unfamiliar with the adage “Don’t judge someone until you’ve walked a mile in their shoes.” Mr. Johnson’s misguided proposal to change the Los Angeles Police Department’s Use of Force Policy was created in a vacuum.
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LAPD honors fallen officers

LAPD honors fallen officers

Los Angeles police officers who died in the line of duty were recognized Thursday in the memorial service held annually at police headquarters.

Police Chief Charlie Beck said he thinks daily of the officers killed during his time with the department, and feels “hugely mixed emotions” as he faces family members and police officers gathered for Thursday’s service honoring the 207 officers killed in the line of duty during the 147-plus years of the Los Angeles Police Department’s history.

“Today, I think about the mourning that we’ve all been through and the pain, but I’m also immensely proud of the heroism, the leadership and the sacrifice of the men and women we honor today,” he said.

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LA Fire and Police Pensions (LAFPP) has moved

LA Fire and Police Pensions (LAFPP) has moved

The Los Angeles Fire and Police Pensions (LAFPP) offices are at a new location. The new address is 701 East 3rd Street (NE corner of East 3rd Street & Alameda Street) in the downtown Arts District.

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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