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With Valley murders on the rise, LA leader pushes for LAPD report on gangs

With Valley murders on the rise, LA leader pushes for LAPD report on gangs

With the San Fernando Valley experiencing a significant increase in homicides over the last two years, a City Council committee advanced a motion that would direct police to prepare a report on gang activity west of the 405 Freeway.

The motion approved by the Public Works and Gang Reduction Committee states that in “the western San Fernando Valley, street gangs have been a continuing problem, with various criminal acts being committed by gang members.”

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City Council approves ballot measure that could put more civilians on LAPD discipline panels

City Council approves ballot measure that could put more civilians on LAPD discipline panels

The Los Angeles City Council took the final step toward putting what has become an increasingly controversial measure on the May ballot that, if passed by voters, could give civilians a greater role in disciplining the city’s police officers.

The council’s unanimous approval of the ballot measure’s language came shortly after lawmakers agreed to conduct a deeper analysis of the LAPD’s complicated, often-criticized disciplinary system and to hold public meetings on the issue.

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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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L.A. Councilman Mike Bonin unveils plan to put more cops in neighborhoods

L.A. Councilman Mike Bonin unveils plan to put more cops in neighborhoods

The complaints that Los Angeles City Councilman Mike Bonin fields from his constituents often revolve around one of three topics: traffic, homelessness or the need for more police officers.

On Thursday, Bonin unveiled a plan to address the policing problem that would shift officers to neighborhoods from desk jobs and other non-patrol assignments.

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Officers killed in the line of duty rose in 2016

Officers killed in the line of duty rose in 2016

Ambushes in Dallas and Baton Rouge, Louisiana, and other shootings around the country led to a sharp increase in the number of police killed in the line of duty this year.

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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