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Mar 6, 2009

Soliah Seeks to Serve Parole in Minnesota

Los Angeles Times

Former Symbionese Liberation Army member Kathleen Soliah was released from state prison in March 2008, only to be re-arrested and told that because of a clerical error she would have to spend another year behind bars.

Mar 4, 2009

NYPD Civilian Worker Busted in Mass Cop-ID Theft

Fox News

A civilian official of the New York City Police Department's pension fund has been charged with taking computer data that could be used to steal the identities of 80,000 current and retired cops, sources said.

Mar 4, 2009

Budget Deficit for LA Growing

Daily News

Los Angeles' city budget shortfall may soar to $1 billion within two years, forcing it to cut services and trim jobs as the recession deepens, officials told the City Council on Wednesday.

Mar 4, 2009

LAPD Officers Receive Medal of Valor Awards

Los Angeles Times

Sixteen Los Angeles police officers have been chosen to receive the department's Medal of Valor for bravery in the line of duty.

Mar 3, 2009

L.A. Voters Approve Most Ballot Measures

KCBS-TV

A plan to hire an independent person to oversee the Los Angeles Fire Department was approved by voters, but a measure to attract and retain businesses was rejected Tuesday.

Mar 3, 2009

Chief Bratton Wants More Stimulus Cash for Cops

Associated Press

Police Chief William Bratton said Tuesday he will ask the federal government to allocate billions more from the economic stimulus package to law enforcement agencies across the country to combat a potential rise in crime triggered by the worsening economy.

Mar 2, 2009

LA Announces Record Number of Police Officers

Associated Press

City officials say the Los Angeles Police Department has expanded to 9,895 officers, its largest number ever. That's 43 more officers than the previous high mark recorded in June 1998.

Mar 2, 2009

Los Angeles Police Department Reaches All-Time High With 9,895 Officers

City News Service

The Los Angeles Police Department now has more officers than at any other time in its history with 9,895 sworn personnel, a figure that includes those still going through the Police Academy, Chief William Bratton announced today.

Mar 2, 2009

LAPD Sees Force Grow to Record High

LA Daily News

With the city's crime rate pushed to historic lows, the Los Angeles Police Department reached another milestone on Monday - employing a record 9,895 officers, the most in its history. The 63 recruits who started training at the Police Academy in Elysian Park pushed the department past its previous record of 9,852 set in 1998.

Mar 2, 2009

LAPD Deputy Chief Kenneth Garner

“Los Angeles has suffered a great loss with the death of Deputy Chief Garner. Chief Garner’s profound allegiance to the LAPD and the community warrants the appreciation and gratitude of all Angelinos…

Mar 2, 2009

Sitting down? L.A. Budget Shortfall May Near $1 Billion

Los Angeles could face nearly a $1-billion shortfall by 2010 because of a mammoth bailout needed for the city's employee pension funds, which have seen investments tank in the spiraling national recession, according to a city budget report released Friday.

Feb 28, 2009

LAPD union loses ruling on financial disclosure

Los Angeles Times

A federal appeals court rejects a bid to block new rules for officers in specialized units. The anti-corruption plan will help fulfill a reform required under a federal consent decree.

Feb 27, 2009

LA officers lose appeal on financial disclosure

Associated Press

A federal appeals court decision on Friday will allow the Los Angeles Police Department to enforce a rule aimed at curbing corruption among narcotics and anti-gang police officers by enforcing them to disclose personal financial information.

Feb 27, 2009

Officer Finances

City News Service

Anti-gang and narcotics officers with the Los Angeles Police Department will be required to disclose their personal finances under a policy intended to root out corruption, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled today.

Feb 27, 2009

Former Assemblywoman Nell Soto dies at 82

Riverside Press-Enterprise

Former Assemblywoman Nell Soto, who represented the 61st District that includes Pomona and stretches into San Bernardino County, died today at age 82, according to Assembly Speaker Karen Bass.

Feb 27, 2009

LAPD Reservists Volunteer despite Economy

NBC-TV

Follow two Los Angeles Police Department reserve officers who are volunteering despite the tough economy.

Feb 25, 2009

1987 Tape May Hold Clue to Serial Killer

In the more than two decades since Los Angeles police detectives began the search for a serial killer stalking young prostitutes in South L.A., they have had few breaks. One night in 1987, however, offered a tantalizing, agonizing clue.

Feb 24, 2009

LAPD Announces Bust of Major Dog Fighting Operation

KTLA News

The Los Angeles Police Department announced the breakup of what it describes as a major dog-fighting operation in a news conference Monday afternoon.

Feb 23, 2009

Changing the Charter

A decade after Los Angeles voters adopted a new City Charter on the promise that an updated, streamlined and cleaned-up document would free them from the need for repeated corrections, the March 3 ballot presents five proposed charter amendments.

Feb 23, 2009

LA to Compete for Federal Stimulus Public Safety Funds

NBCLosAngeles.com

A drop in crime and a commitment to adding police officers puts Los Angeles in a good position to compete for $4 billion in public safety funds from the federal economic stimulus package, Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa said Thursday.

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