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Feb 18, 2009

Bratton: No recession crime wave

Police Chief William Bratton isn't buying into that conventional thinking, however. At least not when it comes to the city of Los Angeles. Bratton told the Los Angeles Daily News editorial board earlier this month that despite the mounting job losses in the city, he doesn't expect the crime rate to rise over the next year. Moreover, he says it will continue its downward trend.

Feb 18, 2009

Purple Heart

LOS ANGELES (CNS) - A proposal to award a medal similar to the military Purple Heart to Los Angeles police officers injured or killed in the line of duty picked up support today from the union that represents rank-and-file members of the LAPD.

Feb 13, 2009

Police Privacy is the Priority

Hopefully, the arms of Times editors aren't sore after their vigorous back-patting for the paper's "conscientious discernment" in not publishing a report that was negligently released by the Los Angeles Police Department in violation of its own policy and state law.

Feb 9, 2009

Family, friends try to get past slaying of SWAT Team member Randal Simmons

By Brandon Lowrey, Staff Writer

RESEDA - Family and friends of fallen Los Angeles SWAT Team member Randal Simmons have struggled to cope with his absence since he was killed a year ago today. His wife, Lisa Simmons, and their children found some comfort in the religion they shared so deeply with him.

Feb 9, 2009

Deputies Seek Info on Shot LAPD Officer

KABC-TV

LOS ANGELES (CNS) -- Sheriff's deputies and Los Angeles police went door to door Sunday, seeking information in the wounding of an LAPD officer shot in front of his City Terrace home with his own weapon during a predawn struggle with two young men.

Feb 9, 2009

Still “Preposterous,” Mr. Rutten?

In two posts from early last year, I discussed the ongoing dispute regarding a provision in the federal consent decree governing the Los Angeles Police Department that requires gang and narcotics officers to provide financial disclosure information to auditors as a means of preventing corruption.

Feb 6, 2009

National Association of Police Organizations

The LAPPL is a proud member of the National Association of Police Organizations (NAPO), a coalition of police unions and organizations from across the country and the strongest unified voice representing law enforcement officers in the United States. NAPO has been recognized by President Obama as “the leader of America’s national law enforcement associations.” For more information on NAPO, please visit their website at www.napo.org.

Feb 5, 2009

Fundraiser for Culver City Police Sgt. Curt Massey

Curt was killed in the early morning hours of January 28, 2009 in a fatal vehicle collision with a wrong way driver. Please join us at California Pizza Kitchen for a flavorsome fundraising event in honor of Sgt. Curt Massey. All you need to do is bring in this flyer on Tuesday, February 10, 2009 and present it to your server when ordering. 20% of your check will benefit the Sergeant Curtis Massey Memorial Fund. So come out and enjoy something delicious from the CPK menu in support of a great cause for a great man. Your taste buds will thank you, and so will we.

Feb 4, 2009

Officer Assaults

The city of Los Angeles would be able to offer rewards for information in cases where an off-duty LAPD officer was assaulted or killed outside the city limits under a motion introduced today.

Feb 3, 2009

2009 Police Unity Tour

On May 9, Directors Scott Rate and Brian Johnson for the second straight year will join hundreds of law enforcement officers from around the country who will bicycle along varying routes, each over 300 miles to the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial (NLEOM) in Washington DC.

Feb 2, 2009

LAPD Officer Shot with Own Gun, City News Service

LOS ANGELES (CNS) - Police today sought the public's help in finding two teenage boys involved in the shooting of an off-duty Los Angeles police officer in front of his home.

Feb 2, 2009

Off-Duty LAPD Officer Shot and Wounded

Los Angeles Times

A 49-year-old off-duty Los Angeles police officer was in serious condition Saturday night after being shot in the shoulder during a struggle with two assailants who approached him as he was leaving his City Terrace home, police said.

Feb 2, 2009

Cops without Helmets Leads to Grievance

(KNBC-TV)

LOS ANGELES (KNBC-TV) - The union that represents Los Angeles police officers filed a class action grievance against the police department today claiming commanders violated policy when they told officers not to wear helmets at a pro-Palestinian rally.

Feb 2, 2009

Police Union Says LAPD Should Mandate Helmets

The union representing LAPD officers today filed a formal grievance over how commanders handled a recent pro-Palestinian demonstration. The union argues commanders jeopardized officer safety by not allowing them to wear helmets. As KPCC’s Frank Stoltze reports, department brass has long debated the issue.

Feb 2, 2009

Police Union Files Labor Grievance

Los Angeles Times

The union representing rank and file Los Angeles Police Officers filed a labor grievance Friday demanding that officers be required to war safety equipment while trying to control crowds in street marches and other gatherings.

Jan 31, 2009

Sgt. Curtis Massey Was 41

LA Times

Sgt. Curtis Massey, 41, was driving east on his way to work when he was struck about 5 a.m. just west of National Boulevard by a silver Toyota Camry traveling the wrong way, said Officer Miguel Luevano of the California Highway Patrol.

Jan 30, 2009

LA Cops File Grievance Over No-Helmet Order

The Associated Press

LOS ANGELES—The Los Angeles police officers' union has filed a class-action grievance against the department for ignoring officer safety during a rally that turned violent.

Jan 29, 2009

L.A. Council OKs $20.5-Million Settlement in Rampart Suits

By Maeve Reston

The Los Angeles City Council approved a $20.5-million settlement Wednesday to bring to a close lawsuits brought by four Los Angeles Police officers who alleged that they were falsely arrested and maliciously prosecuted during the city's Rampart police corruption scandal that began in the late 1990s.

Jan 29, 2009

Los Angeles Cops Use the Web to Track Child Predators

By MEKAHLO MEDINA

Child porn predators are using high tech tools to lure their victims, and the elite internet crimes against children or ICAC unit at LAPD is on the front-line of the fight to keep kids safe. When LAPD ICAC first formed in Los Angeles in 2004, it was made up of just a few officers and nabbed just one offender.

Jan 29, 2009

Police Union Opposes Parole of Conspirator in Detective's Killing

LOS ANGELES (CNS)

The president of the union representing Los Angeles Police Department officers today announced his opposition to paroling an inmate who solicited the killer of an LAPD detective.

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