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May 19, 2016

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

LA Times

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.

May 16, 2016

President Obama Awards 4 SoCal Police Officers Medals Of Valor

CBS 2

President Obama Monday awarded the Medals of Valor to four Southern California police officers, who risked their lives to save others.

May 5, 2016

LAPD honors fallen officers

My News LA

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

Apr 19, 2016

L.A. City Controller says too many LAPD cops are cubicle police; civilians can do that work

LA Times

Los Angeles police could better combat crime in the city by freeing more than 400 able-bodied officers from desk jobs and hiring more civilians to perform clerical duties, according to an audit released Tuesday.

Apr 4, 2016

What's behind LA's rise in crime rates?

SCPR

For the second year in a row, violent crime is up in Los Angeles. Through March, homicides rose 24 percent compared to the same period last year.

Mar 22, 2016

LAPD steps up deployment, patrols in wake of Brussels attacks

FOX11

The Los Angeles Police Department deployed units to "critical infrastructures" sties throughout the city Tuesday in response to the terror attacks at the international airport and a subway station in Brussels.

Mar 8, 2016

Killings in Los Angeles jumped 27.5% so far this year

LA Times

Killings in Los Angeles have surged by 27.5% so far in 2016 compared to the same period last year as the city continued to see a rise in violent crime, LAPD officials said Tuesday.

Mar 3, 2016

Remembering fallen officer 2 years after tragic death in car collision

My News LA

A memorial service will be held Monday on the second anniversary of the death of Los Angeles police Officer Nicholas Lee, who was killed when his patrol car was struck by a truck on a steep roadway in Beverly Hills where a number of crashes have occurred.

Feb 16, 2016

Grim Sleeper serial killer trial to begin, years after slayings terrorized South L.A.

LA Times

Debra, a waitress, was discovered shot in the chest three decades ago in an alley. The body of 25-year-old Janecia was found in a dumpster in 2007. There were at least eight other women. And one who got away.

Jan 25, 2016

Tarantino Pledges 10 Percent of Net Profits From Prism Movie to Support U.S. Law Enforcement

Hollywood (CA), January 25, 2016 —Tony Tarantino and Tarantino Productions announced that 10 percent of the net profits from his upcoming movie “Prism” would go to support police officers across the United States.

Jan 20, 2016

Union representing LAPD links crime surge to Chief Beck's failed policies

FOX 11

The union representing the rank-and-file in the Los Angeles Police Department unleashed a barely concealed attack on police Chief Charlie Beck today, linking his policies to a surge in crime.

Jan 12, 2016

D.A. Lacey under pressure after Beck recommends criminal charges against officer in fatal shooting

LA Times

In the months leading up to her bid for reelection, Los Angeles County Dist. Atty. Jackie Lacey — like prosecutors across the country — has faced pressure to file charges in several high-profile police shootings and use-of-force cases.

Jan 1, 2016

Crime in LAPD’s Harbor Area rises nearly 20 percent

Daily Breeze

Major crime in the Harbor Area rose nearly 20 percent in 2015, a statistic about double the average across the Los Angeles Police Department’s jurisdiction, according to statistics released this week.

Dec 27, 2015

New 2016 Traffic-Related Laws Slated to Take Effect in California on Jan. 1

KTLA5

A new year is just days away, and with it comes several new traffic-related laws designed to directly impact motorists and bicyclists.

Dec 23, 2015

Parole denied for man in killing of LAPD detective

LA Daily News

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 Tuesday, reversing an earlier decision to set him free that drew outrage from family members, prosecutors and police.

Dec 22, 2015

LAPD Officers Surprise WWII Veteran With Christmas Tree, Presents

KTLA 5

What began as a welfare check at a Venice apartment building ended with an act of kindness one World War II veteran said on Monday he will never forget.

Dec 15, 2015

LA Schools to Reopen Wednesday After Threat Hoax

NBC4

After a threat hoax closed down all Los Angeles Unified School District schools, disrupting families across Los Angeles, school officials said they planned to reopen campuses on Wednesday.

Dec 9, 2015

What to Do If You See a Suspicious Package

NBC4

In the week following the San Bernardino mass shooting and subsequent scares in Southern California regarding suspicious packages, the Los Angeles Police Department's bomb squad weighed in on what to look for and what to do if a suspicious package is spotted.

Dec 1, 2015

LAPD spokesman Andrew Smith is offered police chief's post in Wisconsin

LA Times

Los Angeles police Cmdr. Andrew Smith, a 27-year department veteran who spent the last five as the LAPD's top spokesman, has been offered a new job: police chief of Green Bay, Wisc.

Nov 23, 2015

3 charged with murder, robbery in fatal shooting of Downey police officer

LA Times

Prosecutors charged two more men Monday with fatally shooting Downey police Officer Ricardo “Ricky” Galvez in a botched robbery attempt last week.

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