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Jun 16, 2015

LAPD union blasts police commissioners over Ezell Ford decision

LA Times

Tensions over last week's decision in the fatal police shooting of Ezell Ford continued to simmer Tuesday as Los Angeles police union officials blasted police commissioners, saying their ruling threatened the safety of officers and the public.

Jun 13, 2015

LAPD union: Ezell Ford ruling places police work in jeopardy

ABC7 Eyewitness News

The Los Angeles Police Commission's recent findings on the shooting death of Ezell Ford may place future "proactive" police work in jeopardy, Los Angeles Police Protective League President Craig Lally said.

Jun 11, 2015

Officers' Union Says "Proactive Policing" May Decline as Result of Ford Decision

NBC 4

Chief Charlie Beck has tried to rally his officers with a specially recorded video, but this has been criticized by activists.

Jun 1, 2015

‘Blue Alert’ Established to Catch Threats Against Police Officers

Care 2

On February 3, 2013, Monica Quan, an assistant coach at Cal State Fullerton and her fiancé Keith Lawrence were found shot to death in a parking garage in Irvine, Calif.

May 21, 2015

Omaha police officer shot and killed a day before beginning maternity leave

Washington Post

An Omaha police officer was killed during a shootout with a suspect Wednesday, a day before her three-month-old baby was to be released from the hospital, authorities said.

Apr 29, 2015

Divided Police Commission approves rules for LAPD body cameras

LA Times

Los Angeles will become the largest city in the nation to equip all its patrol officers with body cameras, after a divided Los Angeles Police Commission on Tuesday gave its final approval during a heated debate that highlighted lingering concerns about how the cameras will be used.

Apr 16, 2015

Slain LAPD Officer James C. Beyea honored with Reseda pathway dedication

LA Daily News

Los Angeles city officials on Thursday dedicated a pathway in Reseda to the memory of a rookie police officer killed in the line of duty nearly 27 years ago, completing a mission started by the slain officer’s friend.

Mar 31, 2015

LAPD body cameras to roll out at 3 precincts this summer

Los Angeles Daily News

Hundreds of body cameras have been delivered to the Los Angeles Police Department and are expected to be put in use starting this summer, officials said.

Mar 3, 2015

Man shot dead by LAPD on skid row was convicted bank robber

LA Times

Homeless man killed by LAPD officers on skid row was convicted bank robber, sources and records show.

Mar 2, 2015

Los Angeles police union asks public to 'reserve judgment' over shooting death

The Guardian

In response to growing tensions in Los Angeles over the police killing of a homeless man on Sunday, the president of the local officers’ labor union urged the public to “reserve their judgment” until an investigation was complete.

Feb 17, 2015

Real or fake? Tragic encounters fuel debate over realistic-looking replica guns

LA Times

The last thing Jordan Baylon wants is a fake pink gun.

Feb 6, 2015

Pastor Of Prominent L.A. Church Issues Apology After Controversial Sermon About Police, KKK

CBS Los Angeles

The senior pastor of a prominent Los Angeles church has issued an apology after controversial comments during a sermon delivered weeks ago.

Jan 20, 2015

Body cameras for L.A. police: Access to video, privacy among concerns

LA Times

San Fernando Valley residents Thursday night raised concerns about civilian privacy and access to video that would be captured under the Los Angeles Police Department’s plan to equip its officers with body cameras.

Dec 20, 2014

Two police officers 'simply assassinated' in Brooklyn

LA Times

A man who posted anti-police rants online shot dead two New York City policemen as they sat in their patrol car Saturday, an attack that further shook a city where community-police relations have been tense following the deaths of unarmed black men at the hands of cops.

Dec 11, 2014

LAPD SWAT Officers Deliver 2K Toys To Children With Musculoskeletal Conditions

CBS Los Angeles

Los Angeles Police Department Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) officers Wednesday delivered 2,000 toys to youth patients.

Nov 29, 2014

Ferguson lesson: Police can better calm situations

Los Angeles Daily News

The grand jury that declined to indict Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson was focused on whether he might have acted in self-defense when he shot and killed unarmed, 18-year-old Michael Brown.

Nov 6, 2014

California is about to learn that “tough on crime” is tough to undo

Washington Post

Californians voted to send fewer criminals to prison on Tuesday, approving a ballot measure that classified check forgery, possession of some drugs, and theft of property worth less than $950, among other crimes, as misdemeanors rather than felonies.

Oct 24, 2014

Proposition 47 — good idea, bad execution

Los Angeles Daily News Opinion

There’s a real need to reduce California’s alarming incarceration levels and free up precious funds that could be better spent on education and rehabilitation. But Proposition 47 isn’t the answer.

Aug 18, 2014

Suspect killed in LAPD shootout had 'high-powered' rifle, police say

LA Times

One of two suspects who are accused of engaging police in a running shootout through South Los Angeles early Monday was armed with a “high-powered” rifle that wounded a 22-year department veteran, police officials said.

Aug 5, 2014

Judge Rules Anti-Pension Measure Off Ventura County Ballot

Tim Yaryan

Saying it would be a "waste of public resources" to put it on the ballot, Ventura County Superior Court Judge Kent Kellegrew has ordered the removal of the ballot measure that would have switched new workers to 401ks off the ballot in that county.

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