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Jul 1, 2016

LAPD commander alleges retaliation after leak of agency's purchase of horse owned by chief's daughter

LA Times

Los Angeles Police commander is suing the city, alleging he was the victim of retaliation after top police brass falsely concluded he leaked information to a blogger for a story that said LAPD Chief Charlie Beck approved the department’s purchase of a horse from Beck’s daughter.

Jun 27, 2016

LA Sheriff’s union defends police ‘militarization’ after Orlando shooting

LA Daily News

The Kevlar helmet that saved an Orlando SWAT officer from a gunshot wound during the nightclub massacre this month is proof of why police need sophisticated equipment, say local unions representing law enforcement agencies.

Jun 22, 2016

LA City Council approves $69.6 million body camera program for LAPD

KPCC

The Los Angeles City Council Wednesday unanimously approved a $69.6 million plan to place body worn cameras on 7,000 Los Angeles patrol officers by the end of 2017.

Jun 20, 2016

LAPD K-9 Edo nominated for the 2016 American Hero Dog Award

ABC7

On New Year's Day 2016, Los Angeles Police Department K-9 Edo helped save the lives of officers and children from an armed man.

Jun 17, 2016

LAPD Officers Surprise Fallen Partner’s Youngest Daughter At High School Graduation

CBS Los Angeles

Sierra Cuesta doesn’t remember her dad. But a group of officers do.

Jun 8, 2016

Dump truck driver accused in crash that killed LAPD officer in court

LA Daily News

The driver of a dump truck that collided with an LAPD cruiser in Beverly Hills, killing a veteran training officer, waived his right Wednesday to a hearing to determine whether there was sufficient evidence to proceed to trial on a felony count of gross vehicular manslaughter.

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.

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