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Jan 21, 2011

Reward for information about suspect who shot LAUSD police officer increases to $100,000

LA Daily News

Rewards totaling $100,000 were available today for information leading to the gunman who shot a Los Angeles school police officer near El Camino Real High School in Woodland Hills.

Jan 20, 2011

Composite sketch released of LAUSD cop shooter

ABC7

The LAPD released a composite sketch Thursday of the suspect in the shooting of an LAUSD Police officer Wednesday.

Jan 20, 2011

Tug-of-war over parole for convicted killers arises from twist in California law

LA Times

The state's parole board decides on inmates' release dates, but a governor can overrule it. About 250 people claim Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger put politics ahead of law when he blocked their parole.

Jan 20, 2011

$80,000 offered for leads in shooting of school officer near El Camino High

LA Times blog

Los Angeles officials announced Thursday that they will be offering an $80,000 reward for information leading to the conviction of the gunman who wounded a school police officer in Woodland Hills, sparking a massive hunt that shut down a seven-square-mile swath of the west San Fernando Valley and left more than 9,000 students locked for hours in their classrooms.

Jan 20, 2011

LAPD Chief Charlie Beck defends massive dragnet in officer-shooting case

LA Times blog

LAPD Chief Charlie Beck and others on Thursday strongly defended the decision to lock down 7 square miles of the west San Fernando Valley as they searched for a gunman who shot a police officer a day earlier near El Camino Real High School in Woodland Hills.

Jan 20, 2011

Crime alerts for Shadow Hills, West Los Angeles and 12 other L.A. neighborhoods

LA Times blog

Crime reports are up significantly for the latest week in 14 L.A. neighborhoods, according to an analysis of Los Angeles Police Department data by the Los Angeles Times' Crime L.A. database.

Jan 20, 2011

Gunshots again cause turmoil in L.A. Unified schools

LA Times

Nine campuses were locked down after a school officer was shot outside El Camino High — just a day after two students were shot at Gardena High. A Bell High student was also shot on his way home from school.

Jan 19, 2011

Crime alerts for Shadow Hills, Tarzana and six other L.A. neighborhoods

LA Times blog

Crime reports are up significantly for the latest week in eight L.A. neighborhoods, according to an analysis of Los Angeles Police Department data by the Los Angeles Times’ Crime L.A. database.

Jan 18, 2011

Struggling NJ city lays off half its police force, a third of its firefighters

Associated Press

Firefighters began turning in their helmets and police officers their badges Tuesday as part of deep municipal layoffs destined to further erode the quality of life in Camden, already one of the nation's most impoverished and crime-ridden cities.

Jan 18, 2011

Finance probe raises ire among some LAPD officers

KPCC

The Los Angeles Police Department is asking all of its gang and narcotics officers to reveal information about their bank accounts, mortgages and credit cards in hopes of sussing out investigators on the take. Many officers say they would rather be reassigned than open their books to the LAPD.

Jan 18, 2011

Veteran Van Nuys police captain William Eaton, 44, dies of cancer

LA Daily News

Capt. William Eaton, a 21-year veteran of the Los Angeles Police Department and commander of its Van Nuys Division, has died after a short battle with cancer.

Jan 18, 2011

Colton weighs the merits of trimming police salaries

LA Times

Reducing or eliminating the force could save money, but many residents fear that either move might cost too much in other ways.

Jan 18, 2011

Not your 1992 LAPD

LA Times Op-Ed

Remember merchants on rooftops with guns, without police protection, during the riots? The Olympic Division officers do, and they vow it will never happen again.

Jan 17, 2011

Jersey City police union warning that proposed layoffs will lead to more violent crime

nj.com

The Jersey City Police Officers Benevolent Association is warning residents that the city's proposed layoff of 82 officers would shrink the force to 1994 levels, when violent crime was more than double the current rate.

Jan 17, 2011

Anthony Batts, police chief, may leave Oakland

San Francisco Chronicle

Word is that Oakland's highly popular police chief, Anthony Batts, is one of two finalists for the job of top cop in San Jose.

Jan 17, 2011

Loners like Tucson gunman 'fly below the radar'

Associated Press

The gunman accused of trying to assassinate Arizona Rep. Gabrielle Giffords and killing six others, Jared Lee Loughner, was not on any government watch list that might have warned someone not to sell him a gun or caused police to investigate his unstable behavior.

Jan 17, 2011

LAPD still looking for information about North Hollywood taco stand killing

LA Daily News

Los Angeles police detectives, with few leads to go on in their search for the killer of a young man gunned down in the parking lot of a North Hollywood taco stand, reminded the public today that there is a $50,000 reward in the case.

Jan 17, 2011

2 West Los Angeles hit-and-runs prompt request for public help

KPCC

Two recent fatal hit-and-run accidents in West L.A. have prompted police to ask for help finding the drivers.

Jan 17, 2011

Crime alerts for Hollywood Hills, San Pedro and five other L.A. neighborhoods

LA Times blog

Crime reports are up significantly for the latest week in seven L.A. neighborhoods, according to an analysis of LAPD data by the Los Angeles Times’ Crime L.A. database.

Jan 17, 2011

Trying to get under the safety umbrella

LA Daily News Opinion

It's crisis time again in Los Angeles, and city leaders are considering how to slash tens of millions of dollars from the budget. Both Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa and the City Council agree: Public safety should be the last service cut.

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