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Jun 7, 2010

San Carlos considers dismantling its police department

KALW News

The City of San Carlos has a novel solution to help fix its $3.5 million budget shortfall. It's considering contracting out police, park and fire services.

Jun 6, 2010

Carmen Trutanich seeking more power

LA Daily News

There is something about the relationship between City Attorney Carmen Trutanich and most City Council members that makes you wonder if they'll ever get along.

Jun 6, 2010

Probation Department cuts curtail key Sacramento court reports

Sacramento Bee

The courtroom was full and the convicted killer told the judge he was ready to be sentenced.

Jun 6, 2010

Denver's surveillance system draws praise, concerns

Denver Post

High-tech video cameras installed throughout the city captured images from about 300 crimes in the past 18 months and helped Denver police make about 80 arrests, authorities say.

Jun 5, 2010

GPS monitors placed on paroled gang members

Pasadena Star-News

The California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation has begun fitting paroled gang members with GPS monitors to better keep track of criminals considered to be among the worst of the worst.

Jun 5, 2010

Airport police seek more cooperation from LAPD

LA Times

The L.A. City Council's public safety committee will discuss ways to improve coordination between officers. LAX has been cited as a top potential target for terrorists.

Jun 5, 2010

Area plans Wednesday tribute to Officer Louie Pompei who died 15 years ago fighting crime

San Gabriel Valley Tribune

Louis Pompei died as he lived: protecting the public and serving victims of crimes.

Jun 5, 2010

California has high hopes of reinstating death penalty

Sacramento Bee

When Caryl Chessman died in California's gas chamber 50 years ago – probably the state's most notorious execution – 18 inmates were left on death row. Today, there are 702.

Jun 4, 2010

Chelsea's Law advances, for now

San Diego Union-Tribune

Assembly’s passage sends bill to Senate and likely challenges.

Jun 3, 2010

Higher fines proposed for cell phone use while driving in California

Sacramento Bee

Cell phones are great – unless the person using one is behind the wheel of a car and ends up killing somebody.

Jun 3, 2010

LAPD to unveil anti-terrorism program

CBS-2

Los Angeles officials will unveil an anti-terrorism program Thursday that aims to teach the public how to identify and report suspicious behaviors and activities.

Jun 3, 2010

Villaraigosa signs $6.7 billion LA budget

LA Daily News

Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa on Thursday signed off on a $6.7 billion city budget that slashes city services, raises fees and could lead to up to 1,700 layoffs.

Jun 3, 2010

California bill would increase rules on rifles

Associated Press

Lawmakers in the California Assembly have evoked "Joe the Plumber," Japanese internment and the late novelist Ayn Rand as they battle over a gun control bill that would extend the same reporting requirements and regulations that govern hand guns to rifles and other long guns.

Jun 3, 2010

Calif. moves to crack down on paparazzi tactics

Associated Press

Paparazzi could be arrested for loitering outside a celebrity's home or workplace under a measure moving through the California legislature.

Jun 3, 2010

Mixed reaction to Compton City Council vote to reinstate its own police department

KPCC

The city of Compton’s decision to bring back its own police force has generated a range of responses.

Jun 3, 2010

Appeals court sides with LA police in cruelty case

Associated Press

A state apeals court has ruled that Los Angeles police had grounds to enter the home of a pharmacist who had an injured dog inside, and another one found dead in the freezer.

Jun 2, 2010

Supreme Court backs off strict enforcement of Miranda rights

LA Times

Once a suspect has been informed of his rights, he has the duty to invoke them, the justices say. The decision reinstates a murder conviction based largely on a suspect's one-word answer to police.

Jun 2, 2010

Violent felons banned from owning body armor under new California law

LA Times

Violent felons are now banned from owning body armor such as the bullet-proof padding used by two bank robbers in 1997's infamous North Hollywood shootout with the LAPD under a state law signed Wednesday by Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger.

Jun 2, 2010

Police brass in LA and Boston bet on NBA finals

Associated Press

The top cops in Los Angeles and Boston are making a friendly wager on pro basketball's greatest rivalry.

Jun 2, 2010

Parole vigilance could have saved teens, report says

San Diego Union-Tribune

Inspector general faults corrections department in Gardner case.

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