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Ambush Shootings of Police Officers Reach Highest Total in Decades

The Trace

Doubling up on patrols and donning body armor, cops are taking precautions that could complicate crime prevention and community relations.

60 law enforcement officers fatally shot this year, 20 in ambushes, report says

Fox News

A total of 60 law enforcement officers have died in firearms-related incidents in 2016, marking a 67 percent increase since 2015, the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund reported.

Police officers 'keenly aware' they are targets for violence


Officials say one-third of officers shot to death on the job this year were purposely targeted by their assailant.

LAPD union blasts department’s response to Trump protests, saying officers were ‘overwhelmed’

LA Daily News

The Los Angeles Police Protective League, the union representing LAPD officers, says insufficient police staffing levels during last week’s protests of President-elect Donald Trump endangered officers and the public.


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Man accused of killing 2 Palm Springs officers faces death penalty

LA Times

The man accused of killing two Palm Springs police officers during an ambush-style attack will face the death penalty, Riverside County Dist. Atty. Mike Hestrin announced.

LA sheriff's sergeant dies after apparent medical emergency in Compton


A Los Angeles County sheriff's sergeant died after an apparent medical emergency in Compton Monday morning.

Deputy killed in Modoc County — the 4th on-duty California officer to die in 2 weeks

LA Times

A 31-year-old sheriff’s deputy in Northern California was fatally shot Wednesday while responding to a disturbance call, and the suspected gunman was taken into custody, authorities said.

Memorial Service Held for Slain Palm Springs Officers


A packed memorial service for two Palm Springs police officers fatally shot while responding to a disturbance call earlier this month took place Tuesday at the city's convention center.

Officers To Run In Full Uniform From LA To Sacramento To Benefit Fallen Comrades

CBS Los Angeles

It’s gonna hurt. But it will go for a cause that benefits devastated law enforcement agencies and families like in the cases of a Los Angeles Sheriff’s department sergeant and two Palm Springs police officers this month.

Gang member pleads not guilty in ambush killings of two Palm Springs police officers

LA Times

he man accused of killing two Palm Springs police officers in a planned attack last week pleaded not guilty Thursday afternoon after his attorney asked for a psychological evaluation to determine his mental competence.

Law enforcement officers gather at memorial for slain L.A. County sheriff's sergeant: 'He was the best of us'

LA Times

They arrived in shades of blue, green, tan — with proud shoulders and weary faces. Many knew well the man whose body lay in the black hearse escorted into a Lancaster church parking lot.

Procession Accompanies Body of Slain Sgt. Steve Owen, Called Role Model by Sheriff


Los Angeles County Sheriff Jim McDonnell said he met Thursday with the family of slain Lancaster Station Sgt. Steve Owen, whom he called a role model and a hero.

L.A. County sheriff's sergeant is killed in Lancaster shooting; suspect is in custody

LA Times

A Los Angeles County sheriff’s sergeant was shot and killed in Lancaster on Wednesday while responding to a residential burglary call, setting off a manhunt for a gunman who tried to flee in the slain lawman’s cruiser and held two teenagers hostage before he was captured, authorities said.

Police Commission Wants Cops To Run From Armed Suspects

Daily Caller

The Los Angeles Police Commission wants LAPD police officers to run away when a suspect confronts them with a weapon, warns the Los Angeles Police Protective League, the labor union of the city’s police officers.

Rams Agree To Pay Full Cost Of Security, Other Services Provided By City On Gamedays

CBS Local

The Los Angeles Rams have agreed to reimburse the full cost of city services incurred during home games at the Coliseum, including for police, fire and street services, Mayor Eric Garcetti announced Tuesday.

LAPD Feels Squeeze in Staffing for Coliseum Football

NBC Los Angeles

Should LAPD officers be taken from their regular police assignments to work game days at taxpayer expense or should it be done on overtime paid by the Rams?

Lawsuit: LAPD Security Outside Rams Games Is ‘Illegal Gift Of $2 Million In Public Funds’


A taxpayer lawsuit was filed Wednesday against the city of Los Angeles alleging an unlawful “gift of public funds” to the Los Angeles Rams in the form of security at home games.

LAPD Reassigns Investigative Officers to L.A. Rams Games After Fights at Coliseum; Want Owner to Pay for Increased Security


The Los Angeles Police Department was forced to reassign officers, many of whom work for special investigative units, to security at Los Angeles Rams games after two fights broke out at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum.

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