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Police shortage looms for San Diego

U-T San Diego

Reasons: retirement bubble, compensation issues, competition

With all precincts reporting, clear leaders emerge in city races

LA Times

The Los Angeles city clerk early Wednesday morning released final vote tallies for the citywide election, leaving only mail-in ballot results standing between candidates' victory and defeat.

What's it like to fly on an LAPD helicopter patrol?


The nation’s largest police helicopter fleet lives in downtown Los Angeles. The L.A. Police Department owns and operates 17 helicopters that cover nearly 500 square miles of the city, from the San Fernando Valley to San Pedro.

LAPD Urges Caution Over Memorial Day Weekend

Venice-Mar Vista Patch

The Los Angeles Police Department warns of the importance of putting safety at the top of your list.

Federal oversight of LAPD officially ends

Associated Press

A judge has officially ended more than a decade of federal oversight of the Los Angeles Police Department that was triggered by a corruption scandal involving abusive officers.

Founding President of Latino Democrats Withdraws Garcetti Endorsement, Chooses Greuel


Today Robert Olivarez, the Founding Past President of The Latino Democrats of LA County, and current Chair of the Latino Democrats of SoCal*, announced that in light of Councilmember Garcetti’s failure to denounce hateful comments made by right-wing shock jock Kevin James targeting the Latino community he has withdrawn his endorsement of Garcetti and strongly endorsed Wendy Greuel for Mayor.

Police Week: Honoring the Fallen


Thousands of law enforcement officers from around the country gathered last night at the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial for a candlelight vigil to honor fallen officers.

Recent corrections officer shooting brings officer safety to forefront

San Bernardino Sun

A team of law-enforcement agents armed and wearing tactical gear enter the home of a gang member.

LAPD Officers Honored by President Obama


President Barack Obama presented 12 members of the Los Angeles Police Department with the National Association of Police Organizations TOP COP award Saturday at the White House.

Help Keep A Murderous L.A. Arsonist Behind Bars

California Professional Firefighters

Nearly 32 years ago, Los Angeles firefighter Thomas Taylor grasped another firefighter's outstretched hand before plunging into a restaurant inferno.

LAX police officer dies after running in memorial 5K for former colleague

Torrance Daily Breeze

A Los Angeles International Airport police officer, who felt ill on Wednesday after running in a 5K race to honor an officer killed while on duty, died late Thursday afternoon, Chief Patrick Gannon said.

Kidnapping Suspect Returns to US After Mex. Arrest


A phone tip and a Superman tattoo led to the Mexico arrest and return to the U.S. of a fugitive charged with abducting and sexually assaulting a 10-year-old Los Angeles girl.

Current, former LAPD officers acquitted on perjury charges

LA Times

Phillip Walters and Craig Allen are found not guilty on charges that they lied about a drunk-driving arrest in September 2010. Allen is also cleared on an allegation of filing a false police report.

FBI releases video, photos of 2 men in Boston Marathon bombing investigation

LA Daily News

The FBI released photos and video Thursday of two suspects in the Boston Marathon bombing and asked for the public's help in identifying them, zeroing in on the two men on surveillance-camera footage less than three days after the deadly attack.

Security will be tightened at upcoming Los Angeles public events

LA Daily News

With thousands of people expected to fill the streets of Los Angeles for CicLAvia and other events this weekend, law enforcement officials say they are stepping up security because of the Boston bombings, even in the absence of a credible threat in Los Angeles.

L.A. Authorities Boost Security at Key Sites


Authorities in Southern California went on a heightened state of alert after Monday’s Boston Marathon bombing, beefing up security at LAX, Dodger Stadium and other venues where crowds congregate.

Police target texting drivers; tickets start at $160

LA Daily News

As part of distracted driving month, which started Monday, police across Southern California will be ticketing for texting drivers, those holding a cellphone to their head or drivers whose attention wanders for any reason.

L.A. County Explorer competition helps shape future law enforcement officers

LA Daily News

Their mission to protect and to serve began the moment they arrived within the verdant canyons of Castaic on Sunday.

District Attorney Jackie Lacey: Realignment, court closures threaten justice

LA Daily News

Los Angeles County's new chief prosecutor said Wednesday she believes courtroom closures will restrict access to justice and lead to shorter sentences for criminals.

Exhibition Sheds Light On Notorious 1963 ‘Onion Field’ Murder

CBS Los Angeles

An exhibition to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the kidnapping of two Los Angeles Police Department officers opened Saturday at the Los Angeles Police Museum.

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