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L.A. mayor's race: Garcetti and Greuel top the field

LA Times blog

City Councilman Eric Garcetti and Controller Wendy Greuel remained ahead of the pack in the race for mayor of Los Angeles early Wednesday morning with all city precincts reporting.

CPK Raises $75K For Families Of 2 Officers Killed In Dorner Manhunt

CBS Los Angeles

A statewide fundraiser held by California Pizza Kitchen raised $75,000 for the families of two slain peace officers killed in the Christopher Dorner manhunt.

One of 2 slain Santa Cruz officers was from L.A. area, police say

LA Times blog

One of the two Santa Cruz police officers slain in a shootout was raised in the Los Angeles area, authorities said Tuesday night.

L.A. Votes: Fundraising figures reported, more barbs fly in mayoral race

LA Times

Thursday was the latest financial disclosure deadline, and reports show that the front-runners in Los Angeles' mayoral race, Eric Garcetti and Wendy Greuel, remain locked in a tight money battle with just days to go before election day on March 5.

Remembering a 'cop's cop' in San Bernardino

LA Times

Hundreds of law enforcement officers attend the funeral for San Bernardino County Sheriff's Deputy Jeremiah MacKay, killed in a gunfight with Christopher Dorner.

In wake of Dorner shootout, questions over use of 'the burner'

LA Times

Authorities' decision to use a powerful type of tear gas, which often causes fires, came as other options were running out.

Hundreds at funeral for Riverside officer

LA Times blog

As Eric Clapton's "Tears in Heaven" played on a loudspeaker, motorcycles led a black hearse and a lengthy funeral procession of law enforcement vehicles down a hill and into the parking lot of the Grove Community Church in Riverside for the funeral of slain Riverside police Officer Michael Crain.

Long Beach police chief considering run for Los Angeles County sheriff

LA Daily News

The city's No. 1 cop, who once rose to second-in-command in the Los Angeles Police Department, may now be setting his sights even higher in a bid for Los Angeles County sheriff.

How an Alert Neighbor Prevented a Possible Burglary

Eagle Rock Patch

The efficiency of the LAPD’s lightning response to a 911 call from an Eagle Rock resident is matched only by the Northeast Station’s savvy social media strategy.

Super Bowl safety tips from LAPD

Calabasas Patch

The Los Angeles Police Department wants you to be safe while enjoying the big game festivities.

LA leads nation in hit/run collisions, councilman says


Councilman Joe Buscaino says Los Angeles drivers flee nearly half of all reported traffic collisions.

Prison reform's unintended consequences


The prison reform law that shifted responsibility for non-violent felons from the state to the counties is also affecting the management of more serious and violent offenders who have completed their prison terms, presenting a challenge for reform supporters and potentially undermining public support for the change.

LAPD report 'active weekend' for property crime in DTLA


Property crimes continue to plague downtown L.A. and police are encouraging residents to be vigilant and proactive about protecting their goods.

California bills target false 911 calls in 'swatting' cases

LA Times

After a spate of phony reports of crimes at celebrities' homes, legislators from the Los Angeles area propose bills to increase penalties for making bogus reports to police.

Like Father, Like Daughter. Det's daughter graduating from LAPD Academy

LAPD Mission

Like Father, Like Daughter for the Barnhart’s of LAPD

NYPD testing technology that would detect concealed weapons on citizens

Fox News

The NYPD says it is testing a new device that would allow officers to detect if citizens are carrying a weapon without having to pat them down.

LAPD Honoring Northridge Man Who Rescued Officer After '94 Quake

Northridge Patch

The temblor collapsed freeways, injured thousands and caused the deaths of nearly 60 people.

An LAPD Officer’s ‘Personal Connection’ With Eagle Rock Comes to an End

Eagle Rock Patch

A veteran patroller of Eagle Rock’s streets will call it a day next week.

LAPD's Parker Center is closed for good

LA Times blog

Parker Center, the iconic headquarters of the Los Angeles Police Department for more than five decades, was closed for good Tuesday.

California's prison realignment causes dangerous row of dominoes at local level


After a federal court ordered California to reduce its prison population, California enacted "realignment," shifting responsibility for tens of thousands of felons to counties.

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