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Schwarzenegger predicts more budget cuts for California

LA Times

Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger today predicted a new round of budget cuts, as the state’s finances remain shaky despite large spending reductions made by the governor and lawmakers in July.

Several rewards offered in infant murder


The city of Los Angeles has already offered a reward for the outstanding suspect in the case of a murdered 4-month-old infant. Now, the Department of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms is putting up a reward as well.

From the top: Q&A with LAPD Chief-designate Charlie Beck [UPDATED]

LA Times

Charlie Beck, chief-designate of the Los Angeles Police Department, visited with reporters, editors and members of The Times' editorial board Wednesday, the day after Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa announced his nomination of Beck as the next LAPD chief.

Like Father Like Son

Downtown News

he Los Angeles Police Department graduated 42 new officers this morning, and minutes later the next crop of future graduates had their badge ceremony — a step that takes place one month before finishing the six-month academy.

LAPD Graduates 42 Officers

Downtown News

The Los Angeles Police Department graduated 42 new officers at a morning ceremony in Elysian Park today.

Don't let Parker Center languish

Downtown News

Significant attention has been focused on the Los Angeles Police Department in recent weeks. This makes sense, considering the Oct. 24 opening of the new $440 million headquarters building in Downtown, the Oct. 31 departure of Police Chief William Bratton, and the nomination, three days later, of Deputy Chief Charlie Beck as Bratton’s replacement.

The Student Has Become The Teacher: Beck Establishes Distance From Bratton

LA Weekly

In his third town hall meeting in as many nights, Los Angeles Police Department chief designee Charlie Beck established some distance between himself and his mentor, former Chief Bill Bratton.

LAPD Cops Under Fire


Los Angeles (myFOXla.com) - Several LAPD officers have come under attack recently at different incidents and that's causing major concern among the rank and file.

City's legal costs: $137M over past 2 years

Daily News

The city of Los Angeles shelled out $137 million over the past two years for legal costs - nearly two times more than the previous two-year period and enough to hire nearly 1,300 police officers and cover most of the public works budget, according to a report released Monday.

Council committee likes Chief-designate Beck

Daily News

Easily clearing the first hurdle toward his appointment, a City Council panel recommended Monday that Deputy Chief Charlie Beck be confirmed as Los Angeles' 55th chief of police.

Police arrest one suspect, search for others after patrol car is hit by gunfire

LA Times blog

Los Angeles police have arrested one suspect and are still searching for others after gunfire struck a police vehicle Thursday night in the North Hills area of the San Fernando Valley.

Cops attacked

City News Service

Gunmen who shot at Los Angeles police in separate incidents were at large today, and the union that represents the officers asked for the public's help in apprehending them.

Gunman opens fire on off-duty officer in South L.A.

LA Times blog

A gunman opened fire today on an off-duty Los Angeles Police Department officer in South Los Angeles, authorities said.

LAPD makes urgent appeal to public for tips on a serial kidnapper targeting young girls west of downtown L.A.

LA Times

The Los Angeles Police Department put out an urgent plea today for the public's help in finding a serial kidnapper believed responsible for abducting and attempting to sexually assault at least four young girls.

LAPD reduces majority of rape kit backlog

Daily News

The Los Angeles Police Department has cleared almost two-thirds of its backlog in testing DNA rape kits after coming under pressure from women's rights groups and City Council members to speed the process, officials announced Thursday.

Identity politics brushed aside in LAPD chief selection

Pajamas Media

Deputy Chief Charlie Beck was one of the most qualified people vying for the position.

A good choice for the LAPD

La Opinión

The selection of Deputy Chief Charles L. Beck to lead the Los Angeles Police Department is a positive choice that signals the combination of experience inside the police force with the reforms initiated by his predecessor, William Bratton.

Beck's style and strategy are notably different from Bratton's

LA Times

The LAPD deputy chief picked to run the department says he is rooted in ties to rank-and-file officers rather than to the upper echelon, and plans to make changes from the bottom up.

L.A. City Council OKs pay cuts for 800 nonunion workers

LA Times

The 5% reduction starts Dec. 6 and will be in effect through June 30 for department heads, policy analysts, human resources employees and aides to council members, a memo states.

Behind closed doors, Los Angeles police chief pick was no shoo-in

LA Times

Beck looked to have the edge from the start. In fact, the opposite was true.

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