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LAPD employees say goodbye to Parker Center

LA Times

As sworn and civilian personnel move into the new headquarters, some say they will cherish their memories of the once cutting-edge police facility.

L.A. police chief choice still exerts pressure on mayor

LA Times

Though the political perils of such a choice have lessened, Villaraigosa still must replace Chief William Bratton with someone who can continue Bratton's legacy of lowered crime and racial harmony.

Proposed union contract would drastically reduce LAPD overtime costs

LA Times

Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa and the City Council are backing an 83% cut, a savings of $72 million. Officers would be compensated with more time off or be paid out later.

A new California law places paparazzi under the spotlight

Wall Street Journal

A new law in California attempts to crack down on paparazzi whose aggressive tactics might endanger their subjects, stoking a debate over whether individual privacy should take precedence over freedom of the press.

Synagogues in L.A. on alert after shooting that police are investigating as a hate crime

LA Times blog

Two worshipers at a North Hollywood synagogue were shot this this morning in an attack LAPD detectives are investigating as a hate crime.

LAPD's inspector general likely choice for U.S. attorney in L.A.

LA Times

Andre Birotte Jr. emerges after months of speculation as the presumptive nominee to be appointed to the vacant post by Obama.

Bratton lauds three finalists seeking to replace him

Daily News

Outgoing Police Chief William Bratton said on Wednesday that any one of the three finalists being considered as his replacement would be a great leader for the Los Angeles Police Department.

Fond farewell for Chief Bratton

Daily News

Police Chief William J. Bratton bid farewell Wednesday to the city and the members of the LAPD, saying he had "saved my best for last" as he prepares to end his 39-year police career.

The next chief: the three finalists

LA Times Opinion

All three men named by the Police Commission -- First Assistant Chief Jim McDonnell, Deputy Chief Michel Moore, Deputy Chief Charlie Beck -- are good choices to succeed William J. Bratton.

Three insiders being considered for LAPD chief

LA Times

Assistant Chief Jim McDonnell, Deputy Chief Charlie Beck and Deputy Chief Michel Moore will be interviewed this week by the mayor. His selection must be approved by a City Council majority.

Police commission meeting to pick finalists for LAPD chief

LA Times blog

The Los Angeles Police Commission went behind closed doors this morning and intends to emerge sometime this afternoon after winnowing the list of aspiring L.A. police chiefs down to three finalists.

The LAPD fights crime, not illegal immigration

LA Times Opinion

The outgoing chief of police urges the department to keep focusing on community outreach.

Los Angeles adopts Google e-mail system for 30,000 city employees

LA Times

The Los Angeles City Council voted unanimously today to outsource its e-mail system to Google Inc., making it the largest city in the nation to make the move and handing the Web search giant a major victory in its quest to become a software provider to the world's cities and businesses.

Bratton coy on naming his choice for chief

LA Times

As the field narrows to three finalists, outgoing leader says he expects an LAPD insider to get the job.

State says 3 low-level prisons no longer needed

Associated Press

California officials say a drop in the number of minimum-security inmates is allowing them to end contracts with the companies that operate three private prisons.

Next LAPD chief could be historic selection

Daily News

SEARCH: Two women, an Asian and two Latinos are among the final 13 candidates for the position.

Decision on chief narrowing to three

Daily News

LAPD: Panel's recommendations will go to mayor, who is expected to make a choice by Monday.

LAPD on edge: Who will be the next police chief?

Pajamas Media

The city of Los Angeles is in the final process of selecting a new police chief to succeed William Bratton, who steps down on October 31. Many of us who serve at the lower ranks of the LAPD are understandably a bit on edge as we await the announcement.

LA officials unveil $437M police headquarters

Associated Press

The Los Angeles Police Department has been handed the keys to its new headquarters. Outgoing Chief William J. Bratton dedicated the gleaming 10-story, $437 million downtown structure at a ceremony Saturday attended by Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa and other city and state officials.

Council to keep close eye on police hiring

Daily News

After reaching an agreement with Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa over this year's level of police hiring, the Los Angeles City Council on Friday adopted a plan to get regular updates on the Los Angeles Police Department's spending and attrition rates.

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