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Purple Heart

LOS ANGELES (CNS) - A proposal to award a medal similar to the military Purple Heart to Los Angeles police officers injured or killed in the line of duty picked up support today from the union that represents rank-and-file members of the LAPD.

Police Privacy is the Priority

Hopefully, the arms of Times editors aren't sore after their vigorous back-patting for the paper's "conscientious discernment" in not publishing a report that was negligently released by the Los Angeles Police Department in violation of its own policy and state law.

Family, friends try to get past slaying of SWAT Team member Randal Simmons

By Brandon Lowrey, Staff Writer

RESEDA - Family and friends of fallen Los Angeles SWAT Team member Randal Simmons have struggled to cope with his absence since he was killed a year ago today. His wife, Lisa Simmons, and their children found some comfort in the religion they shared so deeply with him.

Deputies Seek Info on Shot LAPD Officer


LOS ANGELES (CNS) -- Sheriff's deputies and Los Angeles police went door to door Sunday, seeking information in the wounding of an LAPD officer shot in front of his City Terrace home with his own weapon during a predawn struggle with two young men.

Still “Preposterous,” Mr. Rutten?

In two posts from early last year, I discussed the ongoing dispute regarding a provision in the federal consent decree governing the Los Angeles Police Department that requires gang and narcotics officers to provide financial disclosure information to auditors as a means of preventing corruption.

National Association of Police Organizations

The LAPPL is a proud member of the National Association of Police Organizations (NAPO), a coalition of police unions and organizations from across the country and the strongest unified voice representing law enforcement officers in the United States. NAPO has been recognized by President Obama as “the leader of America’s national law enforcement associations.” For more information on NAPO, please visit their website at www.napo.org.

Fundraiser for Culver City Police Sgt. Curt Massey

Curt was killed in the early morning hours of January 28, 2009 in a fatal vehicle collision with a wrong way driver. Please join us at California Pizza Kitchen for a flavorsome fundraising event in honor of Sgt. Curt Massey. All you need to do is bring in this flyer on Tuesday, February 10, 2009 and present it to your server when ordering. 20% of your check will benefit the Sergeant Curtis Massey Memorial Fund. So come out and enjoy something delicious from the CPK menu in support of a great cause for a great man. Your taste buds will thank you, and so will we.

Officer Assaults

The city of Los Angeles would be able to offer rewards for information in cases where an off-duty LAPD officer was assaulted or killed outside the city limits under a motion introduced today.

2009 Police Unity Tour

On May 9, Directors Scott Rate and Brian Johnson for the second straight year will join hundreds of law enforcement officers from around the country who will bicycle along varying routes, each over 300 miles to the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial (NLEOM) in Washington DC.

LAPD Officer Shot with Own Gun, City News Service

LOS ANGELES (CNS) - Police today sought the public's help in finding two teenage boys involved in the shooting of an off-duty Los Angeles police officer in front of his home.

Off-Duty LAPD Officer Shot and Wounded

Los Angeles Times

A 49-year-old off-duty Los Angeles police officer was in serious condition Saturday night after being shot in the shoulder during a struggle with two assailants who approached him as he was leaving his City Terrace home, police said.

Cops without Helmets Leads to Grievance


LOS ANGELES (KNBC-TV) - The union that represents Los Angeles police officers filed a class action grievance against the police department today claiming commanders violated policy when they told officers not to wear helmets at a pro-Palestinian rally.

Police Union Says LAPD Should Mandate Helmets

The union representing LAPD officers today filed a formal grievance over how commanders handled a recent pro-Palestinian demonstration. The union argues commanders jeopardized officer safety by not allowing them to wear helmets. As KPCC’s Frank Stoltze reports, department brass has long debated the issue.

Police Union Files Labor Grievance

Los Angeles Times

The union representing rank and file Los Angeles Police Officers filed a labor grievance Friday demanding that officers be required to war safety equipment while trying to control crowds in street marches and other gatherings.

Sgt. Curtis Massey Was 41

LA Times

Sgt. Curtis Massey, 41, was driving east on his way to work when he was struck about 5 a.m. just west of National Boulevard by a silver Toyota Camry traveling the wrong way, said Officer Miguel Luevano of the California Highway Patrol.

LA Cops File Grievance Over No-Helmet Order

The Associated Press

LOS ANGELES—The Los Angeles police officers' union has filed a class-action grievance against the department for ignoring officer safety during a rally that turned violent.

L.A. Council OKs $20.5-Million Settlement in Rampart Suits

By Maeve Reston

The Los Angeles City Council approved a $20.5-million settlement Wednesday to bring to a close lawsuits brought by four Los Angeles Police officers who alleged that they were falsely arrested and maliciously prosecuted during the city's Rampart police corruption scandal that began in the late 1990s.

Los Angeles Cops Use the Web to Track Child Predators


Child porn predators are using high tech tools to lure their victims, and the elite internet crimes against children or ICAC unit at LAPD is on the front-line of the fight to keep kids safe. When LAPD ICAC first formed in Los Angeles in 2004, it was made up of just a few officers and nabbed just one offender.

Police Union Opposes Parole of Conspirator in Detective's Killing


The president of the union representing Los Angeles Police Department officers today announced his opposition to paroling an inmate who solicited the killer of an LAPD detective.

If We’re Nice to Them, Maybe They’ll Kill Us Last


In a post from January 14, I wrote about LAPD officers being ordered not to wear their helmets and face shields while facing pro-Palestinian demonstrators at the Federal Building in West Los Angeles.

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