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LAPD's gun buyback collects 1,673 weapons

LA Daily News

Calling it a small dent in the city's war on gun violence, Los Angeles officials announced Monday that they collected 1,673 firearms in the fourth annual gun buyback over the weekend.

FBI: Number of officers slain on duty increased in 2011

CNN

Seventy-two law enforcement officers in the U.S. were slain in the line of duty in 2011, an increase of 16 over the previous year, according to an FBI report released Monday.

Obama honors 34 'top cops' for bravery on the job

Reuters

President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden honored 34 police officers at the White House on Saturday for "extraordinary acts of bravery," including two cops from Los Angeles who halted a shooting and one from Chicago who intervened during an armed robbery.

Unlicensed driver pleads guilty in fatal Santa Rosa crosswalk hit-and-run crash

Press Democrat

A Santa Rosa man pleaded guilty Thursday to a crosswalk hit-and-run crash that killed a 4-year-old boy and rekindled the debate about unlicensed drivers.

Washington, D.C. group files lawsuit against LAPD's new impound policy

LA Daily News

A conservative Washington, D.C. group has filed a lawsuit to block the Los Angeles Police Department's new impound policy, arguing it violates state law.

2 LAPD officers honored by president for stopping Hollywood shooting spree

LA Daily News

Two Los Angeles police officers will be honored by President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden at a White House ceremony Saturday for their role in killing a gunman who went on a shooting spree in Hollywood.

CHP officer shot twice

KERO23

Passenger Opened Fire With Automatic Weapon, Striking Officer.

Teen drivers who travel with friends at higher risk for fatal crash

LA Times

The chance of teenage drivers dying in a crash increases with every additional teenage passenger in the car, according to a new study by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety.

Tribute paid to sacrifice in the line of duty

Sacramento Bee

Hundreds of law enforcement officers, along with grieving relatives, honored fallen comrades Monday at the California Peace Officers' Memorial.

LAPD Northeast Division’s newest crime fighting tools are Facebook, Twitter & YouTube

The Eastsider

In addition to tracking how many cars have been stolen and homes burglarized, Bill Murphy, Captain of the LAPD Northeast Division, has also been keeping a close eye on a new set of numbers to measure his division’s performance.

LAPD to give Medal of Valor, Purple Heart awards

Hollywood Patch

The annual awards ceremony will be held at the Hollywood & Highland Center.

West Valley LAPD Carnival begins this evening

Northridge-Chatsworth Patch

Discount ride tickets can be purchased until 4:30 p.m.

LAPD Pays Tribute To Fallen Officers

CBS Los Angeles

The Los Angeles Police Department Thursday paid tribute their fallen comrades killed in the line of duty.

Veteran of LAPD's gang and homicide division takes Harbor Division reins

Torrance Daily Breeze

A veteran Los Angeles Police Department officer with experience running the agency's criminal gang and homicide division has assumed command of the Harbor Division.

North Monterey High athlete's wrongful death case dismissed

KSBW.com

A judge dismissed a lawsuit filed by the family of Reginald Doucet Jr., a former star athlete at North Monterey County High School who was shot to death by the LAPD.

Roads closed, traffic gridlock likely for May Day protests

LA Times blog

Numerous streets in downtown Los Angeles and beyond will be closed Tuesday as various May Day marches move through the city.

LAPD Topanga Station hosts open house Saturday

LA Daily News

LAPD Topanga Community Police Station will hold its 3rd Annual Open House on Saturday from 10 a.m. to to 2 p.m.

With growing number of parolees in San Fernando Valley, LAPD scrambles to keep its eye on them

LA Daily News

The children playing and laughing in the backyard next door couldn't see it, but police officers had forced open a safe in their Woodland Hills neighbor's garage and found a collection of guns and rifles.

Stabbed in Brain, Officer Escaped ‘Death’s Door’

NY Times

The wild swing connected to the left side of the police officer’s head, a presumed punch until the blood started flowing. The officer, Eder Loor, reached to his temple and felt the handle of a knife.

Report: Police consolidation would save Los Angeles $2.9M a year

LA Daily News

Consolidating the city's law enforcement agencies would save Los Angeles $2.9 million a year and increase operating efficiencies, according to a report released Tuesday.

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