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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.

Prisons to block use of smuggled phones

LA Times

Global Tel Link, which supplies California lockups with pay phones, will install technology to disable cellphones, which have been used by inmates to run criminal enterprises, intimidate witnesses and organize attacks on guards.

Thefts of cellphones jump in downtown L.A.

LA Times

'A crook can snatch an iPhone, replace the SIM card with one from a pay-as-you-go phone and have a brand-new, latest-generation phone for himself,' Police Lt. Paul Vernon says.

Modesto cop killing highlights spike in violence against police

Christian Science Monitor

The number of cops killed on the beat had been declining since the 1970s and was bound to end, say experts. But the killing of cops in Modesto, Calif., and Greenland, N.H., Thursday could point to other trends.

Dodgers beef up security for Opening Day

si.com

Police reported a dip in the number of arrests and public drinking citations at the opening day game at Dodger Stadium, where there was a heavy police presence one year after a Giants fan was beaten into a coma in the parking lot.

LAPD computer program prevents crime by predicting it

CBS News

The Los Angeles Police Department has gone on an offensive to prevent crime.

Feuer Honors Slain LAPD Officer with Highway Memorial

Studio City Patch

The Assembly Transportation Committee has approved Assembly Constitutional Resolution 100, which includes a provision by Assembly Member Mike Feuer (D-Los Angeles) that honors LAPD officer Ian Campbell, the victim of the 1963 Onion Field murder.

Increased police presence on tap at Dodger’s opening day

LA Times blog

Los Angeles police officers will deploy in larger than normal numbers for Tuesday’s opening day at Dodger Stadium, with a focus on fans who have arrive early to drink in the team’s parking lot.

Even as violent crime falls, killing of officers rises

NY Times

As violent crime has decreased across the country, a disturbing trend has emerged: rising numbers of police officers are being killed.

20 years after riots, hope and despair in South L.A.

LA Times

The LAPD's better relationship with the community, plummeting crime and less graffiti are improvements. But frustration, isolation and the lack of enough jobs still plague the area.

LAPD Chief says violent crime down, warns of Twitter parties

KPCC

After touting a drop in crime at his monthly media availability, Los Angeles Police Chief Charlie Beck addressed what may be a new phenomenon - parties inside empty homes promoted on Twitter and Facebook.

Task force targets home burglars

NBC4

Police think early inmate release programs are contributing to the problem.

Plan for supervision of released prisoners off to a rough start

LA Times

About 6,000 prisoners were shifted to L.A. County supervision under a realignment law signed by Gov. Jerry Brown last April. Many of the ex-criminals are not showing up for counseling appointments, some care centers are not being paid and bureaucrats are scrambling to correct foul-ups.

LAPD, CHP Crack Down on Distracted Driving

NBC4

Talking or texting, even eating or putting on makeup while driving can cost you

LAPD chief's controversial impound policy to start in 3 weeks

LA Daily News

Despite some opposition and questions about legality, a policy initiated by Los Angeles Police Chief Charlie Beck that allows some unlicensed drivers to avoid a 30-day impound of their cars is expected to roll out in three weeks.

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