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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.

MVCPC To Celebrate Officers Of The Quarter

Van Nuys News Press

The Mid-Valley Community Police Council (MVCPC) will celebrate and recognize the “Officers of the Quarter” on Tuesday, April 3 at 7:30 a.m.

Skid row street population surges back in Los Angeles

LA Times

As evening falls, a dazed woman with a gangrenous thumb spreads a blanket over a row of plastic crates to make a bed on the urine-soaked sidewalk.

LAPD Bolsters Anti-Bullying Campaign


An LAPD volunteer saw a need for better education about bullying in Los Angeles schools, where "nobody was talking about it."

LAPD evaluates driver training with patrol-car choice

Police Magazine

A new patrol car may bring changes to the training of agency recruits.

LAPD officer to fight Folsom prison guard for state boxing championship

LA Daily News

It took a few stumbles -- a childhood arrest, teen fatherhood -- for Juan Bustamante to develop the discipline and mettle to get where he is today: one fight away from being declared one of the toughest cops in California.

LAPD, community vow to stop prostitution on Lankershim Boulevard

LA Daily News

Vowing to permanently wipe out prostitution along Lankershim Boulevard in Sun Valley, community leaders and police announced Wednesday new crime-fighting tactics for the commercial corridor that has been a magnet for sex workers.

Rise in Burglaries May Be Tied to Inmate Early Release


While it is too early in year to get stats on the people committing these crimes, the Los Angeles Police Department has noted a trend.

More closures scheduled this week on 405 Freeway

LA Times blog

Commuters will face more closures on Interstate 405 this week while Metro contractors continue work on the reconstructed Mulholland Drive overpass.

Crackdown on prostitution in Sun Valley leads to 16 arrests

LA Daily News

The Los Angeles Police Department conducted its largest undercover prostitution sting yet on Lankershim Boulevard in Sun Valley on Wednesday, arresting at least 16 men, including an on-duty county employee.

Lawsuit challenges LAPD impound policy

LA Daily News

A group of civil rights attorneys filed a lawsuit Thursday challenging the Los Angeles Police Department's recently approved policy on impounding the cars of unlicensed drivers.

L.A. budget chief says city cannot pay raises promised to 20,000

LA Times blog

L.A.’s top budget official warned Tuesday that the city can no longer afford to pay raises that are due to roughly 20,000 of its workers July 1, according to correspondence obtained by The Times.

California ban on driver cellphone use is saving lives, study says

LA Times blog

Fewer Californians are dying in traffic accidents caused by hand-held cellphone use, according to a study by the Safe Transportation Research and Education Center at UC Berkeley.

LAPD asks community to help break 'cycle of violence' at packed Wilmington meeting

Torrance Daily Breeze

Police implored a standing-room-only crowd in Wilmington Thursday to get more involved in their neighborhoods and to pass on anything that might help them break the cycle of violence that has gripped the port community in the past two months.

More 405 Freeway closures start Friday night

LA Daily News

Southbound lanes of the San Diego (405) Freeway will be closed Friday and Saturday nights, as part of the ongoing reconstruction of the Mulholland Bridge, according to Metro.

Drugged -- not drunk -- driving steadily rising in California

LA Times blog

While drunk driving fatalities are on the decline, a state agency this week warned that the number of deadly crashes involving drugged California motorists has been steadily increasing over at least four years.

North Hollywood shootout, 15 years later

LA Daily News

For the dozens of officers called to respond to the bank robbery in North Hollywood 15 years ago, it was like looking into the face of hell. | Police audio from that day

Chief Beck's car-impound changes backed by L.A. police commission

LA Times blog

The Los Angeles Police Commission on Tuesday voted to support Police Chief Charlie Beck's controversial plan to ease the rules governing the impounding of automobiles belonging to never-licensed drivers, including illegal immigrants.

Councilmembers question the legality of LAPD's new impound policy

LA Daily News

The LAPD's plan to stop impounding vehicles of some unlicensed drivers drew more criticism on Friday as a key City Council member questioned its logic and whether it violated state law.

Video captures dramatic pursuit, fatal police shooting

LA Times blog

Investigators were on the scene Friday of a deadly police shooting in Koreatown that came at the end of a slow-speed pursuit and was captured on video.

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