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Cliff Shepard, LAPD Detective who helped nab the Grim Sleeper, on the cases he cracked and the ones that got away

LA Weekly

Detective Cliff Shepard has served with the Los Angeles Police Department for 37 years and 13 days. He retires today, bringing to a close a career spent tracking and catching some of the most notorious serial killers in L.A.'s history.

LAPD Chief Beck in favor of giving illegal immigrants drivers licenses

LA Daily News

The effort to make drivers licenses available to illegal immigrants received a boost today with the publication of remarks by Los Angeles police Chief Charlie Beck, who said it should be done, although the licenses should be different than those given people who are here legally.

Lake Balboa crash sends two LAPD officers to hospital

LA Daily News

Two LAPD officers were injured Wednesday when a car crashed into their patrol cruiser in Lake Balboa, according to police.

LAPD's Devonshire Division targets crime in 7-square mile area

LA Daily News

She was dressed in a body-hugging top and tiny miniskirt with torn fishnets and black boots - drawing lingering stares from men and disgusted head shakes from women driving on a busy stretch of North Hills.

Feds want automakers to disable texts, tweets, phone dialing while car is moving

LA Daily News

Federal safety regulators urged automakers Thursday to make cars with hands-off access to Web browsing, texting, phone calls or any navigation fiddling while rolling.

Daily News Editorial: Chief Beck should abandon changing L.A.'s vehicle impound policy

LA Daily News Editorial

Whether he knows it or not, Charlie Beck has been handed a gift. The Los Angeles police chief has been given a way out of his unwise position on vehicle impounds.

Architect Charged In 2011 Death Of Veteran Firefighter


An architect who designed and oversaw construction of a Hollywood Hills mansion has been arrested and charged with involuntary manslaughter in connection with the 2011 death of a Los Angeles Fire Department firefighter, authorities said.

Cracking down on parking meter cheaters

LA Times

They use disabled-driver placards that they don't deserve. But thanks to the LAPD and DOT, some of them get the hefty fines they really do deserve.

State agency: LAPD proposal to not impound cars of unlicensed drivers for 30 days illegal

LA Daily News

LAPD Chief Charlie Beck's proposal to not impound the cars of unlicensed drivers for 30 days is illegal, a state agency has opined.

US government looks to mine social media to combat terrorist attacks, uprisings

Fox News

The U.S. government is seeking software that can mine social media to predict everything from future terrorist attacks to foreign uprisings, according to requests posted online by federal law enforcement and intelligence agencies.

Driver in fatal hit-and-run did not have valid license, police say

LA Times blog

The driver who killed a woman Friday morning after speeding through a Boyle Heights intersection did not have a valid driver's license and had a warrant out for his arrest, officials said.

Union Battles LAPD’s Plan To Change Impounding Law For Unlicensed Drivers

CBS Los Angeles

Several public safety groups, including the Los Angeles Police Protective League, are fighting a new LAPD proposal that would keep unlicensed drivers from facing a 30-day impound.

Police shootings: Officers' names must be made public, court rules

LA Times blog

The names of officers involved in shootings are public information subject to disclosure by law, a California appellate court ruled Tuesday, marking the latest legal opinion in a public records court battle that has embroiled law enforcement and the media.

Unlicensed driver at wheel in crash that killed 3, authorities say

LA Times blog

Three women have died following a car crash in South Los Angeles last week involving an unlicensed driver, authorities said Tuesday.

Motorcycle Cop En Route To Long Beach Checkpoint For Unlicensed Drivers Hit By One


A Long Beach police officer was recovering Monday after he collided with a car allegedly driven by an unlicensed driver.

From tragedy to activism

Hoy Los Angeles

On November 16, 2010, Don Rosenberg’s life was turned upside down.

Impound change okayed

KFI News

LAPD Chief Charlie Beck said Thursday his plans to adjust the rules for impounding cars driven by unlicensed drivers was cleared by prosecutors.

The 5 U.S. cities with the worst gang violence

The Atlantic Cities

Five cities – Long Beach, Los Angeles, Newark, Oakland and Oklahoma City – are the U.S. capitals of gang homicide. That's according to a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, which also found that homicides in each of those cities have their own local flavor.

FBI Director says cyberthreat will surpass threat from terrorists

ABC News

Threats from cyber-espionage, computer crime, and attacks on critical infrastructure will surpass terrorism as the number one threat facing the United States, FBI Director Robert Mueller testified today.

LAPD's impound dilemma

LA Times Op-Ed

A proposal by Chief Charlie Beck to clarify the way police handle cars they impound from unlicensed drivers reopens a larger, historic question: Who's in charge of the city's police?

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