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Former LAUSD cop Stenroos convicted for lying about Valley shooting


Los Angeles Unified School District Police Officer Jeffrey Stenroos was convicted Monday on four felonies and a misdemeanor.

California violent crime at lowest since 1968

Capitol Weekly

California’s crime rate dropped across the board in every major measured category, with violent crimes – including murders and rapes – at their lowest comparable levels in more than 40 years, the state Justice Department says.

LAPD key player in preventing attacks, chief says

Southern California Public Radio

LAPD Deputy Chief Mike Downing says it makes sense for police officers to play a key role in watching out for any terrorists on the streets of American cities.

L.A. keeps watch as it reaches out

Contra Costa Times

Even a decade later, when she hears of a shooting rampage or a building being bombed, Jane El Farra holds her breath.

No credible threat to Los Angeles on 9/11


Responding to news late today of a credible terrorist threat on the 10th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks, Police Chief Charlie Beck said the threat does not include Los Angeles as a target.

U.S. officials say terrorism threat 'credible but unconfirmed'

LA Times

A threat tied to the anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks is revealed. An Obama administration official says the information is focused on New York City or Washington.

Sacramento's inmate dodge

LA Times Editorial

If prisoner realignment is to become more than the latest California exercise in passing the buck (while keeping the bucks), state officials must step up with a constitutional commitment to funding.

Counter-terrorism becomes part of law enforcement

LA Times

Since Sept. 11, local policing has been reshaped — with officers studying Taliban tactics, traveling overseas and reaching out to Muslim communities in the U.S. Some wonder if it's working.

Memorial services announced for Los Angeles police veteran killed in motorcycle crash

Inland Valley Daily Bulletin

Services have been scheduled at a La Verne church for a 24-year Los Angeles police veteran and West Covina resident killed in a motorcycle crash while on his way to work last week.

Santa Rosa hit-and-run ignites debate over impounding vehicles

Santa Rosa Press Democrat

The decision by a Santa Rosa Police officer not to impound the car of the unlicensed driver accused five days later in a fatal hit-and-run crash has reignited a debate that is playing out in community groups as well as in the state legislature.

Cop killed in motorcycle accident on 101 Freeway was LAPD Foothill detective

Associated Press

Los Angeles police today were mourning the loss of an off-duty detective from Foothill Division who died in a motorcycle wreck near the Four-Level Interchange in downtown Los Angeles.

Suspicious packages swamp law enforcement

USA Today

An unrelenting stream of suspicious package reports — and the need to investigate all potential threats in the post-9/11 world — is stretching federal and local law enforcement agencies in New York and Washington.

D.A. predicts crime spike when state hands over prisoners

LA Times blog

Los Angeles County Dist. Atty. Steve Cooley said a new state law to force counties, instead of the state, to jail non-violent felons is a “horribly flawed plan” that would increase crime on the streets.

New president takes over Police Commission

LA Daily News

Attorney Richard Drooyan was unanimously approved to serve a two-year term as head of the five-member Police Commission. Drooyan was appointed by Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa in 2010.

20 file for Hahn's L.A. City Council seat

Torrance Daily Breeze

In what could be a record number of candidates to line up for the 15th District, 20 people have formally filed to run for the open Harbor-to-Watts seat on the Los Angeles City Council.

Photo gallery: LAPD Memorial Motorcycle Ride to remember fallen officer Randal Simmons

LA Daily News

Fourth annnual LAPD West Valley Memorial Motorcycle Ride benefiting the Randal D. Simmons Outreach Foundation, Los Angeles Police Memorial Foundation and the West Valley B.O.O.S.T.E.R.S.

Massive search follows police-involved gun battle in South L.A.

LA Times

What started as a routine pedestrian stop turned into an unprovoked attack and gun battle Thursday that left one police officer seriously injured and dozens of blocks of South Los Angeles locked down for hours as authorities launched a massive dragnet for two men.

12 to 15 shots fired at LAPD officers

LA Times blog

A Los Angeles police officer sustained at least three gunshot wounds Thursday afternoon when a suspect opened fire on him during a pedestrian stop in South L.A., officials said.

19 of 50 slain police killed in ambushes

USA Today

Nearly 40% of police officers fatally shot this year have been slain in ambush-style attacks or when they were surprised by suspects with firearms, according to a USA TODAY review of officer deaths.

Guest View: Public pensions are not to blame

Pasadena Star-News

In response to your recent editorial, "Dems stall state on pension reform" (Aug. 15), the condition of public pensions in California is not a crisis despite the best efforts of pension foes and editorialists to portray it as such.

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