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President Obama Awards 4 SoCal Police Officers Medals Of Valor


President Obama Monday awarded the Medals of Valor to four Southern California police officers, who risked their lives to save others.

LAPD honors fallen officers

My News LA

Los Angeles police officers who died in the line of duty were recognized in the memorial service held annually at police headquarters.

L.A. City Controller says too many LAPD cops are cubicle police; civilians can do that work

LA Times

Los Angeles police could better combat crime in the city by freeing more than 400 able-bodied officers from desk jobs and hiring more civilians to perform clerical duties, according to an audit released Tuesday.

What's behind LA's rise in crime rates?


For the second year in a row, violent crime is up in Los Angeles. Through March, homicides rose 24 percent compared to the same period last year.

LAPD steps up deployment, patrols in wake of Brussels attacks


The Los Angeles Police Department deployed units to "critical infrastructures" sties throughout the city Tuesday in response to the terror attacks at the international airport and a subway station in Brussels.

Killings in Los Angeles jumped 27.5% so far this year

LA Times

Killings in Los Angeles have surged by 27.5% so far in 2016 compared to the same period last year as the city continued to see a rise in violent crime, LAPD officials said Tuesday.

Remembering fallen officer 2 years after tragic death in car collision

My News LA

A memorial service will be held Monday on the second anniversary of the death of Los Angeles police Officer Nicholas Lee, who was killed when his patrol car was struck by a truck on a steep roadway in Beverly Hills where a number of crashes have occurred.

Grim Sleeper serial killer trial to begin, years after slayings terrorized South L.A.

LA Times

Debra, a waitress, was discovered shot in the chest three decades ago in an alley. The body of 25-year-old Janecia was found in a dumpster in 2007. There were at least eight other women. And one who got away.

Tarantino Pledges 10 Percent of Net Profits From Prism Movie to Support U.S. Law Enforcement

Hollywood (CA), January 25, 2016 —Tony Tarantino and Tarantino Productions announced that 10 percent of the net profits from his upcoming movie “Prism” would go to support police officers across the United States.

Union representing LAPD links crime surge to Chief Beck's failed policies

FOX 11

The union representing the rank-and-file in the Los Angeles Police Department unleashed a barely concealed attack on police Chief Charlie Beck today, linking his policies to a surge in crime.

D.A. Lacey under pressure after Beck recommends criminal charges against officer in fatal shooting

LA Times

In the months leading up to her bid for reelection, Los Angeles County Dist. Atty. Jackie Lacey — like prosecutors across the country — has faced pressure to file charges in several high-profile police shootings and use-of-force cases.

Crime in LAPD’s Harbor Area rises nearly 20 percent

Daily Breeze

Major crime in the Harbor Area rose nearly 20 percent in 2015, a statistic about double the average across the Los Angeles Police Department’s jurisdiction, according to statistics released this week.

New 2016 Traffic-Related Laws Slated to Take Effect in California on Jan. 1


A new year is just days away, and with it comes several new traffic-related laws designed to directly impact motorists and bicyclists.

Parole denied for man in killing of LAPD detective

LA Daily News

A former boxer who conspired to assassinate a Los Angeles police detective 30 years ago in front of his 6-year-old son was denied parole from prison Tuesday, reversing an earlier decision to set him free that drew outrage from family members, prosecutors and police.

LAPD Officers Surprise WWII Veteran With Christmas Tree, Presents


What began as a welfare check at a Venice apartment building ended with an act of kindness one World War II veteran said on Monday he will never forget.

LA Schools to Reopen Wednesday After Threat Hoax


After a threat hoax closed down all Los Angeles Unified School District schools, disrupting families across Los Angeles, school officials said they planned to reopen campuses on Wednesday.

What to Do If You See a Suspicious Package


In the week following the San Bernardino mass shooting and subsequent scares in Southern California regarding suspicious packages, the Los Angeles Police Department's bomb squad weighed in on what to look for and what to do if a suspicious package is spotted.

LAPD spokesman Andrew Smith is offered police chief's post in Wisconsin

LA Times

Los Angeles police Cmdr. Andrew Smith, a 27-year department veteran who spent the last five as the LAPD's top spokesman, has been offered a new job: police chief of Green Bay, Wisc.

3 charged with murder, robbery in fatal shooting of Downey police officer

LA Times

Prosecutors charged two more men Monday with fatally shooting Downey police Officer Ricardo “Ricky” Galvez in a botched robbery attempt last week.

Downey police officer shot to death at station parking lot


A Downey police officer whose body was found in the west parking lot of the Downey Police Department Wednesday night was killed in a "botched robbery attempt," according to Lt. John Corina.

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