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LA Sheriff’s union defends police ‘militarization’ after Orlando shooting

LA Daily News

The Kevlar helmet that saved an Orlando SWAT officer from a gunshot wound during the nightclub massacre this month is proof of why police need sophisticated equipment, say local unions representing law enforcement agencies.

LA City Council approves $69.6 million body camera program for LAPD


The Los Angeles City Council Wednesday unanimously approved a $69.6 million plan to place body worn cameras on 7,000 Los Angeles patrol officers by the end of 2017.

LAPD K-9 Edo nominated for the 2016 American Hero Dog Award


On New Year's Day 2016, Los Angeles Police Department K-9 Edo helped save the lives of officers and children from an armed man.

LAPD Officers Surprise Fallen Partner’s Youngest Daughter At High School Graduation

CBS Los Angeles

Sierra Cuesta doesn’t remember her dad. But a group of officers do.

Dump truck driver accused in crash that killed LAPD officer in court

LA Daily News

The driver of a dump truck that collided with an LAPD cruiser in Beverly Hills, killing a veteran training officer, waived his right Wednesday to a hearing to determine whether there was sufficient evidence to proceed to trial on a felony count of gross vehicular manslaughter.

LAPD union sues Chief Charlie Beck over 'corrupting influence' in discipline process

LA Times

Tensions between Los Angeles Police Chief Charlie Beck and the union representing LAPD officers boiled over into a federal lawsuit Thursday, with the Los Angeles Police Protective League claiming the chief has a “corrupting influence” on the disciplinary process and calling for major changes in the way the department reviews serious misconduct cases.

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.

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