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4 LAPD officers honored with 'Top Cop' awards at White House

LA Daily News

Four Los Angeles police officers were among 30 law enforcement personnel receiving "Top Cop" awards today at the White House.

Debate persists over effectiveness of surveillance program

LA Daily News

The city's controversial red-light traffic cameras issued 46,000 tickets last year.

Budget committee suggests furlough days for LAPD officers, certain firefighters

LA Times blog

A Los Angeles City Council committee voted Tuesday to recommend six furlough days for police officers and certain firefighters in January if labor talks are unproductive in the coming months.

LAPD's gun buyback event nets more than 2,000 weapons

LA Times blog

A Los Angeles gun buyback that offered gift certificates for people who turn in guns netted 2,062 weapons over the weekend, including 91 assault rifles and a black Uzi machine pistol with a massive silencer, L.A. police said.

Senate approves LAPD bill on BB guns

LA Times blog

The state Senate on Monday approved a measure requested by the Los Angeles Police Department to require BB guns to be made in bright colors so that police officers do not mistake them for real firearms.

Flood of lawsuits by LAPD officers costs the city millions

LA Times

At least 17 officers have won million-dollar-plus jury verdicts or settlements from the city in the last decade in lawsuits involving accusations of sexual harassment, racial discrimination, retaliation and other workplace injustices.

Suspect Hurts LAPD Officer During Traffic Stop

NBC4 LA

A Los Angeles Police Department officer was attacked by a suspect in Sun Valley Friday afternoon and hospitalized.

Bomb-sniffing dogs, plainclothes officers out in force around L.A.

LA Times

Los Angeles law enforcement authorities were focusing extra patrols Monday on local airports, mosques and synagogues as a precaution after Osama Bin Laden was killed by U.S. forces Sunday.

Local police on alert for possible reprisals

LA Times

Although there have been no specific threats, the LAPD, Sheriff's Department and other agencies tighten security at public venues as a precaution and urge people to watch for suspicious activity.

LAPD increases patrols of religious institutions, 'high profile' terrorist targets

LA Times blog

Local authorities are increasing patrols at religious institutions and other potential terrorist targets in the wake of the death of 9/11 mastermind Osama bin Laden.

Cellphone crackdown: Hang up and drive, cops say

LA Daily News

In any other month, some officers might have turned a blind eye to Osvaldo DeAguiar as he chatted on his cellphone while driving his Volvo down Ventura Boulevard in Sherman Oaks.

City police across U.S. learn sad lessons from shootings of officers

The Oregonian

Police commanders from Lakewood, Wash.; Oakland, Calif.; and Seattle attending a national conference in Seattle on Thursday described the huge emotional toll on their departments after officers were slain in the line of duty.

LAPD beefs up patrols on Venice boardwalk after violence

LA Times

Los Angeles police said Wednesday that they had stepped up patrols in the Venice Beach area after a series of attacks including a shooting during a "flash mob" gathering and a stabbing on the beach this past weekend of a man in a drum circle.

BB-gun bill advances in reaction to LAPD shooting

LA Times blog

In response to the police shooting of a Los Angeles teenager, state lawmakers on Tuesday backed a requirement that BB and pellet guns be made entirely with bright colors so that officers do not mistake them for deadly firearms.

Dodgers pick LAPD veteran Rich Wemmer as security chief

LA Times

The hiring must be approved by Major League Baseball. The Dodgers chose Wemmer after being turned down by numerous other former LAPD staffers, according to law enforcement officials.

Jet fuel poured from bullet hole while LAPD helicopter made emergency landing, authorities say

LA Times

The pilot 'heard a loud thump outside the aircraft and took evasive action,' says the chief pilot for the police Air Support Division. 'He knew the fuel tank had been hit — he could smell the fuel and some of it got on the windshield.'

LAPD installs 9 surveillance cameras in North Hills

CBS2

The Los Angeles Police Department is unveiling new surveillance cameras in the North Hills area.

Calif bill bumps fines for drivers' cell phone use

Associated Press

The California state Senate has approved a bill that would increase fines for texting or using a handheld cell phone while driving.

LAPD to use Currie electric bikes

Bicycle Retailer

The Los Angeles Police Department’s Bicycle Coordination Unit has said that initial testing and evaluation of IZIP Express Police bicycles have been completed with favorable results.

Dogfighting phone app called 'cruel,' 'sickening' by LAPD union chief

LA Times blog

The head of the Los Angeles police union said Monday that a dogfighting game application for cellphones should be yanked from the market because it glorifies illegal activity and promotes "cruel and immoral" behavior.

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