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Man booked on suspicion of attempted murder after allegedly firing at police helicopter

LA Times

The LAPD copter was fired on after the pilot responded to a report of gunshots in Van Nuys, a detective says. Danny Lopez, 18, is arrested after family members tackle him. A tipster's report of a second gunman sets off a search, but no suspect is found.

Cop shot in Sylmar standoff heads home

LA Daliy News

After nearly three weeks in the hospital, an LAPD officer who was shot in the face in Sylmar was released in time to spend Easter at home with his family.

Sylmar cop killed in solo-crash on 101 Freeway in Sherman Oaks

LA Daily News

An off-duty Los Angeles police officer was thrown out of his pickup truck in an early-morning crash on the Ventura (101) Freeway on Saturday and died two hours later at a Westwood hospital.

Woman walking on Melrose violently stabbed


A woman who was walking home from work on Hollywood's Melrose Avenue was violently stabbed on Tuesday night. Police need the public's help to find the suspect.

'A senseless tragedy': Chief discusses Kalamazoo officer's shooting death

Kalamazoo Gazette

As he struggled several times to gain his composure Tuesday, Kalamazoo Public Safety Chief Jeff Hadley spoke the words no police official in this county has had to utter for more than 140 years — one of his officers was killed in the line of duty.

Future of red-light camera rests with City Council

LA Daily News

The Los Angeles Police Department on Tuesday continued to defend its use of the controversial and costly red-light traffic camera program, but with time running out on the contract, the Police Commission punted the issue to the City Council.

Sephora offering reward leading to arrest in connection with $2M of stolen cosmetics

LA Daily News

Sephora is offering a reward for the arrest and conviction of whoever stole about $2 million worth of the company's products, which were taken from a cargo container in Utah and turned up at various cosmetics stores in the Los Angeles area.

LAPD seeks information in child molestation case

LA Times blog

Los Angeles police Monday were seeking potential victims of a man charged with molesting a developmentally disabled child.

Changes in Dodgers' security preceded attack on Giants fan

LA Times

On a Sunday afternoon in 2008, fans packed into Dodger Stadium for the team's last home game of the season.

Moving prison inmates to jails will create many problems

San Bernardino Sun Op-Ed

On April 4, Gov. Jerry Brown signed Assembly Bill 109, which would shift thousands of state prison inmates to the custody of local law enforcement.

Police make presence felt at Dodger Stadium

LA Times

Security and the mood are heavy at Dodger Stadium as police begin a zero-tolerance policy after an attack on fan.

San Fernando Valley search for 2 who stole car, fired at cop


Police searched the San Fernando Valley on Thursday morning for a man suspected of stealing a car, crashing it and firing shots at an officer while fleeing. A second suspect has been taken into custody.

Beck releases new description of Dodger Stadium attackers

LA Times blog

As Los Angeles police and the Dodgers ramped up security efforts in the wake of the beating of a Giants fan on opening day, LAPD Chief Charlie Beck provided a fuller description and new police sketches of the two men suspected in the beating.

Crackdown focuses on speeding on Valley roads

LA Daily News

Police issued 67 speeding tickets Thursday morning as officers used laser radar guns to zero in on lead-footed drivers in Sherman Oaks.

LAPD using intel networks in fight against terror


Police are using a combination of aggressive spy operations and community outreach to counter what Deputy Police Chief Michael P. Downing called the growing threat of Mumbai-style terrorist attacks - car bombings and small-arms-equipped suicide teams.

Dodgers end half-price beer promotion amid fan beating investigation

Associated Press

Half-price beer will no longer be sold during baseball games at Dodgers Stadium as officials consider a variety of ways to improve safety, the team announced Wednesday.

LAPD recognizes dispatchers, holds open house at West Hills dispatch center

LA Daily News

As part of National Dispatchers Week the LAPD opened the doors to the public at its Valley Communications Dispatch Center in West Hills on Tuesday.

Los Angeles City Council delays vote on police, fire health care plans


Labor union leaders representing Los Angeles city firefighters and police officers Tuesday beat back an attempt to cut back their health care benefits.

Gangland Violence Comes to Dodger Stadium

Pajamas Media

In a big city, most crime victims suffer in obscurity.

Police Protective League rejects new impound policy


In a policy reversal, the LAPD has decided to no longer immediately seize vehicles of unlicensed drivers, including undocumented immigrants, when they are stopped at sobriety checkpoints, but the Police Protective League is not on board.

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