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Why are more police officers getting killed?

CBS News

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. - The police killings began Jan. 1 with the fatal shooting of a deputy in Ohio. And the violence has continued, reports CBS News justice correspondent Bob Orr.

LA motorcycle cop struck in NoHo hit-and-run


The search is on for the driver who hit a Los Angeles police officer and took off Sunday night.

SWAT officers search for gunman in North Hollywood shooting

LA Times blog

Police were looking Monday for a gunman suspected of shooting another man at a North Hollywood apartment, where SWAT teams gathered in response to the incident.

Sacramento police, firefighters to be asked to chip in on pensions

Sacramento Bee

For decades, police officers and firefighters in the city of Sacramento have paid nothing out of pocket toward their retirement accounts. Instead, City Hall has picked up the bill.

L.A. thugs at Dodger Stadium have their role models

LA Daily News Op-Ed

We've seen it before: after the Rodney King beating, after Lakers championships turn into festivals of looting, and now after thugs nearly murdered a father of two because he was fond of the wrong team.

LAPD bringing anti-gang skills to Dodger Stadium

LA Times

Police will use crime-mapping technology and aggressive enforcement after last week's beating, which left a Giants fan hospitalized. Limits on alcohol sales at the ballpark are also being studied.

After Dodger Stadium attack, Los Angeles police to increase presence at games

LA Times

The number of officers will at least double in the wake of an attack that left a Giants fan with brain damage, Chief Charlie Beck says.

Local police pressured to adopt body armor policies

USA Today

The Justice Department is threatening to withhold millions of dollars in federal aid to local police departments unless they adopt policies that require uniformed officers to wear body armor.

Dodgers hire former LAPD chief to assess security

USA Today

The Los Angeles Dodgers, who came under fire for their terse reaction to the near-fatal beating of a fan in the Dodger Stadium parking lot after their season opener, announced Wednesday they have hired a former chief of the Los Angeles Police Department to assess security policies and procedures.

Fan beaten at Dodger game may have brain damage

Associated Press

A San Francisco Giants fan who was beaten at Dodger Stadium after last week's opening game shows signs of brain damage and remains in critical condition, a doctor said Tuesday.

Red-light traffic camera program extension approved

LA Daily News

An extension of up to three months for an expiring contract for the city's controversial red-light camera program was approved Tuesday by the Los Angeles Police Commission as it continues to sift through conflicting reports on the system's impact on public safety.

LAPD's massive 'BatCat' used to protect officers in Sylmar standoff

LA Times blog

Investigators on Tuesday were sifting through the scene of a nearly 24-hour standoff in Sylmar between police and a gunman who shot an officer in the face.

Wounded LAPD officer's condition upgraded

LA Daily News

A Los Angeles police officer who was shot in the face during a standoff in Sylmar was upgraded to serious condition today, while donors lined up to give blood at a collection drive in the officer's name.

Grim Sleeper case: Eight more women could be victims of serial killer, LAPD says

LA Times

Los Angeles police detectives are investigating the possibility that eight additional women were victims of the man accused of being the Grim Sleeper serial killer.

Gunman suspected of wounding LAPD officer found dead inside Sylmar home

LA Times

The tense standoff, which began early Monday after officers responded to a domestic violence call, ended when Sergio O. Salazar's body was found on the second floor with a rifle at his side, police said.

Numbers do lie when they're used by pension opponents

LA Daily News Op-Ed

IN a courtroom, you have to swear to "tell the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth." But public pension opponents, perhaps because they aren't under oath, have no trouble distorting and making up statistics to bolster their arguments.

Supreme Court reinstates death penalty for California killer

McClatchy Newspapers

The Supreme Court on Monday reinstated the death penalty for convicted California murderer Scott Pinholster, in a fractured ruling that will make it difficult for other prisoners to win appeals in federal court.

LAPD prepared to wait out shooting suspect barricaded in Sylmar home [Updated]

LA Times blog

SWAT teams were waiting Monday for the surrender of a man who had barricaded himself in a Sylmar home after a Los Angeles police officer was shot in the face.

Standoff continues in Sylmar after officer shot in jaw [Updated]

LA Times blog

A standoff was underway Monday morning in Sylmar between police and a shooting suspect after a Los Angeles police officer was shot when responding to a domestic-violence call.

LAPD officer shot, critically wounded; dragnet launched for gunman

LA Times

A Los Angeles police officer was shot and critically wounded early Monday responding to a domestic-violence call in the San Fernando Valley, according to multiple law-enforcement sources familiar with the incident.

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