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Fire officials: Beware of fallen firefighter donation scam

LA Daily News

Los Angeles fire officials today warned the public about con artists soliciting donations in the name of a firefighter killed last week when a water-saturated ceiling caved-in on him.

LAPD officers trade policing for mentoring with PAL program

Intersection South LA Report

With the largest housing projects west of the Mississippi and 120 recognized gangs within 10 square miles, the Southeast Division of the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) is working harder than ever to keep children away from the gang culture.

Funeral for LA firefighter Glenn Allen on Friday

City News Service

Los Angeles firefighter Glenn Allen, fatally injured when a water-saturated ceiling collapsed on him last week during a blaze in the Hollywood Hills, will be remembered by colleagues, family and friends at a funeral Mass at the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels on Friday.

A survival guide for cops on Facebook


There are two words that should never be in the same sentence: Facebook and Privacy.

California company making futuristic stun shield for police, military

Fort Worth Star-Telegram

Science fiction movies have for years shown criminals being subdued by a cop or superhero with electrified arm shields. The bad guys might see it for real in a few months.

Do cameras stop crime?

Chicago Tribune

If you want to be on TV, don't go to Los Angeles or New York. Come to Chicago, where your wish is certain to be fulfilled.

City mourns death of decorated officer

Poughkeepsie Journal

As the investigation into Friday's tragedy reveals new details, the City of Poughkeepsie mourns the loss of a decorated police officer.

Funeral Services - CHP Ofc. Thomas Adams

On Tuesday, February 15, at approximately 1420 hours, CHP Officer Thomas Adams (24) sustained fatal injuries following a head-on collision on US-101, just south of Piercy.

Announcement of the Passing of LAFD Firefighter Glenn L. Allen


It is with great sadness that the men and women of the Los Angeles Fire Department inform you of the death of on-duty Los Angeles Firefighter Glenn Allen.

6 firefighters hurt battling LA house fire


A longtime Los Angeles City firefighter, who was approaching retirement, is fighting to survive after suffering injuries while battling a house fire in the Hollywood Hills.

Firefighter gravely injured in ceiling collapse in Hollywood Hills

LA Daily News

A Los Angeles city firefighter close to retirement and awaiting the impending birth of his first grandchild was gravely injured when a ceiling collapsed on him and five colleagues battling a blaze at a Hollywood Hills home, authorities said today.

Op-ed piece by LAPD Chief Charlie Beck

LAPD blog

Every day when Los Angeles Police officers pin on their badges and prepare to protect and to serve, they're reminded of what they learned as Academy recruits: a reverence for human life.

SEIU 721 Opposes LAPPL on major issues at expense of own membership


Somewhere in the budget process a line was drawn between sworn and civilian and it hurts employees on both sides.

Video shows suspect in string of West L.A. burglaries

LA Times blog

The Los Angeles Police Department on Wednesday released video of a suspect that detectives believe is responsible for a string of burglaries on the Westside along the L.A.-Santa Monica border.

Villaraigosa OKs deal to borrow money to get more LAPD officers on patrol

LA Daily News

Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa on Wednesday approved a deal that will temporarily free up 27 LAPD officers for patrol duties using money borrowed from a improvement fund designated for neighborhoods around the Sunshine Canyon Landfill.

San Jose officials warn of massive police and fire layoffs

San Jose Mercury-News

Sketching out a worst-case scenario of San Jose's budget meltdown, city officials warned this week that they could lay off as many as 349 police officers and 145 firefighters, slashing close to a quarter of the city's public safety employees.

City Council unanimously opposes granting parole for Voltaire Williams

Council District 3 Press Release

Today, the City Council unanimously passed a Resolution calling upon the Parole Board to deny the release of Voltaire Williams, who was convicted of soliciting an individual to kill LAPD Detective Thomas C. Williams.

Sheriff Lee Baca warms to governor's plan to supervise parolees locally

LA Daily News

Sheriff Lee Baca today suggested that Gov. Jerry Brown's proposal to shift some services from state to local governments could be "a crime fighting opportunity."

City Council approves plan to get more police officers to patrol the streets

LA Daily News

The city will free up 27 police officers to patrol the streets by borrowing funds intended to help the community near the Sunshine Canyon landfill, under a plan approved Tuesday by the City Council.

$50K reward offered in South LA fatal shot-in-the-back attack


A $50,000 reward was offered Tuesday for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the suspect responsible for fatally shooting a man in his back as he crossed a street in South Los Angeles.

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