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LAPD officers injured in hit-and-run in Mid-City area

LA Times blog

Two Los Angeles police officers were injured Tuesday night when a motorist slammed into their patrol car and fled, authorities said.

Deputies ran check on Clemmons hours before 4 officers slain, reports show

Seattle Times

Less than eight hours before Maurice Clemmons opened fire in a coffee shop, killing four Lakewood police officers, a pair of Pierce County sheriff's deputies crossed paths with him while on routine patrol.

Calif. police use Twitter as public info tool

Modesto Bee

It used to be you needed a police radio scanner to know where the sirens were heading or why there was a bunch of patrol cars parked down the street.

Search for burglary suspects leads to 'sizable' closure of area in North Hollywood

LA Times blog

Police searching for two burglary suspects in North Hollywood established a large perimeter Monday night, authorities said.

Crime alerts for Porter Ranch, Westlake and 13 other L.A. neighborhoods

LA Times blog

Crime reports are up significantly for the latest week in 15 L.A. neighborhoods, according to an analysis of LAPD data by the Los Angeles Times’ Crime L.A. database.

1 arrested, 3 others sought in robbery, skateboard beating of Eagle Rock jogger

LA Times blog

One person was in custody Friday and police were seeking three others who allegedly beat a jogger with skateboards and robbed him near Yosemite Recreation Center in Eagle Rock.

South L.A. gang leader gets life in prison for drug trafficking

LA Times blog

A federal judge Friday sentenced a South Los Angeles gang leader to life in prison without parole, capping a years-long investigation into a large drug-trafficking operation run out of Los Angeles and San Bernardino counties.

2 missing women may be Grim Sleeper victims, detective says

LA Times blog

Los Angeles detectives have identified two more missing women they think alleged Grim Sleeper serial killer Lonnie Franklin may have killed.

Ten Things About the Metropolitan Detention Center

Downtown News

The $80 Million Civic Center Facility Opens Two Years After Completion

LAPD's new jail finally opens downtown

LA Times

The $84-million facility sat empty for nearly two years due to staffing shortages. Chief Beck defends his move to transfer 90 patrol officers to detention duty because the old jail's closure was overdue.

Barbecue raises more than $25,000 for sheriff's deputy shot in face

LA Times blog

More than $25,000 was raised in a barbecue Thursday for the family of a Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputy who was shot in the face by an East L.A. gang member, an official said.

$50,000 reward renewed in 2006 murder of City Terrace girl

LA Times blog

A $50,000 reward for information in the 2006 murder of a 14-year-old girl from City Terrace was renewed Thursday by L.A. City Councilman Jose Huizar.

LAPD gang officers quit assignments amid new rules

LA Daily News

Many of the city's most violent, gang-infested neighborhoods are no longer being policed by special gang officers, after members of entire units quit their assignments over rules requiring the disclosure of their personal financial information.

Charles Manson found with second cellphone

LA Times blog

For the second time in less than two years, California prison officials caught Charles Manson, mastermind of one of the most notorious killing sprees in U.S. history, with a cellphone behind bars.

LAPD gang units dismantled in some high-crime areas

LA Times

Officers who refuse to disclose financial status are assigned to patrol. Department downplays concerns but critics say it's risky.

Los Angeles Police Department selects Cobham EFIS

Shephard News UK

The Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) has announced the selection of Cobham to supply Synthetic Vision Electronic Flight Instrument Systems (EFIS) for their fleet of Eurocopter and Bell helicopters.

Saving Police Lives

Police Magazine editorial

There are two things that can be done to immediately make your job safer.

Oakland to hire back 10 laid off officers

Oakland Tribune

The city will hire back 10 of the 80 officers laid off in July, Mayor Jean Quan announced Monday.

Study says fatal crashes drop in cities with red light cameras

Sacramento Bee

Red light cameras may be controversial, but they save lives, according to a new national study of 62 large U.S. cities, including Sacramento.

L.A. serial killer charged with four more killings

LA Times blog

Chester Dewayne Turner, one of Los Angeles' most prolific serial killers who prowled the streets of South L.A. in the 1980s and '90s, was charged Tuesday with four additional murders linked to him through DNA.

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