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New 2016 Traffic-Related Laws Slated to Take Effect in California on Jan. 1


A new year is just days away, and with it comes several new traffic-related laws designed to directly impact motorists and bicyclists.

Parole denied for man in killing of LAPD detective

LA Daily News

A former boxer who conspired to assassinate a Los Angeles police detective 30 years ago in front of his 6-year-old son was denied parole from prison Tuesday, reversing an earlier decision to set him free that drew outrage from family members, prosecutors and police.

LAPD Officers Surprise WWII Veteran With Christmas Tree, Presents


What began as a welfare check at a Venice apartment building ended with an act of kindness one World War II veteran said on Monday he will never forget.

LA Schools to Reopen Wednesday After Threat Hoax


After a threat hoax closed down all Los Angeles Unified School District schools, disrupting families across Los Angeles, school officials said they planned to reopen campuses on Wednesday.

What to Do If You See a Suspicious Package


In the week following the San Bernardino mass shooting and subsequent scares in Southern California regarding suspicious packages, the Los Angeles Police Department's bomb squad weighed in on what to look for and what to do if a suspicious package is spotted.

LAPD spokesman Andrew Smith is offered police chief's post in Wisconsin

LA Times

Los Angeles police Cmdr. Andrew Smith, a 27-year department veteran who spent the last five as the LAPD's top spokesman, has been offered a new job: police chief of Green Bay, Wisc.

3 charged with murder, robbery in fatal shooting of Downey police officer

LA Times

Prosecutors charged two more men Monday with fatally shooting Downey police Officer Ricardo “Ricky” Galvez in a botched robbery attempt last week.

Downey police officer shot to death at station parking lot


A Downey police officer whose body was found in the west parking lot of the Downey Police Department Wednesday night was killed in a "botched robbery attempt," according to Lt. John Corina.

L.A. Police Commission approves contract for next wave of LAPD body cameras

LA Times

The Los Angeles Police Commission on Tuesday approved a five-year, $31-million contract between the LAPD and Taser International for more than 6,000 body cameras that, if approved by the city, would move the department another step closer toward becoming the largest in the U.S. to use the technology on a wide scale.

Customs and Border Protection rules out body cameras for officers, at least for now

LA Times

The U.S. Customs and Border Protection has decided against requiring its officers to wear body cameras, upsetting critics who say the technology is needed to hold the nation's largest law enforcement agency accountable.

Remembering fallen LAPD officer: Highway dedication

My News LA

A section of a highway in the La Mirada area will be dedicated Friday in memory of the first Los Angeles Police Department undercover officer to be killed in the line of duty.

LAPD Outfitting Every Officer With Body Cams

ABC News

For LAPD officers, dealing with suspects on the streets is routine.

Boy With Cerebral Palsy Gets Special Gift From LAPD After Thieves Steal His Leg Braces

CBS Los Angeles

The LAPD presented a special gift to a disabled boy on Wednesday after thieves had made off with his leg braces.

LAPD warns of 'porch pirates' as holiday season nears


The Los Angeles Police Department is warning residents to be on the alert for "porch pirates" who are stealing delivered packages from their front doors.

LAPD leads state in bystander injuries in high-speed chases

LA Times

Stopped at a red light in El Sereno, Julio Reyes-Salvador was oblivious to the cars hurtling toward him.

Pacoima woman indicted for murder in LAPD motorcycle Officer Christopher Cortijo’s death

LA Daily News

A Pacoima woman has been indicted for murder and other counts in connection with a 2014 crash into an LAPD motorcycle officer, who died four days after the collision.

Mayor Garcetti Pledges To Expand Domestic Abuse Response Teams

CBS Los Angeles

Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti on Monday announced the expansion of a program aimed at curbing domestic violence.

Rising bloodshed in L.A. feels like 'Dodge City,' LAPD chief says

LA Times

The violence that erupted this weekend across Los Angeles had a familiar pattern.

Homicides continue to rise in Los Angeles, police chief says

LA Times

After a "very, very tough weekend" where 19 people were shot across Los Angeles, LAPD Chief Charlie Beck said Tuesday that homicides were now up nearly 11% so far this year.

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