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Downey police officer shot to death at station parking lot

ABC7

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

ABC 7

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.

Hit-and-run drivers beware: New law creates statewide notification system like Amber alerts

mynewsla.com

A Los Angeles area assemblyman said a bill signed Monday by Gov. Jerry Brown to create a public alert system aimed at tracking down hit-and-run drivers will make streets safer statewide.

'Blue Lives Matter,' police and supporters say at Hollywood rally

LA Times

Waving American flags and holding up signs that read “Blue Lives Matter,” about 100 Los Angeles police officers joined members of the community at a rally in Hollywood on Saturday intended to show support for the department at a time when crime is spiking and the ambush killings of police officers in cities elsewhere have left authorities across the nation feeling under siege.

Public Safety First: “Enough is Enough”

Support your Los Angeles police officers and remind the community to keep public safety first. Join us on Saturday, September 26, 2015, for a peaceful pro-police gathering at the Hollywood Community Police Station and a march to the CNN building (on Sunset and Cahuenga Boulevard).

Celebrities to attend LAPD Appreciation Day

Westsidetoday.com

Various celebrities will show their appreciation to our men and women in uniform at the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce’s Police and Fire Fighters Appreciation Day BBQ at the Los Angeles Police Department, LAPD Hollywood Division on Friday, September 11th, from 12 Noon to 2 p.m. located at 1358 N. Wilcox Avenue.

LAPD Foothill Division Officers Receive Distinguished Service Award

The Foothills Paper

On May 15, 2007, a crazed transient armed with a sword entered the grounds of a Korean church and school located off the 210 freeway in Foothill area.

LA Police Commission To Consider Ban On ‘Personal, Profane’ Remarks At Public Meetings

CBS Los Angeles

The Los Angeles Police Commission was expected Tuesday to consider a new rule that would allow for the removal of people who make “personal, impertinent or profane remarks” during a commission meeting.

Cops and prosecutors oppose parole for Voltaire Williams

LA Observed

In early August we published a visiting blogger piece by Arnold Friedman about the possible parole of Voltaire Williams, who was convicted in the murder of Los Angeles police officer Thomas Williams in 1985.

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