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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.

57 arrested in 38th Street Gang sting

KABC7

Federal and local law enforcement personnel arrested 37 suspects connected to L.A.'s 38th Street Gang during a racketeering sting Tuesday. Twenty more people were detained on weapons and narcotics charges.

Wash. corrections officer killed by inmate

Officer.com

A female correctional officer at the state prison in Monroe was killed by an inmate on Saturday night.

Are police, fire unions next on NJ Gov. Christie's hit list?

My Central Jersey

In his first year, Gov. Chris Christie put the squeeze on police departments across the state but had his most prolonged and public battle with the state teachers union.

Police seek shooting suspects, officer recovering

LA Daily News

A Long Beach anti-gang detective shot near a park in the Cambodia Town area continued his recovery, as the search continued for the suspects who shot him, police officials said.

L.A. inmates to be transferred to new jail

LA Daily News

The long-delayed transfer of inmates from the dilapidated Parker Center jail to the new Metropolitan Detention Center begins at midnight tonight amid continuing concern about the use of LAPD officers as guards.

Gov. Brown looks to turn over juvenile offenders to California counties

Sacramento Bee

Government reformers and youth advocates have long called for California to get out of the business of juvenile corrections.

Crime alerts for West Hills, Valley Glen and 18 other L.A. neighborhoods

LA Times blog

Crime reports are up significantly for the latest week in 20 L.A. neighborhoods, according to an analysis of LAPD data by the Los Angeles Times’ Crime L.A. database.

Efforts to right L.A.'s finances highlight March ballot

LA Times

Scaling back pensions for future fire and police hires, carving out more money for libraries and reining in the DWP's power are among measures' goals.

L.A. school officer's story of being shot was inconsistent from the beginning

LA Times

'The entire city was led down a path of misinformation,' LAPD chief says of the hoax that falsely triggered a massive dragnet that locked 9,000 students in their schools in the San Fernando Valley.

Brown's public safety shifts appear popular

Sacramento Bee

The public seems likely to support Gov. Jerry Brown's proposal to move public safety services from state government to local government, officials said during a panel discussion today.

Grim Sleeper didn't 'sleep,' LAPD says

LA Times

Detectives believe two killings during the 13-year gap between groups of homicides were committed by Lonnie Franklin Jr. The lead investigator says he wouldn't be surprised if the gap eventually closes completely.

L.A. school officer faked shooting story, LAPD says

LA Times

The report of an officer shot by an attacker forced a lockdown of nine San Fernando Valley campuses last week.

White House seeks spectrum for public safety

Washington Post

The Obama administration is throwing its support behind a proposal to give a valuable chunk of radio waves to police officers, firefighters and emergency medical workers to build a nationwide wireless broadband network for public safety.

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