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The 1998 Rampart scandal continues to reverberate in the LAPD

Pajamas Media

As is often the case when government inserts itself where it has no business, the best of intentions can yield disastrous results. For L.A., this means more people will be murdered this year than last.

LAPD Chief releases PSA over concern about immigration rhetoric

LPCC

Los Angeles Police Chief Charlie Beck sought Thursday to assure residents that his officers will not arrest them because of their immigration status.

Local law enforcement backs proposed ban on 'cop killer' bullets

LA Daily News

A bill to make it harder to buy handgun ammunition, including "cop-killer" bullets capable of piercing body armor, was endorsed today by local law enforcement.

LAPD all-hands-on-deck 'Tactical Alert' called as a result of low staffing, budget cuts

LA Weekly

When the Los Angeles Police Department goes on tactical alert, it's not unusual, but it's an event.

Oakland grapples with depleted force

Wall Street Journal

Police Officials Say Cutbacks Jeopardize Gains in Fighting Crime, While Some City Leaders Put Focus on Other Approaches.

LAPD detectives reveal two new Grim Sleeper cases

LA Times blog

Detectives said Wednesday night that they are investigating two additional killings that may have been committed by Lonnie Franklin Jr., the Grim Sleeper serial slaying suspect.

Oakland joins cities that won't impound at DUI checkpoints

California Watch

Oakland is now abstaining from impounding unlicensed drivers’ cars – and from the hundreds of thousands of dollars the controversial seizures generate a year.

Shootout leaves two Florida officers dead

Associated Press

Authorities exchanged more than 100 shots with a fugitive holed up in an attic yesterday in a firefight that killed two officers, wounded a deputy US marshal, and led to an hourslong standoff that ended when the suspect was found dead inside the house.

Police-station rampage tests 'community policing'

Associated Press

When a gunman went on a rampage inside a Detroit police station this week, he entered an open lobby with no metal detector, no bulletproof glass and just a tall desk separating him from the officers.

Justice Department to review fatal attacks on police

USA Today

The Justice Department is preparing to review a rash of deadly attacks on police following the fatal shootings of 10 officers since Jan. 1.

City panel mulls proposed budget cuts

LA Daily News

The Los Angeles City Council moved closer Monday to the possibility of shutting down most city services for one day a week to deal with the ongoing budget shortfall.

Police fear 'war on cops'

MSNBC

At least 11 shot in 24 hours; death toll apace with 2010 uptick.

LAPD continues to pursue leads in shooting of school police officer

LA Times blog

The Los Angeles Police Department is continuing an aggressive search for the man suspected of shooting a school police officer last week outside a high school in Woodland Hills.

Detectives seeking assistance in slaying of father in South L.A.

LA Times blog

Police detectives Monday night were seeking the public's help in the slaying of a 46-year-old man in South Los Angeles.

Crime alerts for Cypress Park, Beverlywood and 18 other Los Angeles neighborhoods

LA Times blog

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

Fatal police shooting in South L.A. involved mentally ill man acting violently, LAPD says

LA Times blog

Los Angeles police were involved in a fatal shooting Monday night after responding to a call of a man with a mental illness who was acting violently, police said.

LA prosecutor deals with budget cuts

KFI 640

LA City’s top prosecutor says new budget cuts have forced him to close certain branch offices.

LA gang-narcotic officers quit over financial disclosure

PR NewsWire

FULL DISCLOSURE NETWORK® presents an exclusive eleven minute Video News Report featuring the Legal Counsel for the LA Police Protective League (LAPPL).

Gunman Opens Fire; Four Detroit Police Officers Shot at Precinct

Lawofficer.com

A gunman opened fire inside a Detroit police precinct on Sunday, wounding four officers including a commander before police shot and killed him, authorities said.

Reward for information about suspect who shot LAUSD police officer increases to $100,000

LA Daily News

Rewards totaling $100,000 were available today for information leading to the gunman who shot a Los Angeles school police officer near El Camino Real High School in Woodland Hills.

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