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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.

Composite sketch released of LAUSD cop shooter

ABC7

The LAPD released a composite sketch Thursday of the suspect in the shooting of an LAUSD Police officer Wednesday.

Tug-of-war over parole for convicted killers arises from twist in California law

LA Times

The state's parole board decides on inmates' release dates, but a governor can overrule it. About 250 people claim Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger put politics ahead of law when he blocked their parole.

$80,000 offered for leads in shooting of school officer near El Camino High

LA Times blog

Los Angeles officials announced Thursday that they will be offering an $80,000 reward for information leading to the conviction of the gunman who wounded a school police officer in Woodland Hills, sparking a massive hunt that shut down a seven-square-mile swath of the west San Fernando Valley and left more than 9,000 students locked for hours in their classrooms.

LAPD Chief Charlie Beck defends massive dragnet in officer-shooting case

LA Times blog

LAPD Chief Charlie Beck and others on Thursday strongly defended the decision to lock down 7 square miles of the west San Fernando Valley as they searched for a gunman who shot a police officer a day earlier near El Camino Real High School in Woodland Hills.

Crime alerts for Shadow Hills, West Los Angeles and 12 other L.A. neighborhoods

LA Times blog

Crime reports are up significantly for the latest week in 14 L.A. neighborhoods, according to an analysis of Los Angeles Police Department data by the Los Angeles Times' Crime L.A. database.

Gunshots again cause turmoil in L.A. Unified schools

LA Times

Nine campuses were locked down after a school officer was shot outside El Camino High — just a day after two students were shot at Gardena High. A Bell High student was also shot on his way home from school.

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