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Crime alerts for Shadow Hills, Tarzana and six other L.A. neighborhoods

LA Times blog

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

Struggling NJ city lays off half its police force, a third of its firefighters

Associated Press

Firefighters began turning in their helmets and police officers their badges Tuesday as part of deep municipal layoffs destined to further erode the quality of life in Camden, already one of the nation's most impoverished and crime-ridden cities.

Finance probe raises ire among some LAPD officers

KPCC

The Los Angeles Police Department is asking all of its gang and narcotics officers to reveal information about their bank accounts, mortgages and credit cards in hopes of sussing out investigators on the take. Many officers say they would rather be reassigned than open their books to the LAPD.

Veteran Van Nuys police captain William Eaton, 44, dies of cancer

LA Daily News

Capt. William Eaton, a 21-year veteran of the Los Angeles Police Department and commander of its Van Nuys Division, has died after a short battle with cancer.

Colton weighs the merits of trimming police salaries

LA Times

Reducing or eliminating the force could save money, but many residents fear that either move might cost too much in other ways.

Not your 1992 LAPD

LA Times Op-Ed

Remember merchants on rooftops with guns, without police protection, during the riots? The Olympic Division officers do, and they vow it will never happen again.

Jersey City police union warning that proposed layoffs will lead to more violent crime

nj.com

The Jersey City Police Officers Benevolent Association is warning residents that the city's proposed layoff of 82 officers would shrink the force to 1994 levels, when violent crime was more than double the current rate.

Anthony Batts, police chief, may leave Oakland

San Francisco Chronicle

Word is that Oakland's highly popular police chief, Anthony Batts, is one of two finalists for the job of top cop in San Jose.

Loners like Tucson gunman 'fly below the radar'

Associated Press

The gunman accused of trying to assassinate Arizona Rep. Gabrielle Giffords and killing six others, Jared Lee Loughner, was not on any government watch list that might have warned someone not to sell him a gun or caused police to investigate his unstable behavior.

LAPD still looking for information about North Hollywood taco stand killing

LA Daily News

Los Angeles police detectives, with few leads to go on in their search for the killer of a young man gunned down in the parking lot of a North Hollywood taco stand, reminded the public today that there is a $50,000 reward in the case.

2 West Los Angeles hit-and-runs prompt request for public help

KPCC

Two recent fatal hit-and-run accidents in West L.A. have prompted police to ask for help finding the drivers.

Crime alerts for Hollywood Hills, San Pedro and five other L.A. neighborhoods

LA Times blog

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

Trying to get under the safety umbrella

LA Daily News Opinion

It's crisis time again in Los Angeles, and city leaders are considering how to slash tens of millions of dollars from the budget. Both Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa and the City Council agree: Public safety should be the last service cut.

LAPD seeks leads in slaying of man found on South L.A. street

LA Times blog

Police on Monday were seeking information in the slaying of a 34-year-old man fatally shot in South Los Angeles.

Witnessing the harvest

Pajamas Media

Three years ago, in my very first column here at Pajamas Media, I wrote about the consequences that would result if federal and local authorities proceeded with implementing one provision of the consent decree under which the Los Angeles Police Department was operating.

Layoffs could soon make Camden even more dangerous

The Philadelphia Daily News

Tuesday could be another dark date etched onto the timeline of Camden's slow demise or just another setback on its rise to stability.

Tentative Agreement Could Avert Chula Vista Police Cuts

KPBS

Chula Vista leaders and representatives of the city’s Police Officers’ Association have reached a tentative agreement that could avert pending officer layoffs, according to an officers’ association announcement.

Deputy undergoes reconstructive surgery after being shot in the face

LA Times blog

The Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputy who was shot in the face by an East L.A. gang member came out of sedation Thursday after the first of several planned surgeries to reconstruct his face, an official said.

Los Angeles council proceeds with garage leasing plan

LA Times

Rejecting opposition from business owners, lawmakers say the alternative is cutting services.

Crime alerts for Pico-Union, Bel-Air and four other L.A. neighborhoods

LA Times blog

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

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