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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


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.

Sheriff's Department says East L.A. gang member on parole shot deputy in face

LA Times blog

An East L.A. gang member out of prison on parole was identified Wednesday by sheriff's officials as the person who shot a deputy in the face.

East L.A. shooting leaves deputy wounded, suspect dead

LA Times

Authorities say Deputy Mohamed Ahmed was shot in the face while on patrol with his training officer; he is in critical condition. The other officer shot the gunman after an apparent struggle, a source says.

Sacramento Grand Jury: Budget cuts are eroding public safety

Sacramento Bee

The Sacramento County grand jury has taken a snapshot of how budget cuts have hurt a wide-range of government programs - and it's not pretty.

Los Angeles city leaders divided over how to address widening budget deficit


The Los Angeles City Council has scheduled what’s expected to be a heated debate Wednesday over the city’s deteriorating finances.

Deputy shot in East L.A. described as rising leader, praised by Sheriff Baca

LA Times blog

Mohamed Ahmed, the deputy wounded Tuesday in a shootout in East L.A., was scheduled to undergo surgery Wednesday as family and colleagues rallied by his side.

Parks reelection challenger boasts of endorsements from two key L.A. unions

LA Times blog

A challenger to Los Angeles City Councilman Bernard C. Parks boasted Wednesday that she has secured the backing of two major public employee unions in the March 8 election, including one that represents workers at the Department of Water and Power.

Justices Look Again at How Police May Search Homes

New York Times

More than 60 years ago, the Supreme Court ruled that the police were not entitled to enter a residence without a warrant merely because they smelled burning opium.

Jerry Brown calls for major shifts of state prisoners to county jail

San Jose Mercury News

Gov. Jerry Brown on Monday called for a major shift of state prisoners to the county jail system, a plan aimed at saving the state money, reducing overcrowded prisons and attempting to better handle juveniles and low-level offenders who cycle through the justice system at great cost to the public.

LA gang police quit over financial disclosure


Dozens of members of the Los Angeles Police Department's anti-gang unit are opting out and are returning to regular patrols over a requirement to reveal personal financial information.

Villaraigosa says he will lay off more city workers if parking garage deal is abandoned

LA Times blog

Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa sent a letter Monday urging the City Council to move ahead with his plan to get budget revenue by leasing nine parking garages to a private company, saying he will lay off more employees if the deal is abandoned.

Cops tackle social media at SMILE conference

Police Magazine

It's now become nearly impossible for law enforcement agencies to remain uninvolved in social media. However much you might try to avoid it, it's out there and its use is growing.

Los Angeles gang police quit over financial rules

The Washington Post

Dozens of anti-gang police officers across the city are quitting their assignments over a requirement to reveal personal financial information under strict anti-corruption rules, The Associated Press has learned.

Crime alerts for Valley Glen, West Los Angeles 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 LAPD data by the Los Angeles Times’ Crime L.A. database.

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