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City must rethink policies instead of cutting LAPD

LA Daily News Op-Ed

In recent weeks, the Los Angeles Police Protective League has been calling on city leaders to revisit policy decisions that are forcing Police Chief Charlie Beck to staff critical administrative jobs with sworn police officers and, in two months, will have him put nearly 90 of them to work as jailers.

Sheriff tells Compton it can't afford its own police; official bristles at interference

LA Times blog

Los Angeles County Sheriff Lee Baca made a public appeal to the Compton City Council on Tuesday to delay its planned resurrection of the Compton Police Department, saying the city can't afford the move.

Police looking for kidnap suspect

Downtown News

Authorities Release Composite Sketch of Attempted Kidnapper

The party's over

NBC4

The party's over. Cops from LAPD's Hollywood Vice have been cracking down on those mega stretch limos and hummers that cruise the clubs packed with booze and partiers.

$4.06 Million in counterfeit movies, music seized in L.A.

The Hollywood Reporter

An anti-piracy task force called Operation Chimney Sweep involving L.A. police and sheriffs arrested 10 people and seized $4.06 million worth of counterfeit movies, music and apparel, L.A. city controller Wendy Greuel announced Wednesday during a news conference.

Agent's death a reminder of U.S.-Mexican border violence

USA Today

A U.S. Border Patrol agent was shot and killed along the Southwestern border last week, marking the second time in as many years that an agent was gunned down along the border with Mexico.

Car cameras to record state roadways

California Watch

Cameras proliferate this data-driven age, replacing hazy recollections with clear digital images.

Long Beach 'donning and doffing' suit settled

Long Beach Press-Telegram

LONG BEACH: Police sought pay for time to put on uniforms.

Hate crimes in L.A. County down overall, but anti-Jewish vandalism rises

LA Times blog

Hate crimes were down in Los Angeles County in 2009 compared with the year before, but such crimes against Jews spiked almost 50%, according to a report released Tuesday.

Gang member loses chance to appeal conviction for shooting at LAPD officers in Van Nuys

LA Daily News

The California Supreme Court refused today to consider the case against a teenage gang member convicted of shooting at two Los Angeles police officers who were chasing him in Van Nuys in May 2007.

LAPD identifies 21 of 160 women in Grim Sleeper suspect's photos

LA Times

Authorities say investigators have received 200 tips about the identities of women whose photos were released last week. Lonnie Franklin Jr. is accused of sexually assaulting and killing 10 women in South L.A.

Services today for LAPD Officer Kent Carter, killed in off-duty motorcycle crash

LA Daily News

Funeral services will be held today for a 60-year-old off-duty Los Angeles Police Department officer killed in a collision in Orange County that also took the life of a second motorcyclist.

FBI report: Violent crime down 6.2% in first half of 2010

CNN

Violent crime in the United States dropped markedly in the first half of 2010, according to FBI statistics released Monday.

L.A. County Sheriff Lee Baca sworn in for fourth term

LA Times blog

Los Angeles County Sheriff Lee Baca was sworn in Monday for a fourth term, and he said he did not expect it to be his last.

LAPD to enforce 10 p.m. curfew in San Pedro during winter break

Torrance Daily Breeze

Teenagers on winter break from San Pedro schools better make sure they don't stay out too late during the holiday period.

Suggestion to cut police department to stay solvent prompts political fight in Bell

LA Times

The already fractured political landscape in scandal-plagued Bell is expected to worsen in the coming months as the city considers slashing spending to stay solvent.

Union aims to cuff police hiring

Wall Street Journal

With the city facing a projected $400 million deficit, the union that represents Los Angeles police officers is pushing a surprising solution: stop hiring cops.

Release of photos in Grim Sleeper case brings major response

LA Times

LAPD is flooded with calls, e-mails and other tips after images of women found on the suspect's property are made public. Five tentative identifications have been made.

LEO deaths take no holiday

Police Magazine blog

So far in 2010, 155 law enforcement officers have made the ultimate sacrifice.

Funds pledged to fight gangs

LA Daily News

Gov. Schwarzenegger says $9.2 million will go to programs against violence.

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