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Public Safety First: “Enough is Enough”

Support your Los Angeles police officers and remind the community to keep public safety first. Join us on Saturday, September 26, 2015, for a peaceful pro-police gathering at the Hollywood Community Police Station and a march to the CNN building (on Sunset and Cahuenga Boulevard).

Celebrities to attend LAPD Appreciation Day


Various celebrities will show their appreciation to our men and women in uniform at the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce’s Police and Fire Fighters Appreciation Day BBQ at the Los Angeles Police Department, LAPD Hollywood Division on Friday, September 11th, from 12 Noon to 2 p.m. located at 1358 N. Wilcox Avenue.

LAPD Foothill Division Officers Receive Distinguished Service Award

The Foothills Paper

On May 15, 2007, a crazed transient armed with a sword entered the grounds of a Korean church and school located off the 210 freeway in Foothill area.

LA Police Commission To Consider Ban On ‘Personal, Profane’ Remarks At Public Meetings

CBS Los Angeles

The Los Angeles Police Commission was expected Tuesday to consider a new rule that would allow for the removal of people who make “personal, impertinent or profane remarks” during a commission meeting.

Cops and prosecutors oppose parole for Voltaire Williams

LA Observed

In early August we published a visiting blogger piece by Arnold Friedman about the possible parole of Voltaire Williams, who was convicted in the murder of Los Angeles police officer Thomas Williams in 1985.

LAPD's long-awaited body cameras will hit the streets on Monday

LA Times

Starting Monday, many Los Angeles police officers will hit the streets with new equipment: body cameras.

Attorney General: Reed initiative eliminates constitutional protections for vested pension benefits


The California Attorney General has acknowledged that the scope of Chuck Reed’s initiative is to eliminate constitutional protection for the vested pension benefits for all current public employees, and subject their future salaries and benefits to a public vote.

LAPD Pledges More Community Involvement Following Rash of Violence in South LA


With 23 shootings in a single week in South Los Angeles earlier this month, the Los Angeles Police Department saw its worst spike in violence this year. The casualties were counted and the cause is now under analysis.

Video: LAPD officer saves life of choking man


A Los Angeles police officer was quick to act when he saw a patron in a restaurant choking, CBS LA reported.

Los Angeles Police Union Opposes Council Proposal to Require Locks on Handguns When Not in Use

Police Magazine

Los Angeles city council members are debating controversial new gun law changes aimed at locking up handguns when they're not in use.

LAPD Brings Foot Patrols Back To Chinatown


The Los Angeles Police Department is launching a new foot patrol program in Chinatown, the first in the area in about a decade.

L.A. Police Pool Money to Replace Leg Braces Stolen From Boy With Cerebral Palsy


Police were searching Wednesday for the thief who broke into a woman’s car and stole the orthopedic leg braces belonging to her 9-year-old son who suffers from cerebral palsy.

L.A. Police Union President Calls Ezell Ford a ‘ Known Gang Member’ in Denouncing Commission Ruling


The president of the Los Angeles police union denounced the commission’s recent ruling that an LAPD officer acted out of policy in the fatal shooting of Ezell Ford. During his comments, LAPPL President Craig Lally called Ford a “known gang member,” eliciting cries from the audience. Christina Pascucci reports from downtown Los Angeles for the KTLA 5 News at 1 on June 16, 2015.

Union Chief Hints At Less ‘Proactive’ Police Work In Wake Of Ezell Ford Ruling

CBS Los Angeles

Police officers in Los Angeles are backing off the practice of community policing in the aftermath of the Ezell Ford case, a police union official said Tuesday.

LAPD union blasts police commissioners over Ezell Ford decision

LA Times

Tensions over last week's decision in the fatal police shooting of Ezell Ford continued to simmer Tuesday as Los Angeles police union officials blasted police commissioners, saying their ruling threatened the safety of officers and the public.

LAPD union: Ezell Ford ruling places police work in jeopardy

ABC7 Eyewitness News

The Los Angeles Police Commission's recent findings on the shooting death of Ezell Ford may place future "proactive" police work in jeopardy, Los Angeles Police Protective League President Craig Lally said.

Officers' Union Says "Proactive Policing" May Decline as Result of Ford Decision


Chief Charlie Beck has tried to rally his officers with a specially recorded video, but this has been criticized by activists.

‘Blue Alert’ Established to Catch Threats Against Police Officers

Care 2

On February 3, 2013, Monica Quan, an assistant coach at Cal State Fullerton and her fiancé Keith Lawrence were found shot to death in a parking garage in Irvine, Calif.

Omaha police officer shot and killed a day before beginning maternity leave

Washington Post

An Omaha police officer was killed during a shootout with a suspect Wednesday, a day before her three-month-old baby was to be released from the hospital, authorities said.

Divided Police Commission approves rules for LAPD body cameras

LA Times

Los Angeles will become the largest city in the nation to equip all its patrol officers with body cameras, after a divided Los Angeles Police Commission on Tuesday gave its final approval during a heated debate that highlighted lingering concerns about how the cameras will be used.

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