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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.

Slain LAPD Officer James C. Beyea honored with Reseda pathway dedication

LA Daily News

Los Angeles city officials on Thursday dedicated a pathway in Reseda to the memory of a rookie police officer killed in the line of duty nearly 27 years ago, completing a mission started by the slain officer’s friend.

LAPD body cameras to roll out at 3 precincts this summer

Los Angeles Daily News

Hundreds of body cameras have been delivered to the Los Angeles Police Department and are expected to be put in use starting this summer, officials said.

Man shot dead by LAPD on skid row was convicted bank robber

LA Times

Homeless man killed by LAPD officers on skid row was convicted bank robber, sources and records show.

Los Angeles police union asks public to 'reserve judgment' over shooting death

The Guardian

In response to growing tensions in Los Angeles over the police killing of a homeless man on Sunday, the president of the local officers’ labor union urged the public to “reserve their judgment” until an investigation was complete.

Real or fake? Tragic encounters fuel debate over realistic-looking replica guns

LA Times

The last thing Jordan Baylon wants is a fake pink gun.

Pastor Of Prominent L.A. Church Issues Apology After Controversial Sermon About Police, KKK

CBS Los Angeles

The senior pastor of a prominent Los Angeles church has issued an apology after controversial comments during a sermon delivered weeks ago.

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