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Pipe Bomb Discovered at LAPD's 77th Division


A pipe bomb in a backpack was discovered Monday night inside a planter in the foyer of LAPD's 77th St. Division station at 77th St. and Broadway Ave.

L.A. City Council asked to provide $75,000 reward to find Halloween killers of 5-year-old

LA Times blog

The Los Angeles City Council will be asked Tuesday to approve a $75,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the killers of a 5-year-old in the backyard of a South L.A. home as he prepared to trick-or-treat.

Loved ones pay respects to LAPD officer killed in Afghanistan


Relatives, friends and comrades are paying their respects to a Los Angeles police officer who died during military duty in Afghanistan.

LAPD urges the public to remain vigilant against terrorism

City News Service

The Los Angeles Police Department today urged Southlanders to remain vigilant about passing on possible terrorist-related information to authorities.

Services set for LAPD officer killed in Afghanistan

LA Times blog

Some streets in downtown Los Angeles will be closed briefly Tuesday and Wednesday for a public visitation and private funeral services for Joshua J. Cullins, a Marine reservist and Los Angeles police officer killed in Afghanistan.

In San Carlos, police chief turns out the lights

Peninsuka Press

The San Carlos Police Department is mostly empty. A display case stands in the reception area, filled with memorabilia from the department’s past.

CHP officer slain in '67 honored

Torrance Daily Breeze

It's been 43 years since CHP officer Merle Andrews was gunned down on the Palos Verdes Peninsula, but friends and law enforcement officials gathered Friday to celebrate the long journey to a fitting tribute.

Crime falls 40% in neighborhoods with Summer Night Lights program

LA Times

The program offers recreation, mentoring, counseling and food in troubled L.A. neighborhoods until midnight. It operated at 24 sites this year may be expanded.

Justice in slow motion

LA Times Opinion

On Oct. 31, 1985, Los Angeles Police Det. Thomas C. Williams was shot to death while picking up his 6-year-old son from church school.

San Diego officer, 2 others killed in gun battle

LA Times

The officer, a 17-year veteran, was the department's first to be fatally shot in the line of duty since 1991. Three people are arrested during the siege at an apartment in the city's Skyline neighborhood.

San Diego Police Officers Association Mourns the Loss of a Brother Killed in the Line of Duty


Donations to a trust fund for the fallen officer’s family can be made through the SDPOA Charity Fund.

Body of LAPD officer killed in Afghanistan arrives at LAX

Torrance Daily Breeze

The body of a Los Angeles police officer and Marine Corps reservist killed in Afghanistan arrived Thursday at Los Angeles International Airport, where it was met by mourners and an honor guard.

San Diego slain officer mourned; family of dead suspect offers condolences

San Diego Union-Tribune

A veteran San Diego police officer was mortally wounded in a gun battle Wednesday night that sparked a seven-hour SWAT standoff at a Skyline apartment and ended with the discovery of two bodies surrounded by firearms in a bedroom.

LA's crime fighting females


Being a cop in Los Angeles is a dangerous job dominated by men.

Nearly 90 LAPD officers to be reassigned from street patrol to jail duty

LA Times

The transfers will allow the department to open a new jail facility in February that has been unused for more than a year because of staffing shortages. A police union leader objects.

Body of Slain LAPD Officer To Arrive From Afghanistan Today

City News Service

The body of Los Angeles Police Department Officer and Marine Corps Reserves Staff Sgt. Joshua J. Cullins will arrive aboard a plane landing at Los Angeles International Airport today.

San Diego police officer killed in apartment gunbattle

San Diego Union-Tribune

A San Diego police officer was mortally wounded in a barrage of gunfire Wednesday night after he and other officers kicked down a door inside a Bay Terraces apartment.

Assault on transgender woman in Hollywood caught on tape; five suspects sought

LA Times blog

Los Angeles police investigators are seeking five suspects in connection with an attack on a transgender woman in Hollywood that left the 25-year-old victim bloodied and battered with a broken jaw and cheek bone.

Parents of LAPD officer killed by bomb had feared for his safety

LA Times

As a Marine reservist disarming roadside bombs in Afghanistan, Joshua Cullins knew he had one of the most dangerous jobs on Earth. He died just two days before he was to be reassigned.

Deaths of Lakewood (Wash.) officers sparks new police training initiative

Seattle Times

The tragedy of last year's murders of four Lakewood police officers is being cited by U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder in announcing a new Department of Justice initiative aimed at helping police survive violent encounters.

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