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3 sought in downtown armed jewelry robbery


Police are searching for three jewelry robbery suspects considered armed and dangerous.

LAPD mourning officer killed in Afghanistan


"Joshua was a highly respected Marine staff sergeant and LAPD officer"

Man wanted for 1980 L.A. murder caught in N.Y.

Torrance Daily Breeze

A man who allegedly killed a Los Angeles woman in 1980 was arrested in Rochester, N.Y., and has been returned to the Southland, where he was booked on suspicion of murder and held in the county jail on $1 million bond.

LAPD Chief Beck's mother dies at age 87


Los Angeles Police officials announced today that the 87-year-old mother of Chief Charlie Beck has died.

FBI releases 2009 statistics on law enforcement officers killed and assaulted

FBI Press Release

According to information released today by the FBI, 48 law enforcement officers were feloniously killed in the line of duty last year; 47 officers died in accidents while performing their duties; and 57,268 officers were assaulted in the line of duty.

City deficit hits $63.7 million in first quarter of fiscal year


The city began the fiscal year with a balanced budget.

Recent high-profile assaults have raised concern about non-revocable parole status

Oakland Tribune

Alexander Diaz, a 36-year-old Cuban national, was released from California's Delano State Prison in early February as a state-supervised parolee after serving four months of a 16-month sentence for grand theft. Five months later, Diaz went off the radar.

String of robberies in the Valley Saturday night

LA Daily News

In what police called a rare string of robberies in the San Fernando Valley, two masked men on Saturday night robbed a liquor store, drug store and a sandwich shop - even taking cash and cell phones from patron, in less than 2 hours.

Police seek help after two weekend shootings leave one dead, one critical

LA Daily News

One man was killed and another was listed in critical condition Sunday after two separate shootings this weekend in the San Fernando Valley, police said.

Police Protective League raises profile

LA Daily News

Almost lost in the debate between Jerry Brown and Meg Whitman over the use of the word "whore" is what it means for the new activism of the Los Angeles Police Protective League on state issues.

L.A.'s top budget official introduces two wide-ranging pension proposals

LA Times

The plans, designed to regain control of pension costs, would force newly hired city employees to pay more toward their retirement while receiving less generous benefits than those currently offered.

Former LAPD officer, paralyzed in 2006, says fitness was key to her recovery

LA Times

Over the summer, Kristina Ripatti-Pearce completed Race Across America, a bicycle relay from Oceanside, Calif., to Annapolis, Md.

Group asks court to stop early release of inmates

San Diego Union Tribune

Representatives from a crime victims advocacy group argued in court Friday that a new law allowing the release of some prison inmates before they complete their original sentences violates victims’ constitutional rights.

Police Officer Jeff Corbin creates new cop TV series "Medal of Valor"


After realizing that he was an actual police officer auditioning for the role of a cop, casting director Ellen Lewis responded, “You know the scene, do what a cop would do in real life”. “Stand back and let me show you how it’s done!”

Police search for men who followed, choked, and raped teenager


Two men are wanted in the attack and rape of a teenage girl who was walking home from a festival this summer.

Holder to break ground for DC's new police museum

Associated Press

U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder broke ground Thursday on a National Law Enforcement Museum in the capital that will put police officers in the public eye and promises such exhibits as Al Capone's bulletproof vest.

New Credit Card-Use Parking Meters Raking In The Dough

City News Service

New parking meters that allow motorists to pay with a credit card may be turning into a cash cow for the city of Los Angeles.

Steve Cooley gets funding boost from law enforcement organizations

LA Times blog

Three major law enforcement organizations have opened their wallets to boost Republican Steve Cooley's campaign for attorney general.

CHP, local police target distracted drivers


If you chat on the cell phone in the car without using a hands-free device, better watch out. Law enforcement officials are cracking down on distracted drivers — including hand-held cell phone users.

LAPD officer injured during pursuit in Inglewood-Hyde Park

LA Times blog

A Los Angeles police officer sustained a head injury Thursday afternoon during a foot pursuit near the border of Inglewood and the neighborhood of Hyde Park.

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