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Traffic plan for Friday presidential visit released

City News Service

Portions of some streets near USC will be closed to traffic Friday because of President Barack Obama's visit, but police said Wednesday they were attempting to avoid the congestion that accompanied Obama's last visit.

61 gang members, associates indicted on federal drug, weapons charges

LA Times blog

Federal and local law enforcement officials announced Thursday that they had arrested and indicted dozens of gang members or their associates suspected of distributing weapons as well as large quantities of cocaine, crack cocaine and methamphetamine.

Jump in traffic tickets raises questions

Daily Journal

Abubaker Bahrun had just finished loading his hotel shuttle van with luggage when he drove to a different hotel just a few dozen yards away on Hollywood Boulevard and Highland Avenue in Hollywood.

Eastside honors first Latino LAPD Commanding Officer

Bell Gardens Sun

High-ranking police and government officials joined the Boyle Heights community last Saturday in celebrating the official renaming of the Los Angeles Police Department’s new police station in Boyle Heights as the “Rudy De Leon Hollenbeck Police Station”.

Flags at half staff for LAPD Marine and police chief's mom

LA Wave Newspapers

City flags flew at half-staff Thursday to honor a Los Angeles police officer killed while serving in Afghanistan, and also to honor the late mother of police Chief Charlie Beck.

LAPD mulls possible use of Korea's top breed dog in its force

Arirang Korean TV

The LAPD is considering using a Korean breed of dog, the Jindo, in its K-9 units.

LAPD officer serving in Afghanistan is killed by roadside bomb

LA Times

Marine reservist Joshua J. Cullins bounced back quickly from a concussion suffered in an explosion in July, but is fatally injured by a blast in dangerous Helmand province.

3 sought in downtown armed jewelry robbery

ABC7

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

LAPD mourning officer killed in Afghanistan

NBC4

"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

KPCC

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

NBC4

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.

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