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Body cameras for L.A. police: Access to video, privacy among concerns

LA Times

San Fernando Valley residents Thursday night raised concerns about civilian privacy and access to video that would be captured under the Los Angeles Police Department’s plan to equip its officers with body cameras.

Two police officers 'simply assassinated' in Brooklyn

LA Times

A man who posted anti-police rants online shot dead two New York City policemen as they sat in their patrol car Saturday, an attack that further shook a city where community-police relations have been tense following the deaths of unarmed black men at the hands of cops.

LAPD SWAT Officers Deliver 2K Toys To Children With Musculoskeletal Conditions

CBS Los Angeles

Los Angeles Police Department Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) officers Wednesday delivered 2,000 toys to youth patients.

Ferguson lesson: Police can better calm situations

Los Angeles Daily News

The grand jury that declined to indict Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson was focused on whether he might have acted in self-defense when he shot and killed unarmed, 18-year-old Michael Brown.

California is about to learn that “tough on crime” is tough to undo

Washington Post

Californians voted to send fewer criminals to prison on Tuesday, approving a ballot measure that classified check forgery, possession of some drugs, and theft of property worth less than $950, among other crimes, as misdemeanors rather than felonies.

Proposition 47 — good idea, bad execution

Los Angeles Daily News Opinion

There’s a real need to reduce California’s alarming incarceration levels and free up precious funds that could be better spent on education and rehabilitation. But Proposition 47 isn’t the answer.

Suspect killed in LAPD shootout had 'high-powered' rifle, police say

LA Times

One of two suspects who are accused of engaging police in a running shootout through South Los Angeles early Monday was armed with a “high-powered” rifle that wounded a 22-year department veteran, police officials said.

Judge Rules Anti-Pension Measure Off Ventura County Ballot

Tim Yaryan

Saying it would be a "waste of public resources" to put it on the ballot, Ventura County Superior Court Judge Kent Kellegrew has ordered the removal of the ballot measure that would have switched new workers to 401ks off the ballot in that county.

LA Police Union President Says Mayor’s YouTube Video Has Helped Him More than He Knows

KJLH-FM

Los Angeles Police Protective League president Tyler Izen was a guest on the Front Page with Dominique DiPrima on KJLH-FM on Friday, August 1. Izen discussed the union’s quest for higher salaries and improved working conditions for the 9,900 rank-and-file officers it represents.

LAPD Officers Gather to Voice Concerns Over Latest Contract Offer

KTLA

The Los Angeles police union recently rejected the City of Los Angeles’ contract offer. The sticking point involves a pay raise and on Tuesday union leaders voiced their concerns hoping to move contract talks forward.

Tyler Izen on NBC4 News Conference with Conan Nolan

NBC 4

Tyler Izen on NBC4 News Conference with Conan Nolan

Here Is Where Violent Crime Is Surging in L.A.

LA Weekly

Earlier this month Los Angeles Police Department Chief Charlie Beck announced that violent crime had increased in the first half of 2014. The city saw a 2.8 percent bump compared the same period last year.

Mayor Tells LAPD Vet Math ‘Problem’, Not Lack Of Respect Behind Contract Talks

CBS Los Angeles

Los Angeles cannot afford a big pay raise for police officers to end a labor dispute with the LAPD, Mayor Eric Garcetti said Thursday.

Police Contract, 2nd Ld

City News Service

Police Chief Charlie Beck attempted today to placate rank-and-file officers who last week voted to reject a proposed labor agreement, urging them to come back to the negotiating table amid a spirit of "respect and professionalism.''

About 50 members of violent L.A. street gang are arrested in sweep

LA Times

Dozens of members of a notorious Los Angeles street gang were arrested early Tuesday as federal and local investigators moved to break up what they said was a violent and powerful cartel that ran a drug operation that stretched as far as Louisiana.

Las Vegas police officers gunned down at pizza restaurant, one civilian killed

NY Daily News

The two shooters shot a civilian at a nearby Walmart after walking into a Las Vegas restaurant to shoot two officers in the head while shouting: 'This is the start of a revolution.'

Funeral Services Held For LAPD Det. Killed When Cement Truck Overturned In Beverly Hills

CBS Los Angeles

Funeral services were being held Tuesday for a Los Angeles Police Department officer who was killed when his pickup truck was struck by a cement mixer in Beverly Hills.

Beck mourns loss of LAPD officer; 'today the grief is different'

LA Times

For the third time in two months, hundreds of police officers filled a downtown Los Angeles cathedral Wednesday morning to bid an emotional farewell to an LAPD officer killed in a car crash.

Suspect in crash death of LAPD officer knew driver being pursued

LA Times

Investigators piecing together the car crash that killed a Los Angeles police officer Saturday believe the driver involved in the deadly collision is an acquaintance of the man the officer was pursuing when he was struck, sources told The Times.

Fallen LAPD motorcycle cop is mourned at large downtown ceremony

LA Times

Hundreds of uniformed police officers gathered in downtown Los Angeles early Tuesday to pay their final respects to a veteran LAPD motorcycle officer who died earlier this month after being struck by a driver suspected of being under the influence of cocaine.

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