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Police protests draw modest crowds downtown

LA Daily News

Protests against the police killing of a Guatemalan day laborer continued Saturday when a smaller-than-expected group of demonstrators marched downtown and in the Westlake area, accusing the Los Angeles Police Department of brutality and harassment.

Parade peaceful in wake of unrest

LA Daily News

Los Angeles Police Chief Charlie Beck was joined by about 50,000 people at Sunday's 27th Central American Parade in Los Angeles, an annual street fair that was somewhat overshadowed by recent friction between police and some factions in the MacArthur Park area.

Honoring the women who protect and serve

LA Times

The Legendary Ladies, retired female LAPD officers, meet to celebrate Fanchon Blake, whose 1973 lawsuit opened the department to equal status for women.

Officers' poor memory is deemed no reason to dismiss traffic tickets

LA Times

LAPD memo warns that police will be disciplined if they ask for citations to be voided because they can't recall the details.

Police arrest suspect in LA pot dispensary killing

Associated Press

Los Angeles police have arrested a second suspect wanted in the killing of an employee at a medical marijuana dispensary.

Schwarzenegger won't seek CalPERS loan

Sacramento Bee

Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, meeting Thursday to discuss the state budget with legislative leaders, abandoned a proposal to borrow money from the California Public Employees' Retirement System to balance the spending plan.

Cries for vengeance against L.A. cops who shot knife-wielding thug

Pajamas Media

Manuel Jamines went after the responding police with his blade, but the mob wants the cops on trial for murder because he was "unarmed."

Chere Osmanhodzic Murder Case Inspires LAPD Union To Say We Told You So

LA Weekly blog

Suspect Saw An Early Release Despite Record

Fundraiser held for LAPD in military

ABC-7

A fundraiser for a Los Angeles police officer and U.S. Marines veteran wounded in Afghanistan was held Thursday night.

Video cameras to be added to Oakland police wardrobe

Oakland Tribune

Guns, radios and coming soon as tools of the trade, clip-on cameras.

California drivers still texting despite law

LA Times blog

California drivers are still sending text messages from behind the wheel, despite a state law banning the practice, according to an Auto Club study released Wednesday.

Sunshine Kids Shine Bright

SZone

With the LAPD Concert Band in full symphony, 24 children from the Sunshine Kids were sworn in as honorary police officers for the day.

Court backs DNA testing as condition of federal bail

Sacramento Bee

In the first decision of its kind in the nation, a split appellate court has ruled in a Sacramento case that DNA testing is a legitimate condition of release on bail for a federal defendant charged with a felony but not yet convicted.

Prison officials dispute study on sexual violence behind bars

California Watch blog

State prison officials are disputing findings from a new federal study that identified two California prisons as having some of the highest rates of sexual violence in the nation.

Database will let law enforcement agencies share up-to-date crime data

LA Times

From computers in their cars, Southern California officers will also be able to access social services and community leaders.

CalPERS must release documents detailing $100 million investment loss

Contra Costa Times

A judge on Tuesday ordered the mammoth pension fund for state government workers, CalPERS, to release documents detailing how it lost $100 million in a failed East Palo Alto real estate development.

Fewer local officers become immigration agents

USA Today

A federal program that deputizes local police officers to act as immigration agents has seen a sharp drop in interest from law enforcement agencies.

Even with fewer thefts, California cities among worst for stolen cars

California Watch

California cities remain a haven for car thieves – just less so than in years past.

LA police chief vows to speed up investigation

Associated Press

Los Angeles Police Chief Charlie Beck promises to accelerate the department's investigation into the fatal police shooting of a Guatemalan immigrant.

Parolee wanted in murder of Valley Village bride-to-be

KTLA

Chere Osmanhodzic was set to be married this month.

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