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Bell launches search for new police chief

LA Times blog

The city of Bell is looking for a new police chief, a position that has been vacant since the city’s top cop resigned last month amid revelations that he was being paid an annual salary of $457,000.

Baby saved by quick-thinking LAPD officers reunites with Capt. Paul Hernandez 28 years later

LA Weekly blog

A Los Angeles police officer who helped to save a newborn's life near Koreatown 28 years ago was scheduled Wednesday morning to reunite with the now-grown person.

LAPD tactics in wild pursuit are under review

LA Times blog

The chaotic, potentially dangerous ending to a high-speed car chase last week has raised questions among high-ranking Los Angeles Police Department officials over the tactics and force several officers used to apprehend the driver.

Californians' income falls for first time since WWII

Sacramento Bee

Government statisticians have put a number on Californians' paycheck pain last year: about $40 billion.

On the Streets with the LAPD

TIME

In an era of steep budget cuts, police officers' work just gets harder.

Governor gets bill to keep cell phones from inmates

Sacramento Bee

The Senate voted 34-0 Monday to send Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger a bill that would make it illegal to smuggle a cell phone to a state prison inmate or to possess one while in prison.

Sacramento Sheriff's Department retirement deal goes to union, supervisors

Sacramento Bee

Union officials were counting votes through the night on a deal expected to save 85 Sacramento County Sheriff's Department jobs this year.

Oakland police, city reach pension agreement

San Francisco Chronicle

Oakland's police union said Monday that its members agreed to pay more into their pensions and accepted a later retirement for new hires, concessions that depend on voters passing a four-year, $360-a-year parcel tax in November.

Memorial honors victims of LA's 'Grim Sleeper'

Associated Press

Victims of the "Grim Sleeper" serial killer are being honored with a photo memorial in South Los Angeles.

Court upholds death penalty for killing of police officer

Metropolitan News-Enterprise

The California Supreme Court yesterday unanimously upheld the death sentence in the murder of a Manhattan Beach police officer.

Police vary unmarked cars to catch speeders

USA Today

Speeders, beware: That innocent-looking Chevrolet Camaro, Ford Fusion or SUV you're about to blow past just might be the law.

LA County deputies to get live video from planes

Associated Press

The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department is getting a new eye in the sky to help fight crime and wildfires.

Police ask for public's help in finding suspected NoHo gunman

LA Daily News

An alleged gang member who tried to gun down a 9-year-old girl playing in a North Hollywood backyard continues to elude police and detectives on Tuesday asked the public for help in identifying the suspect.

Clerk retires after 60 years with the LAPD

Torrance Daily Breeze

A luncheon is scheduled for a veteran clerk who is retiring after working for the Los Angeles Police Department for more than six decades.

Chicago Police go high-tech to pinpoint crime hot spots

Chicago Sun-Times

The Chicago Police Department is working with the Illinois Institute of Technology and the Rand Corp. on an innovative project that will help pinpoint hot spots of criminal activity.

Attorney to represent alleged serial killer without cost

City News Service

A new attorney took over the defense today for a South Los Angeles car mechanic accused of being the "Grim Sleeper' serial killer.

L.A., Long Beach to share $55M Homeland Security grant

Torrance Daily Breeze

L.A., Long Beach to Share $55 Million Federal Homeland Security Grant

NYPD officer shot by another in gunfight with man

Associated Press

An argument at a block party escalated into gunfire, killing one man and wounding several others, including a police officer shot by a colleague in the hail of bullets, authorities said.

Minn. Deputy Dies 18 Months After Being Shot

Officer.com

A Mahnomen County deputy died this morning, more than a year after being shot while on duty, according to The Star Tribune.

Rookie Miss. Officer Killed With Own Gun

Officer.com

Police said a Jackson officer has died after an altercation with an escaped inmate Friday night.

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