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Garcetti says he will seek overtime pay for LAPD, help restore ranks

LA Times

Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti said Monday that he would seek to restore overtime pay in the Los Angeles Police Department, saying it “will be a priority in the coming year.”

Battle of the Badges pits police, fire in blood drive

The Californian

Somewhere between Thanksgiving dinner and Christmas morning, blood donations seem to fall by the wayside. Enter local public safety.

Driver, rescued by LAPD officer, arrested for DUI


A 72-year-old man who was rescued from his burning car on the 405 Freeway has been arrested on suspicion of DUI, according to the CHP.

Police union head in collision with unlicensed driver

LA Daily News

The president of the Los Angeles police union, which has been outspoken on issues involving unlicensed drivers, was himself the victim of a collision involving an unlicensed, undocumented driver this week, he said.

LAPD patrols, checkpoints geared toward holiday drinkers

LA Daily News

Los Angeles police will be out in force this holiday season, cracking down on impaired drivers using DUI stops and saturation patrols.

Los Angeles police body cameras tested soon by officers in downtown Los Angeles

Daily Journal

Downtown Angelenos may be the first to encounter a Los Angeles police officer equipped with a new on-body camera.

FBI: Active shooting incidents triple in recent years

The Commercial Appeal

Lakim Faust dressed himself in black one Friday in June, grabbed a pistol-grip shotgun and 100 rounds of ammunition and walked out the door of his apartment in Greenville, N.C. with one intention – to shoot and kill a large number of people.

‘Avoid the DUI’ enforcement effort kicks into gear

LA Daily News

Law enforcement agencies from the state, cities and counties begin their annual DUI crackdown on Friday, with a series of 100 rotating drunken-driving checkpoints and other enforcement efforts.

Council approves nearly $6-million payout in LAPD ticket quota case

LA Times

The Los Angeles City Council on Tuesday approved a nearly $6-million payout to a group of police officers who accused their LAPD supervisors of imposing a traffic ticket quota and punishing them when they objected.

San Fernando Valley toy drives: Give a gift or three to the less-fortunate

LA Daily News

Across the San Fernando Valley, kind souls are collecting donations of toys to give the less fortunate during the holiday season.

William Bratton 'exactly' what New York needs, LAPD chief says

LA Times

Los Angeles police Chief Charlie Beck said he called his "good friend" and "mentor" William J. Bratton to congratulate him on his appointment for the second time as New York City police commissioner.

With fewer qualified recruits, LAPD sees decline in ranks

LA Times

As fewer people apply, and more applicants are rejected, the city struggles to replace police officers leaving the agency.

FBI, LA officials warn of counterfeit goods this holiday season


Heading into the holiday shopping season, everyone is looking for a good deal. But Los Angeles city leaders are warning consumers that counterfeit handbags and watches are hurting the U.S. economy.

Obama visit will shut down streets from Beverly Hills to Glendale

LA Times

Motorists from Beverly Hills to Glendale should expect street closures Monday and Tuesday during President Obama's visit to Southern California.

Bombs: Squads risk their lives

OC Register

Mike Wigginton calls it the best job in the world, but going to work scares him.

L.A. homicides down 13% in 2013, on pace for lowest total since 1966

LA Times

Homicides are down 13% in Los Angeles in 2013 compared with last year, and the city is on target to have the lowest number of killings since 1966, Los Angeles Police Chief Charlie Beck said Thursday.

TSA Agent Fatally Shot, Others Wounded In Shooting At LAX

CBS Los Angeles

A TSA agent was killed and several other people were injured Friday in a shooting at Terminal 3 at LAX, police said.

Police body cameras raise questions about privacy rights

Star Tribune

Using wearable video cameras no larger than the size of a deck of cards, Burnsville patrol officers record every traffic stop, every call for help and every major crime from their own point of view. In a world where everyone with a smartphone is a videographer, the police must adapt, said Police Chief Eric Gieseke. “The reality is, if we’re not recording ourselves, someone else is,” he said during a demonstration.

6th Annual Randy Simmons 5k Challenge Preview

KTLA 5 News

Randy Simmons was the first LAPD SWAT officer killed in the line of duty. His legacy is remembered with this annual event which benefits an outreach foundation in his name.

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