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California Jails revolving door becoming a national topic


Convicted sex offenders and other felons in California are systematically walking free, despite continuously violating their parole.

Probation officers say new training standards put them in harms way

LA Daily News

As counties work to put Gov. Jerry Brown's prison realignment plan into place, new concerns are being raised over the safety of probation officers who have to supervise inmates released under the AB 109 legislation.

Hermosa Beach selects LAPD commander as new police chief

LA Times

Ending an 18-month search, Hermosa Beach has selected a ranking LAPD commander to led its 37-officer department.

LAPD Defends Record on Employee Lawsuits

Courthouse News Service

The Los Angeles Police Department already has reduced the city's liability for costly cases involving disgruntled employees, and an audit suggesting otherwise is out of date, LAPD officials told the Police Commission this week.

LAPD Officer Awarded State Officer Of The Year For Spirited Work With Children

CBS Los Angeles

An LAPD officer is showing that serving the community involves more than patrols and arrests.

Arizona wildfire kills 19 firefighters

LA Times

It is the worst such loss of life since 1933. The blaze 'just overtook them,' an official says.

Portions Of 405 Freeway In The Sepulveda Pass To Close Tuesday Through Friday Nights

CBS Los Angeles

Portions of the 405 Freeway through the Sepulveda Pass will be closed Tuesday through Friday nights for work on the Skirball Bridge.

Public Invited to LAPD Senior Lead Officers Summit

Echo Park Patch

The meeting is being sponsored by the LAPD's Northeast Division.

Texting hands-free while driving still dangerous, study finds

LA Daily News

With Siri on the iPhone and Bluetooth in dashboards, it's a lot easier for drivers to talk or text on their cellphones -- but a study released Wednesday found these hands-free technologies could be even more dangerous than hand-held devices when used on the road.

Apple to add kill switches to iPhones

SF Gate

Apple said Monday it will equip its new iPhones with a "kill switch" that will render the devices useless if stolen - making the Cupertino firm the first manufacturer to act on a chorus of law enforcement calls to discourage robbers who are targeting smartphones.

Apple, others to meet with law enforcement over violent phone thefts


Representatives from Apple, Samsung, Google/Motorola, and Microsoft are set to meet with top officials in New York and San Francisco to discuss a tech solution to street theft of mobile devices.

Justices Allow DNA Collection After an Arrest

New York Times

The police may take DNA samples from people arrested in connection with serious crimes, the Supreme Court ruled on Monday in a 5-to-4 decision.

Police shortage looms for San Diego

U-T San Diego

Reasons: retirement bubble, compensation issues, competition

With all precincts reporting, clear leaders emerge in city races

LA Times

The Los Angeles city clerk early Wednesday morning released final vote tallies for the citywide election, leaving only mail-in ballot results standing between candidates' victory and defeat.

What's it like to fly on an LAPD helicopter patrol?


The nation’s largest police helicopter fleet lives in downtown Los Angeles. The L.A. Police Department owns and operates 17 helicopters that cover nearly 500 square miles of the city, from the San Fernando Valley to San Pedro.

LAPD Urges Caution Over Memorial Day Weekend

Venice-Mar Vista Patch

The Los Angeles Police Department warns of the importance of putting safety at the top of your list.

Federal oversight of LAPD officially ends

Associated Press

A judge has officially ended more than a decade of federal oversight of the Los Angeles Police Department that was triggered by a corruption scandal involving abusive officers.

Founding President of Latino Democrats Withdraws Garcetti Endorsement, Chooses Greuel


Today Robert Olivarez, the Founding Past President of The Latino Democrats of LA County, and current Chair of the Latino Democrats of SoCal*, announced that in light of Councilmember Garcetti’s failure to denounce hateful comments made by right-wing shock jock Kevin James targeting the Latino community he has withdrawn his endorsement of Garcetti and strongly endorsed Wendy Greuel for Mayor.

Police Week: Honoring the Fallen


Thousands of law enforcement officers from around the country gathered last night at the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial for a candlelight vigil to honor fallen officers.

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