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Special Olympics To Bring 7,000 Athletes To Los Angeles

Special Olympics To Bring 7,000 Athletes To Los Angeles

The Special Olympics World Games will bring 7,000 athletes from 177 countries to Los Angeles this week to take part in 25 sports at venues across the city.

"It's going to be the largest event Los Angeles has hosted since the 1984 Summer Olympics, and the largest sports-humanitarian event in the world this year," said Patrick McClenahan, president and chief executive of LA2015, the nonprofit bringing the games to L.A.

Eighty-five communities from San Diego to San Luis Obispo will host the international sports competition designed to celebrate athletes with intellectual disabilities.

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LAPD Brings Foot Patrols Back To Chinatown

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LAPD Brings Foot Patrols Back To Chinatown

LAPD Brings Foot Patrols Back To Chinatown

The Los Angeles Police Department is launching a new foot patrol program in Chinatown, the first in the area in about a decade.

The patrols have been brought back to get officers into the community and allow them to get to know its residents.

Two officers will be permanently assigned to walk Chinatown on a daily basis. Community beat patrols have been brought back in several other Los Angeles communities, including Boyle Heights.

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The LAPPL applauds L.A. Times firing of cartoonist Ted Rall

The LAPPL applauds L.A. Times firing of cartoonist Ted Rall

So many within the LAPD were pleasantly surprised at the recent firing of Los Angeles Times opinion cartoonist Ted Rall, which we believe was justified based on evidence proving that he lied about his encounter with LAPD officers. We especially appreciate the Times’ reaction, as the media in general often seems eager to publish material portraying law enforcement in a negative light.
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Putting officer-involved shootings in perspective: Part I
Following national coverage of officer-involved shootings (OIS) last summer, media coverage of all such shootings has expanded. Additional coverage will be generated in coming months by the Los Angeles Police Department’s determination as to whether several high-profile OIS this year were justified or “in policy.”
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LAPD union blasts police commissioners over Ezell Ford decision

LAPD union blasts police commissioners over Ezell Ford decision

Tensions over last week's decision in the fatal police shooting of Ezell Ford continued to simmer Tuesday as Los Angeles police union officials blasted police commissioners, saying their ruling threatened the safety of officers and the public.

Craig Lally, the president of the union that represents rank-and-file LAPD officers, and other union officials were blunt as they addressed the L.A. Police Commission during the panel's first public meeting since it decided last week that one officer was not justified in fatally shooting Ford, even though the officer was in a struggle with Ford over control of his gun.

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Divided Police Commission approves rules for LAPD body cameras

Divided Police Commission approves rules for LAPD body cameras

Los Angeles will become the largest city in the nation to equip all its patrol officers with body cameras, after a divided Los Angeles Police Commission gave its final approval during a heated debate that highlighted lingering concerns about how the cameras will be used.

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

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

Roberto Sanchez was one of four LAPD officers to die in a traffic incident since early March, his funeral coming less than a week after a veteran detective was killed off-duty in Beverly Hills.
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Donation Account for Officer Roberto Sanchez

Fallen LAPD motorcycle cop is mourned at large downtown ceremony

Fallen LAPD motorcycle cop is mourned at large downtown ceremony

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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Donation account for Officer Christopher Cortijo

Thousands mourn LAPD officer Nicholas Lee

Thousands mourn LAPD officer Nicholas Lee

A Los Angeles police officer killed in a traffic crash was remembered Thursday as a mentor and loving father at a downtown service that drew thousands of mourners, including Gov. Jerry Brown and Attorney General Kamala Harris.
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Donation account set up for Officer Lee

Remembering a 'cop's cop' in San Bernardino

Remembering a 'cop's cop' in San Bernardino

The day before his death, San Bernardino County Sheriff's Deputy Jeremiah MacKay agreed to a request from his wife, Lynette: He stayed home from work.
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The Monica Quan and Keith Lawrence Girls Basketball Scholarship Fund

John Miller, the former head of the LAPD Major Crimes Division, speaks with two married police officers at the top of revenge killer Christopher Dorner's hit list. [VIDEO]