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Crime In LA Continues To Drop

Encino, CA Patch | Posted 09.12.2011 | Los Angeles

Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa and police Chief Charlie Beck today announced reductions in all categories of violent and property crime for the first half...

40.5 Things to Do in L.A. Without Your Car

Jennifer Ketcham | Posted 09.12.2011 | Los Angeles
Jennifer Ketcham

With the 405 shutting down, I find myself excited for my upcoming Westside staycation. City officials may encourage us to leave, but this list of the amazing things we can do locally illustrates just how great being a Westsider is.

LAPD Not Liable For Damage, But Fixes Garage Anyway

Toluca Lake, CA Patch | Posted 09.10.2011 | Los Angeles

Aldo Mayorga woke up on March 21 to find the streets of his neighborhood crowded with emergency vehicles and SWAT officers armed with rifles. ...

WATCH: LAPD Officer Stops Knife-Wielding Attacker While Dining At Milk

The Huffington Post | Eliza Fisher | Posted 09.07.2011 | Los Angeles

Milk, a restaurant on Beverly Boulevard known for its pricey sandwiches and sumptuous ice cream treats, was the scene of a possibly deadly confrontati...

Robbers Steal $1 Million At Gunpoint

AP | Posted 09.07.2011 | Los Angeles

SOUTH EL MONTE, Calif. — Three employees were bound, blindfolded and locked in a vault during a million-dollar heist at a security transport com...

New LAPD Discipline Policy Results In Some Officers Avoiding Punishment | Joel Rubin, Los Angeles Times | Posted 09.04.2011 | Los Angeles

A growing number of Los Angeles police officers who have used excessive force, driven while intoxicated, falsely imprisoned people or committed other ...

New Job: Traffic Reporter?

Posted 08.30.2011 | Los Angeles

UPDATED -- More "big names" doing their part to warn Los Angeles about the upcoming 405 freeway closure: former CHiPs star Erik Estrada. PREVI...

WATCH: 'Baby Stroller Bandits' Strike

Posted 08.10.2011 | Los Angeles

Beware the "baby stroller bandits," a pair of middle-aged women working together to steal wallets from purses on baby strollers. While the two are sus...

The Protector: Deja Vu All Over Again

Jackie K. Cooper | Posted 08.08.2011 | Entertainment
Jackie K. Cooper

This series has a lot going for it. It has a solid cast and a likeable "star." Still the perception is this show is too late for the party.

Addicted to Incarceration

Sam Slovick | Posted 07.31.2011 | Los Angeles
Sam Slovick

A sharp divide in the recent Supreme Court ruling ordering California to drastically reduce its prison population represents a deeper national division.

BREAKING: LAPD Books Suspect, Held On $1 Million Bail

AP | CHRISTOPHER WEBER | Posted 07.22.2011 | Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES -- A tip from a parole officer led to the arrest Sunday of the key suspect in the attack on a San Francisco Giants fan outside Dodger Stad...

Gay Sergeant Awarded $1.1 Million For LAPD Workplace Harassment

AP | Posted 07.20.2011 | Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES — An openly gay police sergeant who said he was subjected to derogatory remarks by his supervisor was awarded $1.1 million by a jury...

LAPD Shelling Out Millions For Multiple Workplace Lawsuits | Joel Rubin, Los Angeles Times | Posted 07.08.2011 | Los Angeles

In the last decade, at least 16 other officers have won million-dollar-plus jury verdicts or settlements from the city in lawsuits in which they level...

Venice Gang Sting Leads To 19 Arrests

Venice, CA Patch | Samantha Page | Email the Author | 3:07pm | Posted 07.04.2011 | Los Angeles

A four-month sting operation in the Venice area has resulted in 19 arrests, several of which were made early Wednesday morning in a coordinated raid o...

LAPD Duped By Years-Old Internet Hoax

Sherman Oaks, CA Patch | Dennis Wilen | Email the Author | April 30, 2011 | Posted 07.01.2011 | Los Angeles

The proof that it's a paranoid urban legend has been circulating for years, but that didn't stop the LAPD's West Valley Division from sending out an e...

PHOTOS: Street Artist Revok Arrested While Attempting To Leave US

Posted 06.25.2011 | Los Angeles

UPDATED -- Jason Williams, aka Revok, has just been sentenced to 180 days in jail for violating his probation on a previous misdemeanor charge. The LA...

Police Draw Guns On Camera Crew In Case Of Mistaken Identity | Posted 06.21.2011 | Los Angeles

A Bloomberg news crew got wrapped up in a little more excitement than the paparazzi story they were working on this afternoon.  Their vehicle happene...

LAPD Stops Arresting Kids on Their Way to School

Eric Sapp | Posted 06.19.2011 | Los Angeles
Eric Sapp

Imagine that you're running late to school. You hear the late bell ring just as you're approaching campus, but you're met by a squad of police officers, who detain you and give you a daytime curfew ticket.

LAPD's Westside Ticket Quota Busted

Los Angeles Times | Posted 06.12.2011 | Los Angeles

A jury on Monday awarded $2 million to two Los Angeles police officers in a civil suit against the city and the department alleging there was a ...

'Grim Sleeper' Killer Could Be Linked To Eight More Women

AP | CHRISTINA HOAG | Posted 06.05.2011 | Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES — Los Angeles detectives said Tuesday they believe the suspect in the "Grim Sleeper" serial killings could be responsible for up to ...

A Goodbye to Warren Christopher

Mark Steinberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Mark Steinberg

At a moment like this, the custom is to ask for a brief silence. But I'm pretty sure that's not what Chris would have wanted. I think he'd tell us to get on with solving the life's next problem.

Commission Clears LAPD In Fatal Immigrant Shooting

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES -- The Police Commission said Tuesday an LAPD officer was justified in killing a Guatemalan immigrant last year – a shooting that sparke...

Chatsworth High On Lockdown: Police Search For Murder Suspect

Los Angeles Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

A Los Angeles high school was placed on lockdown late Wednesday morning as police searched the area for a murder suspect. Around 11:30 a.m., office...

Law Enforcement And Muslim Communities In LA: A Lesson For Rep. King?

Mary Slosson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Mary Slosson

The unit consists of seven members, not all Muslim, doing everything from internal education within the LAPD about Islam and Muslim culture to community education on issues like domestic violence and hate crimes.

Civilian Commission Rebukes Police Chief For Deadly Force Ruling

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES -- A civilian commission has rejected a recommendation from the city's chief of police, ruling officers were not justified in the fatal sh...