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Officials Celebrate LA's 'Historic' Crime Drop

AP | Posted 01.23.2014 | Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles officials have announced crime statistics for 2013 that show the lowest number of homicides since 1966. Mayor Eric G...

LAPD Is About To Get Way Cooler

AP | TAMI ABDOLLAH | Posted 10.09.2013 | Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES -- LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles Police Chief Charlie Beck made a surprising entrance at the Los Angeles Police Museum last month when ...

LAPD Officers Told To 'Use Their Discretion'

Los Angeles Daily News | Kelly Goff | Posted 12.01.2013 | Los Angeles

Los Angeles Police Department officers will no longer be letting many unlicensed drivers leave a traffic stop with their cars now that Chief Charlie B...

Why Kamala Harris Was Given $24 Million

Los Angeles Daily News | Rick Orlov and Doug Saunders | Posted 07.18.2013 | Los Angeles

Bringing together district attorneys and law enforcement officials from throughout the state, Attorney General Kamala Harris convened a working group ...

Mayor Challenges Those Who Want To Take His Place

Los Angeles Daily News | Rick Orlov | Posted 06.06.2013 | Los Angeles

Crime continued to drop throughout Los Angeles as Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa on Friday challenged his potential successors to continue to support a 10...

LAPD Officer Wins $1.2M After Enduring Shocking Racial Harassment

Posted 03.27.2013 | Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES - A black LA police officer was awarded $1.2 million by a jury Tuesday for being the target of vulgar racial harassment by a white supervi...

Sheriff Says Dorner's Cabin Not Purposely Burned In Firefight

AP | GREG RISLING and TAMI ABDOLLAH | Posted 04.15.2013 | Crime

LOS ANGELES — There was no question. The man standing before Rick Heltebrake on a rural mountain road was Christopher Dorner. Clad in camouflag...

When Cops Are a Danger to the Public

Brian Rooney | Posted 04.15.2013 | Crime
Brian Rooney

In those moments when the guns come out, it is a difficult and dangerous job. But difficult and dangerous circumstances are when all that training is supposed to kick in, not be abandoned in a moment of "incredible tension."

LAPD Apologizes: We're Sorry, Here's A New Truck

AP | TAMI ABDOLLAH | Posted 02.10.2013 | Los Angeles

-- A mother and daughter newspaper delivery team who were mistakenly shot by Los Angeles police hunting for a fugitive former cop will get a new pick...

LAPD Reviews Ex-Cop's Allegations Of Racism As Manhunt Goes On

AP | GILLIAN FLACCUS and TAMI ABDOLLAH | Posted 04.12.2013 | Crime

IRVINE, Calif. — Police blocked off a street and stood guard in front of a home in a typically quiet Southern California suburb Sunday, protecti...

'A Barrier Has Been Broken In Our Culture'

Los Angeles Daily News | Barbara Jones | Posted 02.17.2013 | Los Angeles

The LAPD will have officers stop daily at Los Angeles Unified's 600 elementary and middle schools -- and any charter or private school that requests a...

California Campus Lift Lockdown As Police Search For Robbery Suspects

AP | CHRISTOPHER WEBER | Posted 02.11.2013 | College

LOS ANGELES -- Officials have lifted a lockdown for students and staff stranded for hours on the campus of Cal State Fullerton in Southern California....

LAPD Trying To Make Nice?

AP | Posted 10.25.2012 | Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES -- Los Angeles Police Chief Charlie Beck has ordered his 21 stations to hold community meetings to discuss recent videotaped violent arres...

Can Civilians Arrest Cops?

Jeff Norman | Posted 01.23.2012 | Politics
Jeff Norman

On the UC Davis campus and elsewhere, relations between cops and the community are so strained that all sorts of retaliations for actual or perceived police brutality seem possible.

Dodger Stadium Attack Suspects In Court Today

AP | THOMAS WATKINS | Posted 09.24.2011 | Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES — Two men charged with the severe beating of a San Francisco Giants fan at Dodger Stadium are suspected of assaulting three other Gi...

LAPD Arrests Two Suspects In Dodger Stadium Attack

Posted 09.20.2011 | Los Angeles

Story has been updated. The Los Angeles Police Department has arrested two suspects in the beating of Bryan Stow at Dodger Stadium. The new arrest...

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...

New LAPD Discipline Policy Results In Some Officers Avoiding Punishment

latimes.com | 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 ...

Warning: ICE Fishing Dragnet in Effect

Jorge-Mario Cabrera | Posted 08.15.2011 | Los Angeles
Jorge-Mario Cabrera

For immigrants, both documented and undocumented, arrest even without imprisonment can lead to being taken away from loved ones through deportation. We have to ask ourselves: what is being done to our communities?

Bill Bratton On Dodger Stadium Attack: 'I Was Very Disturbed' (VIDEO)

Posted 06.07.2011 | Los Angeles

While former LAPD Chief Bill Bratton has been hired to assess security measures at Dodger Stadium in the wake of Bryan Stow's severe beating, he clari...

'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 ...

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...

Police Chief Supports Federal Ban On High-Capacity Ammo Magazines

AP | THOMAS WATKINS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES — The city's police chief on Wednesday endorsed a proposed federal ban on the sale of high-capacity ammunition magazines that have b...

Charlie Beck's Tough First Year On The Job

The Informer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

Charlie Beck's first year as top cop at the LAPD has been trial by fire, to say the least. He was dropped into the gig by Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Vi...

Crime is Down. For a Reason.

Antonio Villaraigosa | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Antonio Villaraigosa

The 2010 Crime Stats are in, and for the 8th straight year, crime in Los Angeles is down.