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A New Yorker's Ode to Los Angeles

Cody Lyon | Posted 06.13.2014 | New York
Cody Lyon

I remember the first time I went to Los Angeles. It was sometime in the early 1990s. As we descended into LAX on the flight from New York that morning, my friend told me to look out the window.

Police Department Sued After Deadly Shooting

AP | TAMI ABDOLLAH | Posted 05.16.2014 | Crime

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A father who saw his unarmed son fatally shot by Los Angeles police on live television filed a $20 million wrongful death lawsuit...

Los Angeles Latino-Influenced Art Is the Focus of a Documentary and Museum Show

Lisa Derrick | Posted 07.01.2014 | Latino Voices
Lisa Derrick

Los Angeles: A city of glaring contrasts and contradictions -- multi-million dollar homes and abject poverty. It has libertine lifestyles and harsh, s...

Ex-LAPD Cop's Rampage Exposed Flaws

AP | GILLIAN FLACCUS | Posted 07.05.2014 | Crime

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Communication and coordination problems between at least a half dozen regional law enforcement agencies impeded efforts to stop c...

Buddhist-Wiccan Police Officer Sues LAPD For Harassment | Posted 04.03.2014 | Religion

A female Los Angeles police officer who says she found a "Blues Brothers" movie poster placed near her desk that read, "We're on a Mission from God" i...

The LAPD Just Got A Lamborghini Cop Car

AP | Posted 03.18.2014 | Weird News

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Los Angeles Police Department is getting a Lamborghini. But don't expect to see the exotic Italian sports car — decked out...

Cop Killed In Traffic Crash, 2 Others Injured

AP | Posted 03.07.2014 | Crime

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — A veteran Los Angeles police officer was killed and his rookie partner was critically injured Friday when their patrol ...

LAPD Officer Deon Joseph on Public Feedings in Skid Row

Mark Horvath | Posted 04.06.2014 | Impact
Mark Horvath

No community should ever get to the point where public feeding has to be regulated, and if it does, it our fault as Christians that it got that far.

Will De Blasio's Big Gamble Pay Off?

Norm Stamper | Posted 03.06.2014 | Politics
Norm Stamper

New York's new mayor made clear from the beginning that he would put an end to NYPD's aggressive "stop and frisk" policies. So, what does he do? He turns around and appoints a police commissioner who, under Rudy Giuliani, ushered in that very same stop and frisk mentality.

Half Of Police Officers Don't Wear Seat Belts, Study Says

AP | TAMI ABDOLLAH | Posted 12.11.2013 | Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES (AP) — If you've ever been pulled over by a police officer for not wearing a seat belt, there's a decent chance the officer also wasn't ...

Officials: TSA Officer Bled For 33 Minutes As Help Stood By

AP | TAMI ABDOLLAH | Posted 11.15.2013 | Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A Los Angeles Police Department official says an internal investigation will be done into an allegation that an LAPD officer dela...

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 ...

The Difference Between A Good & A Great Police Officer

Los Angeles Daily News | Kelly Goff | Posted 10.10.2013 | Los Angeles

Mayor Eric Garcetti spoke to a graduating class of the Los Angeles Police Academy Friday morning in Elysian Valley for the first time since taking off...

Students' Fake Robbery Gets Real

AP | GREG RISLING | Posted 10.03.2013 | College

LOS ANGELES — College filmmakers were using fake guns to shoot a robbery scene at a suburban Los Angeles coffee shop when the movie took a scary...

LAPD Launches Mediation Program Targeting Racial Bias

The Huffington Post | Rhonesha Byng | Posted 07.31.2013 | Black Voices

As issues about race and racial profiling become more of a frequent topic of conversation across America, an announcement on Tuesday from the Los Ange...

Watch Out For Hollywood 'Bash Mob'

AP | Posted 07.24.2013 | Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES -- A 16-year-old has been arrested for allegedly using social media to organize a mob of teens to attack and rob pedestrians on the Hollyw...

Inside LAPD's Sprawling Covert Ops Program

NSFWCORP | Yasha Levine | Posted 07.19.2013 | Los Angeles

It only took one year and nine months to arrange, but next week I’ll finally have a chance to fight the criminal charges L.A. filed against me for r...

'Nobody Here Would Have Supported That As A Possibility.. Yet It Happened'

Los Angeles Daily News | Christina Villacorte | Posted 08.29.2013 | Los Angeles

In his final press conference on the topic before being termed out, Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa announced violent crimes in Los Angeles have dropped 12...

Trust Me: Political Spying + Computers = Big Brother

Jeff Cohen | Posted 08.19.2013 | Politics
Jeff Cohen

If Bradley Manning can be charged with "aiding the enemy" for leaking evidence of war crimes to the public, is it a big jump for the spies to electronically monitor the 70,000 of us who've signed a petition saying that Manning is a hero?

LAPD Analyzing Tapes Of Manson Family Disciple

AP | TAMI ABDOLLAH | Posted 05.23.2013 | Crime

LOS ANGELES -- Los Angeles police have obtained the decades-old taped conversations between a Manson family disciple and his attorney, officials confi...

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 ...

The Feds Are Done Watching LAPD

AP | TAMI ABDOLLAH | Posted 07.16.2013 | Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES -- A judge has officially ended more than a decade of federal oversight of the Los Angeles Police Department that was triggered by a corru...

LAPD: 3 Parties Will Split $1 Million Reward Offered During Christopher Dorner Manhunt

AP | SHAYA TAYEFE MOHAJER | Posted 07.07.2013 | Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES — The vast majority of the $1 million reward offered in the manhunt for rogue ex-cop Christopher Dorner will go to a couple whom he ...

Automated License Plate Readers Threaten Our Privacy

Peter Bibring | Posted 07.07.2013 | Los Angeles
Peter Bibring

Photographing a single license plate one time on a public city street may not seem problematic, but when that data is put into a database, combined with other scans of that same plate on other city streets, and stored forever, it can become very revealing.

Is L.A.'s Future More Secure With 10,000 Cops?

Rick J. Caruso | Posted 07.05.2013 | Los Angeles
Rick J. Caruso

Great cities face their challenges head-on and invent new paths towards the future. There are at least 10,000 reasons for Los Angeles to do the same.