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Two Los Angeles police officers and a supervisor were hospitalized after finding fentanyl during an arrest near the intersection of Lankershim Boulevard and Hesby Street in North Hollywood, authorities say.(L.A. Times Graphics )

Two Los Angeles police officers and a supervisor were hospitalized after they were exposed to fentanyl while making an arrest in North Hollywood, authorities said Friday.

The officers were responding to a call about a person brandishing a weapon near the...

A Los Angeles police officer was struck by a hit-and-run driver and landed on the hood of the suspect's car in South Los Angeles late Monday night, authorities say.

LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- A Los Angeles police officer was struck by a hit-and-run driver and landed on the hood of the suspect's car in South Los Angeles late Monday night, authorities say.

Police were investigating a possible stolen vehicle near San Pedro...

An 11-year-old boy diagnosed with a brain tumor will make the "It's time for Dodger baseball" announcement before Wednesday night's game at Dodger Stadium. Jonathan Gonzalez reports for the NBC4 News at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 21, 2019.

An 11-year-old boy diagnosed with a brain tumor will make the "It's time for Dodger baseball" announcement before Wednesday night's interleague game against the Toronto Blue Jays at Dodger Stadium.

A.J. De La Torre, the son of Los Angeles Police...

Juan Jose Diaz appears in a photo released by the Los Angeles Police Department on July 27, 2019.

Memorial services were being held Monday morning for Los Angeles Police Department Officer Juan Diaz, who was fatally shot near a taco stand in Lincoln Heights late last month.

The services were taking place at Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels in...

Family friends of slain LAPD officer Juan Diaz, Chris Martin, center, and Ricardo Camacho visit a memorial in front of LAPD headquarter. Camacho’s parents were godparents to Officer Diaz.(Al Seib/Los Angeles Times)

Two days after a young off-duty officer was fatally shot at a taco stand in Lincoln Heights, police were still looking for the gunman who killed him.

Juan Jose Diaz, 24, was eating near the stand shortly after midnight Saturday with his girlfriend and...

An ambulance rushes to the scene of an accident in a file image (Credit: iStock / Getty Images Plus)

A Los Angeles Police Department motorcycle officer and a bicyclist were injured in a crash in the Sepulveda Basin early Monday afternoon, officials said.

The collision took place just after noon in the 16400 block of West Burbank Boulevard, according to...

When the worlds of good and evil collide in a dark environment of a concrete cell and street. An information-gathering technique used only during the extremist of circumstances. When intelligence is vital for conviction, what can your department or agency do?...

LAPD Chief Michel Moore talks about the department using high-tech devices to kill germs in the Central Division station. (Liz Moughon / Los Angeles Times)

While it resembles something from a Hollywood movie, the Los Angeles Police Department hopes a high-tech robot can kill bacteria in a police facility the state declared unsanitary.

On Friday, Police Chief Michel Moore unveiled a robot that uses high-...

A police cruiser is involved in a multi-vehicle crash in Los Angeles on June 16, 2019.

Two Los Angeles police officers suffered minor injuries in a three-vehicle crash Sunday in the Pico-Union area of Los Angeles, according to the Los Angeles Fire Department.

The crash happened about 7:20 p.m. at 2688 Olympic Boulevard, fire department...

A Los Angeles police motor officer was injured in a collision involving an SUV in Van Nuys on Friday morning.

VAN NUYS, Calif. (KABC) -- A Los Angeles police motor officer was injured in a collision involving an SUV in Van Nuys on Friday morning.

The crash happened in the 6900 block of Van Nuys Boulevard around 10:15 a.m., the department said.

AIR7 HD was...

Los Angeles County Sheriff's deputies walk in a procession behind a coroner's van transporting the body of fallen Deputy Joseph Gilbert Solano to the Los Angeles County Department of Medical Examiner-Coroner after a news conference announcing his death, Wednesday, June 12, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)

A man walked into a Jack in the Box on Monday and shot Joseph Gilbert Solano in the head

LOS ANGELES — A Los Angeles County sheriff's deputy who was shot in an off-duty attack at a fast-food restaurant died Wednesday, the sheriff...

An LAPD officer has died after surgery related to a 2015 traffic collision that occurred while she was on duty, police said Tuesday.

Officer Esmeralda Ramirez passed away over the weekend, according to a Los Angeles Police Department...

Police have a new tool in their efforts to mentor Los Angeles youth: minibikes.

The Los Angeles Police Department demonstrated its new program "National Youth Project Using Minibikes'' Saturday at the off-road training course of the LAPD Davis Training...

Authorities are searching for a BMW driver after a Los Angeles police officer on a motorcycle was injured in a hit-and-run crash on Interstate 105 in Lynwood early Monday morning, officials said.

The officer was ejected from his bike and taken to the...

A Los Angeles police station was being disinfected Wednesday after officials learned one officer was sickened with typhoid fever and a second employee was exhibiting salmonella typhi-like symptoms.

The employees both work in LAPD's Central Division,...

President Donald Trump awards Sgt. Thomas Avila III of the Azusa (Calif.) Police Department the Public Safety Officer Medal of Valor during a ceremony in the East Room of the White House in Washington, Wednesday, May 22, 2019. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

On Election Day in November 2016, a gunman went on a deadly rampage in an Azusa neighborhood, killing one and injuring three others with a rifle and handgun near an election polling place.

In a ceremony Wednesday, eight Azusa and Irwindale police...

The leadership of the Oscar Joel Bryant Foundation (OJB) expressed outrage over the cover of the May 2019 LAPPL’s Thin Blue Magazine which depicts bullets flying in South Los Angeles. Well, bullets are flying and what the LAPPL is outraged over is the ever-...

Three Los Angeles Police Department officers have been infected with a highly contagious staph infection after what a union official says was an encounter with a homeless person at a police station. The three officers who were infected are on medical leave...

Law enforcement sources said a domestic terror plot aimed at “multiple targets” in Southern California was disrupted. (Los Angeles Times)

A domestic terror plot aimed at “multiple targets” in Southern California was disrupted by federal and local law enforcement agencies, sources told The Times on Monday.

A single suspect has been arrested on domestic terrorism charges, according to two...

LAPPL Vice President Jerretta Sandoz at the LAPPL's press conference regarding the ACLU's dangerous demand.

The Los Angeles Police Protective League held a press conference to decry the ACLU’s demand to remove all LAPD Metropolitan Division officers out of South L.A. In the last week of March, according to LAPD Chief Moore, 26 people in South L.A. were shot. Ten of...

LAPD and L.A. County Sheriff’s vehicles line up near the scene of a shooting in South L.A. on Saturday, April 20 that left an officer and a suspect injured. (Raphael Richardson/Special to SCNG)

Police officers chasing a man in South Los Angeles late Saturday got into a brief gunfight with another man who appeared in their path armed with a gun, officials said.

The shooting left one of the officers and the suspect injured, Los Angeles Police...

Crafty crooks take Hollywood by storm. They pulled off more than 40 car break-ins last weekend alone, and police say they've been in these streets before.

Police said Thursday that they've broken up a band of scooter-riding robbers from the San Francisco Bay Area who busted into 40 cars over the weekend in Los Angeles.

The thieves traveled to Hollywood and used ride-sharing scooters to hit dozens of cars...

California can reduce dangerous encounters and improve the safety of our neighborhoods by taking a more holistic approach to crime reduction. (Bay Area News Group File Photo)

We should stop pretending that there’s one single solution to reduce police use of force incidents

A safe and respectful encounter. Every single time. California public safety officers have this goal in mind whenever they interact with a...

Photo by Nigel Kileen/Getty Images, File

The Los Angeles Police Department saw a 25% reduction in officer-involved shootings last year, compared to the previous year, according to a report presented to the Board of Police Commissioners Tuesday.

The 2018 Use of Force Year-End Review Report found...

Listen in as LAPPL Director Robert Harris discusses with Dr. Drew and Leeann Tweeden on how to make interactions between police officers and the community safer, and why AB 392 is the wrong solution to address this issue.

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Solidarity.

It was a force for good over the weekend as LA fire and police officers, along with members of the public, gathered at Fire Station 89 in North Hollywood, where they shaved their heads to support kids who’ve lost their own hair from cancer...

More organized retail crooks are flying into California to hit high-end stores, police say.

LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- California is always a top destination for tourists.

But now another group is flocking to the Golden State and they're not bringing their hard-earned money - they're taking ours.

Organized retail crime is big business for...

LAPD respond to a crime scene near Hawkins High School. (Marcus Yam / Los Angeles Times)

Jaleyah Collier had just said goodbye to Kevin Cleveland outside a doughnut shop a few blocks from Hawkins High School on a spring afternoon in 2017. Get home safe, she told him before walking away.

Minutes later someone drove into an alley nearby, got...

A Northern California sheriff's department has released graphic video of a deputy fatally shooting an armed suspect.

Napa County Undersheriff Jon Crawford said Wednesday that the video was...

A coroner's van leaves the Renaissance gated community, where Los Angeles police are investigating a triple homicide. (Al Seib / Los Angeles Times)

Police on Tuesday publicly identified three men who were shot to death recently in the Renaissance gated community on the border of Porter Ranch and Chatsworth.

Gary Davidson, 39, a renter in the house where the shooting erupted; Benny Lopez, 46, of...

Photo credit: Los Angeles Police Department

A rare English bulldog puppy is on its way home thanks to cooperation between police officers in Illinois and the Los Angeles Police Department.

The blue merle English bulldog puppy was taken from a pet store in Naperville, Ill. on Dec. 18. It was 10...

An LA city hall worker has been infected with typhus in an outbreak that has been plaguing downtown Los Angeles for months.

Typhus is typically spread by fleas that have been infected by rats, cats and opossums.

Fox 11 obtained a video from the...

In this Sept. 28, 2017, photo, Stephen Schofield looks on as police officials encourage him to get a Hepatitis A vaccination near where is living along the San Diego River in San Diego. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)

Whether it is a pedestrian investigation on a busy street, taking the report of a crime or placing a person in custody, police officers have physical contact with people throughout their busy work day. With that contact, comes the risk of being exposed to...

Robert Harris, a member of the Los Angeles Police Protective League board of directors, discusses with POLICE contributing web editor Doug Wyllie the fact that too often police are the first to be called to all manner of matters, when other city services are...

Police investigate the scene where several Houston Police officers were shot in Houston on Monday, Jan. 28, 2019. At least five Houston officers were injured in a shooting Monday in an incident involving a suspect and taken to a hospital, police said. (Brett Coomer/Houston Chronicle via AP)

HOUSTON — Veteran narcotics officers broke down the door of a suspected drug den in southeast Houston Monday afternoon, armed with a warrant and hoping to arrest heroin dealers operating out of the Pecan Park home.

They were met by a hail of gunfire,...

The most recent flawed, skewed, and nonsensical Los Angeles Times “analysis” of the LAPD’s Metropolitan Division demonstrates the implicit bias some possess against reporting facts, put in the appropriate context, about Los Angeles police officers and...

Los Angeles City Council Member Nury Martinez and Volunteer Community Patrol Officer Oscar Rodas head out on patrol from the LAPD Mission Division. Martinez was on hand to kick off the program Thursday which puts volunteers on the streets to help increase public safety and assist police officers. (Photo by David Crane, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)

A recently launched volunteer patrol team is supporting the efforts of the Los Angeles Police Department’s crime-fighting efforts in the northeast San Fernando Valley.

The Volunteer Community Patrol team will be on hand to help where needed in the...

The exterior of downtown Los Angeles' Union Station.

A man was being held on suspicion of attempted murder after an early morning rampage at Union Station in downtown Los Angeles, in which two LAPD cars were damaged, an MTA vehicle was stolen and crashed, and a security guard was struck in the head.

The...

Nidani Batako thought he would die on the streets. In three days he will get on a plane and return to his native Togo -- thanks to two caring police officers and "NCIS" star Maria Bello. Adrianna Weingold reports.

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Footage from the LAPD's Unmanned Aerial System

The Los Angeles Police Department used a drone for the first time during a standoff last week between SWAT officers and a robbery suspect in Koreatown.

LAPD Chief Michel Moore said Tuesday the drone was used to give officers a view inside a second-story...

Thirty-six LAPD officer suicides were reported between 1998 and 2017. More than 600 officers responded to an NBC4 I-Team survey exploring some of the reasons behind the statistics

David Swailes was a 10-year Los Angeles Police Department veteran who was married to his high school sweetheart. A father of four boys, he was making plans for a family trip to Disneyland.

His wife of 14 years had noticed something was horribly wrong in...

The Dodgers' Yasiel Puig, left, singer Rihanna and the Rams' Robert Woods have been targeted in burglaries that prosecutors say were committed by 13 South L.A. gang members. (John Minchillo / Associated Press; Angela Weiss / AFP/Getty Images; Associated Press)

The burglary crew scoured celebrities’ social media posts and noted when they’d be away from home.

In the last 13 months, they targeted the likes of the Dodgers’ Yasiel Puig, singer Rihanna, “This Is Us” producer Daniel Fogelman and the Rams’ Robert...

LAPD Michel Moore congratulates Suzanna Kazarian while awarding her the Preservation of Life medal, recognizing officers who avoid the use of deadly force. (Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times)

It seemed like a routine 911 call, asking for help with an argument between neighbors.

As Los Angeles Police Officers Suzanna Kazarian and John Acosta stood in the driveway talking to one of the neighbors, a man approached from behind them.

He...

In the largest 9/11 remembrance ceremony of the West Coast on Tuesday, Los Angeles first responders remembered those who died during the terror attacks 17 years ago.

ELYSIAN PARK, LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- In the largest 9/11 remembrance ceremony of the West Coast on Tuesday, Los Angeles first responders remembered those who died during the terror attacks 17 years ago.

The annual LAFD 9/11 Remembrance Ceremony took place...

LAKE BALBOA — A roll-over collision in Lake Balboa Monday night involving two vehicles, one of them a Los Angeles Police Department cruiser, left seven people injured, including two officers.

A civilian SUV overturned in the crash, which was reported...

A motorist plowed a car into a stopped police car in South Los Angeles Sunday, injuring two patrol officers, and the driver was arrested on suspicion of drunken driving.

The officers had stopped their patrol car for a routine traffic stop on Gage Avenue...

A female LAPD officer was shot on July 28, 2018, during a North Hills traffic stop. (Credit: Loudlabs)

A female Los Angeles Police Officer remains hospitalized Saturday after being shot in the leg in North Hills during an evening traffic stop, police said.

At around 10:15 p.m. Friday near the intersection of Plummer Street and Noble Avenue, the female...

A Los Angeles Police officer wears an on-body cameras during a demonstration for media in Los Angeles Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2014. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)

The public release of video capturing critical police incidents before the investigations are completed could have unintended consequences that slant what must be an impartial investigation. Released video could taint juries, influence witnesses and negatively...

LAPD Sgt. Ben Herrera shows a picture of him with his 15-year-old daughter Gracie during a benefit BBQ to raise money for her medical bills on Wednesday, July 11, 2018 at LAPD Devonshire Station. Gracie Herrera, 15, has been in the hospital since March recovering from acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS).

It was more than hot temperatures that were sizzling in Devonshire Park at lunch time on Wednesday.

Officers and cadets from LAPD’s Devonshire Division were serving up grilled hamburgers and hotdogs at a fundraiser for a fellow sergeant’s 15-year-old...

Four Los Angeles Police Department officers were heroes after rescuing a man from a fast moving blaze at a cluttered one-story home in Sylmar on Tuesday night.

The rescued man went to the hospital in critical condition, while the quartet of LAPD officers...

Los Angeles Police Department Sgt. Lindo Giacopuzzi poses in uniform during his career. Giacopuzzi, the last surviving member of the famed "Gangster Squad", died Sunday, July 8, 2018.

Retired Los Angeles Police Department Sgt. Lindo Giacopuzzi, the last surviving member of the LAPD's "Gangster Squad," died peacefully in his Tarzana home Sunday. Giacopuzzi was 102.

Relatives celebrated his historic connection to LAPD lore and his big...

New LAPD Chief Michel Moore gets pinned by his wife, Cindy, during his swearing-in ceremony Wednesday, June 27, 2018, in the LA City Council Chambers as councilmembers Nury Martinez, Herb Wesson and Mitch Englander and Mayor Eric Garcetti look on. (Photo by David Crane/Los Angeles Daily News)

Michel Moore, who has held a variety of high-level positions during his nearly four-decade tenure at the Los Angeles Police Department, was confirmed and sworn in Wednesday as the agency’s 57th chief.

The council voted unanimously to confirm Moore, 57,...

The Los Angeles Police Department welcomed back rookie officer Nick Wiltz at the Wilshire division.

He took part in roll call, a routine way for any officer to start their shift. But for Wiltz, hearing his name called was anything but routine.

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A police sergeant was injured after her vehicle was struck intentionally by a domestic violence suspect who then fled the scene in Culver City early Tuesday morning, officials said.

The suspect's silver Cadillac Escalade crashed into the Los Angeles...

The Los Angeles Police Department, roiled more than two decades ago by an infamous video of police brutality, entered a new era Wednesday, publicly releasing police body camera video in what will be a regular process aimed at increasing transparency when...

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California voters’ decision to reduce penalties for drug and property crimes in 2014 contributed to a jump in car burglaries, shoplifting and other theft, researchers reported Tuesday.

Larcenies increased about 9 percent by 2016...

MACARTHUR PARK, LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- A man suspect of assaulting someone with an axe and then swimming through MacArthur Park Lake to avoid police was taken into custody Monday.

The situation unfolded around 2 p.m., when authorities said a man armed...

Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti announced Monday that he had chosen Michel Moore, a 36-year LAPD veteran known for his mastery of subjects including crime statistics and budgets, to be the city’s next police chief.

For Garcetti, who is contemplating a...

Mary L. Pennomon went from being a retired rabbinical secretary to patrolling the streets of her community Thursday as a volunteer with the Los Angeles Police Department.

She’s one of about two dozen volunteers who will drive around in marked vehicles...

Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf is celebrating first responders by launching coffee and tea blends called "Heroes at Heart" in their honor.

The blends will be available from May 21 through July 8 and $1 from each in-store or online sale of the "Heroes at...

A Los Angeles Police Department bomb squad detonated explosives early Thursday morning that were found inside a home in West Hills the night before.

Officers were called to a home on the 7600 block of Royer Avenue, between Lull and Stagg streets, around...

A Los Angeles Police Department officer and another driver were in the hospital following a crash near Koreatown Friday night.

The crash occurred around midnight near Western Avenue and Olympic Boulevard, according to LAPD Olympic Division officials....

A 6-year-old girl is dealing with her first Christmas after her mother was killed in a hit-and-run, and in the spirit of the holiday season, some police officers tried to lessen the family's pain.

Los Angeles Police Department officers streamed into a...

LAPD officers on patrol in the San Fernando Valley. (File photo by John McCoy, Los Angeles Daily News-SCNG)

The Los Angeles Police Department is doing away with around-the-clock front-desk hours, aiming to put more officers into the field to respond to calls.

Starting Friday, Dec. 1, a pair of stations in the San Fernando Valley — Devonshire and West Valley —...

Los Angeles Police Van Nuys Area Commanding Officer Capt. Lillian L. Carranza. (Photo by Hans Gutknecht, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)

A San Fernando Valley Los Angeles police captain Monday publicly detailed what she alleges is the department’s systematic pattern of under-reporting certain crime statistics.

Los Angeles Police Department Capt. Lillian Carranza, assigned to the Van Nuys...

Miguel Guzman holds a replica drone in front of Los Angeles police officers after a group of drone opponents blocked traffic Tuesday in downtown L.A., protesting the L.A. Police Commission's vote to allow the LAPD to test drones during a handful of high-risk tactical situations. (Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times)

After months of often-heated debate, a civilian oversight panel Tuesday signed off on a yearlong test of drones by the Los Angeles Police Department, which will become the largest police department in the nation to deploy the controversial technology.

...

An off-duty Los Angeles police officer, Mitchell Tosti, rushed in to save a cancer patient in the mass shooting in Las Vegas. <em>(Screenshot from video.)</em>

As chaos unfolded during the mass shooting in Las Vegas, Cassidy Huff was completely exhausted. Coming off of chemotherapy for cancer, she simply could not run anymore as she tried to flee gunfire.

The 20-year-old collapsed behind a car. That's when...

Several police officers from California and Las Vegas were among those injured in a deadly shooting Sunday night, Above, officers and others seek cover among the gunfire. <em>((David Becker / Getty Images))</em>

Multiple police officers, both on and off duty, were among those killed or injured after a gunman opened fire Sunday night at a country music festival opposite the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino on the Las Vegas Strip, officials said.

One off-duty...

Three LAPD officers are being honored by the city of Los Angeles for their efforts to save a motorcyclist who was engulfed in flames during a hit-and-run crash, and later died. Kathy Vara reports live for NBC4 News at 4 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 1, 2017.

Three Los Angeles police officers will be honored by the city after risking their lives in an attempt to save a motorcyclist who was engulfed in flames after a hit-and-run crash.

The rider, a man in his 20's, was struck by a hit-and-run driver just off...

BPD said the two officers are in stable condition and the suspect has died. (Screen grab image from news video.)

Two Bakersfield police officers were shot and a suspect was killed late Wednesday when the officers responded to a report of a man with gun, authorities said.

Authorities received the call about 9:18 p.m. from a home in the 600 block of Pacheco Road,...

San Bernardino Police Officer Gabe Garcia, left, shakes hands with Chief Jarrod Burguan during a retirement ceremony for Garcia on Thursday, Aug.24, 2017 at the San Bernardino Police Station in San Bernardino, Calif. Garcia, who was shot in the head on Aug. 22, 2014, has made great strides in his recovery but still suffers some paralysis on his right side. (Micah Escamilla/Los Angeles Daily News via AP)

A San Bernardino police officer who survived being shot in the head three years ago has retired at age 34.

About 200 people gathered Thursday to mark the retirement of Officer Gabe Garcia, who has journeyed from a coma to being able to walk and speak but...

Anthem has recently announced that it is ending its Covered California coverage in most areas of California. Covered California is the marketplace for individual coverage as required under the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Anthem is not ending coverage for group...

Officers search for a suspect after a shooting in Dobbins, Calif., Tuesday, Aug. 1, 2017. (AP Photo/Sophia Bollag)

UPDATE 4:59 p.m. (PST): 08/01/2017

Yuba County Sheriff Steven Durfor says the suspect in the shooting of two California deputies was found dead inside a home.

Durfor says it appears the suspect was killed when the deputies returned...

National Night Out is an annual community-building campaign that promotes police-community partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie to make our neighborhoods safer, more caring places to live. National Night Out enhances the relationship between neighbors and...

LAPD officers patrol skid row downtown. (Jabin Botsford / Los Angeles Times)

Los Angeles’ police union has thrown its support behind a national push for federal funding and other resources to help officers better prepare for interactions with people who are mentally ill.

The L.A. Police Protective League is one of more than a...

Numbers mark a crime scene near the site where a police officer was fatally shot in the Bronx section of New York, Wednesday, July 5, 2017. Police said other officers shot and killed the suspect after he drew a revolver on them. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

A police officer was shot to death early Wednesday, ambushed inside a command post RV by an ex-convict who had ranted online about his treatment in prison and about police getting away with killing people, authorities said. The gunman was killed by officers...

An LAPD officer and a suspect were wounded during a shooting in El Segundo. The shooting took place near Aviation and El Segundo boulevards during a multi-agency task force stakeout of a homicide suspect, said Tony Im, a spokesman for the Los Angeles Police Department.

A homicide suspect who exchanged shots with Los Angeles police during a running gun battle in El Segundo on Thursday filmed at least part of the encounter on a cellphone while he ran from officers, according to a source familiar with the investigation.

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Metro SWAT team members walking parking lot behind 100 Oaks

An inmate was fatally shot after attacking a deputy during transport.

According to The Tennessean, two deputies were transporting the inmate to an outpatient clinic Wednesday when the inmate grabbed an officer’s gun and shot him. The deputy was...

Screenshot from video report.

The Los Angeles Police Department has named its first female Asian-American to become a supervisor pilot in the air support division Thursday.

Sgt. Janet Kim accepted the promotion during her command pilot wings ceremony. It was a particularly momentous...

A Tennessee Bureau of Investigation photo shows the arrest of Georgia fugitives Donnie Rowe (top) and Ricky Dubose in Christiana, Tenn. The escaped inmates were captured Thursday in Tennessee after holding an elderly couple captive and leading police on a chase by car and foot, authorities said.

An intense three-day manhunt that began Tuesday morning in Putnam County, Ga., ended Thursday in rural Christiana, Tenn., which is about 50 miles southeast of Nashville.

The saga began with what could have been a scene out of a movie: 33 inmates were...

Michael Christopher Mejia, accused killer of Whittier Police Officer Keith Boyer, is present in Norwalk Superior Court June 12, 2017 where his preliminary hearing was continued. He is pictured with his court-appointed attorney Paul Cohen at the Norwalk, Calif. courthouse. <em>(Photo by Leo Jarzomb, SGV Tribune/ SCNG)</em>

A preliminary hearing for the man police suspect of shooting a Whittier police officer to death in February was continued Monday.

Michael Christopher Mejia appeared in Norwalk Superior Court wearing an orange jumpsuit, as Judge Raul A. Sahagun granted...

A woman walks by as a police officer adjusts a sign in the London Bridge area of London, Sunday, June 4, 2017. Police specialists collected evidence in the heart of London after a series of attacks described as terrorism killed several people and injured more than 40 others. <i>(AP Photo/Frank Augstein)</i>

Los Angeles police and L.A. County sheriff’s officials are remaining vigilant in light of this weekend’s terror attacks in London but said Sunday that there are no known credible threats at this time.

“Right now, we’re making sure officers are more...

On May 23, 2017, Officer Dan Boka, a 20 year veteran of the Los Angeles Police Department, was on his way to work when he was involved in a serious accident.

Officer Boka was riding his Department motorcycle on the southbound 5 freeway just north of the...

Screenshot from video.

A Los Angeles police motorcycle officer is in serious condition Tuesday after crashing on the 5 Freeway in Valencia and being run over by an SUV that was behind him.

The accident happened near Lyons Avenue around 5:15 a.m. Chief Charlie Beck said the...

An arrest was made in the hit-and-run crash that left a LAPD motorcycle officer with a broken leg. (credit: CBS)

Police have arrested the hit-and-run driver of an SUV they said struck a Los Angeles Police Department motorcycle officer, severely injuring him.

“The driver was a juvenile so I can’t give you much information about him,” LAPD Lt. Abe Rangel of the...

Screenshot from LA Times video.

Ford Motor Co. has unveiled the world’s first “pursuit-rated” hybrid police car and the Los Angeles Police Department may be among the first agencies to have one.

Click here to view the LA...

Violent gang-related crimes in the west San Fernando Valley increased 63 percent from 2014 to 2015 but held steady last year, according to a new analysis by the Los Angeles Police Department.

Gang-related homicides in the West Valley, which includes the...

(Irfan Khan/Los Angeles Times via AP, Pool)

Family, friends and law enforcement officials gathered Friday to honor a fallen Whittier police officer described as the "best of the best," who was killed in the line of duty last month.

Whittier Officer Keith Wayne Boyer, 53, joined the department in...

A 27-year veteran of the Los Angeles Police Department has been named the new police chief of Bell, city officials announced Tuesday.

Carlos Islas had been serving as acting police chief in Bell since October, and will assume his duties immediately....

LAPD Officer James Zboravan was two months and eight days out of the police academy when he faced a barrage of machine-gun fire, shot and wounded a bank robber and dove across unarmored officers to shield them with his bulletproof vest.

He was shot four...

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Funeral arrangements for Whittier police Officer Keith Wayne Boyer, who was killed in a shooting that also left a second officer wounded, were announced Thursday.

A memorial service at 10 a.m. March 3 at Calvary Chapel Downey, 12808 Woodruff Ave., will...

This Dec. 23, 2016 file photo shows a police officer at the scene of a gang-related shooting in San Fernando that left one person dead and at least three others injured. Photo by Mike Meadows/Special to the Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG/File

With the San Fernando Valley experiencing a significant increase in homicides over the last two years, a City Council committee on Monday advanced a motion that would direct police to prepare a report on gang activity west of the 405 Freeway.

The motion...

The Eagle & Badge Foundation was proud to participate in the 2nd annual Run to Remember Los Angeles on February 12th starting out at The Grove. Over 5,000 runners took to the streets of Los Angeles to remember those who gave their lives in the Line of Duty...

Amid rising tensions, Los Angeles Police Department will release the autopsy results of Ezell Ford, an unarmed man shot and killed by police last summer. Courtesy photo

The City Council approved a $1.5 million payment Wednesday to settle a lawsuit filed by the parents of Ezell Ford over his fatal shooting by police in South Los Angeles.

The settlement came just weeks after the District Attorney's Office declined to...

The Eagle & Badge Foundation's End of Watch Memorial Wall & Trailer will be on site at the Run to Remember 2017 on Sunday, February 12th at The Grove -- the Marathon begins at 7am. We are honored to participate in this special event, recognizing those...

Both motions introduced by City Council President Herb Wesson regarding the LAPD's disciplinary system passed Tuesday. One created a ballot measure that, if approved by voters, could add more civilians to disciplinary boards. The second launched a deeper look at the process. (Al Seib / Los Angeles Times)

The Los Angeles City Council took the final step Tuesday toward putting what has become an increasingly controversial measure on the May ballot that, if passed by voters, could give civilians a greater role in disciplining the city's police officers.

The...

L.A. Councilman Mike Bonin stands next to a poster that illustrates his 10-point plan at a news conference outside the LAPD Ahmanson Recruit Training Center in Los Angeles. (Genaro Molina / Los Angeles Times)

The complaints that Los Angeles City Councilman Mike Bonin fields from his constituents often revolve around one of three topics: traffic, homelessness or the need for more police officers.

On Thursday, Bonin...

Photos depicting black mold on heating and air-conditioning vents are on display by the Los Angeles Police Protective League, which is demanding the city immediately eradicate unsanitary conditions in and around the Southeast Community Police Station. (Gina Ferazzi / Los Angeles Times)

Soon after Donna Wheeler became a detective at the Southeast Community Police Station, which serves Watts and surrounding areas, she started having trouble breathing.

Her respiratory problems were worse at the end of a workday, she said. When she was on...

Officers and others placed flowers on the casket at the grave side service for LAPD Officer Heather Monroe at Forest Lawn's Hall. Monroe, 30, died in a car wreck while off duty on New Year's Day in Simi Valley. Hollywood Hills, CA 1/12/2017. Photo by John McCoy/Los Angeles Daily News (SCNG)

Mourners gathered Thursday amid gray, weeping skies to pay last respects and celebrate the life of Los Angeles police Officer Heather Monroe, who was...

An online fundraising effort was started Wednesday for a motorcycle officer who was critically injured in a crash while responding to a hit-and-run collision that left a pedestrian dead in Pomona.

Officer Trevor Stevenson, a nine-year veteran of the...

An off-duty LAPD officer was killed in a car crash in Simi Valley on Sunday. (KTLA)

An off-duty Los Angeles police officer was killed overnight when two cars, including one being used as an Uber, crashed in Simi Valley, authorities said.

Officer Heather Monroe was a passenger in the car that collided with the Uber at the intersection of...

In this July 25, 2016 file photo, the funeral procession for slain Baton Rouge police Corporal Montrell Jackson leaves the Living Faith Christian Center in Baton Rouge, La. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert, File)

Ambushes in Dallas and Baton Rouge, Louisiana, and other shootings around the country led to a sharp increase in the number of police killed in the line of duty this year.

From Jan. 1 through Wednesday, 135 officers lost their lives. Some died in traffic...

LAPD Deputy Chief William Scott, 52, is set to be named the police chief of San Francisco.

The news that Deputy Chief William Scott, a 27-year veteran of the police force, was chosen as the San Francisco police chief was viewed Tuesday as a loss for Los Angeles by his admirers, who include colleagues and even a critic of the department.

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Mayor Ed Lee plans to announce Tuesday that he is hiring a veteran Los Angeles deputy police chief to lead the San Francisco force as it implements broad changes in the wake of several shootings of African Americans and Latinos, according to City Hall sources...

An officer salutes during San Antonio Police Detective Benjamin Marconi's funeral service on Monday, November 28. Marconi was shot to death while sitting in his patrol car. [Photo: (Bob Owen/The San Antonio Express-News via AP, Pool)]

Police officers across the country say they are taking new precautions in response to a spike in what they call "ambush-style" attacks against them. Cops are teaming up to respond to emergency calls, suiting up more often in ballistic vests and helmets, even...

A total of 60 law enforcement officers have died in firearms-related incidents in 2016, marking a 67 percent increase since 2015, the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund ...

A woman leaves flowers at a make-shift memorial for slain San Antonio police officer Benjamin Marconi, 50, a 20-year veteran of the force, Monday, Nov. 21, 2016, in San Antonio. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

The shootings of police officers in Texas and Missouri on Sunday were the latest in what law enforcement officials say is an alarming spike in ambush-style attacks.

One-third of police officers shot to death on the job this year were purposely targeted...

Los Angeles Police Department officers watch on as protesters march through downtown during a Anti-Donald Trump protest on Thursday, Nov. 10, 2016 in Los Angeles. Donald Trump has been elected as the next president of the United States. (Photo Correspondent Michael Ares)

The Los Angeles Police Protective League, the union representing LAPD officers, says insufficient police staffing levels during last week's protests of President-elect Donald Trump endangered officers and the public.

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Riverside County Dist. Atty. Mike Hestrin, at podium, at a press conference Oct. 12 announcing he was charging John Felix with killing two Palm Springs police officers. (Richard Lui / The Desert Sun via AP)

The man accused of killing two Palm Springs police officers during an ambush-style attack will face the death penalty, Riverside County Dist. Atty. Mike Hestrin announced Wednesday.

John Felix, 26, faces two counts of murder with the special...

A Los Angeles County sheriff's sergeant died after an apparent medical emergency in Compton Monday morning.

Around 5:30 a.m.,...

Modoc County sheriff's Deputy Jack Hopkins, 31, was shot to death Wednesday while responding to a disturbance call. (Modoc County Sheriff's Office)

A 31-year-old sheriff's deputy in Northern California was fatally shot Wednesday while responding to a disturbance call, and the suspected gunman was taken into custody, authorities said.

Modoc County Sheriff's Deputy Jack Hopkins responded to a reported...

A packed memorial service for two Palm Springs police officers fatally shot while responding to a disturbance call earlier this month took place Tuesday at the city's convention center.

The service for officers Lesley Zerebny and Jose "Gil" Vega began...

It's gonna hurt. But it will go for a cause that benefits devastated law enforcement agencies and families like in the cases of a Los Angeles Sheriff's department sergeant and two Palm Springs police officers this month.

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Officer Jose "Gil" Vega, 63, and Officer Lesley Zerebny, 27, were shot and killed Saturday in Palm Springs. (Palm Springs Police Department)

The man accused of killing two Palm Springs police officers in a planned attack last week pleaded not guilty Thursday afternoon after his attorney asked for a psychological evaluation to determine his mental competence.

John Hernandez Felix was shackled...

They arrived in shades of blue, green, tan - with proud shoulders and weary faces. Many knew well the man whose body lay in the black hearse escorted into a Lancaster church parking lot.

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Sheriff's vehicles line the street outside the coroner's office as they await the hearse taking Sgt. Steve Owen's body to Lancaster on Oct. 6, 2016. (Credit: KTLA)

Los Angeles County Sheriff Jim McDonnell said he met Thursday with the family of slain Lancaster Station Sgt. Steve Owen, whom he called a role model and a hero.

Owen, 53, was shot in the 3200 block of West Avenue J-7 after responding to a residential...

Los Angeles County Sheriff's Sgt. Steve Owen was a 29 year veteran of the department. (Los Angeles County Sheriff)

A Los Angeles County sheriff's sergeant was shot and killed in Lancaster on Wednesday while responding to a residential burglary call, setting off a manhunt for a gunman who tried to flee in the slain lawman's cruiser and held two teenagers hostage before he...

LAPD officers stand in line outside the estate of former U.S. first lady Nancy Reagan, who died at the age of 94, in the Bel-Air neighborhood of Los Angeles, California March 6, 2016. (REUTERS/Jonathan Alcorn)

The Los Angeles Police Commission wants LAPD police officers to run away when a suspect confronts them with a weapon, warns the Los Angeles Police Protective League, the labor union of the city's police officers.

The organization posted a blog post...

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The Los Angeles Rams have agreed to reimburse the full cost of city services incurred during home games at the Coliseum, including for police, fire and street services, Mayor Eric Garcetti announced Tuesday.

"Stan Kroenke and the Rams organization made...

Police staffing for the Coliseum's busiest fall football season in two decades is putting additional strain on LAPD resources, according to department officials.

For each Los Angeles Rams and USC Trojans game, the Los Angeles Police Department commits...

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A taxpayer lawsuit was filed Wednesday against the city of Los Angeles alleging an unlawful "gift of public funds" to the Los Angeles Rams in the form of...

The Los Angeles Police Department was forced to reassign officers, many of whom work for special investigative units, to security at Los Angeles Rams games after two fights broke out at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum. Mary Beth McDade reports for the KTLA 5...

An off-duty Los Angeles police officer is in serious condition after being struck by an SUV while riding his motorcycle in Fullerton.

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A Northern California man accused of deliberately ramming a Los Angeles Police Department motorcycle officer with his truck and then leaving the scene was charged Monday with assault and attempted murder.

Philip Newlyn, 28, of Elk Grove, is facing one...

Authorities Wednesday sought the public's help to find a motorist behind a hit-and-run crash in the Valencia area that lefta Los Angeles Police Department motorcycle officer injured.

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Rams football fans hold banners, wave signs and chant while marching around the L.A. Memorial Coliseum in January. (Richard Vogel/Associated Press)

As the Rams prepare for their return to Los Angeles on Saturday with a preseason game against the Dallas Cowboys, L.A. city officials are scrambling to figure out who will pay for the substantial police presence required at a National Football League game....

A Los Angeles Police Department officer is being celebrated after raising tens of thousands of dollars for two children whose mother is in hospice care after a stage 4 cancer diagnosis.

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Demonstrators rally in Hollywood on Saturday to pay tribute to law enforcement officers. (Anh Do / Los Angeles Times)

Rosa Padilla is the mother of a narcotics officer and mother-in-law to a son entering the police academy.

So she spent her Saturday morning on a passionate cause: honoring the men and women in uniform whom she calls "our blessings, who protect our lives...

Dozens of officers came in and out of Scripps Mercy Hospital overnight, where one of the wounded officers underwent surgery. That officer is expected to survive, SDPD Chief Shelley Zimmerman said. (NBC 7 San Diego)

A San Diego Police Department officer has died and another officer remains hospitalized after a late-night shooting during a traffic stop just south of downtown San Diego. Both officers are part of the force's Elite Gang Unit.

The SDPD said one suspect...

A Los Angeles police officer was shot and wounded in a gunfight between a suspect in Watts late Monday night.

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LAPD Chief Charlie Beck leaves at the end of a news conference held Friday to discuss crime in L.A. through the first half of 2016. (Irfan Khan / Los Angeles Times)

The Los Angeles Police Department's decision to flood the city's deadliest neighborhoods with more officers has managed to slow the pace of killings and shootings in recent months.

But the department still faces a continuing rise in assaults, robberies...

A handful of restaurants Monday threw an appreciation lunch for LAPD officers Monday at the LAPD's Pacific Division Station in Del Rey.

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LAPD officers at a protest near City Hall on Tuesday, July 12. (Al Seib / Los Angeles Times)

The Los Angeles Police Department will increase helicopter patrols and the screenings of 911 calls in the wake of the fatal shootings of three Baton Rouge officers, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti announced Sunday.

Under the move, the LAPD will also...

An LAPD officer was hospitalized Wednesday morning after being involved in a motorcycle crash with an SUV on the 60 Freeway near Mountain Avenue in Ontario.

The officer, a 16-year veteran who has been riding the motorcycle for work for about a year, was...

Jasen Frelot, left, holding his daughter Ruby, gives a pat to Seattle police officer Daniel Aguirre after handing the officer a rose in response to the shootings of police officers in Dallas, Friday, July 8, 2016, in Seattle. (AP Image)

The Dallas shooting that killed five officers has spurred an outpouring of support for police, not only in Texas but hundreds of miles away.

Around the country, people have showed up at local departments with flowers, sent social media messages or called...

An LAPD commander says others in the department falsely concluded that he gave a blogger information on a horse deal involving the daughter of Chief Charlie Beck. Above, the police chief. (Irfan Khan / Los Angeles Times)

A Los Angeles Police commander is suing the city, alleging he was the victim of retaliation after top police brass falsely concluded he leaked information to a blogger for a story that said LAPD Chief Charlie Beck approved the department's purchase of a horse...

Sunday, June 12, 2016 photo provided by the Orlando Police Department shows the helmet Officer Michael Napolitano was wearing when responding to the shooting at Pulse nightclub, in Orlando, Fla. (Orlando Police Department via AP)

The Kevlar helmet that saved an Orlando SWAT officer from a gunshot wound during the nightclub massacre this month is proof of why police need sophisticated equipment, say local unions representing law enforcement agencies.

The issue was raised Wednesday...

Officer Guillermo Espinoza pushes a button to turn his lapel camera on and off. The cameras don't roll for the entire shift, only when an officer presses record. (Maya Sugarman/KPCC)

The Los Angeles City Council Wednesday unanimously approved a $69.6 million plan to place body worn cameras on 7,000 Los Angeles patrol officers by the end of 2017.

Originally, L.A. Mayor Garcetti had promised to have cameras on LAPD officers by the end...

On New Year's Day 2016, LAPD K-9 Edo helped save the lives of officers and children from an armed man. (KABC)

On New Year's Day 2016, Los Angeles Police Department K-9 Edo helped save the lives of officers and children from an armed man.

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Sierra Cuesta doesn't remember her dad.

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Friends and family react after a list of hospitalized victims is released June 12 outside a hotel near the Orlando Regional Medical Center.

While the bodies of Omar Mateen's victims were removed from Pulse nightclub overnight, investigators worked Monday to determine what motivated the Florida killer responsible for the worst mass shooting in U.S. history -- a man the FBI knew was sympathetic to...

This April 28, 2015 staff file photo shows Roberto Maldonado in court in San Fernando. (Photo by David Crane/Los Angeles Daily News/File)

The driver of a dump truck that collided with an LAPD cruiser in Beverly Hills, killing a veteran training officer, waived his right Wednesday to a hearing to determine whether there was sufficient evidence to proceed to trial on a felony count of gross...

Craig Lally, president of the Los Angeles Police Protective League, called for the department's disciplinary board to be composed entirely of civilians. (Irfan Khan / Los Angeles Times)

Tensions between Los Angeles Police Chief Charlie Beck and the union representing LAPD officers boiled over into a federal lawsuit Thursday, with the Los Angeles Police Protective League claiming the chief has a "corrupting influence" on the disciplinary...

President Obama Monday awarded the Medals of Valor to four Southern California police officers, who risked their lives to save others.

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Los Angeles police officers who died in the line of duty were recognized Thursday in the memorial service held annually at police headquarters.

Police Chief Charlie Beck said he thinks daily of the officers killed during his time with the department, and...

City Controller Ron Galperin flanked by Councilman Mitch Englander and others speaks about the need to get cops out of civilian assignments back to patrol. (Richard Winton)

Los Angeles police could better combat crime in the city by freeing more than 400 able-bodied officers from desk jobs and hiring more civilians to perform clerical duties, according to an audit released Tuesday.

The report by City Controller Ron Galperin...

A police officer patrols Skid Row in Los Angeles, California, September 22, 2014. (Robyn Beck/AFP/Getty Images)

For the second year in a row, violent crime is up in Los Angeles. Through March, homicides rose 24 percent compared to the same period last year. Overall, violent crime - which includes homicides, robbery, aggravated assaults and rape - is up 13.4 percent,...

The Los Angeles Police Department deployed units to "critical infrastructures" sties throughout the city Tuesday in response to the terror attacks at the international airport and a subway station in Brussels.

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Police investigate the shooting of a security guard at a jewelry store in downtown L.A.'s Chinatown earlier this year. Paramedics treated the man for an arm wound, according to reports from the scene. (Francine Orr / Los Angeles Times)

Killings in Los Angeles have surged by 27.5% so far in 2016 compared to the same period last year as the city continued to see a rise in violent crime, LAPD officials said Tuesday.

The jump in homicides along with double-digit increases in aggravated...

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The union representing the rank-and-file in the Los Angeles Police Department unleashed a barely concealed attack on police Chief Charlie Beck today, linking his policies to a surge in crime.

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Major crime in the Harbor Area rose nearly 20 percent in 2015, a statistic about double the average across the Los Angeles Police Department's jurisdiction, according to statistics released this week.

LAPD crime reports through Dec. 26 show the numbers...

A new year is just days away, and with it comes several new traffic-related laws designed to directly impact motorists and bicyclists....

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What began as a welfare check at a Venice apartment building ended with an act of kindness one World War II veteran said on Monday he will never forget.

Concerned neighbors called police Friday asking that a welfare check be done after they had not seen...

After a threat hoax closed down all Los Angeles Unified School District schools, disrupting families across Los Angeles, school officials said they planned to reopen campuses on Wednesday

All schools in the LAUSD, the nation's second largest, were closed...

In the week following the San Bernardino mass shooting and subsequent scares in Southern California regarding suspicious packages, the Los Angeles Police Department's bomb squad weighed in on what to look for and what to do if a suspicious package is spotted....

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A section of a highway in the La Mirada area will be dedicated Friday in memory of the first Los Angeles Police...

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The LAPD presented a special gift to a disabled boy on Wednesday after thieves had made off with his leg braces.

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The Los Angeles Police Department is warning residents to be on the alert for "porch pirates" who are stealing delivered packages from their front doors.

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Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti on Monday announced the expansion of a program aimed at curbing domestic violence.

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Governor Jerry Brown. Photo by Neon Tommy.

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Support your Los Angeles police officers and remind the community to keep public safety first. Join us on Saturday, September 26, 2015, for a peaceful pro-police gathering at the Hollywood Community Police Station and a march to the CNN building (on Sunset and...

The LAPD will be holding its annual Appreciation Day.

The LAPD...

On May 15, 2007, a crazed transient armed with a sword entered the grounds of a Korean church and...

Two consecutive meetings of the Police Commission have been halted in recent weeks due to protests. (credit: Ed Mertz)
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The California Attorney General has acknowledged that the scope of Chuck Reed's initiative is to eliminate constitutional protection for the vested pension benefits for all current public employees, and subject their future salaries and benefits to a public...

With 23 shootings in a single week in South Los Angeles earlier this month, the Los Angeles Police Department saw its worst spike in violence this year. The casualties were counted and the cause is now under analysis.

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A Los Angeles police officer was quick to act when he saw a patron in a restaurant choking, CBS LA reported.

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Los Angeles city council members are debating controversial new gun law changes aimed at locking up handguns when they're not in use.

According to the Los Angeles Times, the...

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

Click here to watch the...

The president of the Los Angeles police union denounced the commission's recent ruling that an LAPD officer acted out of policy in the fatal shooting of Ezell Ford. During his comments, LAPPL President Craig Lally called Ford a "known gang member," eliciting...

Police officers in Los Angeles are backing off the practice of community policing in the aftermath of the Ezell Ford case, a police union official said Tuesday.

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The Los Angeles Police Commission's recent findings on the shooting death of Ezell Ford may place future "proactive" police work in jeopardy, Los Angeles Police Protective League President Craig Lally said.

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Some LAPD officers have told a union official they are less likely to pursue proactive policing as a result of the police commission ruling the Ezell Ford shooting was "out of policy," according to the president of the officers union.

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On February 3, 2013, Monica Quan, an assistant coach at Cal State Fullerton and her fiancé Keith Lawrence were found shot to death in...

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The senior pastor of a prominent Los Angeles church has issued an apology after controversial comments during a sermon delivered weeks ago.

The apology by Pastor J. Edgar Boyd of the First AME Church may end weeks of tension over the remarks purportedly...

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Los Angeles Police Department Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) officers Wednesday delivered 2,000 toys to youth patients.

The 20th annual holiday tradition began at 10 a.m. at the...

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Proposition 47 by itself won't solve the problem of overcrowding in California's prisons. (AP/Spencer Weiner, Pool)
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There's a real need to reduce California's alarming incarceration levels and free up precious funds that could...

One of two suspects who are accused of engaging police in a running shootout through South Los Angeles early Monday was armed with a "...

Saying it would be a "waste of public resources" to put it on the ballot, Ventura County Superior Court Judge Kent Kellegrew has ordered the removal of the ballot measure that would have switched new workers to 401ks off the ballot in that county....

LA Police Union President Says Mayor's YouTube Video Has Helped Him More than He Knows

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The Los Angeles police union recently rejected the City of Los Angeles' contract offer. The sticking point involves a pay raise and on Tuesday union leaders voiced their concerns hoping to move contract talks forward.

Los Angeles Police Protective League President Tyler Izen explains to NBC4's Conan Nolan why LA Mayor Eric Garcetti and Police Chief Charlie Beck should not directly lobby officers over a proposed contract.

Police Chief Charlie Beck attempted today to placate rank-and-file officers who last week voted to reject a proposed labor agreement, urging them to come back to the negotiating table amid a spirit of "respect and professionalism.''

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Funeral services were being held Tuesday for a Los Angeles Police Department...

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Officials say blood drives are being held this week to support a critically injured LAPD motorcycle officer.

The first drive to help the 26-year veteran was held Sunday at St. Claire Church in Canyon Country.

The next drive is scheduled for Monday...

A baby boy who wasn't breathing was saved by two fast-acting police officers in South Los Angeles when they noticed the child's mother driving erratically in her desperate search for help, officials said Tuesday.

On Saturday about 1:30 p.m., Los Angeles...

Advisory: LAPD Pacific Division is using Predictive Policing to help keep your community safe. What is it and how can you participate?

LAPD Pacific Division has adopted the use of an experimental technology called Predictive Policing to thwart would be...

The man suspected of shooting at two Los Angeles police officers, injuring one, before barricading himself inside a large Hollywood Hills home Monday has died, authorities said.

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The Supreme Court ruled Tuesday that police officers may enter and search a home without a warrant as long as one occupant consents, even if another resident has previously objected.

The ruling -- based on a case involving a Los Angeles Police...

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Officer Jeff Innocenti pulls a ticket from his printer during a traffic stop for cell phone use.
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A car is stolen somewhere in the United States every 40 seconds, according to the FBI, but yours doesn't have to be...

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Police officers assigned to foot patrols of downtown Los Angeles began wearing on-body cameras on Wednesday as the city evaluates different models to include in its policing.

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Authorities are warning travelers to stay away from the northbound 405 Freeway over next month's long Presidents Day weekend, when the roadway will be partially closed while construction crews pave the route's new carpool lanes through the Sepulveda Pass.

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Somewhere between Thanksgiving dinner and Christmas morning, blood donations seem to fall by the wayside.

Enter local public safety.

From 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday, Monterey County police and fire departments will face off in the...

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The president of the Los Angeles police union, which has been outspoken on issues involving unlicensed drivers, was himself the victim of a collision involving an unlicensed, undocumented driver this week, he said.

Tyler Izen, head of the Los Angeles...

Los Angeles police will be out in force this holiday season, cracking down on impaired drivers using DUI stops and saturation...

Downtown Angelenos may be the first to encounter a Los Angeles police officer equipped with a new on-body camera.

Police Commission President Steve Soboroff said Tuesday that 30 Los Angeles Police Department officers in Central Area, which covers...

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Law enforcement agencies from the state, cities and counties begin their annual DUI crackdown on Friday, with a series of 100 rotating drunken-driving checkpoints and other enforcement efforts.

Glendora Police Chief Rob Castro, whose department is...

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Heading into the holiday shopping season, everyone is looking for a good deal. But Los Angeles city leaders are warning consumers that counterfeit handbags and watches are hurting the U.S. economy. They look like the real thing, but officials are cracking down...

Motorists from Beverly Hills to Glendale should expect street closures Monday and Tuesday during President Obama's visit to Southern California.

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Homicides are down 13% in Los Angeles in 2013 compared with last year, and the city is on target to have the lowest number of killings since 1966, Los Angeles Police Chief Charlie Beck said Thursday.

While overall crime is down about 5% compared with...

A TSA agent was killed and several other people were injured Friday in a shooting at Terminal 3 at LAX, police said.

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Using wearable video cameras no larger than the size of a deck of cards, Burnsville patrol officers record every traffic stop, every call for help and every major crime from their own point of view.

In a world where everyone with a smartphone is a...

Using wearable video cameras no larger than the size of a deck of cards, Burnsville patrol officers record every traffic stop, every call for help and every major crime from their own point of view.

In a world where everyone with a smartphone is a...

Randy Simmons was the first LAPD SWAT officer killed in the line of duty. His legacy is remembered with this annual event which benefits an outreach foundation in his name.

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The Los Angeles Police Commission Tuesday approved a nearly $8 million contract to place 381 dashboard cameras in police cruisers in LAPD's Operations-Central Bureau, which would more than double the number of cars currently outfitted with the technology.

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The annual 10-4 Day Parade, a salute to public safety officers featuring vintage police cars, will be held at 1 p.m. Friday in Hollywood.

The parade will begin at the Los Angeles Fire Department Museum at 1327 N. Cahuenga Blvd. and arrive at 1:15 p.m. at...

Los Angeles Police Department officers will no longer be letting many unlicensed drivers leave a traffic stop with their cars now that Chief Charlie Beck has rescinded a controversial impound policy known as Special Order 7 - for the time being.

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Police at Cal State Northridge on Thursday were searching for a suspect who has been groping women near the campus.

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

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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.

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

LAPD Officer Heidi Stoecklein, an 11-year veteran on the force, has been awarded the State...

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

The Los Angeles Police Department's Northeast Division will hold its Senior Lead Officers Summit next month at the Greek Theatre.

The summit is open to the public and will provide local residents the opportunity to meet area senior lead officers as well...

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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.

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With Memorial Day weekend fast approaching, many people in Venice and Marina del Rey are in the midst of making their holiday plans....

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Los Angeles - 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...

Thousands of law enforcement officers from around the country gathered last night at the National Law Enforcement...

A team of law-enforcement agents armed and wearing tactical gear enter the home of a gang member.

The team quickly gathers up all the occupants while going room to room, making sure the home is secure and safe.

In one room, posted on a wall is a...

WASHINGTON, DC (KTLA) - President Barack Obama presented 12 members of the Los Angeles Police Department with the National Association of Police Organizations TOP COP award Saturday at the White House.

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A Los Angeles International Airport police officer, who felt ill on Wednesday after running in a 5K race to honor an officer killed while on duty, died late Thursday afternoon, Chief Patrick Gannon said.

Anthony Edwards had been taken to Kaiser...

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A jury Friday acquitted a Los Angeles police officer and a former officer on charges that they lied about a drunk-driving arrest.

After deliberating only a few hours, jurors found Phillip Walters and Craig Allen not guilty of the perjury charges, said...

BOSTON -- The FBI released photos and video Thursday of two suspects in the Boston Marathon bombing and asked for the public's help in identifying them, zeroing in on the two men on surveillance-camera footage less than three days after the deadly attack.

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With thousands of people expected to fill the streets of Los Angeles for CicLAvia and other events this weekend, law enforcement officials say they are stepping up security because of the Boston bombings, even in the absence of a credible threat in Los Angeles...

Authorities in Southern California went on a heightened state of alert after Monday's...

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Los Angeles County's new chief prosecutor said Wednesday she believes courtroom closures will restrict access to justice and lead to shorter sentences for criminals.

During a wide-ranging conversation with reporters at her office, District Attorney...

An exhibition to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the kidnapping of two Los Angeles Police Department officers opened Saturday at the Los Angeles Police Museum.

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Thursday was the latest financial disclosure deadline, and reports show that the front-runners in Los Angeles' mayoral race, Eric Garcetti and Wendy Greuel, remain locked in a...

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As Eric Clapton's "Tears in Heaven" played on a loudspeaker, motorcycles led a black hearse and a lengthy funeral procession of law enforcement vehicles down a hill and into the parking lot of the Grove Community Church in Riverside for the funeral of slain...

The time was around 11:45 a.m. and Los Angeles Police Department Officer Perry Scheerer was listening to the...

The LAPD provides the following safety tips for Super Bowl Sunday:

If you're attending a Super Bowl party or watching the game at a sports bar or restaurant:

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    Property crimes continue to plague downtown L.A. and police are encouraging residents to be vigilant and proactive...

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    Like Father, Like Daughter for the Barnhart's of LAPD

    As hundreds of proud family and friends watch the newest batch of...

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    Los Angeles leaders on Thursday warned that anyone discharging a firearm into the air to celebrate the new year won't only risk killing someone but could also face a lengthy sentence.

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    Candidates hoping to become the next Los Angeles City Attorney on Thursday roundly rejected accepting any campaign support from pro-gun lobbyists.

    Veteran police attorney and candidate for Los Angeles City Attorney Greg Smith was among the candidates who...

    It's easy to vent on social media, but not thinking about the post, can bring serious consequences.

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    Los Angeles Police Chief Charlie Beck said on Sunday he's putting into place a plan that would assign officers to patrol daily the 740 kindergarten, elementary and middle schools in the LA Unified School District.

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    It's been a year since California started its federal court-ordered mandate to reduce its prison population, which has put mounting pressure on county jails and probation departments.

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    The L.A. County Probation Department will have to answer tough questions after a man supposed to be under its supervision allegedly killed four people in Northridge last week.

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    Former Los Angeles Mayor Richard Riordan's push for a May ballot measure to cut pension benefits of city employees abruptly collapsed Monday, with a spokesman saying Riordan had suspended signature-gathering efforts.

    Riordan's Save Los Angeles campaign...

    Here's a quick message from the Los Angeles Police Department wishing happy holidays and a reminder to stay safe and don't...

    Seventy-two officers were feloniously killed in the line of duty in 2011, compared with 56 from the...

    Former Mayor Richard Riordan's plan to dramatically revise the city's three pension systems was developed without an actuarial study that would determine the costs of any new system.

    Before any changes can be put in place, the City Charter requires "that...

    LOS ANGELES (CNS) - Former Mayor Richard Riordan today accepted a challenge from the city's police officers' union to a series of debates about the merits of his proposed pension overhaul, which could go before voters in May. Riordan's plan would shift newly...

    A stolen iPhone helped police track down a gang of robbery suspects involved in a crime spree in the Hollywood area Sunday night.

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    California voters on Tuesday rejected a ballot measure that would have repealed the state's death penalty.

    Proposition 34 lost by about 6 percentage points, dimming the hopes of death penalty opponents who were trying to abolish the death penalty in...

    California voters have reaffirmed their support for unions in defeating a provision that would have banned the way labor traditionally raises money to fund political activity.

    The defeat of Proposition 32 became clear early Wednesday.

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    As California struggles to meet a court-ordered reduction of its prison population, newly released figures show corrections officials overstated the number of low-level offenders eligible to be diverted to local jurisdictions as part of Gov. Jerry Brown's...

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    The Los Angeles Police Department and city of Los Angeles announced a $50,000 reward on Thursday for anyone with information...

    The rate of California prisoners committing new crimes after release has continued to drop, according to a report released Monday by the state Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation.

    The number of inmates who found themselves back behind bars...

    Supporters of Proposition 32 claim that their campaign finance initiative "cuts the money tie between special interests and politicians." It's a lie. And an $11 million donation from a shadowy Arizona nonprofit illustrates why.

    Proposition 32 would ban...

    The brutal beating of Brandy Marie Arreola - allegedly by a man released from jail just days before the attack - has become a key example for critics of a law shifting responsibility for thousands of convicted felons from the state to the counties in October of...

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    There is a new twist in an increasingly bizarre case involving an encounter between a prominent investment banker and the LAPD.

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    As it turns out, transporting a space shuttle through city streets is a "Big Endeavour."

    Space shuttle Endeavour, the...

    If The Reporter Editorial Board had its way, political candidates and causes would be allowed to accept only those donations that came from an individual -- and even then, there would be a limit on how much they could receive.

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    A year into the implementation of Gov. Jerry Brown's public safety realignment, dozens of law enforcement officials from across Southern California came together Tuesday to express concerns about its impact on crime and on their scarce resources.

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    Proposition 32 claims to be a reform measure, a good-government proposal to rid state and local elections of the special-interest money that increasingly dominates in political races around the country.

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    "Carmageddon II" - the sequel - is coming to one of the nation's most crowded freeways, and authorities are hoping its subtitle won't be "The Traffic Strikes Back."

    Transportation officials say what they would like to see during the last weekend of...

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    If Proposition 32 did what supporters claim -- limit all special-interest money from corrupting the political system -- we would race to endorse it. It doesn't. It is a deceptive sham that would magnify the influence of wealthy interests while shutting out...

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    Police will show the public how to properly install a car seat on Tuesday as part of National Child Passenger Safety Week.

    The LAPD's Valley Traffic Division will conduct a child safety seat presentation. For those parents interested, trained technicians...

    Proposition 32 purports to be an even-handed attempt to reduce the influence of special interests in California. It is anything but balanced. The most telling way to assess the motive and the effect of this initiative is to follow the money.

    The bulk of...

    Organized labor's advertising offensive against Proposition 32 appears to be paying off.

    According to a new statewide poll, 53% of likely voters say they support the November ballot measure that promises to eliminate special-interest money in politics, a...

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    Motorists bracing for Carmageddon II can get a little practice over the next two weekends, with briefer closures scheduled for a portion of the San Diego (405) Freeway.

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    WALNUT CREEK -- A California Highway Patrol officer shot during a traffic...

    Against: It silences the voices of working people
    Every so often in California politics, a ballot measure comes along that is so deceptive that it takes one's breath away. Prop. 32 is such a measure, one that would have a disastrous impact...

    Proposition 32 on the Nov. 6 state ballot isn't what it appears to be.

    "Fraud" and "sham" are strong words, but they come to mind when talking about this initiative.

    For that reason, The Star recommends a "no" vote on Proposition 32.

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    It was Lyndon Johnson who best understood that the key to political empowerment for the disenfranchised was to give them access to the electoral process. That's why he made passage of the Voting Rights Act of 1965 his top priority.

    But it's doubtful he...

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    A judge today consolidated for trial two lawsuits challenging the Los Angeles Police Department's recently modified policy for...

    Labor unions are taking to the airwaves to fight Proposition 32, the November ballot measure that promises to eliminate special-interest money in politics.

    Unions representing teachers, firefighters and state workers are airing statewide radio ads this...

    Veteran traffic Officer Anderson Adren Boyce of the Los Angeles Police Department says he owes his life to police training and protective police gear.

    Boyce, reached Monday afternoon at his home in Castaic, admits he's lucky to be alive after he was...

    Max Hansen, the youngest son of Allison and Officer Grant Hansen of the LAPD's North Hollywood Division, was diagnosed with a cancerous brain tumor on May 6. Max is only 14 months old. It was completely removed by the Children's Hospital in Los Angeles, where...

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    Going back 100 years ago, the thought of being able to talk to someone in real time through something like a telephone would have seemed like a task for the gods. But today, it seems that we now have phones that can do a lot more than just chat with friends and...

    Stockton police officers and firefighters said they haven't been able to fill the gas tanks of their emergency vehicles because the pumps at their stations are empty.

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    LONG BEACH - Budget woes could result in the elimination of 40 police officer positions by this fall, including 20 gang enforcement assignments, at the Long Beach Police Department, the Press-Telegram has learned.

    Long Beach Police Chief Jim McDonnell...

    She was nowhere near the Century 16 theater in Aurora, Colorado, early Friday morning. She didn't confront the killer or stanch any wounds or drive any of the injured to the hospital. She didn't wade through the wave of panicked, fleeing people to enter that...

    In a reversal of recent trends and positive news for the law enforcement community, law enforcement fatalities declined significantly nationwide during the first half of 2012, reaching a 52-year low.

    Fifty-three law enforcement officers died in the line...

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    From Sunday, July 8 through Saturday, July 14, at least 33 vehicles in Northeast L.A. were broken into, according to a news statement issued by the LAPD Northeast Community Police Station on Monday.

    Exactly a third (11) of the break-ins occurred during...

    Under legislation that Gov. Jerry Brown signed into law today, California motorists can dictate, send or listen to text-based messages while they're behind the wheel if they're using voice-activated, hands-free devices.

    Brown's signing of...

    SAN BERNARDINO -- Both police and fire services have already been strained by the city's budget situation and will likely suffer more as a result of a bankruptcy filing, the chiefs of the two departments said Thursday.

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    It's a tradition at the Los Angeles Police Department -when the child of a veteran officer joins the force, father and child pull a shift on patrol together. Usually it's a proud dad and his son.

    On Wednesday, Officer Jamie Carganilla, 29, joined her...

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    Although overall crime is down across the city of Los Angeles and the San Fernando Valley, homicides in the Valley are up by 50 percent in the first half of 2012, according to the latest police statistics.

    Through July 7, there had been 33 homicides...

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    PANORAMA CITY - The noontime temperature Tuesday registered 93 degrees, with the humidity pushing the misery index to triple-digit territory.

    Inside an LAPD patrol car with the windows shut, a large block of ice quickly melted into a puddle as the...

    Nearly 1,200 DUI arrests were made throughout Los Angeles County during 10 days of beefed-up law enforcement efforts designed to combat drunken driving in connection with the Fourth of July holiday period, authorities reported Monday.

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    A new law changing where some criminals serve their time is prompting anger from certain lawmakers who believe the state again is reneging on its promise to keep those convicted of violent and other serious crimes in state prisons rather than county jails....

    Violent crimes increased 37 percent in the Los Angeles Police Department's Pacific Division in the reporting period ending June...

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    In a 1920s brick fortress near the gritty corner of York Boulevard and Figueroa Street in Highland Park, the intertwined history of Los Angeles and its police force is slowly being recovered from fragile documents that were never meant to be saved.

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    WASHINGTON (AP) - The number of crimes reported to police dropped again last year compared with 2010, but a closer look at the numbers suggests the long annual line of declines in crime levels may have hit bottom.

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    Several fans were duped into buying fake Stanley Cup Final tickets at the LA Kings last home game at Staples Center. (June 8, 2012) ...
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    Embarrassing accidents, like walking into parked cars or tripping over the curb, aside, Los Angeles police warn smartphone users that there's a new reason to take their eyes off that tiny screen.

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    The head of security at Dodgers Stadium is retiring and will be replaced by a former Los Angeles Police deputy chief.

    The Dodgers said Sunday that Rich Wemmer's last day will be Thursday, and Michael Hillman will oversee security at the stadium for the...

    If you let your lead foot lead on the road today, you might have been in luck, at least for a short time. A number of LA's finest spent the early afternoon at the annual Z for ExZellence Awards, Councilmember Dennis Zine's annual public safety personnel...

    The Los Angeles Police Department's Rampart Division is warning about a rise in thefts in its patrol area.

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    Law enforcement authorities throughout Los Angeles County joined their counterparts nationwide in a stepped-up effort to enforce seatbelt laws beginning today.

    The "Click It or Ticket" campaign continues through June 3.

    "Seat belts are the most...

    SANTA ANA - The number of jail beds in Riverside County east of Los Angeles was finally catching up with the region's rapid growth when state lawmakers passed sweeping legislation that assigned thousands of inmates who would have gone to prison to their local...

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    Imagine working in an occupation in which your most important decisions were evaluated by people who have never performed your job. Imagine further that your very life depended on those decisions and that you had to make them in the blink of an eye. And finally...

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    Calling it a small dent in the city's war on gun violence, Los Angeles officials announced Monday that they collected 1,673 firearms in the fourth annual gun buyback over the weekend.

    The city had $200,000 in vouchers that Ralphs grocery stores donated...

    Seventy-two law enforcement officers in the U.S. were slain in the line of duty in 2011, an increase of 16 over the previous year, according to an FBI report released Monday. The report does not include reasons for the rise.

    The statistics collected by...

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    A conservative Washington, D.C. group has filed a lawsuit to block the Los Angeles Police Department's new impound policy, arguing it violates state law.

    Judicial Watch is suing on behalf of an unnamed taxpayer to stop the LAPD's implementation of the...

    Two Los Angeles police officers will be honored by President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden at a White House ceremony Saturday for their role in killing a gunman who went on a shooting spree in Hollywood.

    Detective Craig Marquez and Officer...

    BODFISH, Calif. -- A California Highway Patrol officer was shot twice by a passenger in an SUV that had flipped a U-turn to confront him as he stood on the side of the road in Bodfish using his radar gun, according to CHP investigators.

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    In addition to tracking how many cars have been stolen and homes burglarized, Bill Murphy, Captain of the LAPD Northeast Division, has also been keeping a close eye on a...

    The Los Angeles Police Department will gather to honor more than a dozen of its outstanding officers at a Thursday ceremony in Hollywood.

    Police Chief Charlie Beck will present the department's highest recognition, the Medal of Valor and Purple Heart...

    The LAPD West Valley division is hosting its annual carnival in front of the West Valley Station at 19020 Vanowen St. in Reseda today through Sunday.

    The carnival will be open Friday from 5 to 11 p.m., and Saturday and Sunday from 2 to 11 p.m.

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    The Los Angeles Police Department Thursday paid tribute their fallen comrades killed in the line of duty.

    Joy Benedict, reporting for CBS2 and KCAL9, attended the event downtown and said hundreds of people - the uniformed and civilians alike - turned out...

    LAPD Topanga Community Police Station will hold its 3rd Annual Open House on Saturday from 10 a.m. to to 2 p.m.

    Visitors can tour the station, meet officers and check out some of their police vehicles. There will also be informational booths on...

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    Consolidating the city's law enforcement agencies would save Los Angeles $2.9 million a year and increase operating efficiencies, according to a report released Tuesday.

    The report by Miguel Santana, the city's top budget analyst, recommends merging the...

    An inmate is shown at a bank of prison pay phones in Tracy, Calif. (Los Angeles Times)...

    Police in downtown Los Angeles have seen cellphone thefts soar as smartphones like the iPhone become easily turned into pay-as-you-go phones.

    In the first quarter of this year, thefts of cellphones increased 32% in the downtown area. In the one-mile-...

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    Police reported a dip in the number of arrests and public drinking citations at the opening day game at Dodger Stadium, where there was a heavy police presence one year after a Giants fan was beaten into a coma in the parking lot.

    Two arrests were made...

    The Los Angeles Police Department has gone on an offensive to prevent crime.

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    Police in Los Angeles and Glendale have formed a new joint task force to go after an alarming spike of burglaries in wealthy neighborhoods, including parts of the San Fernando Valley and L.A.s Westside.

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    You may want to think twice this month before texting while driving, or even eating or putting on makeup.

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    The Mid-Valley Community Police Council (MVCPC) will celebrate and recognize the "Officers of the Quarter" on Tuesday, April 3 at 7:30 a.m. The celebration will be held at Valley Presbyterian Hospital, Jean & David Fleming Building, 15107 Vanowen Street,...

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    The Los Angeles Police Department has yet to choose its Crown Vic replacement patrol car, but that hasn't kept...

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    A rash of burglaries in the San Fernando Valley has some wondering if the inmate early release program could be to blame...

    Commuters will face more closures on Interstate 405 this week while Metro contractors continue work on the reconstructed Mulholland Drive overpass.

    On Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday evenings, partial lane closures on the southbound lanes will begin at 7 p...

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    A group of civil rights attorneys filed a lawsuit Thursday challenging the Los Angeles Police Department's recently approved policy on impounding the cars of unlicensed drivers.

    The lawsuit filed in Los Angeles County Superior Court argues the LAPD...

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    Fewer Californians are dying in traffic accidents caused by hand-held cellphone use, according to a study by the...

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    Southbound lanes of the San Diego (405) Freeway will be closed Friday and Saturday nights, as part of the ongoing reconstruction of the Mulholland Bridge, according to Metro.

    The closures will be from the 101 freeway to Getty Center Drive ramps. Each...

    While drunk driving fatalities are on the decline, a state agency this week warned that the number of deadly crashes involving drugged California motorists has been steadily increasing over at least four years.

    Officials with the California Office of...

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    The LAPD's plan to stop impounding vehicles of some unlicensed drivers drew more criticism on Friday as a key City Council member questioned its logic and whether it violated state law.

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    Investigators were on the scene Friday of a deadly police shooting in Koreatown that came at the end of a slow-speed pursuit and was captured on video.

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    She was dressed in a body-hugging top and tiny miniskirt with torn fishnets and black boots - drawing lingering stares from men and disgusted head shakes from women driving on a busy stretch of North Hills. |...

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    Whether he knows it or not, Charlie Beck has been handed a gift. The Los Angeles police chief has been given a way out of his unwise position on vehicle impounds.

    Beck hoped this would be the week his proposal to stop the automatic 30-day seizures of...

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    LAPD Chief Charlie Beck's proposal to not impound the cars of unlicensed drivers for 30 days is illegal, a state agency has opined.

    The legal opinion issued by the State Office of Legislative Counsel on Saturday said a vehicle driven by an unlicensed...

    SAN FRANCISCO - The U.S. government is seeking software that can mine social media to predict everything from future terrorist attacks to foreign uprisings, according to requests posted online by federal law enforcement and intelligence agencies.

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    Several public safety groups, including the Los Angeles Police Protective League, are fighting a new LAPD proposal that would keep unlicensed drivers from facing a 30-day impound.

    The current policy calls for drivers who are stopped without a license to...

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    Three women have died following a car crash in South Los Angeles last week involving an unlicensed driver, authorities said Tuesday.

    Tenina M. Calhoun of Moreno Valley was driving in the 1400 block of West Florence Avenue with five other women around 2:...

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    Threats from cyber-espionage, computer crime, and attacks on critical infrastructure will surpass terrorism as the number one threat facing the United States, FBI Director Robert Mueller testified today.

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    Registered Sex Offender Numbers Increased 23 Percent in Past 5 Years.

    California, Texas and Florida Top the List.

    Today, the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children (NCMEC) released the results of its latest survey regarding the...

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    30-DAY HOLD POLICY - On November 16, 2010 my son Drew, a 25-year-old was killed by an unlicensed driver in San Francisco.

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    Advocates for illegal immigrants like Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa argue that illegal immigrants should be given a pass to state laws requiring driver licenses, insurance and car registration as an act of compassion for the hardships they face.

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    When Los Angeles police commissioners in Northridge asked for public opinion, they got an angry earful Tuesday about a pending plan to go easy on unlicensed drivers, mostly illegal immigrants.

    Residents, concerned about plans to halt a policy of 30-day...

    Los Angeles voters head to the polls today to elect a candidate in a special runoff between a political newcomer and a veteran for City Council District 15, which runs from the Harbor to Watts.

    Los Angeles Police Officer Joe Buscaino faces off against...

    They've been rear-ended by immigration politics. They've been sideswiped by legal semantics. No wonder law-abiding citizens who oppose the plan to stop impounding unlicensed drivers' cars have developed a case of road rage.

    If officials haven't noticed...

    A tug-of-war has developed over whether Los Angeles police should impound the cars of unlicensed drivers or let the mostly illegal immigrants arrange to have the vehicles driven home.

    Police Chief Charlie Beck said this week he will soon stop the 30-day...

    A Republican lawmaker who opposes shifting supervision of many felons from the state to counties voiced concern Wednesday over the arrest of a Sacramento man this week on sexual assault charges a month after he was released from state prison.

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    Los Angeles County sheriff's officials rolled out more positive crime statistics Wednesday, boasting a 14% drop in violent crime in 2011 compared to the year before.

    Homicides, matching a similar trend in L.A. Police Department patrol areas, were down by...

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    Sure, crime was down in 2011, yet again. But 2012 has really gotten off to a bad start.

    In the span of one week, Los Angeles saw dozens of vehicles torched in a one-man arson spree; seven officer- or deputy-involved shootings; a freeway shutdown for the...

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    Hollywood arson suspect Harry Burkhart terrorized Los Angeles residents with a four-day rampage over New Year's weekend because he was "motivated by his rage against Americans," prosecutors alleged in court papers filed Wednesday.

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    One Oregon police chief was killed when a man allegedly took the officer's gun and shot him in the head. A policeman in Arizona was fatally shot when he went to a suburban Phoenix apartment complex to help a probation officer. And two South Dakota officers were...

    An elaborate phone scam aimed at stealing credit card and ATM information is targeting Los Angeles County residents, District Attorney Steve Cooley warned Tuesday.

    The scam was uncovered after Cooley's own staffers received some of the calls over the...

    As California nears its sixth year without an execution, state officials find themselves once again grappling with a judge's order that concludes they've botched crafting a new and legal method of putting condemned killers to death by lethal injection.

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    Things in Los Angeles have reached the point that illegal aliens - people who by all rights ought not to be living here in the first place - are nonetheless able to exert sufficient influence on politicians that public policy is altered to suit their desires....

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    KFI 640's John & Ken discuss a new plan by Los Angeles' mayor and police chief to no longer impound the cars of motorists driving without a license.

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    The latest FBI figures show there's a lot less violent crime across the country this year, a trend experts attribute to a larger investment in crime prevention by government and law enforcement.

    The 6.5 percent drop in violent crime continues a five-year...

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    The City of Los Angeles impounds the cars of unlicensed drivers for up to 30 days, which costs an average of $2000. Mayor Villaraigosa and LAPD Chief Charlie Beck want to end that practice-but the police rank and file say that would endanger public safety. As...

    Violent crime and property crimes reported to law enforcement fell in the first half of 2011 despite a stagnant economy, the FBI announced Monday.

    The number of violent crimes reported in the first six months of 2011 declined 6.4%, when compared with...

    Last weekend, an unlicensed driver ran down a 60-year-old woman trying to cross the street in Panorama City, killing her.

    The death renewed calls Monday to reverse a pending city policy to go easy on unlicensed drivers - many of them illegal immigrants...

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    Unlicensed drivers without prior convictions would be given the chance to avoid having their vehicles impounded under new rules outlined Tuesday by the Los Angeles Police Department.

    The proposed changes to the impound procedures are a potentially...

    States should ban all driver use of cell phones and other portable electronic devices, except in emergencies, the National Transportation Board said Tuesday.

    The recommendation, unanimously agreed to by the five-member board, applies to both hands-free...

    The number of drunk driving-related deaths dropped to a record low in California in 2010, marking the largest single-year decline in DUI fatalities in the last 14 years, a new report says.

    Alcohol was a contributing factor in crashes that killed 791...

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    So much for public safety.

    Obedient as always to the will of his political masters, Chief Charlie Beck is moving rapidly to please the mayor's desire to all but halt impounding of cars of motorists driving without a license.

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    The LAPD's auto unit at the Northeast Community station is recommending that resident not leave any valuables in their vehicles-including construction tools or equipment-to prevent their theft.

    The advice comes in response to Patch's inquiry about any...

    Trying to head off more layoffs of cops, San Jose's police union Wednesday tentatively agreed to continue 10 percent pay cuts for at least another year and a half.

    The agreement most likely ends a dispute with city leaders that was just days away from...

    In this age of perpetual campaigns, the Los Angeles Police Protective League is beginning to develop a grass-roots level of support for 2013 with a pilot program in three council districts.

    Yard signs reading "Public Safety First," are going up in...

    A state government report said on Friday that California's homicide rate fell by 7.8 percent in 2010 to the lowest level since 1966, in-line with a U.S. drop in violent crimes that researchers have attributed in part to better police work.

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    Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa said he would stop 30-day impounds for first-time offenders and for those without a license, LA...

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    State officials have decided to release a prisoner with a history of violent crimes to a local hospital over the objections of Los Angeles County supervisors.

    The prisoner, who has not been named by county officials, is scheduled to be sent to Olive View...

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    State prisoners being paroled to Los Angeles County have more serious mental illnesses than anticipated, and about...

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    The first month of Gov. Jerry Brown's prison realignment plan has been problematic in Los Angeles County, where understaffing forced probation officers to double their caseloads and sheriff's deputies were not given authority to arrest no-show parolees until...

    ELK GROVE -- A California Highway Patrol officer was shot twice and wounded Sunday on a highway south of Sacramento, and moments later local police shot and killed the suspected gunman as he sat in his overturned car with two dogs, authorities said.

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    A maker of bulletproof vests that contained Zylon agreed to pay $1 million in fines for knowingly selling products it knew severely degraded over time, said the U.S. Department of Justice on Nov. 7

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    The U.S. Department of Justice Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS) Office released a study this week that reveals the economic state of cities has eroded the manpower of police forces and their ability to respond to public safety concerns.

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    The majority of criminal offenders sent to Sacramento County under a new law have serious criminal backgrounds - in contrast to how the law was promoted, county officials say.

    Since state lawmakers approved the law earlier this year, giving counties...

    It isn't Carmageddon, but a four-night freeway closure on the 405 Freeway between Getty Center Drive and the 101 Freeway...

    Authorities are keeping a wary eye on swelling inmate populations as hundreds of extra criminals are sent to Los Angeles County jails under a broad shakeup of California's corrections institutions.

    Since Oct. 1, when the new rules took effect, the county...

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    BOSTON -- A Boston Police Department website was hacked. At least 2,000 names and passwords have been posted online.

    The group claiming responsibility said they support the Occupy Boston movement.

    Boston Police are warning some of their members...

    An Occupy Wall Street protester goes to sleep in Zuccotti Park, near Wall Street in New York.
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    To soften the blow to local law enforcement and communities, California politicians are calling one of the largest criminal-justice...

    Mary Grady, a former television reporter who served a decade as an LAPD spokeswoman, has been named director of public and media relations at Los Angeles International Airport.

    Grady assumes the role on Monday, when she will manage communication programs...

    The LAPD's Jorge Villegas is the Valley's new commander.

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    When police in southern Louisiana were investigating the deaths of eight women in 2009, the sophistication of the crimes set off rumors that the serial killer was a police officer - speculation that became so pervasive that officials ordered DNA testing of law...

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    Speaking at a meeting of the Sherman Oaks Neighborhood Council on Monday night, two Los Angeles police captains said the LAPD needs the public's cooperation to combat property crimes and traffic accidents in the area.

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    LOS ANGELES -- The union for rank-and-file Los Angeles Police Department officers is urging a state parole board to deny a compassionate release request for the convicted killer of a police officer in the case chronicled in the book and movie "The Onion Field...

    Police launch the "Hats Off" program in two valley communities. It basically means this: if you want to do business there, you'll want to tip back that "hoodie" or take off that hat or helmet.

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    LAPD Chief Charlie Beck. Credit: L.A. Times

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    Scene of Koreatown shooting.

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    Probation officials shifted caseloads on Thursday while the sheriff's department finalized security plans as Los Angeles County braced for this weekend's overhaul of California's correctional system.

    The so-called "prison realignment" beginning Saturday...

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    Gov. Jerry Brown met privately Monday with Los Angeles County supervisors in an effort to ease their concerns about the thousands of state prisoners and parolees poised to flood local jails beginning Saturday.

    Under Brown's so-called realignment program...

    The joint FBI-LAPD operation that is trying to cut the backlog of unsolved gang-related killings in South Los Angeles totals 43 homicide arrests in nearly three months, with 11 of those cases closed in the last day, officials said Thursday.

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    Gov. Jerry Brown said this morning he will put on the November 2012 ballot a constitutional guarantee of funding for law enforcement realignment, the shift of certain offenders from state prisons to local control.

    "I'm not leaving Sacramento until we get...

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    At a recent Long Beach City Council meeting numerous speakers argued in support of restoring public safety funds cut by the city. One theme persisted: We need more police officers, not fewer, to prepare for the release of thousands of felons by the state.

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    Eighty-two officers were honored Thursday at an inaugural Purple Heart ceremony held to recognize officers for acts of bravery resulting in injury or death in the past 90 years.

    Los Angeles police Chief Charlie Beck was among those on hand for the...

    L.A.'s red light cameras were shuttered for good on Tuesday, as the City Council rejected a proposal to bring them back at four intersections for monitoring new safety measures.

    "Enough is enough," said Councilman Bill Rosendahl. "We have debated this...

    Two Los Angeles Police Department officers suffered smoke inhalation Wednesday when they rescued a woman from a...

    WEST COVINA - Friends and family members on Tuesday remembered Jesus "Jesse" Ravega...

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    California's crime rate dropped across the board in every major measured category, with violent crimes - including murders and rapes - at their lowest comparable levels in more than 40 years, the state Justice Department says.

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    Even a decade later, when she hears of a shooting rampage or a building being bombed, Jane El Farra holds her breath.

    Since Sept. 11, 2001, El Farra cannot help but wonder: Were Muslims involved?

    "I was devastated," said El Farra, who is Muslim...

    Responding to news late today of a credible terrorist threat on the 10th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks, Police Chief Charlie Beck said the threat does not include Los Angeles as a target.

    "I have been briefed on information, and all of that...

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    Los Angeles police today were mourning the loss of an off-duty detective from Foothill Division who died in a motorcycle wreck near the Four-Level Interchange in downtown Los Angeles.

    Jesus Ravega, 48, of West Covina, went down on the northbound...

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    Los Angeles County Dist. Atty. Steve Cooley. Credit: Lawrence K. Ho
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    The newest member of the Board of Police Commissioners was elected today as its president.

    Attorney Richard Drooyan was unanimously approved to serve a two-year term as head of the five-member Police Commission. Drooyan was appointed by Mayor Antonio...

    In what could be a record number of candidates to line up for the 15th District, 20 people have formally filed to run for the open Harbor-to-Watts seat on the Los Angeles City Council.

    The seat was left open when Janice Hahn won a bid for Congress in...

    Fourth annnual LAPD West Valley Memorial Motorcycle Ride benefiting the Randal D. Simmons Outreach Foundation, Los Angeles Police Memorial Foundation and the West Valley B.O.O.S.T.E.R.S.

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    A Los Angeles police officer sustained at least three gunshot wounds Thursday afternoon when a suspect opened fire on him during a pedestrian stop in South L.A., officials said.

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    In response to your recent editorial, "Dems stall state on pension reform" (Aug. 15), the condition of public pensions in California is not a crisis despite the best efforts of pension foes and editorialists to portray it as such.

    Elements of the issue...

    Detectives are asking for the public's help in identifying suspects responsible for stealing personal information from unsuspecting job applicants in the Los Angeles area.

    The suspects are accused of posing as employees at local businesses and sending...

    California's practice of locking teenage offenders in prison for life without the possibility of parole would be upended under legislation just a few votes shy of reaching the governor's desk -- a change that would move the state closer to justice in...

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    Photo: Proposed NFL stadium. Credit: AEG

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    Facebook has agreed to work with law enforcement agencies nationwide to remove accounts set up by inmates or posted on their behalf, in part because prisoners are using the social networking site to stalk victims and direct criminal activity, California prison...

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    Four LAPD officers responding to a party call in West Hills were hurt -- one seriously -- early Saturday morning when a woman apparently fell asleep behind the wheel of a sports car and collided with one of their parked patrol cars, authorities said.

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    A new system that allows the FBI to automatically share information with local, state...

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    Several hundred inmates crowd the gymnasium at San Quentin prison in California. Photographer: Eric Risberg/AP
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    GLENDALE - The main Glendale police officers union has agreed to reduce salaries by 2% and increase contributions for benefits as part of a plan that will save the city roughly $2.2 million over the next year.

    The agreement is a major shift for the...

    Anaheim Police Officer Brian Hayes was killed Sunday, when the small plane he was flying in crashed on takeoff in Winslow, Ariz. ...
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    The criminal records system California relies on to stop child abusers from working at schools and violent felons from buying guns is so poorly maintained that it routinely fails to alert officials to a subject's full criminal history.

    The computerized...

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    Business owners touted promotions Wednesday aimed at cashing in on the upcoming closure of part of heavily traveled Interstate 405, while city officials sought to assure the public that they were ready for the effects of a possible traffic nightmare during what...

    Responding to confusion among some drivers, California Department of Motor Vehicles officials clarified Tuesday that anyone receiving a vehicle registration renewal notice in the mail this month or next will be given an extra 30 days beyond their renewal date...

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    The Mulholland Drive Bridge will be demolished and reconstructed to accommodate the widening of the I-405 freeway and to add a northbound high-occupancy vehicle lane through the Sepulveda Pass. Demolition activities will take place over the July 16-17 weekend...

    BOISE, Idaho-The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has thrown out the death penalty of Joseph Edward Duncan III, saying he should have been given a competency hearing before he was allowed to waive his appeal.

    The appellate court handed down the ruling...

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    Alhambra police officer Ryan Stringer, 26

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    San Francisco's police officers union overwhelmingly accepted a deal Saturday that will allow them to receive past raises owed to them and avoid layoffs for at least a year while agreeing to pay more into their pension fund at an earlier date.

    The deal,...

    Officer Joseph Jarrett is practically a rookie. He hasn't had his second anniversary yet with the Los Angeles Police Department, and already he's being called a hero.

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    Carmageddon is just around the corner. Some commuters think they've figured a way around the 3-day closure...

    Los Angeles County, Calif., has almost completely neglected to fund retiree healthcare benefits for public-sector...

    William and Catherine, the stylish royal newlyweds, arrive Friday in Los Angeles, and officials are hoping to tame the aggressive behavior of the celebrity-hungry paparazzi.

    For a variety of reasons both logistical and economic, law enforcement officials...

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    July 1 marked the start of a number of new state and local laws, many of which are aimed at improving safety.

    Plastic bag ban

    Large supermarkets and pharmacies in the unincorporated areas of Los Angeles County may no longer offer...

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    Echoing a national trend, attacks on police officers in Los Angeles are spiking dramatically this year, LAPD Chief Charlie Beck said Tuesday.

    Assaults on officers are up 42 percent from the same period last year, bringing the total to 97 attacks, Beck...

    Los Angeles police, fire and transportation officials sought to assure people attending a 405 freeway closure meeting Thursday night that they were fully prepared to protect the public during the 53-hour closure in mid-July.

    A unified command of public...

    What will Los Angeles look like in five years? In ten or twenty? The answers may depend on some crucial decisions to be made at City Hall this month.

    Like many American cities, Los Angeles is struggling with the effects of prolonged recession, and civic...

    The state Department of Motor Vehicles has postponed sending notices to owners of vehicles with annual license registration renewal dates in July and August.

    State officials said they have been waiting to see what happens with the state budget, and in...

    U.S. vehicle thefts dropped to the lowest since 1967, falling for a seventh straight year as more cars were equipped with security devices and police tactics helped deter thieves, an insurance industry group said.

    Thefts probably declined 7.2 percent...

    A Los Angeles City Council stalemate over extending the city's contract for red-light cameras effectively ended the program.

    Watch video report from ABC7.

    The City Council...

    The FBI has long been known for its straightforward "Just the facts, ma'am" approach, an image reinforced by Director Robert S. Mueller III's stoic presence and reluctance to court...

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    SAN PEDRO - Los Angeles Police Department officials said a rise in vehicle thefts took place across San Pedro from mid-May through the middle of this month.

    During that time, 43 vehicles were reported stolen, mostly from the central and northern sections...

    California law enforcement agents have seized 1,200 firearms from people who cannot legally own them because of mental illness or restraining orders.

    However, Attorney General Kamala Harris said Thursday that more than 34,000 handguns and nearly 1,600...

    In a move designed to prod negotiations with Los Angeles police and firefighters, the City Council gave preliminary approval Tuesday to an ordinance that would freeze health benefits of retiring workers.

    The 11-2 vote advances a measure that caps...

    Photo: Officer Kevin Sandoval when he was sworn in two years ago. Credit: South Pasadena Police Department
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    In Culver City last month, Zackariah Lehnen was charged with the murder of a young woman and an elderly man who were stabbed and beaten to death. In Los Angeles last July, Javier Rueda shot and injured two Los Angeles Police Department officers before he was...

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    The Los Angeles Police Commission has voted to kill the city's controversial red-light camera program, rejecting claims that the system makes streets safer while costing the city nothing.

    Tuesday's vote means that the...

    Police say a man is posing as an officer to harass young girls in the San Fernando Valley. The suspect threatened to arrest one girl and told another he needed to put a tracking device in her bra.

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    The Brown Administration told a federal appeals court Tuesday that it may ask for more time to comply with a Supreme Court ruling declaring overcrowding...

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    The Los Angeles Police Department wants BB guns and imitation firearms to look a lot less like the real thing.

    In a memo set for review Tuesday by members of the Police Commission, police Chief Charlie Beck is asking for a new city ordinance that would...

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    Giovanni Ramirez, the man accused by Los Angeles police in the brutal beating of a San Francisco Giants fan at Dodger Stadium, also is a suspect in a gang shooting in Nevada, LAPD officials said Wednesday.

    Ramirez, 31, was taken into custody last week...

    The good news is the influence of al-Qaida has diminished, and its powerful leader, Osama bin Laden is dead, Los Angeles Deputy Police Chief Michael Downing told a crowd Wednesday at the Visalia Convention Center.

    But the violent extremist organization...

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    SAN ANTONIO - Authorities in south-central Texas say a veteran sheriff's deputy was shot and killed while waiting at a traffic light in his patrol vehicle.

    Bexar County Sgt. Kenneth Vann was waiting at an intersection early Saturday when someone in...

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    Los Angeles police officials Tuesday acknowledged serious shortcomings in the way the LAPD investigates claims of retaliation among officers, vowing quick reforms to the unit that investigates such cases and better training for supervisors who are often accused...

    In a Tuesday afternoon news conference in Cypress Park, Los Angeles Police Dept. officials...

    The police do not need a warrant to enter a home if they smell burning marijuana, knock loudly, announce themselves and hear what they think is the sound of evidence being destroyed, the Supreme Court ruled on Monday in an 8-to-1 decision.

    The issue as...

    The independent watchdog of the Los Angeles Police Department again has found serious shortcomings in how the LAPD investigates cases of retaliation among officers.

    LAPD policy forbids officers from retaliating against other officers who report...

    An investigation is under way into an officer-involved shooting in North Hollywood where a man tried to run over police with a car.

    Watch the video report.

    The incident...

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    Over the past three years, the District has reduced the number of its police officer positions from 4,200 to 3,800, and the number of officers would continue to fall to about 3,500 in the next 18 months under Mayor Vincent Gray's budget plan. Last week, Post...

    Washington, DC - The names of 316 law enforcement officers who have died in the line of duty - 152 of them in 2010 - were formally dedicated on the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Friday evening in Washington, DC.

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    Four Los Angeles police officers were among 30 law enforcement personnel receiving "Top Cop" awards today at the White House.

    "We're grateful for the sacrifices you and your families make, and my administration is committed to making sure that you get...

    The city's controversial red-light traffic cameras issued 46,000 tickets last year.

    And it only took all of four police officers sitting at a few computer monitors to run the system.

    Just one of the officers manning the computers at the Los...

    A Los Angeles City Council committee voted Tuesday to recommend six furlough days for police officers and certain firefighters in January if labor talks are unproductive in the coming months.

    The proposal was the single biggest change made by the council...

    A Los Angeles gun buyback that offered gift certificates for people who turn in guns netted 2,062 weapons over the weekend, including 91 assault rifles and a black Uzi machine pistol with a massive silencer, L.A. police said.

    A covert operations weapon...

    The state Senate on Monday approved a measure requested by the Los Angeles Police Department to require BB guns to be made in bright colors so that police officers do not mistake them for real firearms.

    The legislation was opposed by Republican senators...

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    A special LAPD police vehicle transported neighbors to safety.

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    Los Angeles law enforcement authorities were focusing extra patrols Monday on local airports, mosques and synagogues as a precaution after Osama Bin Laden was killed by U.S. forces Sunday.

    Law enforcement sources said those locations were considered the...

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    Local authorities are increasing patrols at religious institutions and other potential terrorist targets in the wake of the death of 9/11 mastermind Osama bin Laden.

    LAPD Deputy Chief Mike Downing, commanding officer of the Counter-Terrorism and Special...

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    SEATTLE -- Police commanders from Lakewood, Wash.; Oakland, Calif.; and Seattle attending a national conference in Seattle on Thursday described the huge emotional toll on their departments after officers were slain in the line of duty.

    "March 21 (2009)...

    Los Angeles police said Wednesday that they had stepped up patrols in the Venice Beach area after a series of attacks including a shooting during a "flash mob" gathering and a stabbing on the beach this past weekend of a man in a drum circle.

    The latest...

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    The California state Senate has approved a bill that would increase fines for texting or using a handheld cell phone while driving.

    The base fine would increase from $20 to $50 per violation. With various fees, a first offense would cost $328, up from...

    The Los Angeles Police Department's Bicycle Coordination Unit has said that initial testing and evaluation of IZIP...

    The head of the Los Angeles police union said Monday that a dogfighting game application for cellphones should be yanked from the market because it glorifies illegal activity and promotes "cruel and immoral" behavior.

    Paul M. Weber, president of the Los...

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    An off-duty Los Angeles police officer was thrown out of his pickup truck in an early-morning crash on the Ventura (101) Freeway on Saturday and died two hours later at a Westwood hospital.

    Jose Diance-Cruz, 23, of Sylmar died at Ronald Reagan UCLA...

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    Sephora is offering a reward for the arrest and conviction of whoever stole about $2 million worth of the company's products, which were taken from a cargo container in Utah and turned up at various cosmetics stores in the Los Angeles area.

    During the...

    Los Angeles police Monday were seeking potential victims of a man charged with...

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    On April 4, Gov. Jerry Brown signed Assembly Bill 109, which would shift thousands of state prison inmates to the custody of local law enforcement. At a time of budget shortfalls, swollen local jail populations and when two-thirds of California counties are...

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    New police sketches of the two men suspected in the beating.
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    Police are using a combination of aggressive spy operations and community outreach to counter what Deputy Police Chief Michael P. Downing called the growing threat of Mumbai-style terrorist attacks - car bombings and small-arms-equipped suicide teams.

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    Half-price beer will no longer be sold during baseball games at Dodgers Stadium as officials consider a variety of ways to improve safety, the team announced Wednesday.

    The promotion, which was set to begin April 21, has been canceled in light of an...

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    Labor union leaders representing Los Angeles city firefighters and police officers Tuesday beat back an attempt to cut back their health care benefits.

    With health care costs soaring, L.A.'s City Administrative Officer Miguel Santana said firefighters...

    In a big city, most crime victims suffer in obscurity. In Los Angeles last year, police investigated 21,241 violent crimes, including 297 homicides, yet who outside their own circle of family and friends could name even a single one of those victims?

    But...

    In a policy reversal, the LAPD has decided to no longer immediately seize vehicles of unlicensed drivers, including undocumented immigrants, when they are stopped at sobriety checkpoints, but the Police Protective League is not on board. Calling it "the right...

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    Police were looking Monday for a gunman suspected of shooting another man at a North Hollywood apartment, where SWAT teams gathered in response to the incident.

    Police received reports about 10 p.m. Sunday of a shooting between two men in the...

    For decades, police officers and firefighters in the city of Sacramento have paid nothing out of pocket toward their retirement accounts. Instead, City Hall has picked up the bill.

    It's a common arrangement, negotiated years ago in lieu of raises.

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    We've seen it before: after the Rodney King beating, after Lakers championships turn into festivals of looting, and now after thugs nearly murdered a father of two because he was fond of the wrong team.

    The predictable L.A. post-catastrophe blame game...

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    The Justice Department is threatening to withhold millions of dollars in federal aid to local police departments unless they adopt policies that require uniformed officers to wear body armor.

    The requirement, which takes effect this month as local...

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    An extension of up to three months for an expiring contract for the city's controversial red-light camera program was approved Tuesday by the Los Angeles Police Commission as it continues to sift through conflicting reports on the system's impact on public...

    The BatCat prepares to move in to assist in driving out the suspect. Credit: Jay L. Clendenin / Los Angeles Times
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    Los Angeles police detectives are investigating the possibility that eight additional women were victims of the man accused of being the Grim Sleeper serial killer.

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    In a courtroom, you have to swear to "tell the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth." But public pension opponents, perhaps because they aren't under oath, have no trouble distorting and making up statistics to bolster their arguments.

    The...

    WASHINGTON -- The Supreme Court on Monday reinstated the death penalty for convicted California murderer Scott Pinholster, in a fractured ruling that will make it difficult for other prisoners to win appeals in federal court.

    Imprisoned on San Quentin's...

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    A Los Angeles police officer was shot and critically wounded early Monday responding to a domestic-violence call in the San...

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    Sketches of two suspects being sought in the Dodger Stadium attack. Credit: Los Angeles Police Department...

    The 61-year-old police reservist prepares to participate in a bike event in May to remember Capt. William Eaton, the Van Nuys LAPD commander.

    It's not something that Jacob Castroll ever thought he would do, but when he saw that the...

    A suspect accused of killing a Georgia police officer and wounding another one surrendered to authorities after a hostage standoff Friday night.

    The incident was shown live on television as officers arrested suspect Jamie Donnell Hood in Athens, Georgia...

    Cities in Los Angeles County could be liable for the supervision of more than 9,000 parolees under a proposed budget plan that would eliminate and shift a significant portion of state responsibilities to local governments.

    Glendale police have already...

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    I am a member of a public-sector employee union.

    In conservative circles, such an admission is tantamount to the sort one might hear at a 12-step meeting, an acknowledgment of some shameful addiction most decent people think should be corrected as...

    More than a quarter of U.S. workers said they're "not at all confident" about their ability to afford a comfortable retirement, the highest percentage in two decades, according to an Employee Benefit Research...

    Some members of Congress haven't been shy about criticizing underfunded state and local pension plans, even though they themselves enjoy much heftier retirement packages than most private-sector employees and state workers do.

    Budget battles in New...

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    Eight months after it was enacted, what was supposed to be a tough measure against drunken driving is having little effect in four test counties, including Sacramento.

    The law requires anyone convicted of drunken driving to get an ignition interlock...