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A 53-year-old Los Angeles police sergeant died Tuesday from complications related to COVID-19 — the second such death in a week for a department that, like the city around it, is being ravaged by the coronavirus.

In the last three weeks alone, nearly 1,...

2020 was the deadliest year for law enforcement officers since 1974

A total of 264 officers died in the line of duty in 2020, according to new data released Monday by the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund (...

A Los Angeles Police Department sergeant died on Sunday following a battle with COVID-19, the LAPD reported.

22-year veteran Sgt. Fred Cueto worked at LAPD’s Foothill station, the Police Department reported. Cueto is the second sworn officer and the...

Seven people were sent to area hospitals, including one with critical injuries, from a multi-vehicle crash near the Ventura (101) Freeway in Calabasas Sunday that involved two Los Angeles police officers in a patrol vehicle who were not injured, authorities...

A Los Angeles police officer was wounded tonight at a Ralphs supermarket in Granada Hills during a confrontation with an armed, shirtless suspect, who was arrested and taken to a hospital for a medical evaluation although not hit by gunfire.

The shooting...

Two Los Angeles Police Department officers were hospitalized following a two-vehicle crash Wednesday night in a South Los Angeles neighborhood.

The crash occurred in the 1000 block of East Vernon Avenue, near Central Avenue, about 10:20 p.m.

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LOS ANGELES (AP) — On June 2, 1983, Los Angeles Police Officer Paul Verna was killed in the line of duty.

That is not in dispute.

What is, however, is who pulled the trigger. And a combination of factors — from the current political climate to...

Los Angeles erupted with joy Sunday night after the Lakers won the 2020 NBA Finals. However, the celebration outside Staples Center took a violent turn and resulted in 76 arrests, damage to more than 30 buildings and 8 officers injured.

Los Angeles erupted with joy Sunday night after the Lakers won the 2020 NBA Finals. However, the celebration outside Staples Center took a violent turn and resulted in 76 arrests, damage to more than 30 buildings and 8 officers injured, the Los Angeles Police...

LAPD Police Chief Michel Moore addresses the media outside the Southeast Community Police Station to discuss an increase in crime in South Los Angeles. Next to him is Los Angeles City Councilman Joe Buscaino, and at left is LAPD Deputy Chief Regina Scott. (Mel Melcon / Los Angeles Times)

A 14-year-old aspiring football player. A 19-year-old high school graduate just getting his start in life. A 77-year-old woman and her 58-year-old daughter inside their home. A 79-year-old woman standing outside her car.

On Friday morning, Los Angeles...

An LAPD officer is doing better a day after he was injured during a confrontation with a man who shot at him inside the San Pedro Police Station.

An on-duty Los Angeles Police Department officer was injured during a confrontation with a man at the department’s Harbor Station late Saturday that ended with a short car chase before the man was arrested.

The attack happened just before 10 p.m. in the...

Two L.A. County Sheriff's Department deputies who were shot in an ambush in Compton are now in stable condition, the agency said.

Two Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department deputies were shot at a Metro station in Compton Saturday evening, officials say.

The two Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department deputies who were shot in the head in an ambush in Compton...

A Los Angeles police officer was injured in a laser attack. Eric Leonard reports for the NBC4 News on Thursday, Sept. 10, 2020.

An LAPD officer was partially blinded after someone deliberately pointed a green laser at him in downtown Los Angeles.

"I consider myself a pretty strong person, but these migraines have been bringing me to tears," Officer Kyle Rice told the NBC4 I-Team...

The Los Angeles Police Protective League and three other law enforcement organizations have launched a website to advocate for investing in better policing rather than defunding departments, they announced today.

The website...

The Los Angeles Police Department reported Thursday an additional employee has tested positive for COVID-19.

To date, 500 employees have tested positive, according to Jessica Kellogg of the Emergency Operations Center.

Of those, 137 employees are...

Funeral services will be held Thursday morning for the veteran LAPD officer who passed away last month due to complications from COVID-19.

The funeral for 45-year-old Valentin Martinez will be held at Forest Lawn Memorial park in the Hollywood Hills,...

The Los Angeles Police Department is stepping up efforts to educate people about the importance of wearing a face covering.

Officers handed out masks in Hollywood on Sunday.

Residents, tourists, and even people driving along Hollywood Boulevard...

Thirteen additional Los Angeles Police Department employees have tested positive for coronavirus, officials said on Wednesday.

The announcement comes after the death of two LAPD employees from coronavirus complications.

39-year-old non-sworn...

A sworn police officer with the Los Angeles Police Department has passed away from complications due to COVID-19, marking the agency's second coronavirus-related death, officials confirmed Friday.

LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- A sworn police officer with the Los Angeles Police Department has passed away from complications due to COVID-19, marking the agency's second coronavirus-related death, officials confirmed Friday.

Officer Valentin Martinez, 45, "...

One man was killed, and another one was wounded late Thursday, June 18, 2020, in a shooting that occurred in the parking lot between Vons and CVS near the corner of Laurel Canyon and Ventura boulevards in Studio City. (Photo by Rick McClure/Special to the Los Angeles Daily News)

Los Angeles Police Chief Michel Moore said Tuesday that he is alarmed at a significant jump in homicides this year even as other crimes in the city have plummeted.

With a recent spike in killings, the rate so far this year has eclipsed the rate during...

The Los Angeles Police Department reported Tuesday an additional 16 employees have tested positive for coronavirus, bringing the department’s total to 386.

Of the employees, 233 are at home recovering or self-isolating due to possible exposure, and 207...

Erica McAdoo, a senior detention officer with the Los Angeles Police Department, died July 3, 2020, due to complications related to COVID-19. (Courtesy LAPD Custody Services Division)

Erica McAdoo, a senior detention officer with the Los Angeles Police Department, has died from complications related to the coronavirus, the department said Saturday.

McAdoo died Friday, the department announced “with extreme sadness.”

She is...

LAPD officers in riot gear and face masks stand in front of police headquarters to keep Black Lives Matter protesters from advancing. (Gina Ferazzi / Los Angeles Times)

Coronavirus infections among Los Angeles police officers spiked in recent weeks, reflecting a broader increase in cases regionally and raising fresh questions about the role of protests in the spread.

Police officials have said that officers were exposed...

Los Angeles police officers patrol Venice Beach on March 28. The largest police unions in California unveiled plans Sunday for a reform agenda. It involves police in L.A., San Francisco and San Jose. Mark J. Terrill (AP)

The largest police unions in California unveiled plans early Sunday morning for a reform agenda to find racist police officers and “root those individuals out of the law enforcement profession.”

In full-page ads in The Washington Post, Los Angeles Times...

A Los Angeles police cruiser sits in Hollywood.(Al Seib / Los Angeles Times)

An LAPD officer was injured Sunday night after being struck by an arrow fired from a crossbow during a standoff with a man in North Hollywood, authorities said.

Officers were initially called to a residence on Bakman Avenue near Ostego Street around 6:45...

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The Los Angeles Police Department Command Officers Association emphatically condemns actions taken by members of the Minneapolis Police Department that tragically took the...

Four people, including two officers, were taken to hospitals Wednesday night after a collision in South L.A. (OnScene.TV)

Four people, including two Los Angeles police officers, were hospitalized following a multi-vehicle crash in South Los Angeles on Wednesday night, police said.

Two officers were heading in a marked SUV to assist on a call when a tow truck ran a red light...

At least six officers were hurt and 533 protesters were taken into custody in Los Angeles as demonstrations protesting the killing of George Floyd turned violent.

The protests Friday night led officers to declare an unlawful assembly and worked to have...

An LAPD officer suffered a graze wound to her leg Sunday afternoon in Venice. (Luis Sinco / Los Angeles Times)

An LAPD officer suffered a non life-threatening gunshot wound Sunday near the Venice Santa Monica border, an official said.

The incident occurred about 4:30 p.m. in the area of the Whole Foods parking lot near Lincoln Boulevard and Rose Avenue.

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Officers Nick Ferara and Dan Brown distribute items to residents in San Pedro.(Dania Maxwell / Los Angeles Times)

The police officers chased the suspected thief on foot, losing sight of him and spotting him again on the west side of Los Angeles.

They caught up and slapped handcuffs around his wrists. Then, the adrenaline gave way to concern.

“I had to put...

A Los Angeles Police Department employee was struck in the head with a rock while jogging Tuesday morning, a department spokesman said. (Brian van der Brug / Los Angeles Times)

A Los Angeles Police Department employee was attacked while jogging Tuesday morning and struck in the head with a rock, a department spokesman said.

The employee was running near the LAPD Academy in Elysian Park about 9:30 a.m. when an assailant —...

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