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Firefighters work a hot spot next to a charred vineyard caused by the Skirball fire in Bel-Air in Dec. 2017. The fire started by an illegal cooking fire in a homeless camp.(Genaro Molina/Los Angeles Times)

With Santa Ana winds bringing red-flag fire danger to Southern California, the Los Angeles Police Department plans to remove some homeless people from camps in high-risk areas.

LAPD spokesman Josh Rubenstein said the removals will take place Wednesday...

A homeless woman, who serenaded the public at a Metro stop, recently got her wish to meet the LAPD officer who shot the viral video.

Emily Zamourka, 52, sang Puccini, which was posted on the LAPD Twitter account recently.

Zamourka told the...

DNA laboratory testing. Photo by University of Michigan via Flickr Creative Commons.

DNA sampling and testing has led to breakthroughs in cases resulting in solved crimes, but it’s a time consuming process. “Rapid DNA” speeds the process up. According...

LAPD Chief Michel Moore wears his 150th anniversary badge during the unveiling at police headquarters. About 2,000 officers will wear a nearly identical badge of those worn by officers in 1869. (Al Seib/Los Angeles Times)

The Los Angeles Police Department is going back to 1869 to celebrate its 150th anniversary.

On Wednesday, Police Chief Michel Moore unveiled a commemorative badge that several thousand officers will wear during the final three months of the year. The...

Two Los Angeles police officers were injured Monday night when their cruiser struck a fire hydrant and flipped over in South Los Angeles.

The crash occurred just before 8 p.m. in the 6000 block of South Vermont Avenue, near the intersection with 61st...

Officers negotiated with a suspect who was barricaded inside of a Mid City home Wednesday evening, eventually taking him into custody.

The barricade began around 5:15 p.m. in the 2100 block of Orange Drive after Los Angeles police officers attempted to...

The case Martin vs. City of Boise prevents cities from punishing people for sleeping on the street if there aren’t enough shelter beds. L.A. County will challenge the ruling. (Irfan Khan / Los Angeles Times)

The Board of Supervisors has decided to throw its political weight behind an effort to overturn a court decision that has allowed homeless people to bed down overnight on sidewalks across California and the West.

On Tuesday, the supervisors voted to...

The Los Angeles Police Department is asking for the public’s help in identifying a murder victim whose body was charred and the person suspected of the homicide.

Police said detectives with its Robbery-Homicide Division were told about a fire-related...

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...

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