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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...

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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...

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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.

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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...

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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.

Valley...

Deputy Chief William Scott (Photo: LAPD)

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.

Robert Harris, director of the LAPPL...

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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.,...

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