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Oct 2019
A Los Angeles Police Department SWAT officer’s helmet was struck by a bullet during a shootout with a suspect in the South Park neighborhood of South Los Angeles on June 5, 2017. (Credit: Los Angeles Police Department)
A Los Angeles gang member received a prison sentence of more than five-and-a-half centuries Thursday for shooting a Los Angeles Police Department SWAT officer, who was saved by his helmet, and wounding a police K-9 during a series of...
Oct 2019
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...
Oct 2019
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...
Sep 2019
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 to an L.A. Times article, it’s a device being marketed by a couple...

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