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LAPD to Make Body Camera, Patrol Car Videos Public

March 20, 2018
The Los Angeles Police Department's years-long practice of keeping video from body cameras and patrol cars under wraps will soon end after the agency's civilian bosses approved a policy Tuesday that requires the release of recordings in the future.

California Man Gets 60 Years for Shooting Officer

March 19, 2018
Bush then “came up with a .45, semiautomatic Glock,” and the officer “feels the gun hit him in the chest,” Logalbo told jurors in his opening statement.

Judge Blocks Los Angeles Gang Enforcement Program

March 16, 2018
The order is believed to mark the first time a judge has blocked Los Angeles officials from enforcing the injunctions, which were born from a time in the late 1980s and '90s when gang activity in the city gained national attention. Their use has been credited by law enforcement with helping reduce gang-related crime.

San Francisco Police Commission Approves Restrictive Taser Policy

March 15, 2018
Officers are limited from using Tasers in special circumstances, including when a person is pregnant, elderly, frail, appears to be a child or when the officer has “credible information” the person is suffering from a serious medical or psychiatric condition.

CA Deputy Dies in Crash

March 15, 2018
A Marin County, CA, sheriff's deputy died in a crash early Thursday morning responding to a 911 call.

California Teacher, Reserve Officer Accidentally Fires Gun in Class

March 14, 2018
The teacher was identified as Dennis Alexander, a reserve police officer for Sand City, according to a press release from the Seaside Police Department. Alexander was believed to have been providing instruction related to public safety awareness when he fired a single shot from a semi-automatic handgun into the ceiling.

San Francisco PD Fires Rookie Officer Over Fatal Shooting

March 13, 2018
“Chris was fired for doing what he was trained to do by the SFPD Academy, and for what happened on his fourth day on the job under extremely stressful and difficult circumstances,” union chief Marty Halloran wrote in a statement. “This was a needless action as any taken by someone wearing the uniform of our chief.”

CA City Holds Vigil for Officer Killed On His Last Day of Training

March 12, 2018
More than 300 mourners gathered outside Pomona police headquarters Sunday night for a candlelight vigil, where officers wore black mourning bands with the number "16" — Casillas' badge number — over their badges.

1 California Officer Killed, 1 Wounded by Barricaded Suspect

March 10, 2018
About 1:35 a.m. Pomona Police Chief Michael Olivieri reported that one of the officers did not survive, while the second was listed in stable condition.

Video: California Cafe Won't Serve Police Officers

March 9, 2018
It all started when an Oakland police sergeant stopped by Hasta Muerte Coffee in the Fruitvale District of the city to introduce himself and to buy a cup of coffee, but the sergeant was denied service.

California Cafe Won't Serve Police Officers

March 9, 2018
A new café in Oakland, CA, is refusing to serve law enforcement officers as a matter of policy. More Here.

Orange County (CA) Sheriff's Department Celebrates Female Employees on International Women's Day

March 8, 2018
In celebration of International Women's Day, the Orange County (CA) Sheriff's Department used the symbol of Rosie the Riveter in its video to recognize the women of its agency. More Here.

LAPD Officer Arrested, Accused of Deferred Retirement Fraud

March 8, 2018
Police Officer Terry Johns joined the Deferred Retirement Option Plan, or DROP, in July 2014. The following month he filed a workers' compensation claim for a bad back, public records show.

California 14-Year-Old Reportedly Impersonated Deputy, Made Traffic Stops

March 8, 2018
During the investigation, Detectives also learned the juvenile had two additional contacts the same night, posing as a law enforcement officer. He initiated a traffic stop on a red vehicle, driven by a female adult.

Next LAPD Chief Faces Long List of Challenges

March 8, 2018
He or she will face calls to: Reduce crime. Increase transparency. Build trust in police. Motivate officers. Crack down on problem officers. Tackle homelessness. Curb shootings by police. Put more officers on the streets. Stay away from immigration enforcement. Continue police reforms.

Prosecutors Decline Charges Against Former LAPD Officer Over Fatal Venice Shooting

March 8, 2018
Two years ago, Beck publicly said he believed Proctor should be criminally charged, marking the first time as chief he had suggested an officer be prosecuted in a fatal on-duty shooting.

California Jail Inmate Paid $5.9 Million Over Injuries Caused by Suicide Attempt

March 7, 2018
"An inmate in the day room told deputies that inmate Garza was standing on his desk in his cell, falling backwards and hitting his head," an action he repeated four to six times, the summary stated.

Justice Department Sues California Over Sanctuary Policies

March 7, 2018
“California, we have a problem,” Sessions told a crowd of about 250 law enforcement officials from the California Peace Officers Association at a meeting in the state's capital city. “A series of actions and events has occurred that directly and adversely impact the work of our federal officers.”

California Mayor's Warning About ICE Raid Tipped Off Sex Offenders and Violent Criminals

March 7, 2018
Another illegal immigrant from Mexico, previously deported in 2014 for a conviction for armed robbery, also evaded capture.

LAPD Officer Won't Be Charged in Fatal Shooting of Armed Teen

March 6, 2018
Los Angeles County prosecutors outlined their reasoning in an 11-page memo made public Monday, saying Officer Eden Medina reasonably believed the teenager posed a deadly threat and used "reasonable force" to defend himself and others.
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