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Gangster Squad

July 30, 2012

Los Angeles of the 1940s and '50s is the setting for "Gangster Squad," which tells the story of the Los Angeles Police Department's covert unit of eight officers that targeted gangsters such as  Mickey Cohen, Bugsy Siegel, Jack Dragna and others. The unit created a hostile climate for gangsters to prevent East Coast organized crime from taking root in the city. Warner Bros. plans to release a movie based on the book in January.

L.A. Bans Medical Marijuana Dispensaries

July 25, 2012
In the latest attempt to regulate what many say is an out-of-control proliferation of medical marijuana dispensaries in Los Angeles, the City Council voted 14-0 Tuesday to ban pot shops.

Keeping the Crown Vic

July 17, 2012
As the new patrol cars become more readily available from the Detroit automakers, many agencies are choosing their new enforcement vehicle. However, for others the decision is on hold. For a variety of reasons they are choosing to stay with the Crown Vic.

4 LAPD Officers Injured at ArtWalk Clash

July 13, 2012
Four Los Angeles Police officers were injured during a clash with protesters at downtown's monthly ArtWalk event that was sparked by a sidewalk chalk drawing demonstration.

Father and Daughter Officers Hit Streets In L.A.

July 12, 2012
Officer Jamie Carganilla and her father Officer Pat Cronin, a 29-year veteran of the force, teamed up for the day to patrol the Reseda area of Los Angeles.

Police Deaths Fall 43% In First Half of 2012

July 9, 2012
The number of line-of-duty deaths fell precipitously during the first half of 2012, as law enforcement agencies focused on officer safety measures. Through June, 53 officers lost their lives on duty compared to the 94 who were killed through the same period of 2011, a 43.6% drop.

LAPD Watchdog Questions Chief On Police Shootings

July 2, 2012
The rise in Los Angeles police shootings isn't necessarily connected to the rise in assaults on officers, the Los Angeles Police Commission's independent monitor asserts in a new report.

$6.6M Paid To Settle LAPD Crash Death

July 2, 2012
The Los Angeles City Council has agreed to pay $6.6 million to settle a lawsuit stemming from a fatal crash involving a speeding Los Angeles Police Department officer.

LAPD Moves To Fire Officers For Rihanna Photo Leak

June 29, 2012
The two Los Angeles Police Department officers accused of leaking a photo of the beaten pop star Rihanna won't face criminal charges but could lose their jobs.

Rodney King Found Dead

June 17, 2012
Rodney King, whose videotaped beating by LAPD officers sparked a national debate about police use of force two decades ago, died Sunday at his home in Rialto.

LAPD Fires Less-Lethal Rounds at Rowdy Kings Fans

June 12, 2012
Los Angeles police fired less-than-lethal rounds at a rowdy crowd of Kings fans Monday night as they were trying to rock an MTA bus.

LAPD Buys Back Military Rocket Launcher From Public

May 15, 2012
A military rocket launcher without the rocket was among the 1,673 firearms accepted by the Los Angeles Police Department for destruction over the weekend.

Civilian Board Questions LAPD Shooting

May 7, 2012
The civilian Los Angeles Police Commission has ruled that an LAPD officer's use of deadly force violated policy and the officer's account of the shooting wasn't credible.

Calif. AG: LAPD Impound Policy Is Legal

May 4, 2012
The Los Angeles Police Department's new impound policy that allows unlicensed drivers to retrieve their vehicles in less than 30 days is legal, California's attorney general said Thursday.

20 Years After the Rodney King Riots

May 1, 2012
Sunday marked the 20th anniversary of the beginning of the Rodney King Riots in Los Angeles. In 1992, major rioting would continue until May 25. Much has changed since those days of anti-police rioting, yet much has remained the same.

How the Rodney King Riot Changed the LAPD

April 27, 2012
Sunday marks the 20th anniversary of the Los Angeles riot that followed the acquittal of four Los Angeles Police Department officers who were prosecuted by the state for using excessive force on Rodney King. There was extensive looting and burning, and 53 people lost their lives.

LAPD Gains Officers In Mayor's Budget Cut Plan

April 23, 2012
The Los Angeles Police Department would see a modest gain in sworn officers under Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa's city budget that would also slash civilian personnel at the department.

Police Union Sues Over LAPD Vehicle Impound Policy

April 20, 2012
The Los Angeles Police Protective League (LAPPL) has sued to overturn the LAPD's new vehicle impound policy that returns vehicles to unlicensed drivers in less than 30 days.

Protests of LAPD Freeway Shooting

April 18, 2012

Friends and family of Abdul Arian gathered to protest the shooting of the 19-year-old by LAPD officers at the end of a pursuit on the Hollywood (101) Freeway. Read the full story here.

Family of Fatally Shot Teen Sues L.A. for $120M

April 17, 2012
The family of 19-year-old Abdul Arian, who was shot and killed by Los Angeles Police last week, filed a claim on Monday seeking $120 million—or $1 million for each bullet they say LAPD officers fired at the young man.
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