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California Cities Dropping Red-Light Camera Enforcement

December 13, 2010
An audit in Los Angeles revealed the program is costing the city money, because the city's share of the fine amount is only one-third of the citation.

Verizon Activates Initial 4G Markets

December 6, 2010
Law enforcement agencies are anticipating next-gen networks to deploy or expand municipal surveillance networks (if budgets allow). Connected cameras will help patrol officers work more seamlessly with central command centers to apprehend fleeing suspects and halt crimes in progress.

Jury Favors LAPD Officer In Wrongful Death Suit

November 30, 2010
The 9-3 verdict came in favor of Officer Jose Campos, who fired 13 shots after Maurice Cox pointed an object that later turned out to be a cell phone charger at him. Campos and other officers fired some 50 rounds at Campos after a 20-minute standoff.

Confiscated Guns Crushed for Art

November 29, 2010

Los Angeles law enforcement officials including Los Angeles County Sheriff Leroy Baca and LAPD Chief Charlie Beck attended an event marking the crushing of 3,469 pounds of weapons mostly used in crimes. Pieces of the weapons will be incorporated into a "peace angel" sculpture at the Boyle Heights Tech Center. Photos courtesy of the Los Angeles Sheriff's Department.

Video: Ex-LAPD Detective 'Shocked' by Arrest In Cold Case

November 24, 2010
New interrogation-room videos released this week show LAPD detectives questioning and arresting one of their own as a suspect in the 1986 murder of a woman who had married her ex-boyfriend.

Vectrix VX-3 Electric Vehicle

November 22, 2010

The Los Angeles Police Department is now field-testing the Vectrix VX-3, a unique three-wheeled electric patrol vehicle that will be available in the spring. The LAPD is testing the scooter-type vehicle at the city's LA Live entertainment complex that includes Staples Center. The vehicle was debuted at the 2010 COPSWEST trade show. Photos by Paul Clinton.

Costumed Entertainers Return to Hollywood, After Court Win

November 22, 2010
The "super heroes" and other costumed characters who had become a familiar sight along Hollywood Boulevard before the LAPD swept them away in June won a federal court ruling that will allow Darth Vader, The Hulk, and Spider-Man to return.

Shredded LAPD Guns To Be Used for Angel Sculpture

November 16, 2010
The move shows that "we take a stand against gun violence," LAPD Chief Charlie Beck told Southern California Public Radio.

Police Use Water Cannon To End Standoff

November 15, 2010
The standoff began at about 11 a.m. Saturday, when the man pulled a gun on his girlfriend during a walk. He then ran into his home and refused to come out.

LAPD Rookie Tapped Database On Killer's Behalf

November 15, 2010
Officer Gabriel Morales, 25, was seeking information on two key witnesses who testified in the trial of 18-year-old Matthew Turner, who was found guilty in August of killing a man in a drive-by in Highland Park.

LAPD Considers Korean Jindo for K-9 Duty

November 8, 2010
Traditionally, the LAPD has relied on German and Dutch shepherds and Belgian Malinois for K-9 duty, but the mid-size Jindos are known for their intelligence and hunting ability.

Pipe Bomb Discovered Outside LAPD Station

November 2, 2010
The LAPD's bomb squad secured the area using a robot to cover the device with an explosive-resistant blanket. A man has been arrested in connection with the incident.

Nearly 90 LAPD Officers to be Reassigned from Street Patrol to Jail Duty

October 28, 2010
Nearly 90 Los Angeles police officers will be pulled off the streets and put to work running a new jail facility that has been unused for more than a year because of staffing shortages, according to a recent decision by LAPD officials.

A Jaundiced Eye and Blood Red Ink

October 28, 2010
The Times apparently now has a policy of protecting teen suspects from public exposure, while choosing to expose a witness who courageously risked testifying in the court. As the LAPPL aptly asked, "Why do this?" The answer is shameful: to sell papers.

City Ballot Measure Would Scale Back LAPD Pensions

October 27, 2010
If voters approve the March 8 measure, the city is estimated to save $152 million over 10 years by requiring new hires to work longer and pay more into retirement and health care systems than current workers.

California Police, Feds Arrest More Than 250 In Massive Drug Sweep

October 22, 2010
For "Operation Red Rein," the LAPD joined forces with federal agents to target 10 mid-level drug gangs, including the East Side Pain, Waterfront Piru, East Side Wilmas, North Side Wilmas, Harbor City Crips, Compton Avenue Crips, Fruit Town Piru, El Monte Flores and Primera Flats.

LAPD Officer Killed By Roadside Bomb In Afghanistan

October 20, 2010
Officer Joshua Cullins had bounced back from a concussion suffered during the July 16 explosion of a roadside bomb. Fellow officers including Chief Charlie Beck recorded a video get-well greeting for Cullins that was posted to YouTube.

Role Models and Mentors

October 18, 2010
The informal training received from role models and mentors is often overlooked in the LEO training equation. At some point in most officers' careers, the roles are reversed and they become role models and mentors for the next generation of law enforcement.

LAPD Releases More Details About Housing Project Shooting

October 13, 2010
The officer's round reportedly struck Davis in the back. Without discussing the particulars of the case, Capt. Phillip Tingirides told the L.A. Times suspects can be struck in the back if they are pointing a gun at officers while running away or if officers are chasing suspects from opposite directions.

AK-47 Toting Felon Killed By LAPD in Shootout

September 29, 2010
LAPD officials say officers were following the convicted felon through the Downtown L.A. area when suddenly he stopped, stepped out of his car and opened fire at officers with the assault rifle.
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