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Police Commission Says LAPD Killing of Homeless Man Unjustified

April 12, 2016
The commission unanimously sided with Beck on Tuesday, concluding that Officer Clifford Proctor violated department policy when he fatally shot Glenn in the back near the Venice boardwalk. The panel and Beck also faulted Proctor's decision to draw his weapon, along with the tactics he and his partner used leading up to the deadly encounter.

Demoralized Cops Equal Higher Crime

April 5, 2016
What do we do? We drive on, for we are not police officers in an ideal world. We are police officers in Los Angeles in the year 2016, and we know there is little to be gained and much to be lost if we get out of our car and engage these young men.

Knife Linked to Former O.J. Simpson Property Is Not Connected to Homicide Case

April 1, 2016
Forensic testing concluded that a knife reportedly found at the former home of O.J. Simpson is not connected to the 1994 homicide case, Los Angeles police confirmed Friday.

Carjacking Suspect Attempts to Jump in Police Cruiser After High-Speed Chase

March 28, 2016
A suspected carjacker was arrested in Canoga Park, CA, Sunday after leading authorities on a high-speed pursuit and apparently trying to steal a police vehicle at the end of the chase.

Police Commission Approves Changes Emphasizing De-Escalation Before Deadly Force By LAPD

March 16, 2016
Under a plan unanimously approved Tuesday by the Police Commission, the Los Angeles Police Department will begin evaluating whether officers did all they could to defuse tense situations before they used force and rewrite policies to emphasize this behavior.

LAPD Policy Needs to Further Limit Deadly Force, Commissioners Say

March 11, 2016
Two Los Angeles police commissioners called Friday for significant changes in the LAPD's rules on when officers can use deadly force and recommended that the department specifically evaluate whether officers could have done more to defuse tense encounters.

Video: LAPD Officer Ran L.A. Marathon in Full Tactical Gear

March 4, 2016
An officer with the Los Angeles Police Department has successfully run the Los Angeles Marathon in full tactical gear to support a great cause.

LAPD Officer Ran L.A. Marathon in Full Tactical Gear

March 4, 2016
An officer with the Los Angeles Police Department has successfully run the Los Angeles Marathon in full tactical gear to support a great cause. More Here.

Police Use of Baton Down Since Rodney King Incident 25 Years Ago

March 4, 2016
When the video of Los Angeles police officers beating Rodney G. King shocked the world 25 years ago, the baton quickly became a symbol of law enforcement abuse.

Knife Reportedly Found on Former O.J. Simpson Property Is Being Tested by LAPD

March 4, 2016
In another twist in the long-running O.J. Simpson saga, Los Angeles police are investigating and testing a knife that was reportedly recovered on the Brentwood property once owned by the former football star.

Video: LAPD Offers Inside Look at Police Shooting Investigations, Training

March 3, 2016
LAPD tactics are under scrutiny as the department reviews last year's rise in crime and how officers responded. On Wednesday, members of the media had a front-row view of training at the Davis Academy in Granada Hills, CA.

LAPD Offers Inside Look at Police Shooting Investigations, Training

March 3, 2016
LAPD tactics are under scrutiny as the department reviews last year's rise in crime and how officers responded. On Wednesday, members of the media had a front-row view of training at the Davis Academy in Granada Hills, CA. More Here.

Federal Anti-Terror Programs Stoke Community Interest and Criticism

February 9, 2016
A trio of federal pilot projects aimed at thwarting violent extremism are off to a tentative start. Minneapolis, Boston, and Los Angeles, all chosen to host the Department of Justice anti-terror initiative, are taking different approaches, but all three are facing common hurdles.

LAPD Officers Fired Over Fatal Pursuit Shooting Sue to be Reinstated

February 1, 2016
Michael Ayala and Leonardo Ortiz were among about two dozen officers who pulled up behind 51-year-old Brian Beaird’s mangled Corvette after he crashed in downtown Los Angeles in 2013, ending a long, high-speed pursuit

LAPD Officers Save Suicidal Man From Hanging

January 22, 2016
A man who tried to commit suicide by hanging himself from a telephone pole was rescued by two officers from the Los Angeles Police Department's Hollywood Station.

Why Chief Beck Failed Us

January 15, 2016
On Monday, Chief Beck chose to put politics above fairness by shouting from the rooftops to every media outlet in the nation that the District Attorney should file criminal charges against LAPD Officer Clifford Proctor.

Violent Crime in Los Angeles Hits Highest Level Since 2009, Police Blame Gangs

January 14, 2016
Los Angeles officials on Wednesday attributed last year's crime jump to increased gang activity and homelessness, among other things.

LAPD Chief Recommends Criminal Charges Against Officer Who Fatally Shot Homeless Man

January 11, 2016
Los Angeles Police Chief Charlie Beck has recommended criminal charges against an officer who killed an unarmed homeless man in Venice, marking the first time as chief that Beck has called for charges in a fatal on-duty shooting.

City Council Halted Rapid Rollout of LAPD Body Cameras

January 5, 2016
Los Angeles Police Chief Charlie Beck and Mayor Eric Garcetti have laid out an ambitious plan to have 7,000 field officers strapped and streaming by the end of next year. But the Los Angeles City Council this month applied the brakes to the rapid rollout of the program.

Video: LAPD Officers Surprise WWII Veteran With Christmas Tree, Presents

December 23, 2015
What began as a welfare check at a Venice, CA, apartment building ended with an act of kindness one World War II veteran said he will never forget.
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