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LAPD Officer and His Adult Son Charged in Child-Porn Case

October 13, 2009
A veteran Los Angeles Police Department officer has been charged with possessing pornographic images of children.

L.A. Mayor, Council Leaders Strike Deal to Keep Budget Crisis from Shrinking LAPD

October 13, 2009
Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, in turn, said he had no problem with the council’s plan for canceling Police Academy classes next month -- as long as such a move does not result in an overall reduction in the size of the nearly 10,000-officer force.

City Committee Tells LAPD To Stop Hiring Officers

October 6, 2009
A city budget committee has asked the Los Angeles Police Department to stop hiring officers at least until January, as part of an effort to eliminate a $405 million budget shortfall, the Los Angeles Times reports.

LAPD Cuts DNA Evidence Backlog

October 5, 2009
A year ago, amid increasing community pressure, the department acknowledged that nearly 7,500 evidence kits from victims of those sex crimes were languishing in storage freezers without having been analyzed.

Police Search For Baby Boy's Drive-by Shooters

September 29, 2009
Los Angeles police are searching for a pair of suspected gang members they believe are responsible for the death of a 4-month-old boy who was killed during a drive-by shooting in Van Nuys, the Los Angeles Times reports.

Massive Police Raid Targets Brutal L.A. Gang

September 24, 2009
Los Angeles cop Juan Aguilar has been battling the Avenues hoodlums long enough to have seen the gang at its most vicious. During his five years working an anti-gang detail on streets the Avenues claim as their own in the city's northeastern reaches, gang members are accused of gunning down a man in broad daylight as he held his 2-year-old granddaughter's hand, opening fire on LAPD officers with an assault rifle and killing a Los Angeles County Sheriff's deputy.

Major Police Raid Targets L.A.'s Notorious Avenues Gang

September 22, 2009
Hundreds of police officers and federal law enforcement agents launched a major assault on the Avenues gang this morning, hoping to deal a blow to an elusive group they say is responsible for some of Los Angeles' most notorious street crime.

Search for New LAPD Chief May Continue Beyond Oct. 31

August 27, 2009
Antonio Villaraigosa may name an interim chief or leave the post vacant for several weeks following Bratton's departure. As many as 11 internal candidates have applied for the job.

L.A. City Attorney Wants to Bust Taggers for Hanging Out

August 25, 2009
Los Angeles City Atty. Carmen Trutanich wants to give police the ability to arrest "taggers" simply for hanging out together, without having to catch them in the act -- raising thorny constitutional issues as he lays the groundwork for a campaign to tackle the city's vexing graffiti problem.

Retiring LAPD Chief Has Book Deal

August 13, 2009
William Bratton, who has said he will retire as chief of the Los Angeles Police Department in September, is working on a book for Random House"about the importance of people and organizations working well with others," has has told the Associated Press.

Bratton Says He's Open to NYPD Job if Kelly Steps Down

August 11, 2009
"Oh sure. I'm only 61. That's a possibility down the line," the regaled former NYPD police commissioner, who is stepping down as L.A.'s police chief, told the Daily News on Thursday.

Backing Into Space

August 7, 2009

Dave Smith recounts his LAPD SWAT training, when he was "in the midst of a training scenario requiring a Spiderman-like trip from the top of a very tall building to a window on the sixth floor ... With only the hookers and cabbies of downtown Los Angeles to bear witness, I stepped backward into space 14 stories above the street."

Bratton's Exit Poses a Major Challenge for LAPD

August 6, 2009
Chief William Bratton's announcement that he will leave the Los Angeles Police Department in the fall has surprised police and city leaders, who must replace a leader who bolstered a law enforcement agency reeling from the Rampart corruption scandal.

Chief Bratton Stepping Down from LAPD

August 5, 2009
William J. Bratton is expected to announce plans to resign as chief of the Los Angeles Police Department today to take over as head of a private security firm, sources have told The Los Angeles Times.

Is Your Department Blogging?

August 4, 2009
More often than not, police departments post "just the facts, ma'am" news releases on their websites about the latest criminals that have been apprehended. But a few forward-looking departments are using the social media tool of blogging to strengthen the bond with their community.

L.A. Police Rescue Hostage in Riverside County

August 4, 2009
Los Angeles police on Monday rescued a hostage who had been shot in the stomach and held in a Riverside County home in a suspected kidnapping-for-ransom, authorities said.

4 Gun Traffickers Were Raising Proceeds to Pay Drug Cartel

August 3, 2009
Several of the guns, which were being moved from Arizona to California, were fully automatic. One of the men arrested said the transaction was raising funds to pay off a debt to a Mexican drug cartel, according to the ATF.

U.S. Will Provide $1 Billion to Hire Cops

July 29, 2009
The federal government will give $1 billion in economic stimulus funds to law enforcement agencies in every state to pay for the hiring and re-hiring of officers, Vice President Joe Biden and Attorney General Eric Holder announced.

Pioneering Women of the LAPD

July 28, 2009

The first female police officer in the country with arrest powers, Alice Stebbins Wells, arrived in 1910 with the Los Angeles Police Department. By 1937, the department employed 39 policewomen. Women are serving in most areas of the department; they have yet to crack the elite SWAT unit, but a 2008 report led to 12 women being accepted into the training program that feeds the unit. These photos, which show several of the pioneering police women of the department, have been provided by the Los Angeles Police Historical Society.

Judge Lifts LAPD Consent Decree

July 20, 2009
U.S. District Court Judge Gary A. Feess has terminated the consent decree federal officials forced on the LAPD in 2001 in the wake of the Rampart corruption scandal, the Los Angeles Times reports.
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