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How the LAPD Investigates Deadly Force Encounters

April 15, 2010

This segment of "LAPD: Life on the Beat" profiles the detectives who handle officer-involved shooting cases and the proceedure they follow. As officers who have been involved in shootings know, using deadly force is a split-second decision that is never made easily.

Memorial Pays Tribute to LAPD Officer Killed in Afghanistan

April 13, 2010
Officers, family and LAPD supporters on Wednesday paid tribute to Robert Cottle, the tactical officer who was killed March 24 while on Marine Reserve duty in Afghanistan.

Los Angeles LEOs 'Fight' for Cancer Research

April 13, 2010
Los Angeles County sheriff's deputies squared off against their LAPD brethren during "Fight for Life" boxing matches that ultimately raised $50,000 for cancer research.

Overtime Caps Hamper LAPD Homicide Investigations

April 12, 2010
Budgetary conditions that led to the LAPD refusing to pay officers overtime wages except in rare circumstances is striking at the core of the department's homicide unit, as detectives are being benched while cases remain unsolved.

LAPD SWAT Officer Killed While Serving in Afghanistan

March 30, 2010
The Los Angeles Police Department is mourning its first officer to be killed in combat in Afghanistan after a roadside bomb took the life of a highly regarded SWAT team member.

LAPD Division Will Begin Using Patrol Car Video In April

March 8, 2010
A San Fernando city councilman has asked for additional tests to ensure the cameras work in low-light conditions and that image quality won't be affected by new LED streetlights installed in that section of Los Angeles.

LAPD Chief Beck Vows to Better Train Officers on Cyclist Rights

February 25, 2010
Los Angeles Police Department Chief Charlie Beck told a group of bicycle advocates that department-wide training would be implemented to highlight the rights of bicyclists on the road and ensure that officers know how to deal with incidents involving bikes.

LAPD Chief Cuts OT, Moves Specialized Officers to Patrol

February 18, 2010
To achieve an 8 percent cut in the Los Angeles police workforce, Chief Charlie Beck moved 350 officers from specialized units to patrol duty around the city.

Teen Tagger Accused of Killing Gang Interventionist Charged as Adult

February 16, 2010
Mark Anthony Villasenor, 16, is accused of fatally shooting 40-year-old Ronald Barron, who confronted Villasenor for tagging a wall in the Mid-City area.

LAPD's Patrol Car Video Plan Hits Snag

February 3, 2010
A plan to add video cameras to the Los Angeles Police Department's 1,200-vehicle patrol car fleet has been delayed because of problems integrating the cameras with the in-car computers.

Budget-Strapped L.A. Considers Police Layoffs

February 2, 2010
As the Los Angeles City Council weighed options to address a $208-million shortfall, Councilman Bernard C. Parks on Monday ordered the city's top budget analyst to prepare a plan that could include layoffs of police officers and firefighters.

'Onion Field' Cop Killer Denied Parole

January 27, 2010
A California parole board has elected to keep Gregory Powell, whose killing of officer Ian Campbell in 1963 was chronicled in Joseph Wambaugh's "The Onion Field," in prison.

LAPD Chief Charlie Beck

January 13, 2010

After taking over the nation's third largest police force, new LAPD Chief Charlie Beck spoke to POLICE Magazine about following Chief Bill Bratton, being known as a "cop's cop," and maintaining a falling crime rate amid pending budget cuts. He speaks specifically about how he'll improve the work lives of patrol officers and whether he'll allow officers to shoot at moving vehicles or approve a heavier flashlight or 1911 pistol for duty.

LAPD Selects BMW For Motor Patrol

January 7, 2010
The department is now taking delivery of the last of the 100 R1200 RT-P 2009 sport touring motorcycles, and will shift away from the Harley-Davidson cruisers that have been a staple of one of the nation's largest motor patrol units.

LAPD Struggles To Fill Openings In Gang Unit

December 30, 2009
Candidates to work gang-related assignments for the Los Angeles Police Department have been reluctant to volunteer because of a new rule passed in the spring that requires them to disclose details of their personal finances.

LAPD's Southwest Gang Unit

December 4, 2009

LAPD gang officers Flores and Espinoza from the Southwest Division patrol the streets of South Los Angeles. Along the way, they meet gang leaders, explain the meaning of tagging and go into the division's "war room" to strategize with other officers. Video via Elie Seckbach of ESNEWS.

Wrong-Way Driver Leads Officers Through Los Angeles

December 3, 2009

The LAPD chases a murder suspect during a vehicle pursuit that starts with the driver weaving through traffic lanes running off a bridge to head into wrong-way traffic. Eventually, about 30 officers converge on the suspect for the arrest, but only after a physical confrontation. The pursuit was on May 30, 2008 and is documented via SkyFox footage. He was suspected of murdering his girlfriend.  

New LAPD Chief Shakes Up Command Staff

November 25, 2009
New Los Angeles Police Chief Charlie Beck has promoted and demoted each of the two men who were finalists for the job he won, as well as making a litany of other changes to the department's command staff during his first week on the job.

Charlie Beck Sworn In As New LAPD Chief

November 17, 2009
The Los Angeles City Council has confirmed Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa's pick of Charlie Beck to take the nation's third largest police force, the Los Angeles Times reports.

NRA Asks Florida Adoption Agencies to Stop Asking About Gun Ownership

November 5, 2009
NRA lobbyist Marion Hammer said adoption agencies are violating gun-owners' rights by asking about firearms in an adoption form. She said any request about gun ownership from an agency connected with government was tantamount to establishing a gun registry.
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