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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.
New LAPD Chief Says He Will Focus on Rank-and-File Officers
November 5, 2009
For a man widely seen as the disciple of just-exited LAPD Chief William J. Bratton, Charlie Beck on Wednesday exhibited some notable contrasts in style and strategy from the man he was tapped to replace.
Los Angeles Mayor Picks Charlie Beck As New Chief
November 3, 2009
Choosing from a trio of finalists, Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa has selected Charlie Beck, a deputy chief within the Los Angeles Police Department, as its new chief, the Los Angeles Times reports.
Three Insiders Being Considered for LAPD Chief
October 29, 2009
The Los Angeles Police Commission forwarded to Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa on Tuesday the names of three finalists to become the next police chief — a list that contained no women or minorities, but sparked little initial criticism.
LAPD Opens New Parker Center
October 26, 2009
The Los Angeles Police Department has formally opened its new Parker Center to replace the aging 1955 headquarters named after a former chief, as Chief William Bratton departs the top job.
LAPD Officers Ratify New Two-Year Contract, Union Says
October 22, 2009
Officers in the Los Angeles Police Department have voted to ratify a new two-year contract, the police union said today.
Los Angeles Police Historical Society Honored at Dinner
October 14, 2009
The LAPHS was honored by the SDPHS for its assistance in opening the San Diego Police Museum. The museum at 4710 College Ave. in San Diego opened last December in a renovated branch library building that had been acquire by the San Diego PD.
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.
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