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Review Finds LAPD Acted Appropriately in 2008 Incident that Killed SWAT Officer

May 14, 2009
After killing his father and two brothers in their Winnetka home, Edwin Rivera, 20, kept police at bay during an eight-hour standoff that ended with officers killing Rivera. The death of SWAT officer Randall Simmons, who was killed by Rivera during an ill-fated attempt by SWAT officers to apprehend Rivera and rescue any survivors, rocked the tightly-knit unit and the LAPD as a whole.

Police Survivors Group Says No Worries About Obama's Death-Benefit Cut

May 12, 2009
President Obama's proposed reduction of death benefits is "meaningless" and will not reduce the amount paid to survivors who lose their loved ones in the line of duty, according to a leading grief-support agency for law-enforcement families.

LAPD Ties 72-year-old Man to Two Waves of Serial Killings

May 1, 2009
DNA leads detectives to John Thomas Jr., 72. He is held in two slayings, but police suspect he may have killed up to 30 elderly Westside and Claremont women a decade apart.

LAPD Officer Accused of Torching His Car and Lying About His Shooting

April 2, 2009
A Los Angeles police officer who said he was shot in an off-duty incident early this year lied to investigators about the attack and, weeks earlier, intentionally set fire to his own luxury sports car in a scheme to collect an insurance payment, according to charges filed by prosecutors late Wednesday.

Jury Awards $2.3 Million in LAPD Harassment Case

April 2, 2009
A federal jury Wednesday awarded $2.3 million to a Los Angeles police officer who said she was sexually harassed and gave birth to a stillborn child because of the stress.

Civilian Hiring Freeze Leaves Scores of LAPD Cops Doing Desk Work

April 1, 2009
Hamstrung by a citywide hiring freeze and widespread job vacancies, Los Angeles Police Department officials have resorted to using scores of police officers to perform clerical duties and other desk-bound work meant to be done by civilian employees.

Councilman Proposes Rescinding Term Limits for LAPD Chief Bratton

March 26, 2009
Los Angeles City Councilman Herb Wesson called Wednesday for public hearings on whether to rescind the two-term limit for the city's police chief, a change that would allow William J. Bratton to serve as head of the Los Angeles Police Department until 2017.

Downtown L.A. Police Chase Ends with Suspect's Death

March 13, 2009
Los Angeles police shot and killed the driver of a sport utility vehicle early Thursday after he led officers on a chase that ended with the man ramming into police cruisers in the skid row area of downtown.

Standardizing SWAT

March 1, 2009

Last year—40 years after the creation of SWAT teams—the National Tactical Officers Association (NTOA) established the first-ever national SWAT standards. That's something that many SWAT practitioners and observers consider long overdue.

1987 Tape May Help LAPD Catch Serial Killer

February 27, 2009
In the more than two decades since Los Angeles police detectives began the search for a serial killer stalking young prostitutes in South L.A., they have had few breaks. One night in 1987, however, offered a tantalizing, agonizing clue.

Los Angeles to Pay $13 Million to Settle May Day Melee Lawsuits

February 5, 2009
The City Council on Wednesday agreed to pay nearly $13 million to people injured or mistreated in a May Day melee in MacArthur Park, bringing to more than $30 million the money spent over the last two weeks to settle lawsuits alleging LAPD misconduct.

Los Angeles Tears Down Avenues Gang Bastion

February 5, 2009
The two-bedroom stucco house at 3304 Drew St. in Glassell Park was once the center of one of the most menacing drug marketplaces in Los Angeles. From the house, Maria "Chata" Leon, an illegal immigrant, her family and associates controlled drug and gang activity on the street for years, police said.

LAPD Authorizes Benelli M4 Tactical Shotgun For Duty Use

February 4, 2009
The Benelli M4 semi-automatic shotgun is capable of handling a variety of shot-shell loads — from the lightest training rounds to the heaviest duty rounds. No manual operation of the M4 is required to cycle the rounds.

Los Angeles Officials Expect Crime Dip in 2009

January 11, 2009
Even as they touted another year of falling crime rates in Los Angeles and expressed confidence that 2009 could bring further declines, Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa and Police Chief William J. Bratton said Monday that the LAPD's success in the upcoming year is tied to the city's financial picture.

LAPD and ACLU Reach Settlement on Skid Row Searches

December 22, 2008
The agreement comes 18 months after a federal judge found that the LAPD was unconstitutionally searching homeless people in the Skid Row area as part of Chief William J. Bratton's crackdown on downtown crime.

Los Angeles City Council Bans Sale of .50 Caliber Rifle Ammo

December 18, 2008
The measures ban the sale of .50-caliber ammunition, capable of penetrating a car's engine, and would require the city's ammunition vendors to be licensed, to sell ammunition face-to-face instead of over the Internet and require gun dealers to report a full accounting of their inventory twice a year to the Police Department.

LAPD Officer Awarded $2.25 Million in Harassment Case

November 21, 2008
The Los Angeles City Council on Wednesday awarded $2.25 million to a police officer who said she was discriminated against and sexually harassed by her male colleagues and supervisors, and then retaliated against when she complained.

L.A. to Pay Nearly $13 Million Over May Day Melee, Sources Say

November 20, 2008
The city of Los Angeles would pay nearly $13 million to immigration protesters and bystanders injured by Los Angeles police officers during a melee at MacArthur Park last year, according to sources familiar with a tentative settlement reached by both sides.

Man Shot and Killed by LAPD Officers in Wilshire Center Area

November 14, 2008
The man repeatedly reached for his waistband while he led police on a short foot chase to New Hampshire and 3rd streets. There, two officers shot him after he reached again for the black object, Lopez said. The shooting happened shortly after 7 p.m.; the man died later at a hospital.

A Tough Year for SWAT Teams

October 28, 2008
How is your SWAT team doing so far this year? At one extreme, some teams have been called out only a few times this year. Other teams have been called out for hundreds of incidents and operations. Some of these callouts have turned out well, others not so well.
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