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Elite Tactical Unit: S.W.A.T.

January 8, 2013

Outdoor Channel's "Elite Tactical Unit: S.W.A.T. (ETU)" reality series premieres at 9 p.m. Wednesday. Active tactical officers compete against each other for $10,000 and other prizes. Participant Steve Gordon, a veteran LAPD SWAT operator, spoke to POLICE about what it was like competing against other tactical officers.

LAPD Reaches 10,000 Officers

January 8, 2013
For the first time in the city's history, Los Angeles' police force now exceeds 10,000 officers, city officials said Monday.

Report: 2 LAPD Cops Coerced Sex from Women

January 4, 2013
Two Los Angeles Police Department officers are under investigation for allegedly preying on women over a period of five years, luring them into an unmarked car and forcing them to perform sex acts.

Dealing with Transgender Subjects

January 4, 2013
We face many things on the street every daily that can bring harsh judgments and lawsuits. This is one area where simple training and awareness would go a long way toward protecting the rights of people not commonly understood by officers.

Unlicensed Drivers: A Public Safety Menace

January 2, 2013
The LAPPL welcomes a new study by the California Department of Motor Vehicles, which found suspended or revoked and unlicensed drivers are much more reckless on the road than validly licensed drivers.

LAPD: DEA Stymied Homicide Probe

December 21, 2012
The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration has refused for more than two years to allow its agents to cooperate with a Los Angeles Police Department investigation into the death of a drug suspect shortly after he was arrested in a DEA operation.

Man TASERed After Biting L.A. Cop, Running Into Traffic

December 21, 2012
A Los Angeles Police officer was injured in a scuffle Thursday morning by a man who bit him on the arm during a scuffle.

LAPD to Deploy Officers to K-8 Schools

December 17, 2012
In the wake of the Connecticut school massacre, the Los Angeles Police Department plans to have officers visit every public elementary and middle school in the city on a daily basis beginning in January.

Jury Awards $24M To Paralyzed Boy In LAPD Shooting

December 17, 2012
A jury has awarded $24 million to a boy who was paralyzed in a shooting with a Los Angeles Police Department officer who mistook his airsoft gun for a firearm.

LAPD SWAT Rescues Children After 10-Hour Standoff

December 12, 2012
Los Angeles police have shot and killed a man they say held his two children hostage for 10 hours in a Baldwin Hills home.

LAPD Apologizes To Rapper's Family

December 10, 2012
The Los Angeles Police Department has apologized to the family of rapper Notorious B.I.G. for the "'premature" release of the slain rapper's autopsy report.

LAPD Officer Shoots Suspect who Swung 2-by-4

December 3, 2012
A Los Angeles Police officer shot and injured a 19-year-old burglary suspect who swung a 2-by-4 board at officers who confronted him Saturday night.

LAPD Chief Seeks To Fire 4 Cops In TASER Incident

November 19, 2012
Four Los Angeles police officers are under scrutiny after one TASERed a handcuffed woman while joking with others at the scene, according to interviews and law enforcement records.

LAPD's Patrol Car of the Future

November 16, 2012

The Los Angeles Police Department and Chrysler developed a concept of the "patrol car of the future" that was displayed at the 2012 International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) conference. The Dodge Charger features an integrated dashboard screen, solar-powered lightbar, USB ports, and a vehicle wrap. Read the full story, "LAPD's Next-Generation Dodge Charger." Photos by Paul Clinton.

Ex-L.A. Mayor To Debate Police Union on 401(k) Plan

November 15, 2012
Multimillionaire businessman and former Los Angeles mayor Richard Riordan agreed Wednesday to three debates with the police union on his pension revamp initiative that would create a 401(k)-style retirement plan for newly hired officers.

Porn Condom Enforcement In L.A. County Questioned

November 14, 2012
After voters passed a mandatory condom law for porn performers, Los Angeles County officials began sorting out how such a law would be enforced. Sworn personnel may play a role.

Reckless Pension Reform In Los Angeles

November 13, 2012
Former Los Angeles Mayor Richard Riordan has taken the first steps toward eliminating the current pension system for all future city employees, including LAPD officers, and replacing it with 401(k) plans.

LAPD Chief Warns About Layoffs

November 9, 2012
Los Angeles Police Chief Charlie Beck on Thursday warned that police officers will be in danger of layoffs unless the city proceeds with a half-cent sales tax hike planned for the March 5 ballot.

Former L.A. Mayor Launches Petition To Give Cops 401K Plans

October 31, 2012
Richard Riordan, Los Angeles' millionaire former mayor, plunged deeper into the fray over public pensions Friday, announcing he is finalizing language for a ballot initiative that would move newly hired workers into 401(k)-style plans and freeze retirement benefits for existing workers.

L.A. Councilman: 10,000 Cops Is 'Magic Illusion'

October 31, 2012
Councilman Paul Koretz told the Los Angeles Times a number somewhat lower than the "magic illusion of 10,000 officers" might make more fiscal sense and would still prioritize public safety.
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