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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.

L.A. to Sever Ties with Prominent Gang-Intervention Agency

July 16, 2009
Los Angeles City Hall officials are preparing to sever ties with one of the more high-profile gang intervention organizations in South L.A., a decision the agency head decried as "an injustice" -- even dangerous because of the agency's success in reducing violence between rival gangs. The city's Gang Reduction & Youth Development office plans to end its contract with Unity T.W.O. Inc. at the end of the month.

Ford Crown Vic Police Interceptor

July 13, 2009

Ford's Crown Vic Police Interceptor (2009) is a workhorse patrol car for big-city and small-town LE agencies. The automaker has committed to producing it through 2011. Known as the CVPI, it has been a staple in the fleets of the Los Angeles Police Department and New York State Police, as well as the South Dakota Highway Patrol and Sandy Springs (Ga.) Police Department.

LAPD's Public Database Omits Nearly 40 Percent of This Year's Crimes

July 9, 2009
The Los Angeles Police Department's online crime map intended for public use has failed to include nearly 40% of serious crimes reported in the city, a Times analysis has found.

LAPD Says Overtime for Michael Jackson Memorial Cost $1 Million

July 9, 2009
The Los Angeles Police Department said today it spent about $1 million on overtime for officers and civilian personnel handling the Michael Jackson memorial.

LAPD Mourns Suicide of Veteran Narcotics Detective

July 8, 2009
Officers throughout the Los Angeles Police Department grieved Tuesday as news spread that a veteran detective had killed herself in the lobby of an L.A. County Sheriff's Department station Monday night.

Feds Arrest More Members of LA Latino Gang

June 17, 2009

FBI agents and Los Angeles police officers arrested at least eight of those named in a racketeering indictment, officials said. Several more of the 39 members and associates of the 18th Street Columbia Lil Cycos clique were already in state and federal custody.

Motorola Wireless Video Surveillance Helps LAPD Reduce Crime

June 9, 2009
"Technology is an important way a small police department with a big job, like LAPD, has any chance of providing public safety," says Deputy Chief Charlie Beck. "Motorola's mesh network was the technology we wanted to use and they stepped up to the plate in a big way."

Veteran Detective's Arrest in 1986 Killing Stuns the LAPD

June 9, 2009
Friday morning, LAPD Det. Stephanie Lazarus, 49, was confronted by homicide detectives and arrested on suspicion of the 1986 slaying of a woman who had married Lazarus' ex-boyfriend.
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