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Tait Radio Congratulates LAPD's Medal of Valor Recipients

June 15, 2011
Executives from Tait Radio Communications attended the Los Angeles Police Department's (LAPD) annual Medal of Valor ceremony in Los Angeles, Calif., to honor the recipients.

Chief Beck Asks LAPD Union to Relax Overtime Rules to Solve Staffing Issues

June 9, 2011
Los Angeles Police Chief Charlie Beck this week went public about ongoing contract negotiations with the union that represents rank-and-file officers, threatening that the Los Angeles Police Department would likely be forced to send home thousands of officers unless the union agrees to extend a deal on overtime benefits.

L.A. Times: Eliminating Red-Light Cameras Makes Sense

June 9, 2011
Following the Los Angeles Police Commission's decision to get rid of red-light cameras in the city, the Los Angeles Times published an editorial endorsing the move because "the evidence in favor of the cameras isn't compelling enough to urge the City Council to keep them running."

LAPD's Remotec BatCat Robot

May 27, 2011
The LAPD's BatCat tactical robot is a Caterpillar telehandler that ASI automated under contract for Northrop Grumman Remotec. It's used for bomb disposal, breaching of buildings, and other tasks requiring a large robot. It's equipped with standard Remotec Andros cameras.

Model Estella Warren Kicks Cop, Escapes Station

May 24, 2011
Actress and model Estella Warren assaulted an officer and later escaped from the station during processing. Warren reportedly resisted arrest and kicked an officer, before she was placed in custody.

Dodger Stadium Beating Suspect Is a Documented Gang Member

May 22, 2011
In an early Sunday morning raid of an east Hollywood apartment, the Los Angeles Police Department's SWAT unit arrested one of two men suspected of savagely beating a Giants fan at Dodger Stadium.

Dodger Stadium Fan Beating Reward Upped to $200K

May 18, 2011
The Dodgers contributed additional funds to bring the reward to more than $200,000. Also, LAPD Chief Charlie Beck said 17 detectives are working full-time on the case.

LAPD Officer Nabs Car Thieves, Pioneers Surveillance Detail

May 9, 2011

In Officer Dana Binion's tenure, the West L.A. Surveillance Detail made more than 700 felony arrests, with a 99 percent conviction rate, and more than 100 misdemeanor arrests.

Calif. Law Would Require Bright-Colored BB Guns

April 28, 2011
California lawmakers are getting behind a law initiated by the Los Angeles Police chief and mayor in response to an officer-involved shooting that left a teenager paralyzed.

Sickening "Dog Wars" Game Muzzled

April 28, 2011
When the media started calling for the LAPPL's comment on a new Android video game app, we took one look at the content and decided to take the gloves off. The game in question was the sickening "Dog Wars," which lets players raise and train their virtual dogs to fight.

Dodgers Choose Former LAPD Capt. As Security Chief

April 27, 2011
The Los Angeles Dodgers have chosen former LAPD Capt. Rich Wemmer as security chief. Wemmer was a commanding officer for the Rampart and Northeast patrol divisions and training divisions, as well as the Van Nuys, West Los Angeles and Wilshire-area stations.

Shot LAPD Canine Officer Leaves Hospital

April 25, 2011
Los Angeles Police Officer Steven Jenkins, the canine unit officer who was shot by an irate husband earlier this month, left the hospital Saturday, and gave a "thumbs up" to the media and well-wishers.

Suspect Who Fired at LAPD Copter Arrested

April 25, 2011
Officers arrived to observe Danny Lopez firing at the police helicopter. Family members eventually tackled Lopez and held him for arrest. Police had responded to a report of gunshots in the 15700 block of Saticoy Street in Van Nuys about 6 a.m.

LAPD Rolls Out 'Zero Tolerance' Measures for Ballpark

April 14, 2011
Officers will be more aggressive about expelling people; and the stadium canceled its plan to sell half-priced beverages.

LAPD Officers Who Alleged Ticket Quotas Awarded $2 Million

April 12, 2011
A pair of Los Angeles Police officers were awarded $2 million by a jury for their allegation that supervisors retaliated against them after they complained about ticket quotas.

LAPD Loosens Impound Policy, Union Files Grievance

April 8, 2011
The Los Angeles Police Department decided to give drivers a break if they're caught at DUI checkpoints without a license by releasing the vehicle to a family member or friend if they can get to the scene quickly.

Dodgers Hire Bratton To Review Security Proceedures

April 8, 2011
William Bratton, the Los Angeles Police chief from 2002 to 2009, is the chairman of Kroll, an international security firm that will produce a report assessing security issues at Dodger Stadium.

FBI Releases Notorious B.I.G. Case File

April 7, 2011
The FBI has publicly released its case file of the investigation into the slaying of rapper Notorious B.I.G., posting hundreds of heavily redacted records on the bureau's Website.

Shot LAPD Officer Shows Improvement

April 6, 2011
Officer Steven Jenkins, a 22-year veteran of the force and member of the canine unit, has been upgraded from critical to serious condition.

Suspect Who Shot LAPD Officer Found Dead In Home

April 4, 2011
A Los Angeles Police officer was shot and critically wounded early Monday morning, while responding to a domestic violence call in the San Fernando Valley.
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