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15 LAPD Officers Face Discipline in May Day Melee

September 18, 2008
Los Angeles Police Chief William J. Bratton announced Tuesday his plans to discipline 11 officers and called for the termination of four others for their roles in a May Day melee last year in which police were accused of using excessive force to clear immigration rights demonstrators and journalists from MacArthur Park.

Los Angeles Offers $500K Reward to Help Catch Serial Killer

September 4, 2008
The Los Angeles City Council on Wednesday approved a $500,000 reward to help catch a serial killer believed responsible for 11 slayings in South Los Angeles and Inglewood over the last two decades.

The State of American Law Enforcement - SWAT: Breaking the Mold

August 1, 2008

LAPD brass is still trying to mold SWAT into a softer, gentler special unit that won't offend the politically correct sensibilities of community activists. But now for one of the few times in its distinguished history, SWAT is actually vulnerable to such pressure.

What Really Happened During the Rodney King Riots

July 4, 2008
For several months prior to the riots, intelligence reports rolled across my desk about activity in the Jordan Downs, Imperial Courts, and Nickerson Gardens Housing Projects. Drug dealers were financing meetings of gang members from rival gangs, and these meetings were being arbitrated by OGs (veteran gang members) or the Fruit of Islam, Black Muslim security units.

L.A. Police Aggressively Target Hard-Core Gangs

May 4, 2008
The mayor's office and the LAPD are promising to consolidate thinly scattered anti-gang resources and pour them into 12 beleaguered neighborhoods -- gang reduction zones -- where intense suppression would be coupled with gang intervention and prevention programs.

Murdered Teen's Family Asks LAPD to Question, Deport Illegal Aliens

April 9, 2008
Jamiel Shaw Sr. and his wife, Anita, a U.S. Army sergeant who has been serving in Iraq, appeared before the Los Angeles City Council on Tuesday arguing for changes to the 30-year-old Los Angeles Police Department policy as it pertains to gang members suspected of being illegal immigrants.

LAPD SWAT Trainee Would Be First Female In Unit

April 3, 2008
A highly regarded female police officer has been accepted into the training program for the Los Angeles Police Department's SWAT unit, clearing a major hurdle toward becoming the first woman officer to join the elite, insular group since its formation.

Gunman's Brother Offers Condolences to Downed LAPD SWAT Officer's Family

February 20, 2008
Wilfredo Rivera doesn't know why his brother shot and killed LAPD SWAT Officer Randal Simmons after first killing three family members, but he offered his condolences to the officer's family yesterday.

LAPD SWAT Officer Killed in Shootout

February 7, 2008
The incident began about 9 p.m. Wednesday after a man called a 911 operator and said he had killed three people at a home in the San Fernando Valley. LAPD patrol officers and LAPD SWAT responded, setting up containment on the home.

L.A. Officer Run Over By Suspected Drug Dealer

November 21, 2007
In an attempt to escape arrest, a suspected drug dealer ran over and seriously injured an undercover LAPD officer earlier this week.

LAPD Replaces Flashlights with New Lighter, Brighter Pelican Models

April 5, 2007
Pelican Products' 7060 will replace the existing flashlight previously supplied to officers by the Los Angeles Police Department.

NAPO Hands Out Top Cops Awards

May 25, 2006
Held on May 12 during National Police Week, this year’s Top Cops awards ceremony honored law enforcement officers from Alabama, California, Illinois, Kentucky, Massachusetts, Michigan, New York, North Carolina and Virginia, Rhode Island, and Tennessee who went above and beyond the call of duty.

Choosing the Right Bike

May 1, 2004

As the years have provided more experience to make better decisions regarding bike purchases, the Los Angeles Police Department has found what works best for its agency.

Origins of SWAT

May 1, 2003

SWAT teams have been part of the capabilities of police agencies since 1967 when the Los Angeles Police Department organized its special weapons and tactics unit to respond to critical incidents.

Cutting Out the Chase

April 1, 2003

If you want to know all the arguments for and against police pursuits, all you have to do is look at a recent case that culminated in a fatal accident on Georgia 54 just outside of Atlanta.

Kimber Arms LAPD SWAT With Custom II

November 1, 2002
The Los Angeles Police Department's SWAT unit has chosen a new sidearm. The elite unit has selected the Kimber Custom II .45 ACP as it's duty pistol of choice, Shooting Times reports.

Union Seeks to Oust L.A. Police Chief

January 2, 2002
After years of butting heads with Police Chief Bernard Parks over issues ranging from discipline to work schedules, the city's police union says it will seek a vote of no confidence against the chief.

Adventures in Law Enforcement

March 1, 1999

It's no secret that law enforcement is a multi-faceted profession. From small departments, where officers must wear many hats, to the specialists of giant metropolitan agencies, the job offers ample opportunity to sharpen wits- over and over- on a variety of levels.

LAPD Faces Urban Warfare In North Hollywood Bank Shoot-Out

April 1, 1997

Imagine yourself working uniformed patrol at 9:15 a.m. on a warm sunny day and you suddenly find yourself in Beirut, Bosnia, or back in the Mekong Delta. You go from thinking about where you'll stop for the next cup of coffee, to having your black-and-white shot up with full automatic AK-47 rounds.

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