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Battle Lines Forming Over Public Access to Videos from LAPD Body Cams

February 5, 2015
At two recent community meetings on the body camera issue, police commissioners and top brass heard from residents who questioned why the public would not get to see the footage. Many said that by withholding the recordings from the public, the department would undermine the transparency and officer accountability touted by proponents.

LAPD Under Fire for Arranging Meeting with Area Chiefs and Mexican Mafia Member

January 29, 2015
LAPD Deputy Chief Michael Downing described the meeting as an "LAPD-sponsored event" where attendees listened to the man describe his experience with a "transnational criminal enterprise."

Video: Violent Crime Rises in Los Angeles

January 13, 2015
The Los Angeles Police Department released crime statistics Monday showing that violent crime rose last year for the first time since 2003.

Violent Crime Rises in Los Angeles

January 13, 2015

The Los Angeles Police Department released crime statistics Monday showing that violent crime rose last year for the first time since 2003. More Here.

Video: Autopsy Shows Police Shot L.A. Man 3 Times

December 30, 2014
An autopsy report released on a 25-year-old man killed in a confrontation with Los Angeles police appears to affirm initial statements by officers about the struggle that led to the close-range shooting, police said.

Autopsy Report Prompts New Protests in Los Angeles

December 30, 2014

The autopsy report of Ezell Ford, a mentally ill black man shot by police in August after a reported gun grab, was released yesterday. LAPD Chief Charlie Beck says the report supports police accounts of what happened. But that didn't stop people from protesting, reports KTLA. More Here.

2 LAPD Police Officers Ambushed in Unprovoked Attack

December 29, 2014

Los Angeles police called off an intense 8-hour manhunt Monday morning that began after two officers were ambushed in an "unprovoked attack" the previous night. Two men allegedly opened fire on their patrol car. More Here.

Video: 2 LAPD Police Officers Ambushed, Shot at in Unprovoked Attack

December 29, 2014
Los Angeles police called off an intense 8-hour manhunt Monday morning that began after two officers were ambushed in an "unprovoked attack" in the Vermont-Slauson neighborhood of South L.A. the previous night.

LAPD Plan for Body Cameras Complicated by Privacy and Policy Concerns

December 18, 2014
Another battle is brewing over whether police officers should be able to review the recordings before writing police reports about incidents. Bibring and others said officers should not have access to the recordings because it could allow them to alter their statements or align them with what the footage showed.

LAPD to Outfit All Officers with TASER Axon Body Cameras and Evidence.com

December 17, 2014
TASER International today announced the purchase of 860 Axon body-worn video cameras and a five-year subscription to Evidence.com by the Los Angeles Police Department. Los Angeles plans to equip a total of 7,000 officers with body cameras in 2015.

Fine Line Between Lawful and Unlawful Protests

December 15, 2014
There will always be issues and decisions that every citizen may not agree with – it is simply the nature of who we are as Americans.

Video: L.A. Police Shoot, Kill Knife-Wielding Man in Hollywood

December 8, 2014
LAPD officers opened fire on a man carrying a 3- to 4-inch folding knife at the crowded Hollywood intersection of Hollywood Boulevard and Highland Avenue about 7 p.m. while responding to a report of an assault with a deadly weapon, said Los Angeles Police Lt. Michael Ling.

L.A. Police Shoot, Kill Knife-Wielding Man in Hollywood

December 8, 2014

Officers opened fire on a man carrying a 3- to 4-inch folding knife at the crowded Hollywood intersection of Hollywood Boulevard and Highland Avenue about 7 p.m. while responding to a report of an assault with a deadly weapon. More Here.

Man Leads LAPD on High-Speed Chase, Tries to Escape on Skateboard

December 2, 2014

A suspect wanted for allegedly stealing a BMW sedan led police on a chase in Van Nuys, Calif., bailed out on foot and attempted to get away on a skateboard before he was blocked by a good Samaritan in a pickup truck as officers arrived. More Here.

Video: Man Leads LAPD on High-Speed Chase, Tries to Escape on Skateboard

December 2, 2014
A suspect wanted for allegedly stealing a BMW sedan led police on a chase in Van Nuys, Calif., bailed out on foot and attempted to get away on a skateboard before he was blocked by a good Samaritan in a pickup truck as officers arrived.

LAPD's Most Wanted Fugitive Found Through Facebook

November 17, 2014
For 11 years, Eduardo Rodriguez was one of Los Angeles' most wanted fugitives, an alleged Toonerville street gang member accused of killing four people. His trail led from the streets of Atwater Village to Mexico, where police believed he fled years ago.

LAPD Kills Man After Running Gun Battle, Vehicle Pursuit

November 10, 2014

LAPD officers shot and killed a man early Sunday morning after he fired on police and SWAT officers throughout a two-hour pursuit that ended in Cypress Park, authorities said. More Here.

Video: LAPD Kills Man After Running Gun Battle, Vehicle Pursuit

November 10, 2014
LAPD officers shot and killed a man early Sunday morning after he fired on police and SWAT officers throughout a two-hour pursuit that ended in Cypress Park, authorities said.

"Drones" Grounded Until Further Notice

November 7, 2014

What's keeping law enforcement's unmanned aircraft on the ground is a combination of convoluted regulations and the public's belief that allowing officers to use these little aircraft will violate their civil rights and invade their privacy.

LAPD to Move Forward With TASER Body Cameras

November 4, 2014
Los Angeles Police Department officials today said they plan to move forward with using TASER body cameras. The department plans to continue discussing labor issues and policies for using the cameras.
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