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End of Watch Podcast

September 20, 2012

David Ayer, the director and screenwriter of "End of Watch," spoke to PoliceMag.com about his new cop movie. The one-time "Training Day" writer explains to Web Editor Paul Clinton how he made a movie that is pro law enforcement. Read our companion blog, "'End of Watch' Based On LAPD Cop's Patrol Duty."

'End of Watch' Based On LAPD Cop's Patrol Duty

September 20, 2012
Open Road's "End of Watch" was based on the experiences of Captain Jamie FitzSimons, a former LAPD patrol officer who worked South Los Angeles neighborhoods in the 1990s. This is the primary reason the movie rings true with an authentic approach to police work.

Calif. Murder Suspect Killed After Pursuit

September 13, 2012

Los Angeles Police officers shot and wounded a man armed with an AK-47 Tuesday night after he led them on chase in and around downtown L.A. that ended in a shootout. Read the full story here.

Bank Robbers Toss Money Out Window In High-Speed Chase

September 12, 2012
Eyewitnesses who watched a bizarre police pursuit unfold in front of them on the streets of South Los Angeles described a chaotic scene Wednesday that one woman said "was like in the movies."

Illegal Immigrants In L.A. Could Get Library Cards

September 11, 2012
The Los Angeles Public Library card could one day become a form of identification for the city's large illegal immigrant population that would allow them to open bank accounts and access services.

Demoted LAPD Capt. Files Harassment Claim Against Chief

September 5, 2012
The Los Angeles Police Department commander who was demoted for his handling of the rough arrest of a nurse in Tujunga has filed a harassment claim against Police Chief Charlie Beck.

Man Wrecks Stolen LAPD Cruiser

August 31, 2012
A man who stole a Los Angeles Police Department cruiser early Friday obliterated the police vehicle when he crashed into a parked car, light pole, and a Starbucks.

Five LAPD Cops Investigated for In-Custody Death

August 31, 2012
Five Los Angeles Police officers are under investigation in the death of a woman who died in custody after resisting arrest.

Video: LAPD Captain Demoted for Rough Arrest

August 30, 2012
Los Angeles Police Chief Charlie Beck has demoted a commanding officer for his handling of the rough arrest of a 34-year-old nurse in a Del Taco parking lot in Tujunga.

Rough LAPD Arrest of Nurse

August 30, 2012

Surveillance video from a Del Taco shows two LAPD officers arresting Michelle Jordan, a 34-year-old nurse, in Tujunga. The video shows the officers slamming the handcuffed woman to the ground twice. Read the full story here.

LAPD SWAT Members Investigated for Reselling Guns

August 29, 2012
LAPD SWAT members may have resold department handguns for a profit, according to an independent watchdog's report. One officer has been relieved of duty.

Skateboarder Claims Excessive Force By LAPD

August 21, 2012
A 20-year-old Venice skateboarder and his family are accusing Los Angeles police of using unnecessary force after a video shows him pinned to the ground and an officer punching him in the face.

'Onion Field' Cop Killer Dies In Prison

August 13, 2012
Gregory Powell, who kidnapped two Los Angeles Police officers and killed one of them, has died at a prison medical facility in Vacaville. Powell, 79, fatally shot Officer Ian Campbell on March 9, 1963 in what became known as the "Onion Field" case.

Los Angeles Honors Fallen 'Onion Field' Officer

August 11, 2012
The city of Los Angeles has renamed the intersection in honor of the fallen "Onion Field" officer who was kidnapped at the location in 1963.

LAPD SWAT Rolls To Miley Cyrus' Home In 'Swatting' Prank

August 2, 2012
The Los Angeles Police Department's SWAT team responded to the home of Miley Cyrus after receiving a report of a possible home invasion in a false alarm believed to be a "swatting" prank.

Judge: Paralyzed L.A. Cop Can Sue Glock

July 31, 2012
A state appeals court reinstated a lawsuit against Glock filed by a paralyzed Los Angeles Police Department officer who claims the pistol didn't have adequate safeguards.

Gangster Squad

July 30, 2012

Los Angeles of the 1940s and '50s is the setting for "Gangster Squad," which tells the story of the Los Angeles Police Department's covert unit of eight officers that targeted gangsters such as  Mickey Cohen, Bugsy Siegel, Jack Dragna and others. The unit created a hostile climate for gangsters to prevent East Coast organized crime from taking root in the city. Warner Bros. plans to release a movie based on the book in January.

L.A. Bans Medical Marijuana Dispensaries

July 25, 2012
In the latest attempt to regulate what many say is an out-of-control proliferation of medical marijuana dispensaries in Los Angeles, the City Council voted 14-0 Tuesday to ban pot shops.

Keeping the Crown Vic

July 17, 2012
As the new patrol cars become more readily available from the Detroit automakers, many agencies are choosing their new enforcement vehicle. However, for others the decision is on hold. For a variety of reasons they are choosing to stay with the Crown Vic.

4 LAPD Officers Injured at ArtWalk Clash

July 13, 2012
Four Los Angeles Police officers were injured during a clash with protesters at downtown's monthly ArtWalk event that was sparked by a sidewalk chalk drawing demonstration.
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