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.

The dramatic break in the decades-old case sent shock waves through the tight-knit LAPD community, marking one of the few times in the department's history that one of its own officers has been accused of murder.

"It's painful," LAPD Chief William J. Bratton said. "But murder is also very painful."

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