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LA Police Commission Approves 12% Increase in LAPD Budget

The increase would take the LAPD's operating budget from $1.761 billion to $1.974 billion. In its proposal to the commission, the department said the increased funding would go to obligatory salaries and expenses, replacement of vehicles and existing electric vehicle leases, continued funding of existing technology and contractual obligations and other requests.

November 24, 2021

CA Governor Orders CHP to Increase Presence in Shopping Areas After Looting at Luxury Retailers
LAPD Warns Residents About "Follow-Home" Robberies, Crime in Trendy Areas
Part of I-5 Renamed to Honor Slain CA Officer

CA Men Face Charges for Pointing Lasers at Police Aircraft

When the incident occurred, the pilot managed to triangulate the location of the laser and saw a suspect retreat to his apartment, police said. When police searched the apartment they "found a green, high-powered laser,'' police said.

November 5, 2021

San Jose Police Did Not Have Enough Officers to Respond to Street Racing "Side Show"
LAPD Officer Shot Driving to Work, Teen in Custody
CA Sheriff's Officer Dies from Wounds Suffered in 2016 Shooting

Newsom Signs California Officer Misconduct Law, Raises Hiring Age to 21

The Commission on Peace Officers Standards and Training would first review a local agency’s investigation into the officer’s behavior and determine if another probe is necessary. An advisory board made up of two law enforcement representatives, six members of the community and an attorney could also be recruited to analyze the facts and offer a disciplinary recommendation.

September 30, 2021

911 Calls Motivated by Bias May Be Outlawed in CA County

911 Calls Motivated by Bias May Be Outlawed in CA County

The Santa Cruz County Sheriff’s Office proposed the ordinance to the Board of Supervisors. Supporters say the goal is to reduce the number of racially motivated calls to law enforcement specifically and not to discourage people from using 911 to report legitimate concerns.

September 16, 2021

CA Agency Releases Video of Shooting That Seriously Wounded Officer

Police Chief Brandon Gillespie said in the video that Officer Michael “Mikey” Rokaitis has undergone seven surgeries since the shooting, including one to have part of his right leg amputated. He spent 12 days in the ICU but is now in stable condition.

September 8, 2021

Gang Member Convicted of Killing CA Officer

Gang Member Convicted of Killing CA Officer

Jurors deliberated for less than two hours Tuesday before reaching their verdict in the trial of Michael Christopher Mejia, 30. The verdict was read Wednesday morning, with the panel convicting Mejia of two counts of first-degree murder and single counts of attempted murder, carjacking and possession of a firearm by a felon.

September 1, 2021

CA Officer Dies from Crash Injuries Suffered Last Week
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