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LAPD Pay Raises Take Effect During Talk of Budget Cuts, Layoffs

Union officials said LAPD already made sacrifices in 2020 when the City Council approved a $150 million cut to its police budget over the summer. That resulted in LAPD shuffling more than 300 positions, with some specialized detectives being reassigned to community stations and other neighborhood patrols being eliminated entirely.

January 20, 2021

How the Sacramento PD Uses Mini Drones on Patrol

How the Sacramento PD Uses Mini Drones on Patrol

In a video produced by the department, Officer John Azevedo, UAS unit, discusses the department's indoor UAS program. Not only does it have mini drones, but it also make use of micro-drones, which are small enough to fit in the palm of your hand.

January 20, 2021

CA Deputy and Sheriff's K-9 Killed in Monday Night Shooting

CA Sheriff's Detective Wounded, Suspect Killed in Gunfight

Friday night, members of the Sacramento County Sheriff's Gang Suppression Unit (GSU) found a car connected to an investigation, the sheriff's office said. Two people were sitting inside of the car. The detectives tried to "make contact" with the people in the car, but at some point during the encounter, shots were fired.

January 18, 2021

L.A. Prosecutors Try to Drop Special Enhancements for Accused Cop Killers, Judges Reject Requests

Superior Court Judge Hayden Zacky ruled that it was “not in the interest of justice'' to dismiss the special circumstance allegations of murder of a peace officer in the performance of his duties and murder to avoid or prevent a lawful arrest, along with gun allegations, against Kenneth Earl Gay, now 63, in connection with the June 2, 1983, slaying of Officer Paul Verna.

January 15, 2021