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L.A. Police Chief Says He Wants a Second Term

Los Angeles Police Chief Charlie Beck declared Thursday his interest in serving a second term as the city's top cop, saying he would be "more than proud" to serve should officials make the offer.

April 4, 2014

LAPD Chief Defends Decision Not to Fire Officer

LAPD Chief Defends Decision Not to Fire Officer

Police Chief Charlie Beck has defended his decision to overrule a disciplinary board’s recommendation to fire a police officer with close family ties to the department, denying favoritism played a role in his determination.

April 3, 2014

Hundreds of LAPD Officers Worked Oscars

Police spend months planning with private security, the FBI and various city agencies for scenarios ranging from a terrorist attack to party crashers.

March 3, 2014

L.A. Police Panel Revises Officer Shooting Reviews

With its vote, the commission made clear it can find that a shooting or other serious incident violated department policy if the officer's actions beforehand created a situation in which deadly force was necessary. Until now, the commission has generally focused on the narrow question of whether an officer faced a deadly threat at the moment he opened fire.

February 18, 2014

L.A. Paramedics to Now Enter Active Shooter Zones to Aid Victims

The new goal is to have Los Angeles Fire Department paramedics and firefighters, protected by armed law enforcement teams, rapidly enter potentially dangerous areas during active shooting incidents to treat victims and get them en route to hospital trauma centers.

December 23, 2013

LAPD to Officers: Buckle Up On Duty

The Los Angeles Police Department has a new seatbelt education effort after Inspector General Alex Bustamante found that up to 37 percent of officers involved in accidents in 2012 weren't wearing seatbelts.

December 12, 2013

LAPD Struggles to Fill Ranks

LAPD Struggles to Fill Ranks

Fewer people are applying to join the LAPD and, of those who do, a significantly higher number of them are being disqualified from consideration.

December 5, 2013

Retired Cop Subdues Road-Raging Attorney

Retired Cop Subdues Road-Raging Attorney

A retired LAPD officer took down an attorney on a Los Angeles street Monday morning after the attorney attacked him during a road-rage incident.

June 20, 2013

LAPD Review: Chris Dorner Firing Justified
Video: Obama Honors 2013 Top Cops

Video: Obama Honors 2013 Top Cops

President Obama celebrated more than 40 stand-out law enforcement officers Saturday during a White House ceremony. The group included a Sikh Temple shooting responder and LAPD officers who stopped an AK-wielding suspect.

May 13, 2013

40 Fired LAPD Officers Seek Reinstatement

40 Fired LAPD Officers Seek Reinstatement

In the two months, since fired ex-cop Chris Dorner sought revenge against the LAPD, 40 other fired officers have filed claims seeking reinstatement.

April 29, 2013

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