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CA Officer Shot, Wounded Responding to Domestic

Shortly after 2:45 a.m., officers responded to a reported domestic violence disturbance, according to Escondido police. Officers learned at the scene that a man involved in the disturbance left the home with "a high-powered rifle," the department reported.

February 23, 2021

CHP Officer and Suspect Shot at End of Vehicle Pursuit
L.A. County DA Will Not Seek Death Penalty for Accused Cop Killer

L.A. County DA Will Not Seek Death Penalty for Accused Cop Killer

"Over the objection of Mr. (Geoff) Lewin and I and despite our attempts to prevent this from happening, we've been ordered to remove the death penalty as punishment consideration in this case," Deputy District Attorney Garrett Dameron said during a hearing on the case today at the Norwalk courthouse.

February 19, 2021

Budget Cuts Could Result in San Francisco Police Layoffs

Budget Cuts Could Result in San Francisco Police Layoffs

San Francisco police are facing possible budget cuts that could result in 167 officers — or 11 percent of the force — and 43 civilians being laid off as the pandemic prompts city departments to tighten their belts.

February 18, 2021

Los Angeles School Board Votes to Cut 70 Officers, Reallocate Funds

Los Angeles Mayor Reaches Tentative Deal with LAPD Union for $245 Million in Overtime Pay

To get the union to postpone two pay raises, Garcetti has offered officers at the LAPD a minimum of $70 million in overtime pay in each of the next three budget years. On top of that, officers would be permitted in the final year of the contract to cash out as much as $35 million in overtime pay for hours they’ve already worked, but have not been compensated.

February 15, 2021

Oakland Police Veteran Sworn in as City's New Chief

CA Lawmakers Want Sheriffs with No Police Experience

“Sheriff is one of the most powerful elected offices,” said state Senator Scott Wiener, who sponsored the bill, which was introduced Thursday. “For 139 years, from 1850 to 1989, anyone could run for sheriff and the people could select who they wanted to hold this very powerful and impactful position.”

February 3, 2021

San Diego Officer Dies of On-Duty Medical Emergency

San Diego Officer Dies of On-Duty Medical Emergency

After several minutes at the scene, Officer David Sisto began experiencing shortness of breath and a second ambulance arrived to take him to a nearby hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

February 3, 2021

Man Leads LAPD on 6-Hour Slow-Speed Chase

Man Leads LAPD on 6-Hour Slow-Speed Chase

Despite some high-speed driving at the start, the bulk of the chase stayed well below the speed limit in the 30 to 40 mph range. The suspect's car would even occasionally dip into single-digit speeds.

February 3, 2021

CA Attorney General Launches Civil Rights Investigation of LASD

Under the California Constitution and California Civil Code section 52.3, the AG is authorized to conduct civil investigations into whether a law enforcement agency has engaged in a pattern or practice of violating state or federal law.

January 22, 2021

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