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L.A. Police Commission's New President Rejects Defund Movement

L.A. Police Commission's New President Rejects Defund Movement

“Our communities of color that are most impacted by crime, many of which have seen the homicide rate rise above 30% this year, cannot afford to go without law enforcement,” William Briggs said in prepared remarks, which he delivered after unanimous appointment by his Police Commission colleagues.

July 29, 2021

CA Deputy Killed at Domestic Violence Standoff

CA Deputy Killed at Domestic Violence Standoff

In an emotional press conference on Monday morning, Sheriff Donny Youngblood teared up as he identified the deputy killed as 35-year-old Phillip Campas. "When you talk about police officers that run towards gunfire, that's him," said the sheriff.

July 26, 2021

Off-Duty CA Officer Pulls 2 from Burning Wreck

CA Chief Faces No Confidence Vote from Officers

Santa Ana Police Officers Association President Gerry Serrano says the union is moving forward with a vote of no confidence in Santa Ana Police Chief David Valentin, though the date of the vote hasn’t been made clear.

July 21, 2021

Investigators: LAPD Underestimated Explosive Weight Before Devastating Fireworks Accident

CA Officers Sue Over BLM Mural Featuring Cop Killer

The civil complaint against the city claims the officers were “forced to physically pass and confront the mural every time they entered the Palo Alto Police department,” calling it “offensive, discriminatory and harassing iconography” that fostered a “hostile” and “retaliatory” work environment.

July 9, 2021

San Jose First City to Criminalize Promoting Sideshows

Violators could be charged with a misdemeanor and face fines of up to $1,000, six months in jail or some combination of both if they promote, instigate or encourage any such events online in the wake of a new ordinance passed by San Jose City Council this week.

July 5, 2021

10 LAPD Officers, ATF Agent and 6 Others Injured in Controlled Detonation Failure

10 LAPD Officers, ATF Agent and 6 Others Injured in Controlled Detonation Failure

The blast came around 7:30 p.m. Wednesday outside of a home where police had spent the day seizing a large cache of fireworks. They also came across about 40 homemade “coke can-sized” devices with powder and fuses on them, and 200 smaller similar devices. The bomb squad determined them to be “very volatile.”

July 1, 2021

Oakland Chief: Defunding Police will Make City Less Safe

Oakland Chief: Defunding Police will Make City Less Safe

In a briefing Monday morning, Armstrong made the case that the change in funding, and reduced ability to hire new officers as a result, would prevent Oakland police from adequately completing even day-to-day tasks like traffic enforcement and responding to emergency calls.

June 30, 2021

Oakland City Council Votes to Cut Police Budget by $18 Million

Oakland City Council Votes to Cut Police Budget by $18 Million

There was some expectation that the council would delay the controversial decision but, by a vote of 7-2, the Oakland City Council approved a plan that will redirect the funds from the police department to the Department of Violence Prevention with the intention of improving public safety.

June 29, 2021

CA Deputy Killed in Patrol Vehicle Crash
Driver's Diabetes May Have Caused Crash That Killed San Diego Detectives
Married San Diego Detectives Killed by Wrong-Way Driver
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