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LAPD Officer Dies Days After Being Hit by Vehicle

LAPD Officer Dies Days After Being Hit by Vehicle

The LAPD announced in a statement Wednesday the death of Officer Jose Anzora. He worked for the department since 2011, and spent the majority of his career in the Newton Division.

March 4, 2021

San Diego News Crew Records Gunfight Between Officer and Suspect
L.A. County DA Gascón Hires Cop Hating Public Defender as High-Ranking Prosecutor

L.A. County DA Gascón Hires Cop Hating Public Defender as High-Ranking Prosecutor

The Los Angeles Police Protective League issued a statement on the hiring that reads in part: "Once again, Gascón is thumbing his nose at crime victims by hiring someone who wants to abolish prisons, defund public safety, and who has expressed outright hatred toward police officers. ...do we really need criminal defense attorneys on both sides of the aisle?"

February 25, 2021

L.A. County Motor Deputy Killed in Crash

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