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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

LAPD and Alto US Announce New Tool to Battle Organized Retail Crime

Alto Alliance is a technology platform with comprehensive analytics that ties together retailers' data with industry-wide resources to efficiently bridge the gap between retail, law enforcement, and the judicial system to prosecute repeat offenders and organized retail crime gangs.

October 4, 2018

Judge Rules DOJ Cannot Withhold Anti-Gang Money from Sanctuary Cities

U.S. District Judge Manuel Real issued the injunction against the Department of Justice in response to a lawsuit filed by the city of Los Angeles in July seeking to prevent the government from awarding federal police grants based on cooperation with immigration enforcement.

September 17, 2018

LAPD: Former NBA Player Killed Self During Standoff with Police
California Gangs Stockpiling "Ghost Guns"

California Gangs Stockpiling "Ghost Guns"

The hand-assembled firearms — which are legal for people who are legally allowed to possess other firearms — are effectively untraceable, because the most crucial parts have no serial numbers.

July 9, 2018

Judge Blocks Los Angeles Gang Enforcement Program

The order is believed to mark the first time a judge has blocked Los Angeles officials from enforcing the injunctions, which were born from a time in the late 1980s and '90s when gang activity in the city gained national attention. Their use has been credited by law enforcement with helping reduce gang-related crime.

March 16, 2018

Swatting Incident Leads to Fatal Police Shooting, Suspect in Custody

The incident took place late Thursday when police were called about a supposed domestic incident at a Kansas man's home, where he had shot his father and was holding his other family members at gunpoint, police said in a press conference Friday. When police arrived, the man who opened the door was told to raise his hands -- a command he obeyed until he moved his hands down to his waist, police said.

December 30, 2017

LAPD Responds to Southern California Wildfires

LAPD Responds to Southern California Wildfires

Officers of the Los Angeles Police Department have been responding to the area's rash of wildfires this week, serving a wide variety of missions. One of their missions has been to help animals trapped in the fire zones. Officers from the LAPD's equestrian unit helped rescue horses trapped in the massive Creek Fire in Sylmar. The Creek Fire started Tuesday morning and has destroyed at least 30 homes and burned nearly 11,500 acres. Within the city limits LAPD officers responded to the Skirbal Fire, which erupted early Wednesday morning next to the 405 freeway near Mulholland Drive. The Skirball fire has burned nearly 500 acres and destroyed four homes in Bel-Air. Neither fire is contained.

December 6, 2017

LAPD Officers Work to Save Animals from Wildfires
Off-Duty LAPD Officer Carried Cancer Patient Out of Line of Fire at Vegas Concert
Video: Off-Duty LAPD Officer Carried Cancer Patient Out of Line of Fire at Vegas Concert
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