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LAPD Officer Shot Driving to Work, Teen in Custody
CA Sheriff's Officer Dies from Wounds Suffered in 2016 Shooting

Newsom Signs California Officer Misconduct Law, Raises Hiring Age to 21

The Commission on Peace Officers Standards and Training would first review a local agency’s investigation into the officer’s behavior and determine if another probe is necessary. An advisory board made up of two law enforcement representatives, six members of the community and an attorney could also be recruited to analyze the facts and offer a disciplinary recommendation.

September 30, 2021

Body of Retired CA Detective Found in Her Freezer

Police went to the home and spoke with the woman's 64-year-old daughter who also lives there. The conversation reportedly made police suspicious due to inconsistencies in what she told officers.

September 21, 2021

911 Calls Motivated by Bias May Be Outlawed in CA County

911 Calls Motivated by Bias May Be Outlawed in CA County

The Santa Cruz County Sheriff’s Office proposed the ordinance to the Board of Supervisors. Supporters say the goal is to reduce the number of racially motivated calls to law enforcement specifically and not to discourage people from using 911 to report legitimate concerns.

September 16, 2021

Report: LAPD Overloaded Bomb Containment Vessel Before Explosion That Injured Officers and Residents
CA Sheriff Will Not Enforce Vaccine Mandate for Employees

CA Sheriff Will Not Enforce Vaccine Mandate for Employees

A state public health order from July 26 requires those working in “state and local correctional facilities and detention centers” to get vaccinated or submit to twice-a-week COVID-19 testing. The order gave jails and health-care facilities until Aug. 23 to comply.

September 14, 2021

Officers Sue Los Angeles Over Vaccine Mandate

“The city does not and cannot point to any evidence that vaccinated individuals have longer lasting or more complete immunity than those who have recovered from COVID,” according to the complaint filed against the city of Los Angeles, its police chief, mayor and administrative officer.

September 13, 2021

CA Agency Releases Video of Shooting That Seriously Wounded Officer

Police Chief Brandon Gillespie said in the video that Officer Michael “Mikey” Rokaitis has undergone seven surgeries since the shooting, including one to have part of his right leg amputated. He spent 12 days in the ICU but is now in stable condition.

September 8, 2021

CA Assembly Passes Police Bill That Restricts Qualified Immunity, Creates Decertification Process
Judge: Oakland Police On Track to Get Out from Under Federal Oversight

Judge: Oakland Police On Track to Get Out from Under Federal Oversight

“The light at the end of the tunnel is closer and brighter than it has been at any time since I’ve been sitting on the case, and I think that’s a result of the ongoing commitment of every important player to this process,” Judge William Orrick said. However, he added, “more work is needed.”

September 2, 2021

Gang Member Convicted of Killing CA Officer

Gang Member Convicted of Killing CA Officer

Jurors deliberated for less than two hours Tuesday before reaching their verdict in the trial of Michael Christopher Mejia, 30. The verdict was read Wednesday morning, with the panel convicting Mejia of two counts of first-degree murder and single counts of attempted murder, carjacking and possession of a firearm by a felon.

September 1, 2021

LAPD Motor Officer Hospitalized After Accident on Freeway

LAPD Motor Officer Hospitalized After Accident on Freeway

The crash was reported shortly after 5:30 a.m., according to the California Highway Patrol. According to the CHP, the officer was riding a 2015 LAPD-issued BMW motorcycle on his way to work when the crash occurred.

September 1, 2021

CA Officer Dies from Crash Injuries Suffered Last Week
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