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Crime in Los Angeles continues rising this year

For the second straight year, the Los Angeles Police Department is reporting an increase in overall crime at the year’s midpoint, with the latest figures depicting a department still struggling to quell the rise after more than a decade of declines. Through July 16, violent crime increased 15.9%...

Police chase leads to arrests of four suspects in robbery of Arleta 7-Eleven

Four people suspected of robbing a 7-Eleven in Arleta were in custody Thursday morning after a police pursuit. The Los Angeles Police Department received a 911 call at about 4:45 a.m. of a robbery in the 2200 block of Sherman Way. The suspects were seen getting into a black Honda and driving northbound,...

'Stop the violence,' LAPD chief and rapper the Game urge in a new anti-violence PSA

The unexpected alliance between Los Angeles Police Chief Charlie Beck and rapper the Game continued Wednesday as the pair released a public service announcement aimed at quelling violence across the city. The 48-second clip — the first, the LAPD said, in a series of anti-violence videos involving...

'Watch your back,' LAPD chief tells rank-and-file in wake of Baton Rouge and Dallas attacks

Citing his concerns over copycat violence, Los Angeles Police Chief Charlie Beck detailed Monday the steps the LAPD has taken to better protect officers after what he described as a “cowardly attack of assassination” on police in Baton Rouge. Although there have been no specific threats to officers...

Police look for victim in body-shaming photo taken at L.A. gym

Los Angeles police said they need to identify a woman who was illegally photographed by Playboy model Dani Mathers inside a locker room shower at an LA Fitness gym to move forward with their investigation. “Without a victim, we can’t go forward,” LAPD spokeswoman Officer Jenny Houser said. Detectives...

LAPD will receive extra resources in wake of violence against police officers, mayor say

The Los Angeles Police Department will receive additional support in the wake of the fatal shootings of three Baton Rouge officers, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti announced Sunday. Under the move, the LAPD will increase the number of helicopters on patrol, shift Metropolitan Division officers...

How transparent will the LAPD be on releasing videos of police shootings, other controversial encounters?

For more than a year, the plan to put body cameras on thousands of Los Angeles police officers has been clouded by a divisive debate over a key question: How much video should be made public and when? The LAPD insisted it would generally withhold the recordings unless required to provide them by...

LAPD investigating after Playboy model allegedly posts body-shaming photo secretly shot at L.A. gym

Los Angeles police are investigating an incident in which Playboy model Dani Mathers took a photo of a woman in a locker room shower at an LA Fitness exercise center and posted it on Snapchat with disparaging comments about the woman’s body. LAPD Capt. Andrew Neiman said the department received...

If You Want Less Police Violence, Hire More Female Cops

In 1991, after a high-speed chase, four Los Angeles police officers pulled Rodney King, a black man, out of his car, and beat him. In what seems strikingly familiar in 2016, an amateur videographer captured the scene. The next year, in 1992, a mostly white jury acquitted the officers, setting ... More »

L.A. area law enforcement urges vigilance following Nice terror attack

The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department and the Los Angeles Police Department are urging residents to remain vigilant of suspicious behavior following a deadly terror attack in France, but say neither agency has received "specific or credible threats" locally. A truck attack on crowds celebrating...

Los Angeles Police Chief Releases Body Camera Shooting Footage Of Unnarmed Teenager Dylan Noble

After releasing body camera footage depicting the controversial shooting death of Dylan Noble, 19, Fresno California Police Chief Jerry Dyer has aroused raucous debate concerning the ethical nature of allowing such video to open public domain. Show More Summary

The public deserves to know how cops who shoot people are disciplined

To the editor: Although the members of the Police Commission determined that the officers involved in Redel Jones’ death did not violate the department’s deadly force policy, I understand that they and Los Angeles Police Department Chief Charlie Beck were very critical of their actions leading...

L.A. Police Commission president calls for revisiting LAPD policy on body-camera videos

The president of the civilian body that oversees the Los Angeles Police Department said Thursday that he wants to reconsider the department’s policy against publicly releasing police videos, such as those created by body cameras worn by LAPD officers. Matt Johnson said that the city’s Police Commission...

Queer Protesters to LAPD: 'Black Lives Matter Here'

Hundreds of people rallied outside of the Los Angeles Police Department headquarters Tuesday.

Injured LAPD motorcycle officer airlifted to hospital after collision in Inland Empire

A Los Angeles Police Department motorcycle officer was airlifted to a hospital after colliding with another vehicle on an Inland Empire freeway Wednesday morning, according to authorities. The male off-duty officer was traveling westbound on the 60 Freeway near the Mountain Avenue exit in Ontario...

LAPD's Beck, Garcetti will meet with Obama in D.C. to talk policing

Los Angelespolice chief and mayor will meet with President Obama on Wednesday for a White House discussion on race, policing and ways to heal the tensions that have flared following last week’s two high-profile police shootings of black men in Louisiana and Minnesota and a sniper attack on officers...

L.A. Police Commission to decide whether officer was justified in fatally shooting woman in South L.A. alley

The Los Angeles Police Commission is expected to decide Tuesday whether an officer followed the department’s policies for using deadly force last summer when he shot and killed a woman in a South L.A. alley. The fatal shooting of Redel Jones was one of several by LAPD officers last year that prompted...

L.A. Police Commission to decide whether officer was justified in fatally shooting woman in South L.A. alley

The Los Angeles Police Commission is expected to decide Tuesday whether an officer followed the department’s policies for using deadly force last summer when he shot and killed a woman in a South L.A. alley. The fatal shooting of Redel Jones was one of several by LAPD officers last year that prompted...

The big hole in America’s multicultural quilt

It was almost a generation ago when Rodney King, the black victim of a vicious beating by white Los Angeles police officers, issued his plaintive call: “Can we all get along?” Rick Zamarripa echoed that 24 years later after his son Patrick was one of five Dallas police officers killed by a black man. “I wish […]

Police investigate fowl smell in Brentwood

Los Angeles police received a call early Saturday of an unusual smell in a Brentwood neighborhood. Officers and a cadaver dog were dispatched to an apartment building on Kiowa Avenue, said Sgt. Zach Hutchings of the Los Angeles Police Department. They were looking for a possible body, he said....

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