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L.A. police accused of excessive force in arrest of mentally ill man

Los Angeles police are investigating the August arrest of a mentally ill homeless man who was hospitalized after officers forcefully took him into custody on the Venice boardwalk, officials said.

LAPD in Van Nuys standoff with man accused of pointing gun at children

Los Angeles police and SWAT officers responded to a barricade situation Friday afternoon in Van Nuys that began with a report of a man pointing a gun at children from his balcony.

Dognappers pose as LAPD officers to steal pet in Echo Park

2 days agoHealth : Booster Shots

A pair of dognappers posed as Los Angeles police officers and stole a man’s dog in Echo Park, police said Thursday.

LAPD horse marked with silver graffiti at Venice Beach

A Los Angeles Police Department horse was vandalized with silver graffiti this week while patroling Venice Beach.

Los Angeles police arrest man in fatal Hollywood stabbing

Los Angeles police arrested a man Thursday on suspicion of fatally stabbing a 27-year-old man the day before in Hollywood Boulevard's tourist district, authorities said.

Documentary Blows Open Serial Killer's 25-Year Spree of Killing Black Women and Shocking Lack of Interest in Catching Him

Filmmaker Nick Broomfield discusses 'Tales of the Grim Sleeper' and a society that treats poor black women as "disposable people." By the mid-1980s, the Los Angeles Police Department knew there was a prolific serial killer operating in the South Central section of the city. Show More Summary

Man fatally shot after charging at LAPD officers with knife

Los Angeles police fatally shot a man Tuesday after he charged at them with a large hunting knife, authorities said.

Beck: Releasing video of LAPD altercation could harm criminal case

Los Angeles Police Chief Charlie Beck on Tuesday defended his decision not to publicly release a video showing an altercation involving an officer who has been charged with assault, saying doing so could jeopardize the criminal case...

Retired LAPD detective pleads no contest to child porn possession

A retired Los Angeles Police Department detective pleaded no contest Tuesday to possession of child pornography after more than 600 images were found inside his Downey home.

2 LAPD officers injured during altercation with suspect

Two Los Angeles police officers were injured Monday night during a scuffle with a person in Koreatown, authorities said.

Los Angeles police officer charged with assault over videotaped arrest

By Alex Dobuzinskis LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A Los Angeles police officer was charged on Monday with assault for his part in the videotaped arrest of a black man who contends he was kicked so hard he lost a tooth filling. The charge the Los Angeles District Attorney's Office brought against Officer Richard Garcia, 34, stems from an Oct. Show More Summary

Michael R. Mitchell, lawyer who fought LAPD chokehold use, dies at 73

Michael R. Mitchell, an attorney who challenged the Los Angeles Police Department's use of chokeholds and won temporary restrictions on their use, died Friday at his Los Angeles home. He was 73.

LAPD officer faces assault charge over violent arrest caught on security camera

6 days agoNews : The Raw Story

A Los Angeles police officer was charged on Monday with assault for his part in the videotaped arrest of a black man who contends he was kicked so hard he lost a tooth filling. The charge the Los Angeles District Attorney’s Office brought against Officer Richard Garcia, 34, stems from an Oct....

LAPD officer charged with assault in videotaped beating

A Los Angeles Police Department officer has been charged in connection with a videotaped incident in which a man alleged he was beaten and kicked while being held down by other officers in South L.A., authorities said Monday.

LAPD calls in the reinforcements. What could possibly go wrong?

Los Angeles Police Chief Charlie Beck "wants to swarm high-crime neighborhoods with more than 200 highly trained officers from the elite Metropolitan Division without undermining years of progress the department has made in building better relationships with those communities," report  Kate Mather,...

Man arrested in connection with Palms shootings

Los Angeles police have arrested a 35-year-old man in connection with a series of shootings in a Westside neighborhood this week that left one man dead and four injured. 

Tennis umpire's false arrest lawsuit against LAPD is dismissed

A U.S. District Court judge has dismissed a lawsuit filed by a tennis umpire against the Los Angeles Police Department and county coroner's office alleging she was falsely arrested and wrongfully accused of bludgeoning her husband to death with a coffee cup.

Raze or rehabilitate Parker Center? City must make a decision soon.

Parker Center, the former headquarters of the Los Angeles Police Department, may be worth preserving as a local cultural-historical monument.

Martin Reiser dies at 87; LAPD's first staff psychologist

Martin Reiser, the first full-time staff psychologist for the Los Angeles Police Department and a pioneer in treating troubled officers, defusing hostage situations and using hypnosis to elicit information about crimes, has died. He was 87.

1 dead, 3 injured in Palms shootings; LAPD on citywide tactical alert

Los Angeles police went on a citywide tactical alert Thursday after two shootings in Palms left one person dead and at least three others wounded, officials said.

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