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Police Arrest Dozens To End Ferguson Protests In Downtown L.A.

Protests in Los Angeles over the Ferguson verdict border on violent according to one of the protestors.

November 26, 2014

LAPD Study Focused On Small Part Of Discipline System

Some officials believe that the report on disciplinary action within the LAPD is not conclusive.

November 18, 2014

LAPD Sergeant Defends Role In Handcuffing ‘Django Unchained’ Actress

By Kate Mather and Richard Winton, Los Angeles Times LOS ANGELES — A Los Angeles police sergeant Monday defended his role in handcuffing and detaining an actress who alleged she was mistreated because of her race, saying he responded to a routine call that escalated when the woman refused to identify herself. The Los Angeles […]

September 16, 2014

‘Django Unchained’ Actress Detained For ‘Basic Police Work,’ LAPD Says

By Amina Khan, Los Angeles Times A Los Angeles police official defended the actions of officers who detained “Django Unchained” actress Daniele Watts as “basic police work” amid claims that she was mistreated. According to the police account of the incident, officers were responding to a 911 complaint that a couple was engaged in indecent […]

September 15, 2014

Police Shooting Tests South L.A.’s Fragile Goodwill Toward Cops

By Kate Mather and Richard Winton, Los Angeles Times Los Angeles Police Assistant Chief Earl Paysinger sat with increasing unease at a church in South Los Angeles as residents rose one at a time to berate his department. The meeting had been called to reassure locals about how the LAPD and other agencies were investigating […]

September 2, 2014

LAPD Purchase Of Horse Owned By Chief’s Daughter Is Probed

By Joel Rubin, Los Angeles Times LOS ANGELES — The Los Angeles Police Department’s civilian watchdog is investigating the circumstances surrounding the agency’s acquisition of a horse owned by Chief Charlie Beck’s daughter, who is an officer assigned to the department’s equestrian unit. This year, the Los Angeles Police Foundation, which raises money the LAPD […]

August 5, 2014

Tear Gas Brings End To Gunman Drama In Los Angeles

By Richard Winton, Christine Mai-Duc and Veronica Rocha, Los Angeles Times LOS ANGELES — A man armed with an assault rifle jumped across several North Hollywood rooftops and holed up in a home before he was captured Monday afternoon after police fired tear gas to flush him out, ending a dramatic, hours-long incident that played out […]

June 10, 2014

‘The Shield’ Actor Michael Jace Held In Wife’s Shooting Death

By Richie Duchon, Los Angeles Times LOS ANGELES — Actor Michael Jace, who played a Los Angeles police officer in the FX drama “The Shield,” has been arrested in the shooting death of his wife, police said. April Jace, 40, was found shot to death around 8:30 p.m. Monday in her South Los Angeles home in […]

May 20, 2014

Family Of Washington Man Mistakenly Slain By LA Deputies Prepares Lawsuit

By Sara Jean Green, The Seattle Times SEATTLE — John Winkler, a 30-year-old Puyallup, Wash., native, packed up and moved to Los Angeles six months ago, determined to land a job as a television writer or producer. “That was his ultimate dream,” his mother, Lisa Ostergren, of Gig Harbor, said Tuesday. “He said, ‘Mom, I’m going […]

April 30, 2014

LA County Deputies Fatally Shoot Man By Mistake

By Joseph Serna, Cindy Chang and Ruben Vives, Los Angeles Times LOS ANGELES—Los Angeles County Sheriff’s deputies mistakenly shot two hostages, killing one, earlier this week as the men fled a knife-wielding captor in West Hollywood, officials said Thursday. John Winkler, a 30-year-old TV production assistant who had recently arrived from Washington state to pursue a […]

April 11, 2014

Gunman Wounds Officer At LAPD Station

By Samantha Schaefer and Joel Rubin, Los Angeles Times LOS ANGELES — A gunman walked into a Los Angeles Police Department station lobby Monday night and opened fire, wounding one officer in an exchange of gunfire. The male suspect, who was not identified, was wounded when two officers returned fire inside the West Bureau Traffic lobby […]

April 8, 2014

Supreme Court Sides With LAPD In Warrantless House Search

By David G. Savage, Tribune Washington Bureau WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court ruled Tuesday that police officers may enter and search a home without a warrant as long as one occupant consents, even if another resident has previously objected. The ruling — based on a case involving a Los Angeles Police Department search — gives […]

February 25, 2014