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  • Twitter/CNN: Feinstein Wants Kavanaugh Kept Secret

    @SenFeinstein indicates that the FBI report on Kavanaugh should NOT be made public: “It would seem to me that if people are going to be identified this ought to be held very close and not." "I think the investigation ought to be closely held," she reiterated
  • LAPD video shows female officer being shot at point-blank range during traffic stop....

    09/11/2018 5:49:31 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 22 replies
    L A Times ^ | Sep 10, 2018 | 8:40 PM | Richard Winton
    Los Angeles police on Monday released a video of a gang member shooting a female officer at point-blank range during a July traffic stop in the San Fernando Valley and her partner subsequently fatally wounding the gunman. Recordings from inside a police cruiser and the officers' body cameras captured what seems to begin as a routine traffic stop that suddenly explodes into violence as the gunman pulls a .380-caliber handgun from his side and shoots the female officer who is standing just inches away. “By the grace of God she is alive,” Moore said. “Officers are fearful in these situations...
  • Before becoming LAPD chief, Moore retired, collected a $1.27-million payout, then was rehired

    08/12/2018 9:50:47 AM PDT · by artichokegrower · 53 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | Aug 11, 2018 | Jack Dolan
    Before Michel Moore was promoted to become the Los Angeles Police Department’s new chief in June, he took a brief, highly unusual retirement. He left as chief of operations for only a few weeks before rejoining the force in the same job at the same pay. But the move provided him with a financial windfall: a lump sum retirement payment of $1.27 million from the city.
  • BODYCAM FOOTAGE OF LAPD HOSTAGE SHOOTING RELEASED

    08/01/2018 10:28:12 AM PDT · by bkopto · 38 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 8/1/2018 | christopher smith
    The Los Angeles Police Department released footage of their deadly encounter with a man holding a woman hostage with a knife on Wednesday morning. A witness to the tragedy said Perez began a “sawing motion against her throat and cut her throat,” at which point LAPD fired 18 shots, killing both Perez and his hostage. There is an ongoing investigation as to whether the officer’s actions align with hostage training protocol.
  • Trader Joe's employee, who died in hostage situation, killed by LAPD gunfire, chief says

    07/24/2018 9:13:26 AM PDT · by DFG · 68 replies
    Fox News ^ | 07/24/2018 | Ryan Gaydos
    A Trader Joe’s employee, who died during a hostage situation over the weekend, was killed by LAPD gunfire, Chief Michael Moore said Tuesday at a news conference. Ballistics tests show that a bullet fired from a Los Angeles police officer’s firearm struck and killed Melyda Corado, 27, during a shootout with the alleged hostage taker at the Silver Lake supermarket Saturday, Moore said.
  • 1 woman dead, gunman in custody after opening fire outside Trader Joe's in Silver Lake

    07/21/2018 7:10:46 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 22 replies
    LA Times ^ | July 21, 2018 | RICHARD WINTON, JACK DOLAN, HARRIET RYAN and CHRISTINE MAI-DUC
    A gunman who opened fire outside a Trader Joe's in Silver Lake was in custody after a tense standoff that claimed the life of one woman inside the store. Mayor Eric Garcetti announced the death, saying the woman was pulled out of the store by authorities and declared dead at the scene. The mayor released no other details, saying police were trying to reach next of kin. The incident began as family dispute in South Los Angeles involving a man in his late teens. Police said he shot his grandmother and a second woman at her residence. He then took...
  • Los Angeles police report possible hostage situation at Trader Joe’s

    07/21/2018 4:38:05 PM PDT · by entropy12 · 65 replies
    WKTR.com ^ | JULY 21, 2018 | CNN Wire
    FACEBOOK6 TWITTER REDDIT PINTEREST LINKEDIN EMAIL Los Angeles police reported a possible hostage situation at a Trader Joe’s grocery store Saturday. A suspect being pursued by police crashed his vehicle, got out of the vehicle and ran into the store, LAPD Officer Mike Lopez told CNN. Lopez said customers ran out of the Trader Joe’s. Police are still trying to determine whether there are any hostages inside the store. He said he did not know whether any shots had been fired by the police or suspect. This is a developing story.
  • Gunman 'takes hostages and opens fire' inside a Trader Joe's in Los Angeles after he was chased

    07/21/2018 5:19:49 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 39 replies
    dailymail.co.uk ^ | 7/21/18 | Hannah Moore
    Full title...................Gunman 'takes hostages and opens fire' inside a Trader Joe's in Los Angeles after he was chased by cops for 'shooting his girlfriend and grandmother'.....................A hostage situation is underway at a Trader Joe's in Silverlake, Los Angeles after a man being chased by police jumped out of their car and ran into the store on Saturday afternoon. The vehicle was seen wrapped around a pole and police rescued a woman left inside. Law enforcement sources told the Los Angeles Times the woman is his girlfriend, and he had fired at officers before he ran inside the supermarket. LAPD told...
  • Viral video of woman's arrest sparks anger,LAPD says she was involved in violent kidnapping<tr>

    07/04/2018 11:48:33 AM PDT · by BBell · 17 replies
    http://www.latimes.com ^ | 7/3/18 | JAMES QUEALLY
    Viral video of woman's arrest sparks anger, but LAPD says she was involved in violent kidnapping plotA viral video of several Los Angeles police officers training their firearms on an unarmed woman drew fierce criticism online Monday, but police and prosecutors said Tuesday that the footage actually depicted the arrest of one of three people involved in a violent plot to hold an actor for ransom. The video, taken early Monday near La Cienega Boulevard and Centinela Avenue, shows several police officers aiming their guns at a woman who has her hands in the air. As the woman walks backward...
  • As Police Chief Charlie Beck Retires, L.A. Times Engages in Historical Revisionism

    07/03/2018 1:29:33 PM PDT · by rktman · 8 replies
    pjmedia.com ^ | 7/2/2018 | Jack Dunphy
    After 41 years with the Los Angeles Police Department, the last nine as its chief, Charlie Beck retired on Wednesday, handing his badge and collar stars to his successor, Michel Moore (yes, that’s how he spells his first name). The occasion of Beck’s retirement has been marked by a good deal of adoring press attention, not the least of which was a 2,200-word retrospective on his career in Sunday’s Los Angeles Times. The story, by Times writer Cindy Chang, noted some of Beck’s missteps as chief, such as when a horse owned by his daughter, also an LAPD officer, made...
  • LAPD arrests anti-Trump Los Angeles councilman among protesters to ICE entrance

    07/02/2018 6:57:42 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 4 replies
    Fox News ^ | 7/2/2018 | Gregg Re
    The LAPD arrested a Democratic Los Angeles councilman on Monday after he and other demonstrators blocked the entrances to a downtown Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) detention center for about an hour. Dramatic footage showed Mike Bonin, a fierce critic of President Trump, being led away in plastic zip-tie handcuffs shortly before noon, after police informed protesters they were engaged in an unlawful assembly. Images and videos posted to social media showed dozens of demonstrators waving signs and chanting slogans, with several blocking access to the detention center's driveways and entryways. Eighteen protesters were arrested in total, according to local...
  • L.A. County Children and Family Services Employee Accused of Possessing Child Porn

    06/26/2018 7:49:42 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 2 replies
    KTLA.com ^ | 6/20/2018 | ANTHONY KURZWEIL AND MARY BETH MCDADE
    A 54-year-old man who works as an adoption manager with the Los Angeles County Department of Children and Family Services has been arrested on suspicion of possessing child pornography, police said Tuesday. Police arrived about 5 a.m. to raid Carlos Castillo’s Hollywood apartment, which he shares with his longtime partner, neighbors in the building told KTLA. Castillo was allegedly in possession of more than 600 images and videos of child pornography. Los Angeles Police Department Officer Herrera confirmed Castillo’s arrest Tuesday. A person who answered the phone at Castillo’s residence on Tuesday said he did not want to comment on...
  • LAPD solved only 8 percent of hit-and-runs last year. Here’s why it’s so hard

    06/03/2018 1:07:13 PM PDT · by artichokegrower · 40 replies
    Los Angeles Daily News ^ | June 3, 2018 | Brenda Gazzar
    Michael MacDonald was riding his bicycle near Los Angeles’ Miracle Mile when he was allegedly struck by a honking Mercedes driver who fled the scene in March of 2015. The collision at San Vicente Boulevard and Masselin Avenue, which involved the car’s side mirror, left the architect lying in the middle of the street dazed and hurting. He was hospitalized with minor injuries, including abrasions and leg pain. Although a witness in another car was able to follow the Mercedes and jot down the license plate number, no arrests were made and no charges were ever filed.
  • Video released of LAPD encounter that ended in fatal shooting of Boyle Heights teen

    05/30/2018 10:27:08 AM PDT · by BBell · 23 replies
    http://www.latimes.com ^ | 5/29/18 | ALENE TCHEKMEDYIAN
    An attorney for the family of a 14-year-old boy killed by a Los Angeles police officer released body camera footage Tuesday of the controversial 2016 encounter, arguing that the recordings show that the boy had tossed his gun and was unarmed when he was shot. Humberto Guizar released two clips recorded by the body cameras of two officers who responded to a vandalism report behind a North Chicago Street apartment complex, where the teen, Jesse Romero, was with a group of boys tagging graffiti. Two-and-a-half minutes into the footage, the officers spot at least two boys outside the complex. One...
  • Witnesses:Ashes Of Woman Who Died In Police Custody Thrown At LAPD Chief Beck("That's Wakiesha")

    05/08/2018 8:33:44 PM PDT · by hole_n_one · 37 replies
    CBS Los Angeles ^ | May 8, 2018
    Two women were detained by police when one of them allegedly threw what witnesses said were ashes at Los Angeles Police Department Chief Charlie Beck during a meeting at LAPD headquarters. --------snip-------- Several sources told CBS2’s Dave Lopez the substance was the ashes of Wakiesha Wilson, who died while in LAPD custody in 2016. Reports from the scene suggest that Sheila Hines-Brim allegedly threw some of Wilson’s ashes at Beck and then reportedly shouted, “That’s Wakiesha,” as she was walking away. -----------------snip----------------- The activist group Californians for Progress identified the detained women as Melina Abdullah, a leader of the Los...
  • LAPD Officer Arrested For Trying To Smuggle Immigrants Across Border

    04/27/2018 12:17:14 PM PDT · by DFG · 41 replies
    CBS Los Angeles ^ | 04/26/2018 | Staff
    A Los Angeles police officer has been arrested on federal charges alleging he tried to smuggle two illegal immigrants into the United States this week in southeastern San Diego County. Mambasse Koulabalo Patara has been charged with violating immigration laws, according to a federal complaint filed Wednesday. He was arrested early Tuesday morning at a U.S. Border Patrol checkpoint in Pine Valley, located about 12 miles north of the U.S.-Mexico border.
  • LAPD spent millions on 'green' electric BMWs used for joyrides to nail salons, day lunches: report

    01/18/2018 1:43:31 PM PST · by Zakeet · 18 replies
    Fox News ^ | January 18, 2018 | Gregg Re
    Two years after the LAPD touted a multimillion-dollar purchase of a fleet of eco-friendly electric BMWS, the vehicles are being used for personal trips to grab lunch and -- in one instance -- a visit to a nail salon, according to a local report. [Snip] A CBS investigative team, which reviewed mileage logs and followed the BMWs when they left LAPD garages, found that officers appeared to have a loose interpretation of those guidelines. One BMW went straight to a Yoshinoya drive-thru and returned to a police station, CBS reported. Another headed for Loyola Marymount University and picked up someone...
  • LAPD investigates nearly two dozen sex crime cases tied to Hollywood

    11/19/2017 4:50:55 AM PST · by Zakeet · 12 replies
    NBC News ^ | November 18, 2017 | Safia Samee Ali and Andrew Blankstein
    Los Angeles police are investigating almost two dozen cases of alleged criminal sexual misconduct connected to multiple people within the entertainment industry, a senior department official told NBC News. [Snip] Allegations span from misdemeanor sexual battery to felony rape, and in many cases, there are multiple complaints lodged against the same individual, the official said. With calls from victims continuing to roll in, the number of investigations is expected to rise. [Snip] The LAPD has also collected nearly 30 "courtesy reports" that take a victim's statement before referring the case to law enforcement agencies in other parts of the country...
  • Bodycam video shows LAPD cop planting drugs on black suspect: lawyer

    11/11/2017 8:28:17 AM PST · by Leaning Right · 90 replies
    NY Post ^ | November 10, 2017 | Chris Perez
    Bodycam video allegedly shows an LAPD officer planting drugs inside a black suspect’s wallet. *snip* The suspect, Ronald Shields, 52, was arrested at the time and charged with felony hit-and-run and possession of cocaine. Officers claimed in the police report that they found a small bag of coke in the front left pocket of Shields’ shirt. But bodycam video apparently tells a different story.
  • Police Commission approves controversial year-long test of drones by LAPD

    10/17/2017 8:19:12 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 9 replies
    The 3-1 vote was met by jeers from dozens of people who crowded the Police Commission’s meeting room, many of whom repeatedly urged the civilian oversight panel to reject the proposal. “Shame on you!” some shouted. “Shame on you!” That frustration spilled outside the LAPD’s downtown headquarters as protesters settled in the middle of 1st and Main streets, chanting and holding signs as they denounced the decision. Officers ultimately led four people away in handcuffs. Drones have been hailed by law enforcement across the country as a valuable technology that could help find missing hikers or monitor armed suspects without...