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  • LAPD Dep. Chief Downing: ‘We should not demonize the Muslim Brotherhood’ (Scary)

    06/14/2011 3:05:46 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 9 replies
    PJ Tatler ^ | June 14, 2011 | Patrick Poole
    Tomorrow the House Homeland Security Committee will be holding a hearing on “The Threat of Muslim-American Radicalization in U.S. Prisons,” chaired by Rep. Peter King. One of those testifying is LAPD Deputy Chief Michael Downing, the commander of the LAPD’s Counterterrorism and Special Operations Bureau.This is an odd choice for the committee in light of a video we are making exclusive here at the PJ Tatler of Chief Downing speaking at a town hall event co-sponsored by his department at the Islamic Center of Southern California on May 15th. Here’s the video of Chief Downing’s comments: VIDEO 7:29 minutes Downing’s...
  • LAPD "Confident" Suspect Arrested in Beating of Bryan Stow is the Right Man

    05/26/2011 2:06:33 PM PDT · by La Enchiladita · 10 replies
    KTLA ^ | May 26, 2011 | Staff
    LOS ANGELES (KTLA) -- Los Angeles Police Chief Charlie Beck says he is confident his department has arrested the right man in the beating of Giants fan Bryan Stow. Chief Beck held a news conference Thursday, but released few details of the results of a police lineup held Wednesday evening in the case. 31-year-old Giovanni Ramirez was arrested Sunday, but has not yet been formally charged in the March 31 attack at Dodger Stadium that left Bryan Stow in a coma for over 7 weeks. Chief Beck told reporters "the lineup went well", but refused to release any other details....
  • NRA/CRPAF Lawsuit Filed to Force LAPD to Comply with Court Ordered CCW Permitting Process(CA)

    05/14/2011 5:21:12 AM PDT · by marktwain · 15 replies · 1+ views
    ammoland.com ^ | 13 May, 2011 | CRPAF
    Los Angles, CA --(Ammoland.com)- Through their joint Legal Action Project, the NRA and CRPA Foundation are sponsoring two new legal actions to enforce a 16-year old court Order against the City of LA over its concealed weapons permit (CCW) issuance policies. Under Penal Code § 12050, et seq., the LAPD has an obligation to process applications for CCWs, and to issue CCWs if the applicant has “good cause.” For many years, the City and the LAPD had a policy of not making applications available, never finding good cause to exist, and effectively prohibiting the issuance of any CCWs. Two lawsuits...
  • Dodgers hire ex-LAPD chief Bill Bratton to assess security

    04/07/2011 11:29:15 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 7 replies
    KABC) ^ | Wednesday, April 06, 2011
    The Los Angeles Dodgers announced Wednesday that they hired former Los Angeles Police Department chief Bill Bratton to assess policies and procedures regarding security and fan services at Dodger Stadium. The move comes a week after a San Francisco Giants fan was badly beaten by two men wearing Dodgers gear after the season opener. The victim remains hospitalized in critical condition. Bratton, who will work in a consulting capacity, will also develop a best practices security plan that extends to both the stadium and parking lots Bratton and his Kroll security consulting team will begin immediately, according to a Dodgers...
  • LAPD eases impound policy for illegal immigrants

    03/16/2011 12:21:37 PM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 21 replies
    KPCC ^ | March 15, 2011 | Frank Stoltze
    In a move closely watched by other Southern California law enforcement agencies, LAPD Chief Chalie Beck has ordered his officers end the practice of immediately seizing the cars of undocumented immigrants who are stopped at sobriety checkpoints. The move comes amid concerns that police were unfairly targeting those drivers. The news came as a relief for Maria Ranjel of Boyle Heights. Her husband and three sons are undocumented immigrants who drive all the time, even though they're ineligible to apply for drivers licenses in California. “We know well that it’s against the law to drive without a license but it’s...
  • Targeting the Police (Holder's corrupt DOJ-long read)

    01/22/2011 12:33:10 PM PST · by jazusamo · 13 replies · 1+ views
    The Weekly Standard ^ | January 31, 2011 | Heather Mac Donald
    The Holder Justice Department declares open season on big city police departments In 2000, a deputy attorney general in the Clinton administration slapped the Los Angeles Police Department with federal oversight. A 1994 law gives the Justice Department the authority to seek control of police agencies that have engaged in a “pattern or practice” of constitutional violations. Justice’s attorneys never uncovered any systemic constitutional abuses in the LAPD as required by the 1994 law, despite having commandeered hundreds of thousands of documents (and having lost 10 boxes of sensitive records). Nevertheless, for the next decade the LAPD would operate under...
  • LAUSD police officer shot near El Camino Real High School

    01/19/2011 12:26:10 PM PST · by Beaten Valve · 58 replies
    LA Times ^ | January 19, 2011 | Andrew Blankstein
    Police were responding to a report that a Los Angeles Unified School District police officer was wounded at a shooting near El Camino Real High School in Woodland Hills. The shooting occurred around 11:45 a.m. on the campus at Valley Circle and Burbank boulevards. Live video footage from KTLA News showed dozens of police officers searching the area around the school and an ambulance apparently carrying the officer leaving the scene.
  • Feds warn LAPD on racial profiling

    11/15/2010 12:49:35 PM PST · by La Enchiladita · 34 replies
    Daily News ^ | Nov. 14, 2010 | Staff
    The federal government has warned the Los Angeles Police Department to do more to combat racial profiling by officers, saying LAPD's investigations are inadequate. In a letter to city and police officials, the U.S. Department of Justice cites a recording of two officers being dismissive of racial profiling complaints, a Los Angeles newspaper reported Sunday. When told that other officers had been accused of stopping a motorist because of his race, one officer responds, "So, what?" The second officer is heard twice saying that he "couldn't do (his) job without racially profiling." The officers didn't know they were being recorded
  • "Fox and Friends" falls for ruse alleging purchase of $1 billion of jetpacks for LAPD

    10/05/2010 5:39:16 PM PDT · by Beaten Valve · 25 replies
    LA Times ^ | Oct. 5, 2010 | Andrew Blankstein
    It's a story that, by all accounts, shouldn't have flown. Anchors at the Fox News national morning news show "Fox and Friends" reported Tuesday that the city of Los Angeles had ordered 10,000 jetpacks for its police and fire departments. The price tag: a whopping $100,000 per unit. For those doing the math at home, the cash-strapped city of Los Angeles, which is regularly sending its police detectives home because it can't pay all their overtime, allegedly shelled out a billion dollars on space-age transportation that it has never used in an emergency situation, much less tested. "We certainly haven't...
  • LAPD officer who fatally shot day laborer was accused of using improper deadly force in 2008...

    09/10/2010 6:47:27 PM PDT · by The Magical Mischief Tour · 16 replies
    LA Times ^ | 09/10/2010 | LA Times
    The Los Angeles police officer who fatally shot a day laborer in Westlake was previously accused in a civil lawsuit of improperly using deadly force when he shot and wounded a 19-year-old in the leg in 2008, The Times has learned. Officer Frank Hernandez shot Joseph Wolf on the morning of Dec. 12, 2008, according to a civil rights and negligence lawsuit filed in March of this year by Wolf’s attorneys. The lawsuit said Wolf was shot outside his home after he heard the sound of a helicopter circling above his home and went outside to see what was going...
  • Victim of LAPD’s fatal shooting in Westlake was unarmed, witness says

    09/09/2010 4:53:01 PM PDT · by absalom01 · 33 replies
    LA Times ^ | September 9, 2010 | Victoria Kim
    A Westlake resident who said she witnessed the LAPD's fatal shooting of a Guatemalan day laborer said Thursday she saw no knife in the man's hands, contradicting the Police Department's account. "He had nothing in his hands," said Ana, who did not give her last name and asked that her face be obscured on photos and on television because she feared being harassed by the police. "At the moment when the police were shooting, he had nothing." ... Ana, who said she was interviewed by police on the day of the shooting, gave her account Thursday morning in front of...
  • Self-styled communists helped fuel Westlake clash with police (LAPD vs. Rioters...)

    09/08/2010 2:56:40 PM PDT · by Beaten Valve · 6 replies
    LA Times ^ | September 8, 2010 | Kate Linthicum
    When the Los Angeles Police Department faced hundreds of protesters on the streets of the Westlake District, some were people drawn to the event from other parts of the city for political reasons. Twenty-two people were arrested Tuesday night after protesters clashed with police near a vigil for Manuel Jamines, a Guatamalan-born day laborer fatally shot Sunday by an officer who said Jamines refused to drop a knife. Among those arrested was Jubilee Shine, 40, a South Los Angeles activist who heads the Coalition for Community Control Over the Police. Shine said he was arrested on 6th Street near Bonnie...
  • Protest against LAPD shooting of Central American immigrant turns violent

    09/07/2010 3:06:06 PM PDT · by La Enchiladita · 55 replies · 1+ views
    New York Daily News ^ | Sept. 7, 2010 | Sean Alfano
    A protest in Los Angeles over a deadly police shooting of an immigrant turned into a clash between the cops and demonstrators Monday. Police donned riot gear to clear an area near MacArthur Park around 10 p.m. as angry protesters began throwing bottles and setting trash cans on fire. Only a couple of people were arrested, police said. The clash was sparked by an incident on Sunday afternoon, when bicycle cops were alerted to a man allegedly waving a knife at pedestrians. When they arrived, offices ordered the man to drop the blade. When he refused, he was shot dead....
  • LA police teach Marines how to train Afghan police

    07/11/2010 1:15:11 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 17 replies
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 7/11/10 | Julie Watson - ap
    LOS ANGELES – A tough-talking, muscular Los Angeles police sergeant steadily rattled off tips to a young Marine riding shotgun as they raced in a patrol car to a drug bust: Be aware of your surroundings. Watch people's body language. Build rapport. Marine Lt. Andrew Abbott, 23, took it all in as he peered out at the graffiti-covered buildings, knowing that the lessons he learned recently in one of the city's toughest neighborhoods could help him soon in the war against the Taliban in Afghanistan. "People are the center of gravity and if you do everything you can to protect...
  • LAPD bomb squad removes live ordnance from home

    07/10/2010 7:35:57 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 21 replies
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 7/10/10 | AP
    LOS ANGELES – A Los Angeles Police bomb squad has removed two live Korean War-era military bombs from a house in the Glassell Park neighborhood. Sgt. Wayne Guillary says a man cleaning the garage of his parent's home found the ordnance late Saturday morning. The bomb squad responded and determined the devices, which dated back to the 1950s, were live.
  • LAPD pushes for exemption of Ariz. boycott [red stoplight cameras]

    06/22/2010 1:09:09 PM PDT · by La Enchiladita · 28 replies
    abc7 ^ | June 21, 2010 | Melissa McBride
    LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- The LAPD is pushing for an exemption of the city's boycott of Arizona when it comes to a contract with a company that operates L.A.'s red-light cameras. The issue was on the council's agenda for Tuesday, but they decided to postpone discussion until Wednesday. The council has to decide whether to continue doing business with American Traffic Solutions, based in Scottsdale, or honor its pledge to boycott Arizona. The company operates red-light cameras at 32 L.A. intersections, but the city's contract with American Traffic Solutions expires at the end of June. The LAPD urges the city...
  • Police trip to Tucson canceled, sparking anger

    06/18/2010 12:17:39 PM PDT · by SandRat · 16 replies · 664+ views
    Los Angeles Police Department officials say four officers scheduled to attend a conference and training session in Tucson next month will not go, sparking anger among police union leaders. The trip to the annual Airborne Law Enforcement Assn. conference was thrown into question last month after the Los Angeles City Council voted to suspend most travel to Arizona as part of its protest of that state's law dealing with illegal immigration. Two councilmembers sought an exception but that vote will now be tabled. Paul Weber, head of the Police Protective League, calls it a mistake to sacrifice public safety for...
  • L.A. City Council to consider first exception to Arizona boycott

    06/16/2010 11:48:43 AM PDT · by La Enchiladita · 27 replies · 1,084+ views
    L.A. Times Blog ^ | June 15, 2010 | David Zahniser
    One month after it voted to impose a partial economic boycott of Arizona over its immigration policies, the Los Angeles City Council is poised to grant its first exception to its ban on city-related travel to that state. Council members will be asked at Tuesday's meeting to make an exception to the boycott for four Los Angeles Police Department officers who are scheduled to attend the Airborne Law Enforcement Assn. Conference in Tucson from July 12 to July 17. The exception was requested by Councilman Greig Smith, who cast the council's lone vote against the boycott. In his request, which...
  • LAPD Forced to Regulate Superheroes

    06/08/2010 5:36:04 PM PDT · by Beaten Valve · 7 replies · 43+ views
    Daily Breeze ^ | June 7, 2010 | Susan Abram
    Holy citation Batman! Superman, Wonder Woman and Spider-Man have fought the world's most menacing foes to ensure good triumphs over evil. But dozens of their likenesses who pose for photos with tourists for tips on Hollywood Boulevard haven't been true to their superhero characters. The result has been an LAPD crackdown over the past few days on character, cartoon and comic impersonators that netted 13 arrests and citations and sent a clear message: misrepresenting the spirit of Hollywood will not be tolerated. By Monday, even Elvis had left the boulevard. There were problems and complaints from tourists, businesses, and residents....
  • Mugshots Now Hide Man Boobs? What a World!

    05/31/2010 7:05:52 AM PDT · by bloodmeridian · 19 replies · 1,139+ views
    Feed Your ADHD ^ | 5/31/2010 | Snarky Basterd
    Has it really come to this ... this ... this travesty of political correctness? What kind of a crazy, mixed-up world is it when your mugshot doesn't reveal how you really look? The audacity! For murder suspect Eduardo Ibarra Perez gets to save face. He might have a violent past and may have been arrested for shooting his wife in the head, but at least the world doesn't get to see his man boobs, in his LAPD most wanted profile.
  • LAPD Chief Beck Decries Arizona's Immigration Law

    05/26/2010 1:47:42 PM PDT · by La Enchiladita · 41 replies · 886+ views
    LA Weekly ^ | May 26, 2010 | Dennis Romero
    Los Angeles Police Department Chief Charlie Beck joined top cops from around the nation in Washington, D.C. Wednesday to decry Arizona's controversial immigration law as a hindrance to law enforcement. Beck aired his opionion to Attorney General Eric Holder, who is still considering whether to challenge Arizona's legislation. If law officers are pushed to question suspects about their immigration status, as is the case in Arizona, "we will be unable to do our jobs,'' Beck said, according to Associated Press. "Laws like this will actually increase crime, not decrease crime.'' Holder is reported to be moving quickly toward a decision...
  • Unpaid Parking Tickets Linked To (LAPD) Police Officers (nearly 16,000 unpaid tickets)

    05/07/2010 2:07:23 AM PDT · by The Magical Mischief Tour · 9 replies · 899+ views
    CBS ^ | 05/07/2010 | CBS
    Officer William Grundy with the Los Angeles County Police is sworn to uphold the law, but we found that he has hundreds of unpaid parking tickets for personal vehicles registered in his name. Officer Grundy was happy to see me until he found out why we were there. David Goldstein: "You have more than 250 citations on the two cars you have. Do you know that?" Officer Grundy: "No, I didn't know that." David Goldstein: "You have five pages of citations, all around your house. How don't you know that?" Officer Grundy: "I can't talk about it but it's nice...
  • LAPD lobbying to end gun rights

    05/06/2010 5:45:18 AM PDT · by marktwain · 19 replies · 708+ views
    LA History Examiner ^ | 5 May, 2010 | Charles Nichols
    Two years ago this June the United States Supreme Court said the 2nd Amendment to the Bill of Rights was an individual right to own guns unconnected with service in a militia. Today, in Washington D.C., Los Angeles Policed Department spokeswoman Sandy Jo MacArthur testified before the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs in support of legislation that would take away an individual's right to buy a firearm and allow the Attorney General to deny anyone the right to buy a gun by merely claiming that he or she might be a potential terrorist or appears on some watch...
  • Chief Beck: L.A. won't be guided by Arizona immigration rules

    04/30/2010 2:36:34 PM PDT · by La Enchiladita · 48 replies · 877+ views
    L.A. Times ^ | April 30, 2010 | Joel Rubin
    With as many as 100,000 people expected to convene downtown Saturday to rally in support of immigrant rights, Los Angeles Police Chief Charlie Beck went out of his way to make clear that his officers are guided by a different set of rules than the controversial state law recently passed in neighboring Arizona. "Because of the ongoing issues in Arizona, I wanted to make something perfectly clear," Beck said. "Special Order 40 is the mandate of this department. …That is how I will police this city as long as I am the chief of police." Beck was referring to the...
  • Funeral Services for Daryl F. Gates

    04/26/2010 1:50:36 PM PDT · by Touch Not the Cat · 29 replies · 901+ views
    LADOT ^ | April 26, 2010
    Funeral Services for Daryl F. Gates April 27, 2010 6:30 AM to 12 PM General Info The following is a list of street closures with affected times: Full Closures between 6:30 AM and Noon for funeral service: -Temple Street between Broadway and Grand Avenue -Hill Street between Temple and Ord Streets, and all of Hill Place Local Access Only (Court employees) -Hill Street between 1st and Temple Streets Intermittent Temporary Street Closures between 8:00 and 9:00 AM for the procession: -1st Street between Main and Hill Streets -Broadway between 2nd and Judge John Aiso Streets Suggested detour routes are as...
  • Daryl Gates, former LAPD chief, dies

    04/16/2010 10:53:44 AM PDT · by South40 · 13 replies · 729+ views
    Orange County Register ^ | April 16, 2010 | AP
    <p>LOS ANGELES – Daryl F. Gates, the polarizing former police chief whose 14-year tenure ended amid widespread criticism over his department's response to the city's deadly 1992 riots, died Friday after a short bout with cancer. He was 83.</p> <p>Gates died at his Dana Point home with his family at his side, the Los Angeles Police Department said in a revised statement. Initially, the LAPD said Gates died in Newport Beach.</p>
  • Daryl F. Gates dies at 83; innovative but controversial chief of the LAPD

    04/16/2010 7:51:48 AM PDT · by US Navy Vet · 58 replies · 1,172+ views
    LA Times ^ | 16 April 2010 | By Elaine Woo and Eric Malnic
    Daryl F. Gates, the rookie cop who rose from driver for a legendary chief to become chief himself, leading the Los Angeles Police Department during a turbulent 14-year period that found him struggling to keep pace with a city undergoing dramatic racial and ethnic changes, has died, the LAPD announced Friday. He was 83.
  • LAPD removes Kennedy death items from display

    03/03/2010 2:46:04 PM PST · by JoeProBono · 28 replies · 702+ views
    hosted ^ | Mar 3 | LINDA DEUTSCH
    LOS ANGELES (AP) -- The Los Angeles Police Department apologized to the family of Robert F. Kennedy for exhibiting the tie, white shirt and black jacket the senator was wearing when he was assassinated in 1968. After a complaint from the family, the LAPD removed the items from a display at a homicide investigators conference in Las Vegas. "This is supposed to be a learning experience," Police Chief Charlie Beck told The Associated Press on Wednesday. "It wasn't intended to cause anyone grief or to be prurient or salacious in any way."
  • Former LA police chief Daryl Gates said to be hospitalized, seriously ill

    02/16/2010 11:37:27 AM PST · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 10 replies · 413+ views
    StarTribune.com ^ | 2/16/10 | AP
    LOS ANGELES - Police say former Los Angeles police Chief Daryl Gates, who resigned in the wake of the Rodney King beating, is seriously ill. Current Chief Charlie Beck told the city Police Commission Tuesday the 83-year-old Gates has a serious malady but provided no details.
  • 2 killed in LA crash after stealing Valentines

    02/14/2010 6:31:23 PM PST · by JoeProBono · 9 replies · 526+ views
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    LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Authorities say two men suspected of robbing a street-corner Valentine's Day gift stand in Los Angeles were killed early Sunday in a car crash after leading police on a chase. Police Lt. Samuel Rhone says the men stole gift baskets and cash from a street vendor near downtown.....
  • 2 men suspected of robbing Valentine's Day gift stand in Los Angeles killed in police chase

    02/14/2010 11:26:34 AM PST · by cajuncow · 12 replies · 513+ views
    Cox News ^ | 2-14-10 | Associated Press
    Authorities say two men suspected of robbing a street-corner Valentine's Day gift stand in Los Angeles were killed early Sunday in a car crash after leading police on a chase.
  • Notorious 'Onion Field' Killer Up for Parole

    01/27/2010 1:35:23 PM PST · by jessduntno · 36 replies · 1,345+ views
    AOL News ^ | 5 Mins Ago
    LOS ANGELES (Jan. 27) -- On the evening of March 9, 1963, two plainclothes L.A. police officers spotted a car making an illegal U-turn on a Hollywood street and decided to pull the driver over. It proved to be a fateful decision. The driver was Gregory Powell. He and his partner, both armed robbers, got the drop on the cops, took their guns and drove them out into the Central Valley, where Powell -- mistakenly believing the kidnapping was a capital offense -- shot Officer Ian Campbell dead in the middle of a desolate onion field. The other officer, Karl...
  • Boy Scout-free LAPD Explorer program in the works(Lists gay discrimination as reason)

    12/30/2009 4:35:49 PM PST · by Maelstorm · 48 replies · 1,974+ views
    http://www.dailynews.com/ ^ | Dec 2009 | By Rick Orlov, Staff Writer
    The LAPD plans to launch its own Explorer program for young people this month, removing the Boy Scouts of America from management, officials said Tuesday. The Police Commission voted two months ago to end its relationship with the Scouts because of the organization's policies that discriminate against gays. The program had been operated by the Learning for Life Foundation, a subsidiary of the Boy Scouts. The move to create the Los Angeles Police Department's own teen program should be launched by Jan. 1, Deputy Chief Earl Paysinger told the Police Commission. "We have received inquiries from dozens of agencies on...
  • LAPD gang units feel the pinch of financial disclosure rule

    12/28/2009 12:30:51 PM PST · by thecodont · 44 replies · 1,353+ views
    Los Angeles Times / latimes.com ^ | December 28, 2009 | By Scott Gold and Joel Rubin
    The LAPD is struggling to fill vacancies in gang units as a financial disclosure rule meant to fight corruption has been received by many rank-and-file cops as an insult -- and a deal-breaker when it comes to working the tough gangland assignments. After years of contentious battles with police union representatives over the issue, Los Angeles Police Department officials pushed through a policy in April that requires gang officers to disclose details of their personal finances. Intended to help supervisors catch cops who are taking bribes or to identify officers in financial straits who might be tempted to stray, the...
  • Los Angeles unveils new police chief

    11/03/2009 2:40:41 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 50 replies · 976+ views
    AFP on Yahoo ^ | 11/3/09 | AFP
    LOS ANGELES (AFP) – A 32-year veteran who helped clean up a corruption-plagued division of the Los Angeles Police Department was unveiled Wednesday as the city's new top cop. Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa announced the appointment of deputy chief Charlie Beck as head of the LAPD following the decision of chief William Bratton to resign earlier this year. Villaraigosa said Beck was "the right man to lead the Los Angeles Police Department at the right time." "He's a man of character and integrity. He's a police officer who is tough on crime, and he's a leader with deep respect...
  • LAPD Turns North Hollywood Upside Down After Synagogue Shooting

    10/30/2009 10:20:11 AM PDT · by AJKauf · 1 replies · 322+ views
    Pajamas Media ^ | Oct. 29 | Jack Dunphy
    On Thursday morning, at just after six o’clock, a lone gunman shot and wounded two men in the underground parking area of the Adat Yeshurun Valley Sephardic synagogue, in the North Hollywood area of Los Angeles. Given the setting and the scant details immediately available, it is unsurprising that the Los Angeles Police Department responded on the assumption that the crime may have been an act of terrorism. Los Angeles has a large Jewish population, and a visitor to any synagogue or other Jewish facility in the city is bound to notice the signs of vigilance against the threat that...
  • LAPD Freaks Out America With New Orewellian Ad (But It's OK If The Obama White House Does It)BARF

    10/24/2009 1:07:59 PM PDT · by Dallas59 · 53 replies · 2,583+ views
    True/Slant ^ | 10/24/2009 | Allison Kilkenny
    Video Clicky Here The LAPD has just released a new Orwellian commercial for iWatch, a program that encourages residents to spy on each other and report any “suspicious behavior” (whatever that means) to the authorities, who we’re assured will sort everything out. Unsurprisingly, many people are reacting negatively to the ad. Huffington Post commenters call the ad “scary,” “hysterical,” and one individual muses about how long it’s going to take Apple to sue the LAPD for copyright infringement. NBC Los Angeles declares that the LAPD is “creeping out America.” This isn’t the first time a creepy spying ad has...
  • What is going on on Wilshire Blvd with CIA and Fed offices

    08/13/2009 11:15:06 AM PDT · by edcoil · 80 replies · 4,342+ views
    8-13-09 | edcoil
    Just heard a massive government presence on Wilshire Blvd near the CIA offices - anyone close to know what is going on?
  • (LAPD) Chief William Bratton Steps Down From LAPD

    08/05/2009 5:49:59 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 5 replies · 307+ views
    CBS 2 LOS ANGELES ^ | 05 AUGUST 2009 | AP
    LOS ANGELES (AP) ― Police Chief William Bratton stunned the city Wednesday by announcing he will step down after a seven-year tenure in which he instituted major reforms of the once-scandalized Police Department and began a turnaround of its relations with minorities. "For me personally and professionally it is the right time," Bratton, 61, told a City Hall news conference where he revealed he will begin working with a global security firm. Bratton said when he came to the Police Department, "it was a troubled organization in what was arguably a very troubled city."
  • LAPD gets federal stimulus money to hire 50 officers

    07/28/2009 3:46:28 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 12 replies · 440+ views
    LA Times ^ | July 28, 2009 | Maeve Reston
    The city of Los Angeles was awarded a $16.3-million, three-year grant today for 50 new police officers as part of the nation’s federal economic stimulus package. But city officials had hoped to be able to hire up to 450 officers through the program to help flesh out the city’s police force. The Justice Department was flooded with applications for $8.3 billion in grants and 39,000 officers -- leading the agency to cap the number of officers awarded to individual agencies. At the time L.A. officials applied for the grant they did not know that federal officials were going to institute...
  • How LAPD's "Closers" Nabbed the Westside Rapist (great work by great cops)

    07/27/2009 1:04:02 AM PDT · by ruination · 18 replies · 589+ views
    LA Weekly ^ | July 22, 2009 | Christine Pelisek
    Detective Diane Webb was determined. The Grim Sleeper, an anonymous killer who’d stopped murdering for 13 years, had resurfaced, and she had a plan for tripping him up. It was the fall of 2008, and she happened to show Detective Lauren Rauch, one of 33 officers who work for Webb monitoring the city’s vast population of registered sex offenders, a recent L.A. Weekly news story headlined, “The Grim Sleeper: The most elusive serial killer west of the Mississippi took a 13-year break. Now he’s back, murdering Angelenos, as cops hunt his DNA.” Webb, a hardcore number-cruncher and sex-crimes expert, floated...
  • Judge Terminates LAPD Consent Decree

    07/18/2009 3:22:53 PM PDT · by La Enchiladita · 7 replies · 373+ views
    KTLA News ^ | July 17, 2009 | Staff
    LOS ANGELES-- The Los Angeles Police Department has been released from a long running decree after a federal judge decided the department had reformed significantly from prior corruption charges. The city was forced into the consent decree with the U.S. Department of Justice after the Rampart corruption scandal and brutality complaints. The agreement, which aimed to improve the LAPD's policing standards, meant more than 100 reforms to the department, the tightening of internal checks on officers' conduct, improved training, increased oversight of the anti-gang unit at the center of the Rampart corruption scandal, and a ban on racial profiling. The...
  • LAPD Treating Jackson Death as Homicide

    07/15/2009 11:25:55 AM PDT · by Ben Mugged · 28 replies · 1,758+ views
    TMZ ^ | Jul 15th 2009 | TMZ Staff
    Multiple law enforcement sources tell TMZ the LAPD is already treating Michael Jackson's death as a homicide, and they are focusing on Dr. Conrad Murray. Law enforcement sources tell us the evidence points to the anesthesia Propofol as the primary cause of Jackson's death. As we first reported, vials of Propofol were found in Jackson's home after he died. Law enforcement sources say there is already "plenty of powerful evidence" linking Dr. Murray as the person who administered the drug to Jackson. The evidence includes various items found in Jackson's house, including the Propofol, an IV stand and oxygen tank....
  • LA police chief: Jackson investigation might turn (BAD) criminal (Pedophile? Sure, but...)

    07/09/2009 10:04:58 PM PDT · by Libloather · 18 replies · 1,627+ views
    LA police chief: Jackson investigation might turn criminalBy Deutsche Presse Agentur His statements Thursday to CNN were the clearest indication yet that some of the many doctors who treated Jackson over the years could have helped him illegally get the prescription drugs that were suspected of being a factor in his death. Bratton's comments came as the Jackson family was waiting for the results of the pop star's official autopsy and the independent autopsy that were conducted shortly after his June 25 death. "We are still awaiting corroboration from the coroner's office as to cause of death," Bratton told CNN....
  • LAPD's public database omits nearly 40% of this year's crimes

    07/09/2009 6:01:49 PM PDT · by george76 · 7 replies · 478+ views
    Los Angeles Times ^ | July 9, 2009 | Ben Welsh and Doug Smith
    The map, touted as a way for residents to monitor the safety of their neighborhoods, doesn't include about 19,000 serious crimes reported in other LAPD data. Officials say they're looking into it. The Los Angeles Police Department's online crime map intended for public use has failed to include nearly 40% of serious crimes reported in the city. In one of those rapes, a man hid in the back of a woman's car, forced her to drive to an abandoned North Hollywood apartment and assaulted her. It was the kind of incident that residents of the neighborhood around Sherman Way and...
  • LAPD appoints first Muslim chaplain

    06/30/2009 11:04:32 AM PDT · by Chet 99 · 6 replies · 302+ views
    LOS ANGELES, June 30 (UPI) -- The Los Angeles Police Department, hoping to improve relations with Muslims, has appointed the force's first Islamic chaplain, police officials said. Pakistan-born Sheik Qazi Asad, 47, will become a reserve chaplain at the North Hollywood station, the Los Angeles Times reported Monday. "We need to establish very good communication ... where both parties are talking to each other," Asad told the Times. "This is just opening up the door." Asad, a U.S. citizen, has spent a decade working to improve relations between police and Muslim communities in Los Angeles County. The LAPD hopes he'll...
  • Michael Jackson: police prepare to interview doctor

    06/26/2009 3:23:21 PM PDT · by bruinbirdman · 20 replies · 2,504+ views
    The Telegraph ^ | 6/26/2009 | Paul Thomson in Los Angeles, Gordon Rayner and Anita Singh
    Police in Los Angeles were preparing to interview a doctor to establish whether Michael Jackson was injected with a strong painkilling drug shortly before he suffered a fatal heart attack. Detectives confirmed their intention to question the singer's personal physician, amid reports that Jackson was already dead by the time paramedics arrived on the scene on Thursday. Reports in the US suggested Jackson had stopped breathing after taking an injection of the prescription drug Demerol, a commercial name for pethidine, which can cause cardiac arrest if too large a dose is given. A silver BMW is taken from Michael Jackson's...
  • LAPD Homicide Squad Assigned to Investigate Michael Jackson Death

    06/26/2009 11:24:54 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 56 replies · 3,548+ views
    ABC News ^ | June 26, 2009 | Richard Esposito
    The Los Angeles Police robbery and homicide division has been assigned to investigate the death of Michael Jackson, department officials said today. "There is no immediate indication of a crime," a police official told ABC News, "but because of the high profile nature of the case the robbery and homicide detectives with review all evidence and work with the coroner's office." Los Angeles police were reported to be seeking a doctor who was with Jackson when he collapsed yesterday at his rented mansion in the Bel-Air section of Los Angeles. The LAPD is also reportedly searching for a doctor who...
  • Video shows looters after Lakers win

    06/24/2009 6:37:46 PM PDT · by blueyon · 31 replies · 1,150+ views
    LA Now ^ | June 23, 2009 | Andrew Blankstein
    Los Angeles police released security video today that captures unruly celebrants of the Lakers NBA finals victory helping themselves to merchandise at a Shell gas station convenience store blocks from the Staples Center. The footage, shot June 14 by a security camera at the rear of the store in the 600 block of West Olympic Boulevard, shows a group of about two dozen men swarming the store and helping themselves primarily to juice, soda and energy drinks in a large cooler. The mob shouted, “Free soda, free soda” as they grabbed merchandise in a two-minute rush in which they also...
  • Lakers Riots Embarrass LAPD (Looting and injuries in Los Angeles after the Lakers' NBA victory)

    06/22/2009 5:29:12 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 35 replies · 1,301+ views
    Pajamas Media ^ | 6/22/2009 | Jack Dunphy
    “It could have been a lot worse.” So said Los Angeles Police Department Assistant Chief Earl Paysinger of the downtown L.A. melee that followed the Lakers’ victory over the Orlando Magic last Sunday. If that’s the standard the LAPD is shooting for these days, the city is in big, big trouble. By the time the last of the Lakers’ “fans” were cleared from the streets that night, eight police officers had been injured, three businesses looted, and several cars and transit buses vandalized, all broadcast live from television news helicopters. You just knew there was a problem with LAPD’s response...