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  • Man attempted to sexually assault woman in Van Nuys while witnesses did nothing, police say

    08/18/2017 3:19:25 PM PDT · by george76 · 30 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | AUGUST 16, 2017 | Hailey Branson-Potts
    Los Angeles police are searching for a man who tried to sexually assault a woman outside her Van Nuys apartment while people walked by and cars slowed down without intervening, authorities said. At about 5:45 a.m. Saturday, the woman was walking to her apartment in the 14000 block of Vanowen Street when she was confronted by a man trying to speak to her in Spanish, which she does not speak, authorities said. She told police he smelled of alcohol. ... The woman kept the struggle in full view of security cameras, which captured the attack, authorities said. Surveillance video shows...
  • LAPD Goes On Tactical Alert After Power Outage At Dispatch Center

    07/28/2017 6:16:05 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 15 replies
    Police were on a city-wide tactical alert Friday after a power outage at one of the Los Angeles Police Department’s two dispatch centers. The outage was reported about 11:20 a.m. at the LAPD’s downtown dispatch center, according to a department spokesman. All communications operations were shifted to the department’s other dispatch center at the Valley Bureau and no disruptions were reported, said Officer Sal Ramirez.
  • LAPD officers join Compton students for father-daughter dance

    05/22/2017 11:49:50 AM PDT · by Mark · 21 replies
    ABC ^ | 5/20/17 | abc7.com
    LAPD Officers Join Compton Students For Father-Daughter Dance Friday was a night of celebration in Watts for dozens of young princesses. The gymnasium at Compton Avenue Elementary School magically transformed into a beautiful ballroom - all for the annual father-daughter dance. The music was thumping, feet were moving and smiles were everywhere! "I really like the fact that these beautiful ladies are being empowered. They're being shown that they are princesses in their own right, and all are individuals and all are appreciated here," father Jesse Melano said. But not all of these young ladies have a father figure in...
  • Crime Increase Sparks Criminal Justice Reform Debate in California

    05/19/2017 10:53:53 AM PDT · by Epoch Times · 5 replies
    The Epoch Times ^ | May 17, 2017 | Sarah Le
    Crime has been going up in California, and some members of law enforcement and their support organizations are blaming a series of changes to California’s criminal justice system in recent years. Violent crime in California increased 10 percent and property crime increased 8.1 percent from 2014 to 2015, according to the California Office of the Attorney General. In Los Angeles, violent crime increased three years in a row, rising 69.5 percent since 2013, according to the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD). “Our city has experienced a steady crime increase in almost all categories,” said LAPD Sergeant Jerretta Sandoz, vice president...
  • Los Angeles blocks airport police and firefighters from co-operating with federal immigration

    03/25/2017 12:58:33 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 45 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | March 23, 2017 | Ekin Karasin
    Los Angeles has blocked airport police and firefighters from co-operating with federal immigration agents. The latest directive is the city's most aggressive bid yet to oppose President Trump's tough crackdown and protect illegal immigrants from immigration officials. Mayor Eric Garcetti declared it was 'un-American' to 'demonize' their neighbors simply because they are foreign, as the city beefed up its 'sanctuary city' status. The Los Angeles Police Department already prohibits police from asking for the legal status of a suspect even if they have probable cause. 'In Los Angeles, we don't separate people from their families because it's inhumane,' Eric Garcetti...
  • L.A. officials to ICE: Stop calling yourselves police

    03/10/2017 11:23:20 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 30 replies
    CNN ^ | March 10, 2017 | Catherine E. Shoichet
    It's a detail that stands out in photos of recent immigration roundups across the country: federal agents wearing clothing that labels them as "police." Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials say it's an accurate word for them to use, and it can mean the difference between life and death in volatile situations. But elected officials in Los Angeles say they want the practice to stop. When ICE officers call themselves "police," they claim, it's misleading and endangers public safety. How long has this been happening? What's the debate? And why is it coming up now? The history It isn't new for...
  • LAPD officers shoot suspect after stabbing rampage in Hollywood

    01/31/2017 4:24:17 PM PST · by LibWhacker · 30 replies
    Los Angeles Daily News ^ | 1/31/17 | Staff
    An officer-involved shooting took place inside a Hollywood fast food restaurant after multiple stabbings were reported in the area, the Los Angeles Police Department confirmed Tuesday. The shooting was reported around 2 p.m. at the corner of Ivar Avenue and Sunset Boulevard but the number of people injured was unclear, said LAPD Officer Aareon Jefferson. CNN reporter Maeve Reston witnessed some of the chaos and said on Twitter that she saw a male suspect — who officers later shot — trying to stab people. “Unclear how many stabbing victims there are, but suspect ran down Sunset Blvd. trying to stab...
  • Ex-LAPD sergeant broke city rules by leaking recording of 'Django Unchained' actress,

    12/06/2016 12:13:52 PM PST · by ColdOne · 26 replies
    LAT's ^ | 12/6/16 | Kate Mather
    full title............................Ex-LAPD sergeant broke city rules by leaking recording of 'Django Unchained' actress, ethics group says .................... The Los Angeles Ethics Commission decided Tuesday that a former police sergeant broke city rules by leaking to reporters an audio recording from his controversial stop of an actress from “Django Unchained.” In a nod to what one commissioner described as the “extraordinary circumstances” of the case, however, the board opted in a 4-0 vote to fine now-retired Sgt. Jim Parker $500 — far less than the $10,000 maximum penalty he faced. Tuesday’s ruling caps an unusual investigation by the Ethics Commission and...
  • California Police Officer in Critical Condition After Being Assaulted With Skateboard

    11/25/2016 8:07:00 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 20 replies
    The incident occurred on Thursday at approximately 2:20 p.m. Pacific time in South San Francisco, after the officer was waved down by someone who was reporting a person causing a disturbance at a local business, South San Francisco Police Chief Jeff Azzopardi said at a news conference today. "Several patrons reported a subject acting aggressively and irrationally. The officer made contact with the suspect, who immediately became confrontational. During the contact, the suspect attempted to flee from the officer," Azzopardi said. "After a short foot chase, the subject turned on the officer and intentionally struck him in the head with...
  • Eric Garcetti assures undocumented immigrants are safe under a Donald Trump presidency(Sedition)

    11/11/2016 10:16:47 AM PST · by brucedickinson · 40 replies
    CNS KFI AM640 ^ | 11-11-2016 | CNS Staff
    “Los Angeles is special, we have special order 40, special order 7, we have a long history of protecting the rights of immigrants, and that will continue,'' he said. “This police department is not going to cooperate with immigration. It's not an immigration force, it's a police force. Our community relations are paramount to us.'' LAPD Deputy Chief Robert Arcos said city leaders and officials are in “solidarity'' following Trump's election to protect the rights of Angelenos. “Regardless of the results of the election, nothing is changing in the Los Angeles Police Department's policy, procedure commitment and compassion to all...
  • LAPPL Blog Update: Protesters had a plan, LAPD's command staff did not

    11/10/2016 6:03:28 PM PST · by Mark · 2 replies
    Lapd Protective League ^ | 11/10/16 | LAPD Blog
    The LAPPL has posted the following blog regarding public safety. Follow us on Twitter at twitter.com/lappl and like us on Facebook at facebook.com/protectiveleague. LAPPL Blog Update: Protesters had a plan, LAPD's command staff did not Command staff embraces political correctness, puts officers in harm’s way When did some LAPD command staff stop being cops, instead becoming politicians worried about their next promotion rather than the safety of those under their command? Why do some LAPD command staff only worry about the rights of those protestors who clearly go out of the way to break the law? Why are they willing...
  • LAPD Prepping For “Riot Mode” In Some Neighborhoods If Donald Trump Wins

    11/08/2016 8:21:40 PM PST · by Morgana · 7 replies
    deadline.com ^ | November 8, 2016 | Dominic Patten
    While not overtly ramping things up as much as the New York Police Department is tonight on the East Coast, the Los Angeles Police Department has quietly put in place plans to counter any disturbances on the streets if GOP nominee Donald Trump is elected president. “The polite thing to say is that this is not unusual, but this has been a very unusual election,” said a senior law enforcement official with knowledge of tonight’s LAPD plans. “We are ready to go into riot mode if required, if the order comes.”
  • Kurtis Blow: ‘I Died And These Officers Saved My Life’

    11/04/2016 1:30:45 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 12 replies
    cbs2la ^ | November 4, 2016 9:56 AM
    Blow, whose name is Kurtis Walker, had collapsed at a bus stop near the Westfield Topanga mall at about 9 p.m. last Saturday night, according to police. ... A mall security guard had seen a younger man yelling at an older man at a bus stop Saturday night, so the initial 911 call described the incident as a robbery. When LAPD officers arrived, they determined there was no robbery happening, but an argument between the 57-year-old man and his son, who is his twenties. As Officers Chris Vege and Calvin Hill, Jr., walked up to the group, the older man...
  • Woman sought in dust-up at Donald Trump's Hollywood star

    10/30/2016 12:54:24 PM PDT · by artichokegrower · 29 replies
    Los Angeles police are looking for a Donald Trump supporter who was harassed and fell to the ground as she apparently protected the presidential candidate's Hollywood Walk of Fame star.
  • Islamic Center in LA unites with community members after terrorist threats

    10/30/2016 8:00:14 AM PDT · by artichokegrower · 9 replies
    Los Angeles Daily News ^ | 10/28/16 | Wes Woods
    In a show of unity in the face of hate, members of the religious, political and police communities joined together Friday at the Islamic Center of Southern California for a weekly prayer service. The gathering came three days after Los Angeles police announced an Agoura Hills man is facing charges for allegedly making criminal threats against a member of the center.
  • Police ordered to run away from armed criminals in Los Angeles

    10/06/2016 8:52:38 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 37 replies
    The Coach's Team | 10/6/16 | Doug Book
    In left-wing Los Angeles, where defending oneself with a firearm is strictly frowned upon by the upper crust (after all, that’s what highly paid body guards are for) it has now been decided that police officers must run away like frightened children rather than challenge anyone brandishing a deadly weapon. In short, officers of the Los Angeles Police Department—Angelino’s first and last line of defense in the MAY issue, concealed carry license State of California—have been instructed to allow armed lunatics to go their merry way, attacking defenseless citizens, before confronting and threatening them with potential harm! Such was the...
  • LAPD issues citywide tactical alert after protests erupt in South LA over fatal police shooting

    10/03/2016 8:49:57 AM PDT · by Morgana · 28 replies
    abc7.com ^ | October 3, 2016 | Chelsea Edwards
    SOUTH LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- Protests erupted at a South Los Angeles intersection Sunday night not far from where a teenager died in an officer-involved shooting after police say he fled from a suspected stolen vehicle. Shortly before 10 p.m., authorities issued a citywide tactical alert and asked protesters standing at the intersection of Western Avenue and 108th Street to disperse or they would be arrested. As the evening went on, at least four people were taken into custody. The alert was called off around midnight. Chaos in the intersection of Western and 108th in #southla after vigil for #Carnellsnelljr.@ABC7...
  • LIVE: (Singer) Chris Brown In Standoff With LAPD

    08/30/2016 11:52:24 AM PDT · by tcrlaf · 174 replies
    Breaking911 ^ | 8-30-2016 | Breaking 911
    <p>Singer Chris Brown was barricaded inside his home Tuesday as LAPD attempted to contact him regarding an incident report.</p> <p>According to TMZ, a woman called 911 overnight and claimed the artist threatened her with a gun. LAPD says no shots were fired.</p>
  • Men Armed With Rifles, Dressed In Tactical Gear Arrested After Pursuit

    08/16/2016 2:20:43 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 59 replies
    CBSLA ^ | 08/16/2016
    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — Police Tuesday arrested two men who were allegedly seen dressed in full tactical gear threatening to ambush officers. Two armed black men were seen about 12:45 a.m. dressed in military garb walking on Century Boulevard between Yukon Avenue and Crenshaw Boulevard in Inglewood, according to police. While the men carried “assault-type gear”, officers monitored their activity but took no action for the safety of several bystanders watching, according to Inglewood Police Lt. Greg Held. The men were reportedly walking the neighborhood in a Black Lives Matter-type protest. The men were taken into custody for questioning shortly...
  • Violent crime soars in LA, up 16 percent since January

    07/22/2016 5:23:37 PM PDT · by 11th_VA · 10 replies
    //mynewsla.com ^ | 22 July 2016 | Debbie Sklar
    Violent crime in Los Angeles increased by nearly 16 percent during the first half of this year compared with the same period a year ago, authorities said Friday. Statistics released Friday by the Los Angeles Police Department also showed an increase in property crimes by 3.8 percent, and a 6.3 percent hike in overall crime in the past 12 months. The number of homicides rose by 3.1 percent, from 130 to 134; and the number of shooting victims rose by 1.3 percent, from 537 to 544. The “year to date” figures covered the period from Jan. 1 through July 16....