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Downtown Los Angeles seen from the 110 freeway (Photo credit: Cyndee Maxwell)

LA crime rates drop for 11th straight year

LOS ANGELES (CNS) – Los Angeles is the safest it has been in 65 years, with overall crime rates falling for an 11th straight year, police Chief Charlie Beck said today. Beck was joined by […]

01/13/2014

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LA DUI crackdown yields more arrests than last year

LOS ANGELES (CNS) – Since Dec. 13, law enforcement officers in 100 Los Angeles County jurisdictions have made 1,520 drunken or drugged driving arrests as of Christmas Day, up from 1,425 during the same time […]

12/26/2013

Transportation Security Administration honor guard Brandy Richards, center, carries the U.S. Honor Flag during a public memorial service for Transportation Security Administration officer Gerardo Hernandez, who was killed by a rampaging gunman at the Los Angeles International Airport, on Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2013, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

Slain LA TSA officer’s life celebrated at service

LOS ANGELES (AP) — At a memorial service filled with tears, prayers and songs, the Transportation Security Administration officer who was killed by a gunman at Los Angeles International Airport was remembered Tuesday as a […]

11/12/2013

A Los Angeles Police officer patrols outside the departure area at Los Angeles International Airport. (AP Photo/Nick Ut)

Police Chief: LAX needs better surveillance system

LOS ANGELES (CNS) – Last week’s shooting at the Los Angeles International Airport pointed out a weakness in the surveillance equipment there, Los Angeles Police Chief Charlie Beck said today. “I would like to have […]

11/07/2013

In this aerial video frame grab provided by CBS-LA, fire and rescue personnel gather at Los Angeles International Airport on Friday Nov. 1, 2013. (AP Photo/CBS-LA)

UPDATE: Shooting at LAX

LOS ANGELES (CNS) – A suspect possibly armed with an assault rifle opened fire inside Terminal 3 at Los Angeles International today, wounding at least three people and possibly killing a security agent before being […]

11/01/2013

LA city attorney will appeal car impound ruling

  LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Los Angeles city attorney says he will appeal a judge’s ruling striking down a policy that made it easier for unlicensed drivers to keep their cars following traffic stops. […]

10/01/2013

Police officers wait for demonstrators to arrive on Crenshaw Boulevard near the I-10 freeway during a protest in Los Angeles on Sunday, July 14, 2013, the day after George Zimmerman was found not guilty in the shooting death of Trayvon Martin. (AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu)

LA to deploy more police to prevent disturbances

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles police plan to be out in much greater force to prevent any more violence spiraling out of protests over the acquittal of George Zimmerman in the killing of Florida […]

07/16/2013

A woman holds up a sign during a demonstration in reaction to the acquittal of neighborhood watch volunteer George Zimmerman on Monday, July 15, 2013, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

Zimmerman protesters raid LA store, stop freeway

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Protesters ran through Los Angeles streets Monday night, breaking windows, attacking people on sidewalks and at one point raiding a Wal-Mart store, while others blocked a major freeway in the San […]

07/16/2013

Christopher Dorner (Photo: Irvine Police Department/AP)

LAPD report says Dorner firing was ‘sound and just’

LOS ANGELES (CNS) – The firing of Los Angeles Police Department Officer Christopher Dorner, who died during a gun battle with law enforcement in the Big Bear area after a crime spree that left four […]

06/21/2013

Christopher Dorner Army uniform

Review: Firing of ex-LAPD officer Dorner justified

LOS ANGELES (AP) — An internal review by the Los Angeles Police Department concluded that rogue ex-officer Christopher Dorner was justifiably fired, a lawyer who reviewed the findings told The Associated Press on Tuesday. Civil […]

06/04/2013

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Man brings pipe bomb to LA gun buyback

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A man has been arrested after police say he brought a homemade pipe bomb to a Los Angeles gun buyback. KCBS-TV says the man brought the bomb to a drop off location over […]

05/07/2013

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40 ex-LAPD officers seek reviews of dismissals

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Dozens of fired Los Angeles police officers are taking up the chief’s offer to re-examine dismissals in the wake of a deadly rampage by Christopher Dorner, who claimed that he was wrongly expelled from the force.

04/29/2013

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