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  • FBI: Father of fugitive ex-LAPD cop helped son flee to Mexico

    FBI: Father of fugitive ex-LAPD cop helped son flee to Mexico
    Authorities said they have now determined that the father of an ex-LAPD police officer now on the run after a fatal shooting actually took his son across the border to Juarez, Mexico. Victor Solis was arrested Thursday by FBI agents and charged with...
  • A shift in gang tactics means drive-bys are giving way to walk-ups, observers say

    A shift in gang tactics means drive-bys are giving way to walk-ups, observers say
    Ricardo Nunez was trimming a tree outside his Echo Park home on a Sunday morning last month when a white truck pulled up and a person inside opened fire, killing the 35-year-old father. Ray Martinez, the LAPD detective investigating the case, is...
  • 'Excessive' workers' comp costs L.A. taxpayers millions, audits find

    'Excessive' workers' comp costs L.A. taxpayers millions, audits find
    Los Angeles police and firefighters work in a culture that encourages filing “excessive” workers’ compensation claims, according to a pair of city audits released Thursday, and taxpayers are doling out up to $28 million a year for what...
  • LAPD struggles with spike in violent crime, shootings

    LAPD struggles with spike in violent crime, shootings
    Los Angeles police are struggling to combat an increase in crime across the city this year, including a sharp spike in the number of people shot. Officials said Tuesday that shootings recorded by police are up 31%, amounting to 54 additional victims this...
  • LAPD chief, watchdog clash over ex-Mexican Mafia leader event

    LAPD chief, watchdog clash over ex-Mexican Mafia leader event
    Los Angeles Police Chief Charlie Beck and the independent watchdog that oversees his department clashed Tuesday over whether police had the proper authority to remove a former Mexican Mafia shot-caller from custody and take him to a private downtown Los...
  • Police Commission to discuss LAPD event with ex-Mexican Mafia member

    Police Commission to discuss LAPD event with ex-Mexican Mafia member
    Los Angeles police commissioners are expected to discuss Tuesday their inspector general's investigation into a controversial private meeting the LAPD arranged between an elite group of business executives and a former shot-caller for the Mexican Mafia....
  • Violent crime up 26% in Los Angeles, LAPD chief says

    Violent crime up 26% in Los Angeles, LAPD chief says
    Violent crime is up 26% and property crimes 11% in Los Angeles this year, LAPD Chief Charlie Beck said Tuesday. Overall, serious crime has climbed 14% in 2015 compared to the same period last year, Beck told the police commission. He said crime levels...
  • Beck: LAPD to review 'number of issues' in ex-Mexican Mafia leader event

    Beck: LAPD to review 'number of issues' in ex-Mexican Mafia leader event
    Los Angeles Police Chief Charlie Beck said Tuesday that internal affairs investigators would look at a "number of issues" involving a meeting the LAPD arranged between business executives and a former shot-caller for the Mexican Mafia. Beck initiated...
  • First African American woman to become LAPD lieutenant dead at 83

    First African American woman to become LAPD lieutenant dead at 83
    Marion Hellenkamp, the first black woman to reach the rank of lieutenant with the Los Angeles Police Department, has died, police officials announced Monday. She was 83. On Dec. 11, 1961, Hellenkamp, then 30, became an officer with the department....
  • Man shot in Playa Vista, dies in Del Rey neighborhood; police investigate

    Man shot in Playa Vista, dies in Del Rey neighborhood; police investigate
    A man was shot in Playa Vista on Monday night but fled the scene in his truck, crashing into a few cars before dying more than a mile a way in the Del Rey neighborhood. The shooting was reported about 8:20 p.m. near Centinela Avenue and Jefferson...
  • In weighing police pay hike, L.A. leaders need the facts

    In weighing police pay hike, L.A. leaders need the facts
    After years of living beyond its means and making commitments that resulted in crushing financial obligations, Los Angeles may soon be back on its feet. Officials have forecast that the city could be deficit-free by 2018. The deficit has been an “...