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  • Chief Beck gets five more years to prove himself

    Chief Beck gets five more years to prove himself
    Did LAPD Chief Charlie Beck deserve the new five-year contract he got Tuesday morning? Yes. Did he gracefully sprint across the finish line with hands held high? No, he stumbled and staggered, with a series of dubious disciplinary moves topped off...
  • LAPD's faulty crime data

     LAPD's faulty crime data
    Over the last decade, Los Angeles has made the CompStat crime mapping system the foundation of the Police Department, with crime statistics informing decisions on where to deploy officers and how to make the city safer. The LAPD's data-driven policing has...
  • LAPD watchdog to launch broad inquiry into misclassified crime stats

    LAPD watchdog to launch broad inquiry into misclassified crime stats
    The Los Angeles Police Department's civilian watchdog said Monday he would launch a broad inquiry into the accuracy of the agency's crime statistics after a Times investigation revealed that the LAPD understated violent crime in the city. Inspector...
  • LAPD misclassified nearly 1,200 violent crimes as minor offenses

    LAPD misclassified nearly 1,200 violent crimes as minor offenses
    Once police had Nathan Hunter in handcuffs, they tended to his wife. She was covered in blood. She told the officers Hunter flew into a rage that night in February 2013 because she hadn't bought him a Valentine's Day gift. He beat and choked her...
  • Kevin James, once a political outsider, now defends City Hall turf

    Kevin James, once a political outsider, now defends City Hall turf
    Stumping for votes as a mayoral candidate last year, Kevin James forged a reputation as a City Hall outsider sharply critical of what he saw as L.A.'s bumbling bureaucracy. But now, as the head of its powerful Board of Public Works, the former...
  • Council confirms Ralph Terrazas as Los Angeles Fire Department chief

    Council confirms Ralph Terrazas as Los Angeles Fire Department chief
    The Los Angeles City Council voted unanimously Friday to make Ralph Terrazas the city's new fire chief, following back-to-back hearings where he laid out his plans for the battered agency. Terrazas, an assistant fire chief who was nominated to the top...
  • L.A. Councilman Huizar asks for 'czar' to oversee city homeless plans

    L.A. Councilman Huizar asks for 'czar' to oversee city homeless plans
    Citing an opening to get longtime homeless people off the streets, L.a. City Councilman Jose Huizar on Friday asked staff to draw up proposals for a full-time coordinator or "czar" to oversee homeless programs in the city. In a motion filed Friday,...
  • Made in America organizers detail festival plans at community meeting

    Made in America organizers detail festival plans at community meeting
    The impending arrival of the Made in America festival in Los Angeles hasn’t been without controversy. Back in April when Jay Z stood on the steps of City Hall alongside Mayor Eric Garcetti to announce plans for his two-day festival to take over...
  • DWP nonprofits ordered to recognize Garcetti allies as trustees

    DWP nonprofits ordered to recognize Garcetti allies as trustees
    A Superior Court judge is ordering two Los Angeles Department of Water and Power nonprofits to recognize trustees allied with Mayor Eric Garcetti, the latest twist in an enduring saga over the details of their spending. The mayor's office heralded the...
  • Garcetti's promise to immigrants and the facts on the ground in L.A.

    To the editor: I applaud Mayor Eric Garcetti for his compassionate approach to the arrival of unaccompanied minors from Central America. ("Garcetti says L.A. will shelter children who have crossed border," July 15) However, readers may get the idea that...
  • Broken Sunset Boulevard water pipe was badly worn, DWP tells council

    Broken Sunset Boulevard water pipe was badly worn, DWP tells council
    One of the two water lines that burst under Sunset Boulevard last week was so badly worn that "with a little effort, we could almost scrape the corrosion away and kind of rub a hole through the pipe," a top Los Angeles Department of Water and Power...