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  • Rev. Al Sharpton leads calls for justice in NYPD chokehold death

    Rev. Al Sharpton leads calls for justice in NYPD chokehold death
    The Rev. Al Sharpton said Saturday "there is no justification" for the series of events that led to the killing of Eric Garner, an unarmed New York City man who was allegedly placed in a chokehold by police officers earlier this week. Flanked by the 43-...
  • Violent crime in L.A. is up at midyear point for first time since 2003

    Violent crime in L.A. is up at midyear point for first time since 2003
    For first time in more than a decade, violent crime in Los Angeles rose during the first six months of the year, according to Los Angeles Police Department statistics. LAPD Chief Charlie Beck said the department was "very concerned" about the increase...
  • Number of aggravated assaults in L.A. rose during first half of 2014

    Number of aggravated assaults in L.A. rose during first half of 2014
    Led by an increase in aggravated assaults, violent crime in Los Angeles rose during the first half of 2014, marking the first such increase in more than a decade. LAPD Chief Charlie Beck announced the mid-year statistics Wednesday, saying his department...
  • NYPD officers to begin wearing body cameras as part of settlement

    Sixty New York City police officers will wear body cameras as part of a pilot program in the wake of a federal lawsuit challenging the department's controversial stop-and-frisk tactics and the recent death of Eric Garner during an arrest, city officials...
  • Skid row: Renewed push for cleanups, social services for homeless

    Skid row: Renewed push for cleanups, social services for homeless
    Acknowledging that law enforcement alone had failed to end homelessness on skid row, officials launched a city-county initiative Tuesday to bring social services and enhanced cleanups to the 50-block downtown Los Angeles district. "The seriousness of...
  • CBS News Correspondent John Miller Rejoins NYPD

    John Miller, the CBS News correspondent behind a heavily criticized "60 Minutes" report on the National Security Agency's domestic spying program, has formally resigned from the Eye to rejoin the New York Police Department. Miller has moved back and...
  • Readers on Sheriff Baca's resignation: Now what?

    Readers on Sheriff Baca's resignation: Now what?
    Los Angeles County Sheriff Lee Baca announced his retirement ahead of the upcoming election, and most of the readers who have sent letters reacting to the resignation have welcomed the news. As I've noted in the past, reader opinion (including that of...
  • #myNYPD Twitter campaign boomerangs across the nation

    The New York Police Department has learned the hard way that Twitter is a two-edged sword with a point that has deeply embedded itself into the department's self-image. The department this week decided to stick a virtual toe into the 21st century by...
  • Video: New Yorkers accused of parachuting off World Trade Center

    Video: New Yorkers accused of parachuting off World Trade Center
    About 8 seconds of free-fall from the top of the World Trade Center mark an amazing stunt, captured on video, which resulted in the arrests of four men. Three men who jumped off the World Trade Center and then gently landed with parachutes on the...
  • LAPD Chief Charlie Beck says he's interested in a second term

    LAPD Chief Charlie Beck says he's interested in a second term
    Los Angeles Police Chief Charlie Beck announced Thursday he is interested in a second term as the city's top cop. In comments to reporters at a monthly media briefing, Beck said he would be "more than proud" to continue as the head of the agency...
  • Jim McDonnell, Paul Tanaka appear headed for L.A. County sheriff runoff

    Jim McDonnell, Paul Tanaka appear headed for L.A. County sheriff runoff
    Jim McDonnell stayed up past 3 a.m. election night, hoping the number beside his name would inch up from 49% to more than 50%. The Long Beach police chief was dominating his six competitors in Tuesday's primary for Los Angeles County sheriff. He had...