| Jul 9, 2014
| 8:17 PM
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...
| Jun 4, 2014
| 8:57 PM
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...
| Sep 4, 2014
| 5:39 PM
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...
| Aug 5, 2014
| 1:42 PM
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...
| Sep 23, 2013
| 8:13 AM
The Baltimore Police Department's new top spokesman and director of public affairs starts work today.
Jack Papp, who has 27 years experience in public relations work, takes the place of Anthony Guglielmi, who was reassigned amid a spike in violence...
| May 8, 2013
| 3:43 PM
OAKLAND — The chief of the embattled Oakland Police Department abruptly announced a medical retirement Wednesday, hours before a team of consultants — among them former Los Angeles Police Chief William Bratton — was scheduled to lay...
| May 18, 2013
| 6:00 PM
OAKLAND — It was a quiet evening by this city's standards, and still the police emergency lines were lighting up.
As screams rang out behind her, a caller said her neighbor was being beaten. A woman reported that a front door down the street had...
| Jan 8, 2014
| 11:07 AM
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...
| Nov 18, 2013
| 2:00 AM
Kennard Buckner, 22, was walking out of an alley just feet from his home in Southwestern Baltimore on Sunday morning when he was killed by a gunman in a hail of bullets, police said.
An officer two blocks away from the shooting in the 1300 block of...
| Dec 5, 2013
| 8:29 AM
A three-year undercover investigation into the drug-smuggling operations of a Sinaloa cartel through Imperial Valley has led to the seizure of 3,024 pounds of cocaine worth $96 million, authorities said Wednesday.
The operation started in Imperial...
| Dec 5, 2013
| 7:56 AM
NEW YORK -- New York City Mayor-elect Bill de Blasio named William J. Bratton to return as the city’s police commissioner Thursday, selecting the former LAPD police chief to head a department praised for overseeing a drop in crime but criticized for...