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Police Commission Approves Policy to Exempt Media from Protest Dispersals
December 15, 2021
The Los Angeles Police Commission approved an updated department policy to comply with Senate Bill 98, which exempts media professionals from having to comply with police dispersal orders while covering protests, marches and other types of demonstrations.  ... read more »
Man Charged in Death of Jacqueline Avant, Music Icon’s Wife
December 9, 2021
Prosecutors filed charges Monday against a 29-year-old man in the fatal shooting of philanthropist Jacqueline Avant, the wife of legendary music executive Clarence Avant, last week at their Beverly Hills home. ... read more »
LAPD Creating Task Force on `Follow-Home Robberies’
November 23, 2021
Los Angeles Police Department Chief Michel Moore announced today the agency will create a task force to investigate ``follow- home robberies,'' which have increased in frequency in recent weeks. ... read more »
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LA City Council Passes Motion To Improve Hate Crime Reporting
November 23, 2021
The motion was introduced by Councilwoman Nithya Raman, who said before the vote that although the Los Angeles Police Department records hate crimes and hate incidents, comparison data from nonprofit organizations show a huge gap in reporting.    ``This means that the numbers from LAPD are likely a drastic undercount, and that prevents us from making better policy, that prevents us from making resources available that can actually target hate crimes,'' Raman added.    ... read more »
The Watts Rams Compete in Pop Warner Championship
November 4, 2021
The Watts Rams’ Junior Pee Wee and 12U teams competed in the Pop Warner Southern California Conference Championships at Sofi Stadium on Thursday. This is the first youth sports organization to compete at the five-billion-dollar stadium. ... read more »
LAPD Chief: Students Suspended Over Alleged Hamilton HS Sex Assault
October 27, 2021
Students who allegedly took part in or witnessed an alleged sexual assault in a Hamilton High School bathroom have been suspended while an investigation continues, Los Angeles Police Department Chief Michel Moore said today. ... read more »
LAPD Shootings Involving Mental Illness On The Rise
October 26, 2021
Police Chief Michel Moore said today that nearly a third of shootings by LAPD officers this year were in response to a person perceived to be mentally ill, up from about 21% at this point in 2020. Officers have opened fire 31 times so far in 2021, up from 24 at this point last year, Moore said. The four-year average for this time of year is just over 27 shootings by officers. ... read more »
LAPD Vehicle Involved in Crash in Downtown L.A.; Four Injured
October 19, 2021
A traffic crash involving a Los Angeles police vehicle in downtown Los Angeles today left four people injured, one seriously, authorities said. ... read more »
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LAPD Calls Ghost Guns an `Epidemic’ in LA, with 400% Increase Since 2017
October 18, 2021
The proliferation of ghost guns -- some of which can be put together within 30 minutes -- has increased ``exponentially over the last year'' and has become an ``epidemic,'' according to a Los Angeles Police Department report that will be reviewed by the police commission tomorrow.bThe virtually untraceable weapons, which don't have serial numbers, have increased by about 400% in Los Angeles since 2017, according to the LAPD's data on recovered firearms. "The current trend shows these figures will continue to grow exponentially,'' the LAPD said in its report, which notes that 3D printing allows the components to be more accessible. ... read more »
Man Killed in South Los Angeles Shooting
October 12, 2021
A man is dead after being shot in the Hyde Park neighborhood of South Los Angeles and police today are continuing their investigation into his death. Officers responded to a call of shots fired at approximately 10 p.m. Monday at 6725 Fourth Ave. near South Van Ness Avenue and found a 25-year-old man with gunshots wounds, said a Los Angeles Police Department spokeswoman. ... read more »
Black Lives Matter Leader Victim of Another Apparent Swatting Call
September 30, 2021
A leader of Black Lives Matter Los Angeles who was targeted in a swatting incident last year was the victim of another apparent false emergency call today. ... read more »
Police Commission OKs Plan For More Funding, Training for LAPD
September 28, 2021
   The Los Angeles Police Department -- which has a $1.76 billion budget this fiscal year -- had initially submitted a proposal seeking an additional $66.7 million to incorporate 106 recommendations from three reports that found the department mishandled aspects of its response to last year's protests against racism and police brutality in the wake of George Floyd's killing in Minneapolis. ... read more »
Illegal Cannabis Warrant Service Turns Out 26 People in Illegal Housing
September 23, 2021
On Tuesday, September 21, the Fire Prevention Bureau Legal Unit / Illegal Cannabis Section served a warrant with LAPD 77th Division Narcotics Enforcement Detail at 5710 S. Western Avenue. Discovered during the warrant service on an illegal cannabis business were six residential units of illegal housing. ... read more »
City Council Approves Curren Price Motion for $5 Million to Help South LA Recover from Bomb Squad Blast
September 21, 2021
The Los Angeles City Council today passed a motion introduced by Councilman Curren Price to identify $5 million in funding -- some of which would come from the Los Angeles Police Department budget -- to help a South Los Angeles neighborhood recover from a massive explosion set off by an LAPD bomb squad error that injured 17 people and forced many residents from their homes. ... read more »
Suspects Arrested in Shooting Outside School Near Downtown LA
September 14, 2021
Police today announced the arrest of a juvenile suspect and an unknown number of ``co-conspirators'' wanted in connection with a shooting outside Santee High School just south of downtown Los Angeles that left one student injured. ... read more »
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