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  • Inaccurate LAPD crime statistics prompt larger investigation

    Inaccurate LAPD crime statistics prompt larger investigation
    Following a Los Angeles Times investigation that revealed the LAPD underreported violent crimes, the agency’s civilian watchdog said Monday he would launch a broad inquiry into the accuracy of the department’s crime statistics. Alex...
  • Amid protests, LAPD explains fatal shooting of South L.A. man

    Amid protests, LAPD explains fatal shooting of South L.A. man
    Los Angeles police on Wednesday defended an officer-involved shooting that left a 25-year-old man dead, saying he tackled one of two officers, forcing him to use a backup gun. The account differs from what family members of the man, Ezell Ford, told ...
  • Montrose purse snatchings catch residents off guard

    July 25 was supposed to be a typical day for one 82-year-old woman shopping in Montrose. She parked her car in the 2400 block of Honolulu Avenue. She put her keys in her pocket. Then, she felt her shoulder jerk along with her purse. "I can still feel...
  • LAPD probing man's death after struggle with sergeants during arrest

    Los Angeles police are investigating the death of a 37-year-old motorist after a physical altercation with two LAPD sergeants who were arresting him. Omar Abrego, 37, was declared dead Aug. 3 about 12 hours after he was arrested by the two gang-unit...
  • No answers yet on how to end the turmoil in Ferguson

    No answers yet on how to end the turmoil in Ferguson
    Bottles had been lobbed by the angry crowd, but it was still about an hour before protesters would begin lighting blazes and firing guns at police officers. Tear gas had yet to waft down the streets, but a weary Capt. Ron Johnson was losing patience....
  • Girl pulled from Hollywood motel pool dies, LAPD says

    A 12-year-old girl who was pulled not breathing from a motel pool in Hollywood, along with her mother and 11-year-old brother, has died, officials said Tuesday. The boy was listed in stable condition and breathing on his own two days after the incident,...
  • LAPD fatally shoots man; family calls it unjustified

    LAPD fatally shoots man; family calls it unjustified
    An unidentified person shot Monday night by a Los Angeles police officer in the Florence neighborhood has died, authorities said Tuesday. An officer with the Los Angeles Police Department's Newton Division conducted "an investigative stop" in the 200...
  • Man shot, wounded by LAPD officer in Jefferson Park

    Man shot, wounded by LAPD officer in Jefferson Park
    A man was taken to a trauma center in stable condition Tuesday night after being shot by an LAPD officer in Jefferson Park, officials said. A Los Angeles Police Department officer shot the man during an "officer-initiated stop" about 9:15 p.m. at 30th...
  • LAPD shouldn't be solely in charge of crime stats

    LAPD shouldn't be solely in charge of crime stats
    To the editor: The Times is to be congratulated for uncovering a de facto coverup of crime statistics by the Los Angeles Police Department. Reporters had to sift through nearly 1,200 serious violent crimes to prove the pattern. ("LAPD misclassified nearly...
  • Huntington man suspected of selling heroin to high school students

    Huntington man suspected of selling heroin to high school students
    Law-enforcement officers arrested a Huntington Beach man suspected of selling heroin to high school students, authorities said. Juan Vidrio, 26, is believed to have sold the drug in Surf City, with many of his customers being teenagers, according to the...
  • 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...
  • Los Angeles police investigate shooting death of unarmed black man

    Los Angeles police investigate shooting death of unarmed black man
    Los Angeles police are investigating the shooting death of an unarmed black man by an officer during an "investigative stop" that led to a struggle, a police spokeswoman said on Wednesday.  The incident on Monday night in the city's southern Newton...