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  • Charlie Beck's prolific pen: A look back at the LAPD chief's letters

    Charlie Beck's prolific pen: A look back at the LAPD chief's letters
    Since taking the helm of the Los Angeles Police Department, Charlie Beck has been one of the more prolific letter-writing chiefs. The Times has published five of his often lengthy letters since he became chief in 2009, and — as one would expect...
  • Death of N.Y. man sparks closer look at police use of chokeholds

    The death of a New York City man who was allegedly placed in a chokehold by a police officer last week has reignited discussions about an arrest tactic that has been outlawed in most police departments and linked to dozens of in-custody deaths. The case...
  • Woman killed in head-on collision on Sunset Boulevard is identified

    Woman killed in head-on collision on Sunset Boulevard is identified
    A woman killed in a head-on collision on Sunset Boulevard in Westwood on Saturday evening has been identified. The victim is Sheri Myers Olmon, 54, of Santa Monica, said Lt. Fred Corral, of the Los Angeles County Coroner’s office. Olmon was...
  • One person killed and three injured in crash in Bel-Air

    One person killed and three injured in crash in Bel-Air
    A head-on collision on Saturday involving a Maserati near the entrance to Bel-Air left one person dead and three injured, police and fire officials reported Saturday. Preliminary information indicated that two vehicles were involved in the 6 p.m....
  • Two people arrested in connection with fatal hit-and-run

    Two people arrested in connection with fatal hit-and-run
    A 29-year-old man suspected of drunk driving and his girlfriend were arrested in connection with a hit-and-run crash that fatally injured a motorcyclist in North Hollywood on Saturday, authorities said. Officer Jessica Rice of the Los Angeles Police...
  • Would a citizens commission work in overseeing L.A.'s sheriff?

     Would a citizens commission work in overseeing L.A.'s sheriff?
    Momentum is building for the creation of a citizens commission to oversee the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department, where scandals led to the criminal convictions of deputies and to Sheriff Lee Baca's resignation this year. Now, Supervisor Mark Ridley-...
  • Newark, N.J., prepared to accept federal police monitor

    Newark, N.J., prepared to accept federal police monitor
    Mayor Ras Baraka said Wednesday that he would not oppose appointment of a federal monitor to oversee reforms in New Jersey's largest police department, one of the fixes the Justice Department is likely to mandate following a years-long inquiry into...
  • L.A. firefighters put out blaze on skid row, find marijuana grow

    L.A. firefighters put out blaze on skid row, find marijuana grow
    Los Angeles firefighters who responded to a structure fire near skid row Thursday night discovered a marijuana-growing operation. The Los Angeles Fire Department received a call at 8:17 p.m. about a fire on the third floor of a building at 421 E. 6th ...
  • Interim sheriff, L.A. County officials spar over watchdog's access

    Interim sheriff, L.A. County officials spar over watchdog's access
    Los Angeles County officials are at odds over how much access and under what conditions the Sheriff's Department's newly appointed watchdog will have to confidential information on deputy-involved shootings and other department issues. The county's...
  • 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...
  • LAPD announces two $50,000 rewards in separate killings

    LAPD announces two $50,000 rewards in separate killings
    Los Angeles police detectives on Wednesday announced two separate $50,000 rewards for the unsolved killings of a 45-year-old mother of two and a 26-year-old father of four. LAPD Det. Paul Shearholdt said both cases lack significant leads. In the...
  • Vehicle in 2-car crash in Canoga Park hits and kills bicyclist

    Vehicle in 2-car crash in Canoga Park hits and kills bicyclist
    A bicyclist was killed Thursday afternoon in Canoga Park after being struck by a car involved in a two-vehicle collision, authorities said. The bicyclist was described as a woman in her 40s. No further information was immediately available, according to...