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LAPD Employing New Approach to Combat Uptick in Crime

For the first time in more than a decade, violent crime in Los Angeles has increased. Los Angeles Times reporters Kate Mather, Richard Winton and Cindy Chang argue in a recent story that Police Chief Charlie Beck's difficult job ...
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Investigation Continues into Police Shooting on Los Angeles' Skid Row

Earlier in March, the Los Angeles police force became yet another department in the nation facing controversy regarding the use of force. According to the New York Times, police were trying to arrest a man who lived in the city's Skid Row dist...
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New Hit-and-Run Social Media Alerts may Lead to more Arrests

Hit-and-run crashes have been described as an epidemic in Los Angeles. According to a recent Los Angeles Times report, the city sees about 20,000 hit and runs each year and most of them are not solved. While most of these crashes result only in...
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LA Police Adopting Body Cameras En Masse

Los Angeles City police officers are increasingly becoming equipped with body cameras. The cameras, introduced gradually over the last year, record officer activities as they interact with the public. Though the plan for body cameras has be...
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LAPD Investigation: Officers Made Mistakes in Fatal Shooting

Protests throughout the country have rocked the nation after grand juries decided not to indict police after the deaths of two unarmed men in Missouri and New York. Los Angeles is now faced with its own potential powder keg.  In Decemb...
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California Approves Prop 47, Reducing many Felonies to Misdemeanors

Voters on Tuesday throughout California supported a change that may lead to the early release of thousands of non-violent criminals and keep many people from serving long jail sentences. The new law may also allow the state to re-purpose hundred...
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Los Angeles is on Track for an Increase in Violent Crime in 2014

Violent crime is on the rise in Los Angeles. After a decade of declines, the county is on track to see an uptick in violent crime this year over last. While certain crimes are at historic lows, the overall violent crime rate is up according to ...
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Mother of Slain Pasadena Teenager Seeks Truth about Police Shooting

Though attention has been focused on the shooting of an unarmed teenager in Ferguson, Missouri over the last several weeks, a case that has many similarities is also the subject of controversy here in the Southland. Anya Slaughter lost her ...
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"War" on Mexican Mafia Continues with Recent Indictments, Arrests in Los Ange...

Multiple media sources, including FOX News, report that 13 people have been indicted and eight more have been arrested after an investigation uncovered  "an alliance between members of a California prison gang and a Mexican drug cartel." ...
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In Los Angeles, Reports of Aggravated Assault are up

For the first time in over a decade, reports of violent crime in Los Angeles are up. The Los Angeles Times reports that, compared with the first half of 2013, reports of violent crime are up 2.9% for the first half of 2014. Prior to this uptick...
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