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Police & Fire

The latest on local crime and public safety.
CHP Officer Injured after Wrecking His Motorcycle in Century City

CHP Officer Injured after Wrecking His Motorcycle in Century City

The officer is being transported to the hospital.
LAPD Has No Immediate Plans to Release the Drones

LAPD Has No Immediate Plans to Release the Drones

Two drones, gifts from Seattle police, are in the custody of he Police Commission’s inspector general, who is awaiting new policies.
Shooting in Palms Leaves Three Injured, One Seriously

Shooting in Palms Leaves Three Injured, One Seriously

Two of the victims were female, with one suffering a gunshot wound to the head.
LAPD Rank-and-File at an Impasse with Management over Salary

LAPD Rank-and-File at an Impasse with Management over Salary

A union statement acknowledges the move is "highly unusual" but blames the city for a “lack of good faith bargaining.”
Two Pedestrians Hit by Vehicle in Westwood

Two Pedestrians Hit by Vehicle in Westwood

One of the women was critically injured.
5 BMWs Burn at Westside Dealership; Arson Suspect Arrested

5 BMWs Burn at Westside Dealership; Arson Suspect Arrested

VIDEO, PHOTOS: Authorities believe the luxury cars were set on fire around 10:30 Wednesday night.
Feds Target Cross-Border Money Laundering in L.A. Fashion District, Snag 3 Westsiders

Feds Target Cross-Border Money Laundering in L.A. Fashion District, Snag 3 Westsiders

Two residents of Beverly Hills and one of Westwood are named in an indictment, alleging ties to Mexican drug cartels.
Fingerprint Analysis in LAPD Backlogged, Delaying Cases

Fingerprint Analysis in LAPD Backlogged, Delaying Cases

The backlog has more than doubled in the last two years. Victims of thousands of burglaries, thefts and other property crimes wait.
Police Cruiser Collides with Car; Officer Hurt

Police Cruiser Collides with Car; Officer Hurt

The accident happened at Bundy Drive and Santa Monica Boulevard.
Fire Department Giving Away Smoke Detectors, Did You Get Yours?

Fire Department Giving Away Smoke Detectors, Did You Get Yours?

Fire Chief Ralph Terrazas wants to educate more Angelenos about fire safety.
Young Police Officer Set to Start Patrolling West L.A. Dies in Crash

Young Police Officer Set to Start Patrolling West L.A. Dies in Crash

Erick Alcaraz, a resident of Carson, was pronounced dead moments after the 5 p.m. crash in Torrance.
New Law Will Change the Way You Drive Around Cyclists

New Law Will Change the Way You Drive Around Cyclists

Starting Sept. 16, a new law seeks to keep cyclists, young and old, safe on the road.
Black UCLA Employee Accuses Campus Police of Racial Profiling

Black UCLA Employee Accuses Campus Police of Racial Profiling

Claudius E. Gaines III was arrested on suspicion of obstruction and resisting arrest. His lawyer said police had no reason to stop his truck
Woman Leads Officers on Slow-Speed Chase from Westwood to Beverly Hills

Woman Leads Officers on Slow-Speed Chase from Westwood to Beverly Hills

Officers were trying to figure out if this was a mental health issue, a medical issue, or a driving under the influence case.
Beverly Hills PD to Investigate Itself over Falsely Arrested Black TV/Film Producer

Beverly Hills PD to Investigate Itself over Falsely Arrested Black TV/Film Producer

Charles Belk wrote on Facebook he was never read his rights and could have been released sooner if police had reviewed surveillance video.
Former LAPD Officer Sues, Saying He Was Fired in Retaliation for Exposing Ticket Quotas

Former LAPD Officer Sues, Saying He Was Fired in Retaliation for Exposing Ticket Quotas

Dan Gregg, who worked the Westside, filed his second suit against the department Tuesday.
Beverly Hills Police Wrongly Detain a Black Movie/TV Producer, Issue Apology

Beverly Hills Police Wrongly Detain a Black Movie/TV Producer, Issue Apology

In pursuing the "Purse Packing Bandit" who robbed throughout the Westside, police nab Charles Belk as an accomplice. He wasn't.
Water Main Break Leaves Customers without Water in Palms

Water Main Break Leaves Customers without Water in Palms

The break was reported around 4 this morning on National Boulevard.
UCLA Added to List of Universities Suspected of Mishandling Sexual Abuse Complaints

UCLA Added to List of Universities Suspected of Mishandling Sexual Abuse Complaints

The U.S. Department of Education is investigating 76 institutions. No specifics were released about what prompted the UCLA probe.
Weapons Collected by UCLA PD Melted Down to Be Reborn as Rebar

Weapons Collected by UCLA PD Melted Down to Be Reborn as Rebar

The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department coordinated the effort, which saw the destruction of about 5,000 weapons from 12 police agencies