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Police & Fire

The latest on local crime and public safety.
Police Chief Vows to Fix Station Surveillance Cameras

Police Chief Vows to Fix Station Surveillance Cameras

The Office of the Inspector General Released a report calling the state of the cameras at stations inadequate; the chief said he will fix.
L.A. Police Station Surveillance Cameras Inadequate, Watchdog Says

L.A. Police Station Surveillance Cameras Inadequate, Watchdog Says

Lack of video footage has hampered investigations of deaths that occurred in Los Angeles police stations.
Lockdown Lifted at School in Silver Lake

Lockdown Lifted at School in Silver Lake

The lockdown at Allessandro Elementary School was lifted shortly after 10 a.m.
Allessandro Elementary on Lockdown after Report of Two Men, Possibly Armed, on Campus

Allessandro Elementary on Lockdown after Report of Two Men, Possibly Armed, on Campus

There are no witnesses who have seen anyone, but the campus is being searched as a precaution,
Salary Increases in Store For Officers Hired During 5-Year Pay Reduction

Salary Increases in Store For Officers Hired During 5-Year Pay Reduction

The affected officers joined the Los Angeles Police Department after the city reduced starting salaries by about 20 percent during a crunch.
LAFD Assistant Chief Voted Head Honcho

LAFD Assistant Chief Voted Head Honcho

The council voted 14-0 to approve the appointment of the 31-year LAFD veteran, who was nominated by Mayor Eric Garcetti last month.
Former Aide to Councilman, His Wife Allegedly Embezzled

Former Aide to Councilman, His Wife Allegedly Embezzled

Water Official, Couple Allegedly Embezzled
LAPD Steamed Over News Article

LAPD Steamed Over News Article

Los Angeles police brass seemed a little sensitive Monday, Aug. 4 over an article in the Los Angeles Times that criticizes the chief.
Echo Park Doughnut Shop Allegedly Sold Minors Tobacco

Echo Park Doughnut Shop Allegedly Sold Minors Tobacco

30-day suspensions were issued to 14 retailers and are part of an ongoing program of compliance checks to total 700 per year in Los Angeles.
L.A. Coroner Lt. Dies in Wyoming Motorbike Crash

L.A. Coroner Lt. Dies in Wyoming Motorbike Crash

Joe Bale suffered fatal injuries in a crash about 1:30 p.m., Sunday, July 28 near Jackson Hole.
Suspect Assaults Firefighter in Silver Lake

Suspect Assaults Firefighter in Silver Lake

The firefighter was not injured, Heredia said.
Cops Sue Department Over Alleged Withholding of Overtime Pay

Cops Sue Department Over Alleged Withholding of Overtime Pay

The lawsuit contends that officers are expected to work overtime to prepare for and wrap up their shifts, but they are not paid for the work.
Woman in Freeway Beating Files Civil Rights Lawsuit Against CHP

Woman in Freeway Beating Files Civil Rights Lawsuit Against CHP

Attorneys for Marlene Pinnock say the assault was "tantamount to attempted murder."
Man Tries to Rob Undercover LASD Deputy

Man Tries to Rob Undercover LASD Deputy

Adam Jaime Garcia, 22, reportedly demanded the cellphone of an undercover deputy and simulated he had a weapon.
Two Los Angeles Men Charged with Freeing Captive Minks

Two Los Angeles Men Charged with Freeing Captive Minks

Tyler Lang, 25, and Kevin Johnson, 27, were charged with one count each of conspiracy and interstate travel to damage and interfere with the operations of an animal enterprise, according to
Court Won't Hear Case of Man Convicted of Murdering Pizza Deliveryman in Silver Lake

Court Won't Hear Case of Man Convicted of Murdering Pizza Deliveryman in Silver Lake

Jose Beltran was convicted in September 2012 of second-degree murder for the Aug. 7, 2011, shooting death of Juan David Vasquez Loma.
CHP Investigating Officer Caught Beating Woman on Side of L.A. Freeway [Video]

CHP Investigating Officer Caught Beating Woman on Side of L.A. Freeway [Video]

The woman allegedly became physically combative, prompting the officer to place her under arrest, CHP officials said.
LAPD Will No Longer Detain Suspects for Immigration Officials

LAPD Will No Longer Detain Suspects for Immigration Officials

The mayor said he wants the city to treat immigrants—whether they are in the country legally or not—with respect and dignity.