Police & Fire
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The Office of the Inspector General Released a report calling the state of the cameras at stations inadequate; the chief said he will fix.
Lack of video footage has hampered investigations of deaths that occurred in Los Angeles police stations.
The lockdown at Allessandro Elementary School was lifted shortly after 10 a.m.
There are no witnesses who have seen anyone, but the campus is being searched as a precaution,
The affected officers joined the Los Angeles Police Department after the city reduced starting salaries by about 20 percent during a crunch.
The council voted 14-0 to approve the appointment of the 31-year LAFD veteran, who was nominated by Mayor Eric Garcetti last month.
Water Official, Couple Allegedly Embezzled
Los Angeles police brass seemed a little sensitive Monday, Aug. 4 over an article in the Los Angeles Times that criticizes the chief.
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.
Joe Bale suffered fatal injuries in a crash about 1:30 p.m., Sunday, July 28 near Jackson Hole.
The firefighter was not injured, Heredia said.
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.
Attorneys for Marlene Pinnock say the assault was "tantamount to attempted murder."
Adam Jaime Garcia, 22, reportedly demanded the cellphone of an undercover deputy and simulated he had a weapon.
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
Jose Beltran was convicted in September 2012 of second-degree murder for the Aug. 7, 2011, shooting death of Juan David Vasquez Loma.
The woman allegedly became physically combative, prompting the officer to place her under arrest, CHP officials said.
The mayor said he wants the city to treat immigrants—whether they are in the country legally or not—with respect and dignity.