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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.
Man Shot in Vehicle to Vehicle Attack in Highland Park

Man Shot in Vehicle to Vehicle Attack in Highland Park

Emergency responders were sent out to the 6400 block of La Riba Way shortly after 4 p.m., officials said.
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.
Los Angeles Basketball Team Gets New Owner

Los Angeles Basketball Team Gets New Owner

Steve Ballmer now owns the Los Angeles Clippers.
Assistant Chief Terrazas Named LAFD Head Honcho

Assistant Chief Terrazas Named LAFD 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.
Pasadena Police Chase Suspect Into Highland Park

Pasadena Police Chase Suspect Into Highland Park

The chase of a burglary apparently began in Pasadena but ended up in Highland Park, where Los Angeles police assisted Pasadena police.
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.
L.A. Coroner Lt. Dies in Wyoming MC Crash

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

Joe Bale, 52, suffered fatal injuries in the crash, reported at 1:30 p.m. Sunday, July 27 near Jackson Hole.
Toddler Found Safe in Arizona With Relatives

Toddler Found Safe in Arizona With Relatives

Mariah Salguero had been the object of a CARE Alert following her abduction Wednesday.
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.
Toddler Taken by Her Parents From Courthouse Prompts Amber Alert

Toddler Taken by Her Parents From Courthouse Prompts Amber Alert

Mariah Salguero's parents took her out of the courtroom following the hearing.
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."
2-Year-Old Dies When Bed Collapses on Her in Highland Park

2-Year-Old Dies When Bed Collapses on Her in Highland Park

Yvette Cisneros died at a hospital following her injuries.
Suspect Arrested In Connection with Highland Park Killing

Suspect Arrested In Connection with Highland Park Killing

Scott Alan Lyles was taken into custody about 9:20 a.m. near Avenue 52 and the Pasadena (110) Freeway
Fire Burns Atwater Village Church

Fire Burns Atwater Village Church

There were no reports of injuries and a cause of the fire at L.A. Nam Seoul Grace Church was under investigation