Police & Fire
The latest on local crime and public safety.
Ayrapet Kasabyan failed to maintain safe vehicles, alleges L.A. City Attorney Mike Feuer. A 24-year-old fell onto the 101 last year.
Two drones, gifts from Seattle police, are in the custody of he Police Commission’s inspector general, who is awaiting new policies.
Daniele Watts said she and her husband, Brian James Lucas, were mistook by police for a prostitute and john after they showed public display
Starting in the Valley, a mediator and volunteer panel made up of people from the community will decide how the crimes should be addressed.
The pedestrian did not survive. Police believe may be a suicide.
A union statement acknowledges the move is "highly unusual" but blames the city for a “lack of good faith bargaining.”
The backlog has more than doubled in the last two years. Victims of thousands of burglaries, thefts and other property crimes wait.
Richard Alarcon is due back in court Wednesday.
Fire Chief Ralph Terrazas wants to educate more Angelenos about fire safety.
PHOTOS: No injuries are reported.
Starting Sept. 16, a new law seeks to keep cyclists, young and old, safe on the road.
Loren Farell -- who surived the 1997 North Hollywood shootout -- and Juan Baello reported alleged misconduct, then forced into retirement.
Danny Fis pleaded no contest to one count each of unlawful driving or taking of a vehicle and cruelty to an animal.
Seventy-four of the arrests came as a result of car crashes during an 18-period ending Monday.
“The harm to defendants’ business does not outweigh the harm ... if defendants were permitted to flaunt the city’s police powers."
He was in his 60s and hospitalized when he died.
The 90-year-old mother and her 75-year-old son were the 19th and 20th civilian fatalities from structure fires in Los Angeles this year.
PHOTOS: Firefighters are still tending to the flames at a three-story building on Newcastle Avenue.
The victim’s vehicle sustained significant damage by gunfire which resulted in a blown out rear window and damage to the bed of the truck.
The cause is still under investigation.