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Police & Fire

The latest on local crime and public safety.
Owner of Party Bus Facing Criminal Charges after Man Died Falling onto Freeway

Owner of Party Bus Facing Criminal Charges after Man Died Falling onto Freeway

Ayrapet Kasabyan failed to maintain safe vehicles, alleges L.A. City Attorney Mike Feuer. A 24-year-old fell onto the 101 last year.
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.
Actress Briefly Detained in Studio City, LAPD Investigating Its Conduct

Actress Briefly Detained in Studio City, LAPD Investigating Its Conduct

Daniele Watts said she and her husband, Brian James Lucas, were mistook by police for a prostitute and john after they showed public display

City Pilots Program to Give Vandals Neighborhood Justice Instead of Jail

Starting in the Valley, a mediator and volunteer panel made up of people from the community will decide how the crimes should be addressed.
UPDATED: Train Hits Pedestrian in Valley

UPDATED: Train Hits Pedestrian in Valley

The pedestrian did not survive. Police believe may be a suicide.
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.”
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.
DA Urges 180-Day Jail Term for Former Los Angeles City Councilman

DA Urges 180-Day Jail Term for Former Los Angeles City Councilman

Richard Alarcon is due back in court Wednesday.
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.
Water Main Break in Valley Prompts Evacuations

Water Main Break in Valley Prompts Evacuations

PHOTOS: No injuries are reported.
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.
Two Valley Retired LAPD Officers Awarded $1 Million in Retaliation Lawsuit

Two Valley Retired LAPD Officers Awarded $1 Million in Retaliation Lawsuit

Loren Farell -- who surived the 1997 North Hollywood shootout -- and Juan Baello reported alleged misconduct, then forced into retirement.
Transient Gets 16 Months for Studio City Dog's Death

Transient Gets 16 Months for Studio City Dog's Death

Danny Fis pleaded no contest to one count each of unlawful driving or taking of a vehicle and cruelty to an animal.
Final DUI Score in L.A. County for Labor Day: 1,982 Arrests

Final DUI Score in L.A. County for Labor Day: 1,982 Arrests

Seventy-four of the arrests came as a result of car crashes during an 18-period ending Monday.
Judge Issues Preliminary Injunction Against L.A.s First Marijuana 'Farmers Market'

Judge Issues Preliminary Injunction Against L.A.s First Marijuana 'Farmers Market'

“The harm to defendants’ business does not outweigh the harm ... if defendants were permitted to flaunt the city’s police powers."
First West Nile Virus Death in L.A. This Year Is Valley Man

First West Nile Virus Death in L.A. This Year Is Valley Man

He was in his 60s and hospitalized when he died.
Smoke Alarms Weren't Working at Apartment Where 2 Died in Encino Fire

Smoke Alarms Weren't Working at Apartment Where 2 Died in Encino Fire

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.
Two Die in Valley Apartment Fire

Two Die in Valley Apartment Fire

PHOTOS: Firefighters are still tending to the flames at a three-story building on Newcastle Avenue.
Shots Fired Call in Weho May Be Related to Valley Homicides, Deputies Say

Shots Fired Call in Weho May Be Related to Valley Homicides, Deputies Say

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.
Brush Fire Burns About an Acre in Lake Balboa

Brush Fire Burns About an Acre in Lake Balboa

The cause is still under investigation.