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Police & Fire

The latest on local crime and public safety.
'Scandal' Star Taken into Custody

'Scandal' Star Taken into Custody

There were two warrants out for his arrest, one stemming from an alleged bar fight at a West Los Angeles restaurant.
Activists Demand Mayor Prohibit LAPD's Use of Drones

Activists Demand Mayor Prohibit LAPD's Use of Drones

A pair of Draganflyer X6 drones were given to the LAPD by Seattle earlier this year, but they have not yet been deployed,
Flooding Reported on Walgrove Avenue in Mar Vista

Flooding Reported on Walgrove Avenue in Mar Vista

It may be coming from a water main leak.
The Most Recently Hired LAPD Officers to Get a Raise

The Most Recently Hired LAPD Officers to Get a Raise

In a legal settlement, the Los Angeles City Council reverses the results of the last five years of budget slashing for about 1,000 officers.
Woman Sues House of Ink Tattoo Artist for Punching Her in the Face

Woman Sues House of Ink Tattoo Artist for Punching Her in the Face

Corey Fortenberry claims an employee of the parlor featured on "Tattoos After Dark" TV show was angry at the plaintiff's friend for vomiting
City Council to Up Reward that Leads to the Capture of 'Purse-Packing Bandit'

City Council to Up Reward that Leads to the Capture of 'Purse-Packing Bandit'

She's hit 10 banks on the Westside. The FBI is offering a $5,000 award. A proposal from the L.A. City Council would raise that to $15,000.
LAPD Chief Charlie Beck Gets Five More Years

LAPD Chief Charlie Beck Gets Five More Years

The Police Commission re-appoints him, voting 4-1 to extend Beck's tenure.
Serial Stowaway to Remain Jailed

Serial Stowaway to Remain Jailed

Her probation was revoked after she was caught near LAX Thursday a day after she was ordered to stay away.
Prosecutors Say Death Penalty Decision Expected in November in LAX Murder Case

Prosecutors Say Death Penalty Decision Expected in November in LAX Murder Case

The decision on whether to seek the death penalty in the case against Paul Anthony Ciancia is ultimately up to Attorney General Eric Holder.
LAPD Alleged to be Downplaying Violent Assaults

LAPD Alleged to be Downplaying Violent Assaults

An LAPD watchdog will analyze allegations the department misclassified nearly 1,200 violent crimes as minor offenses in a one-year span.
L.A., It's Official: You Have a New Fire Chief

L.A., It's Official: You Have a New Fire Chief

LAFD Assistant Chief Ralph Terrazas won the unanimous support of the City Council today to become the department’s new chief.
Serial Stowaway Arrested at LAX -- Again

Serial Stowaway Arrested at LAX -- Again

Marilyn Jean Hartman agreed to stay away from LAX without a ticket and -- you guessed it -- was allegedly found by Terminal 7 today.
CHP Issues Amber Alert for 2 Children

CHP Issues Amber Alert for 2 Children

The biological mother allegedly abducted them, but then she showed up Wednesday night disoriented and without the children.
Police Chief Signed off on LAPD Horse Purchase from his Daughter

Police Chief Signed off on LAPD Horse Purchase from his Daughter

The paperwork did not identify the horse's seller, said Charlie Beck, who is seeking another five-year term as the department's top officer.
Know CPR? Here's How to Get to Where You're Most Needed

Know CPR? Here's How to Get to Where You're Most Needed

An app was launched in Los Angeles County today that can connect a heart attack victim with someone nearby who knows CPR.
Woman Pleads No Contest to Being a Stowaway on Flight into LAX

Woman Pleads No Contest to Being a Stowaway on Flight into LAX

Marilyn Hartman flew from San Jose without a ticket or boarding pass.
Culver Marina Little League Snack Bar Vandalized with Satanic Images

Culver Marina Little League Snack Bar Vandalized with Satanic Images

The suspects, which are in custody, are also accused of stealing cooking equipment and league banners.
Man Dies in Two-Car Crash on 10 Freeway Near National

Man Dies in Two-Car Crash on 10 Freeway Near National

It was not immediately clear what led to the crash, according to the CHP.
Man Accused of Scamming Elderly Motorists

Man Accused of Scamming Elderly Motorists

Prosecutors say David Stevens bilked the elderly out of $38,000 in the Valley, West Hollywood and West L.A.
Police: Don't Let Hot Cars Become Death Traps

Police: Don't Let Hot Cars Become Death Traps

The temperature inside a vehicle left in the summer sun can rise nearly 34 degrees in 30 minutes.