Chief Charlie Beck
There will likely be fewer cops on the beat in Los Angeles because a new $74-million detention facility requires more officers to operate than the dilapidated structure it will replace.
Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa joined the L.A. police department in a new push against domestic abuse, citing his own personal experience as a rallying cry.
The LAPD celebrated the 100th anniversary of the hiring of its first female officer Saturday night with a glitzy dinner honoring all the females in the department, past and present. The event was held at the Sheraton Universal Hotel.
Despite a pledge by LAPD Chief Charlie Beck to thoroughly investigate the police shooting of a drunken day laborer, hundreds of demonstrators swarmed a downtown L.A. police station.