Chief Charlie Beck
Investigators at the Justice Department say despite recent improvements, more efforts are needed to change the culture at the LAPD.
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.