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Even With Law Enforcement Under Fire, LAPD Continues To Attract Prospective Officers

With law enforcement agencies across the country under fire over allegations from excessive force to racial profiling, there are still quite a few people hoping to make a difference as a police officer.


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Man Allegedly Tried To Run Over 2 San Bernardino Police Officers With SUV

The officers heard an engine revving and saw a black BMW speeding towards them as they crossed the street.


An LAPD was involved in a crash Friday with at least two other vehicles. Two officers and one civilian were injured. (credit: CBS)

2 LAPD Officers, 1 Civilian Hurt In 3-Vehicle Crash In Westwood

Authorities say two Los Angeles police officers have been transported to area hospitals following a three-car crash in Westwood.


Mayor Eric Garcetti (credit: CBS)

Mayor’s Proposal To Hire More Parking Enforcement Officers Met With Strong Criticism

Critics charge the new enforcement hires could generate $5 million in additional revenue, but Garcetti says the parking ticket rebellion may be premature. KCAL9’s Dave Bryan reports.

CBS2 / KCAL9–04/22/2014

Five people were injured Sunday in a fire in Santa Monica. (credit: CBS)

5 Injured — 1 Seriously — In Santa Monica Fire

Three of the injured are police officers who suffered smoke inhalation.


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Audit: LA Pays Out Millions In Lawsuits By Police

The city has paid out about $110 million in jury awards and settlements for lawsuits that police officers have brought against the police department over a six-year period, according to an audit report released Friday.

CBS2 / KCAL9–06/28/2013

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Teen Makes Award-Winning Documentary About Grandfather Killed In Line Of Duty

A local teenager’s documentary about her grandfather’s murder in the line of duty and its effect on law enforcement is winning praise at multiple levels.


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City Reaches $4.2 Million Settlement With 2 Women Caught In Dorner Manhunt

The city of Los Angeles Tuesday announced a $4.2 million settlement with two newspaper delivery women who were fired on by officers in Torrance during the manhunt for accused killer Christopher Dorner.


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1 Wounded In Officer-Involved Shooting In Watts

Authorities on Sunday continued to investigate the circumstances surrounding an officer-involved shooting in Watts.


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Partygoers Reportedly Threw Rocks, Bottles At Police Officers Trying To Disperse Crowd

Police were trying to break up a party in Boyle Heights Friday night when partygoers threw rocks and bottles at them.


A flyer posted following the alleged assault of Kelly Thomas. (credit: CBS)

OC Councilman Seeks Kelly Thomas Death Video

The Fullerton City Council will consider a request by one of its members to allow the review of video apparently showing police confronting a mentally ill homeless man who later died.


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Orange County DA Talks Exclusively About Kelly Thomas Death

Fullerton police are under fire after the violent death of a schizophrenic homeless man. Six police officers are suspected of beating Kelly Thomas, 37, to death and the police department is being accused of withholding video evidence.

CBS2 / KCAL9–08/08/2011

A flyer posted following the alleged assault of Kelly Thomas. (credit: CBS)

Crowd Protests Transient’s Death Following Police Fight

A small but vocal crowd of protesters have gathered outside Fullerton police station to decry the death of a homeless man with schizophrenia after a violent confrontation with officers.


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Arizona Plane Crash Claims Lives Of 2 Local Police Officers

Two local police departments are mourning the loss of two officers who died over the weekend in a small plane crash in Winslow, Arizona.

CBS2 / KCAL9–07/19/2011

Trust Fund To End Furloughs At New Downtown LA Jail

With LA crime rates at historic lows, the LAPD says it’s critical to keep as many uniformed police officers on patrol as possible.

KNX 1070 NEWSRADIO–02/16/2011