LAPD underreported violent crimes: Reforms now underway

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By Joel Rubin, Ben Poston / LA Times December 16, 2014, 8:37 A.M. Following an L.A. Times investigation that found police had seriously underreported violent crimes, the LAPD has launched reforms meant to overhaul its system for classifying crimes. Department officials will brief the Police Commission, which oversees the LAPD, on its new Data Integrity […]

Video shows John Crawford’s girlfriend aggressively questioned after Ohio police shot him dead in Walmart

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Jon Swaine / The Guardian December 14, 2014 14.42 EST Police aggressively questioned the tearful girlfriend of a young black man they had just shot dead as he held a BB gun in an Ohio supermarket – accusing her of lying, threatening her with jail, and suggesting that she was high on drugs. Tasha Thomas […]

2 Newport Beach police officers cleared in deadly shooting

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By Jeremiah Dobruck / LA Times December 11, 2014   Two Newport Beach police officers were justified when they shot and killed a 22-year-old mentally ill man in May, the Orange County district attorney’s office has ruled. Police shot Gerrit Vos four times — in the shoulder, chest and thigh — the evening of May […]

LAPD detective commits suicide after molestation allegations, authorities say

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By Joel Rubin, Richard Winton, Kate Mather / LA Times December 05, 2014 / 9:11 p.m. A detective for the Los Angeles Police Department who once investigated sexual assault cases killed himself Thanksgiving morning after two relatives accused him of sexually abusing them, authorities said Friday. The body of Dennis Derr, 52, a 17-year LAPD […]

CHP Officer charged with stealing explicit photos from his female arrestees

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By Stefani Camille WWW.Streetgangs.com November 3, 2014 Dublin-based CHP Officer Sean Harrington, 35, was charged on Friday with two counts of computer data theft. Harrington’s felony charges are based on allegedly stealing explicit photos from the phones of women he arrested. He has since resigned from the CHP and will be arraigned Monday afternoon. Harrington […]

California Highway Patrol Officer Arrested On Child Pornography Charges

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By Nick Janes / CBS News October 17, 2014 11:03 PM FAIRFIELD (CBS13) — A longtime California Highway Patrol sergeant nearing retirement now faces child pornography charges. Eric Lund, 49, is from Chico, but was arrested in Fairfield at the CHP office where he works. He lives part of his professional life in the public […]

Woman accuses deputy at Industry station of rape, abuse of power

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By Jason Henry / San Gabriel Valley Tribune Posted: 10/10/14, 5:30 PM PDT A Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department deputy in Industry has been on paid leave for nearly a year after a woman alleged he raped and sexually assaulted her. The alleged acts occurred in the month following a November 2013 traffic stop she said […]

Six Current and Former Los Angeles Sheriff’s Deputies Sentenced to Federal Prison

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By Stefani Camille WWW.STREETGANGS.COM Staff Writer September 29, 2014 LOS ANGELES – Last week six sworn deputies who were working in the Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department were sentenced to federal prison terms for interfering with a federal civil rights investigation into misconduct at the Los Angeles County Men’s Central Jail. The six defendants received prison […]

Angry residents confront LAPD chief over Ezell Ford shooting

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By Frank Stoltze / 89.3KPCC August 20, 2014 Charlotte Watson waited in a line that stretched all the way down the center aisle of Paradise Baptist Church in South Los Angeles Tuesday night before it was her turn to address LAPD Chief Charlie Beck. “We feel like prisoners in our own community,” she told Beck […]

Cop who burned Henry Glover’s body to get new prison sentence Friday

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By Andy Grimm, NOLA.com | Times-Picayune on August 13, 2014 at 1:18 PM, updated August 14, 2014 at 1:21 PM Post-Katrina stress does not explain why New Orleans Police officer Gregory McRae set fire to the body of Henry Glover in the days after the storm, but an attempt to cover up Glover’s shooting by […]

LAPD panel seeks to learn whether Beck eased discipline of sergeant

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Joel Rubin and Christopher Goffard (Los Angeles Times) | August 2, 2014 The commission that oversees the Los Angeles Police Department will look into whether Chief Charlie Beck played any role in softening disciplinary action against a male sergeant accused of having an improper relationship with the chief’s daughter, who is an LAPD officer. The […]

Woman punched by CHP officer files lawsuit alleging excessive force

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By Kate Mather / LA Times News July 17, 2014 The woman punched by a California Highway Patrol officer earlier this month along the 10 Freeway has filed a civil rights lawsuit against the officer and head of the agency, her attorneys announced Thursday. The suit, filed Thursday in federal court, alleges that the unnamed […]