Major Gangs Increasingly Active in West San Fernando Valley

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City News Service | Posted by Patch.com | March 22, 2017 LOS ANGELES, CA — Although the west San Fernando Valley enjoys a reputation as a quiet area with a low crime rate, a new report approved Tuesday by the Los Angeles Police Commission found it is home to 16 major gangs and has seen […]

Wrongfully convicted man free after 32 years

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Posted By Sara Sidner | CNN | March 17, 2017 Los Angeles On a sunny Thursday afternoon in Los Angeles Andrew Leander Wilson did something that seemed unbelievable to him; he walked outside on the sidewalk with only his family guarding him. “I’ve been inside for 32 years, three months and 14 days. It’s been […]

Lee Baca Retrial Update

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Posted by Joel Rubin | LA Times | March 13, 2017 The voice of former Los Angeles County Sheriff Lee Baca filled a downtown L.A. courtroom last week. On a short recording of Baca, pulled from a past interview, jurors heard him assure federal authorities he had been unaware of a plan by a group […]

No testimony from ex-Sheriff Baca

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Posted by Jackie Fernandez My News LA | City News Service | March 9, 2017 Testimony concluded Thursday in the federal obstruction of justice retrial of former Sheriff Lee Baca, who’s accused of orchestrating a scheme to thwart an FBI investigation into inmate mistreatment in the jails he ran and of lying to the bureau, […]

Baca ‘was aware’ of plan to obstruct FBI

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Posted by Joel Rubin | L.A. Times | March 2, 2017 Despite his claims of ignorance, former Los Angeles County Sheriff Lee Baca was deeply involved in efforts to interfere with FBI agents as they investigated abuses in county jails, a retired sheriff’s official testified Thursday. William “Tom” Carey, a former Sheriff’s Department captain who […]

Former Port of L.A. police chief sentenced to 2 years in federal prison for tax evasion

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By Veronica Rocha | LATIMES.COM October 11, 2016 The former chief of police at the Port of Los Angeles was sentenced to two years in federal prison Tuesday for concealing over $1.1 million in income and making false statements to the FBI. Ronald Boyd, 58, of Torrance, was also ordered to serve three years’ supervised […]

6 arrested in South LA on federal drug and gun charges

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Posted by Hoa Quach | Mynewsla.com July 14, 2016 in Crime Six people were arrested Thursday in South Los Angeles on federal charges of illegal gun sales and drug distribution while authorities search for three others. During the course of the investigation, agents from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives took more than […]

Inside Florida’s Codeine Black Market

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By Francisco Alvarado | Vice.com July 6, 2016 Around 4 AM on April 16, three men in hooded sweatshirts approached the entrance to a Walgreens in Pembroke Pines, Florida. Surveillance footage shows one member of the trio—sporting an orange hoodie, tan backpack, and white socks as gloves—pry open a door using a large yellow crowbar, […]

Deadly CHP shooting raises concerns about officers opening fire at moving vehicles

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James Queally and Sarah Parvini | Latimes.com July 06, 2016 When two undercover California Highway Patrol officers opened fire on a moving vehicle in Fullerton this weekend, they used a tactic that federal authorities and law enforcement experts consider dangerous and has been banned by police leaders in Los Angeles, New York and several other […]

9 Indicted in Connection With Series of SoCal Smash-and-Grab Robberies Netting $6 Million in Stolen Luxury Watches

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By Los Angeles Times and Kacey Montoya, Posted 8:36 PM, June 16, 2016, Updated at 11:55pm, June 16, 2016 They were strangers, federal investigators said, hired by a mastermind to plan a series of heists targeting jewelry stores in Southern California. They stormed in, smashed glass display cases with hammers and lifted $6 million in […]

Sheriff’s ex-number two could get five years in prison as anti-fed ‘ringleader’

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Posted by Debbie L. Sklar | Mynewsla June 7, 2016 in Crime Prosecutors are seeking a five-year prison term for the former second-in-command of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department, who was dubbed the “ringleader” of a multi-faceted conspiracy to thwart a federal probe of misconduct in the jails, according to court papers obtained Tuesday. […]

A Former NYPD Cop with Mafia Ties Is Charged with Running a Prostitution Ring

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By Allie Conti | Staff Writer | Vice.com May 25, 2016 A former New York City cop was arrested Tuesday over what prosecutors describe as a swanky prostitution ring catering to some of America’s wealthiest men. Michael Rizzi, who served on the NYPD from 1991 to 2000, is accused of running dozens of sites that […]