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Is the LAPD Restricting Occupy L.A. Coverage With Last-Minute 'Pool Media'?new

If the LAPD doesn't lift media restrictions, the ACLU plans to file an injunction.
L.A. Weekly  |  Simone Wilson  |  11-29-2011  |  #OCCUPY

Biggie Smalls Murder Confession: Voletta Wallace's Attorney Still Has Questionsnew

A couple weeks ago, ex-LAPD detective Greg Kading says he handed Voletta Wallace, mother of Biggie Smalls, a copy of his new book, Murder Rap, in which Kading reveals never-before-seen evidence implicating Suge Knight in the death of her son.
L.A. Weekly  |  Chris Vogel  |  10-05-2011  |  Crime & Justice

LAPD Audit: New Chief Releases a Report Showing Broad Mismanagementnew

The city may not be as safe as the 1950s like Bill Bratton often boasted, but apparently the bookkeeping by the Los Angeles Police Department is “stuck” in that decade, and a new and embarrassing audit is roiling City Hall—by explaining how bad things really are.
L.A. Weekly  |  Patrick Range McDonald and Christine Pelisek  |  12-18-2009  |  Economy

The Assassination of Deputy Abel Escalantenew

A young father had nothing to do with LAPD's killing of Danny Leon last year. The 27-year-old officer most likely heard about it on the news, like everyone else. But, federal prosecutors believe, Escalante died for it.
L.A. Weekly  |  Christine Pelisek  |  10-16-2009  |  Crime & Justice

Bye-Bye, Bill Brattonnew

Media coverage has been filled with praise for Bratton, but some are questioning how he could so readily accept a job right after Michael Cherkasky played a key role in helping to hand Bratton a historic career and political victory -- the lifting of the consent decree.
L.A. Weekly  |  Jill Stewart  |  08-14-2009  |  Crime & Justice

How LAPD's 'Closers' Nabbed A Serial Killer Known as The Westside Rapistnew

In a long-shot quest to find one prominent serial killer, police instead found another. Through tantalizing coincidences and teamwork that tapped the memories of long-retired cops, LAPD found the The Westside Rapist, a man who had slipped away from the cops in 1957 and went on to terrorize elderly women in Southern California for a generation.
L.A. Weekly  |  Christine Pelisek  |  07-24-2009  |  Crime & Justice

Why Los Angeles Crime-Fighters Fell Years Behind on Rape Testingnew

Experts have suggested a stunning possibility: that 500,000 rape kits, given low priority by scores of police departments, have been sitting untested for years.
L.A. Weekly  |  Christine Pelisek  |  03-20-2009  |  Crime & Justice

The Grim Sleeper is Murdering Angelenos as Cops Hunt His DNAnew

The most elusive serial killer west of the Mississippi took a 13-year break. Now he's back.
L.A. Weekly  |  Christine Pelisek  |  08-29-2008  |  Crime & Justice

No One Could Bait the Well-Behaved LAPD This May Daynew

In Los Angeles, May Day laurels go to the LAPD for the heroic continence of not going batshit crazy and attacking random citizens at this year's march.
Los Angeles CityBeat  |  Ron Garmon  |  05-12-2008  |  Crime & Justice

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