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Deputy Chief John McMahon discusses the LAPD’s adoption of advanced technologies, aiming to boost efficiency, improve community interaction and address the policing challenges of tomorrow
The defendant officer was initially denied qualified immunity after fatally shooting a violent subject
Understanding the impact of recent changes in California law
Officers at the scene said they believed the man was holding a knife or screwdriver; an officer shot the man when he continued to approach officers after being hit with less lethal weapons
Dr. Kenji Inaba’s training helps officers on the field treat gunshot wounds and other injuries; officers in the metropolitan division undergo medical training drills every four weeks
“I do not think 9,500 [officers] is realistic...” Councilmember Hugo Soto-Martínez said. “And the reason it’s not realistic is because ... people who are entering the workforce do not want to be police officers”
Crimes at the site have prompted a 24-hour guard by officers working overtime; 18 arrests have been made at the site since Feb. 1
Salvador Alejandro Sanchez killed Kenneth French at a Costco after the non-verbal man hit Sanchez from behind
The LAPD has stated that sideshows are growing increasingly violent; officers who respond often have rocks thrown at them or laser pointers shone in their eyes
Assistant Chief Dominic H. Choi will not be allowed to apply for the permanent chief position; Choi stated his goal is to manage a smooth transition for the department
A police helicopter crew spotted more than a dozen people trespassing and possibly spray-painting the building