Violent Crime Is Up as Cities Lose Police Officers. What Now?

Some urban police departments are struggling to keep their numbers up.

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Rick Caruso’s Wild Promises for Los Angeles

In the L.A. race for mayor, Rick Caruso’s aggressive promises would be hard to keep.

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Oscars Producer Did Not Want Will Smith Physically Removed After Slap

Will Packer, the producer of the telecast, said that Smith had been asked to leave after slapping Chris Rock, and then there were discussions of having him physically removed.

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L.A.P.D. Officers Who Ignored Robbery to Play Pokémon Go Lose Appeal

Two Los Angeles police officers were fired after an investigation found they had pretended not to hear a radio call for help as they played the augmented-reality game.

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Crashed Pilot Is Pulled to Safety Seconds Before Train Plows Through

Los Angeles police officers pulled the pilot of a small plane away from the tracks moments before a train smashed into it at high speed.

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Officer Whose Bullet Killed a 14-Year-Old Girl Wanted to ‘Change’ the Police

As an L.A.P.D. officer, William Jones Jr. said he wanted the public “not to be scared of us.” He is now under investigation for a shooting that killed Valentina Orellana Peralta and an unarmed assault suspect.

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Teen Girl Shot By Police Was Seeking New Life, Family Says

The family of Valentina Orellana-Peralta described the terrifying moments before the 14-year-old girl, who had recently moved to Los Angeles from Chile, was killed by a stray bullet fired by a police officer.

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Girl, 14, Is Identified in Fatal Police Shooting at Los Angeles Dressing Room

The police said they expected to release more details on Monday about the shooting, which happened after officers responded to a call about an assault with a deadly weapon at a clothing store.

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Officers Fire at Suspect in Store and a Bullet Kills a Girl in a Dressing Room

The suspect was killed and a shot pierced a wall during the confrontation at a clothing store in Los Angeles, fatally striking a 14-year-old, the police said.

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Margaret York, an L.A.P.D. Model for ‘Cagney & Lacey,’ Dies at 80

She became the police force’s highest ranking woman after she and a detective partner inspired a TV series fighting crime in the streets and sexism in the ranks.

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George Holliday, Who Taped Police Beating of Rodney King, Dies at 61

His shocking video, which played a key role in the prosecution of four officers, presaged the now-common use of cellphones to capture police abuse.

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Bill Bratton Discusses Police Reform With Maureen Dowd

America’s top cop on better policing, race relations, Chauvin, Biden, Rudy and Andrew. 

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A Year After George Floyd: Pressure to Add Police Amid Rising Crime

Los Angeles, like other cities across the nation, is facing a rise in gun violence. And the police budget is growing.

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L.A.P.D. Investigate Attack as an Anti-Semitic Hate Crime

The attack came amid escalating violence in Israel and Gaza that has sparked protests in the United States.

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Five Charged in Shooting of Lady Gaga’s Dog Walker

The dog walker was critically injured and two of Lady Gaga’s French bulldogs were stolen in the violent robbery in Hollywood on Feb. 24, the police said.

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L.A.P.D. Strongly Criticized Over Handling of George Floyd Protests

An independent report commissioned by the Los Angeles City Council faulted the department for its lack of planning and chaotic and at times overly aggressive response.

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A Black Police Officer Is Reinstated, 121 Years Later

The Los Angeles Police Commission voted last week to restore the badge of Robert William Stewart, one of the city’s first Black officers.

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Lady Gaga’s Dog Walker Recalls Being Shot and Cradling ‘Guardian Angel’ Dog

Ryan Fischer wrote on Instagram about his “recovery from a very close call with death.”

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Lady Gaga’s Dogs Are Stolen and Dog Walker Is Shot

The Los Angeles police said that two French bulldogs were taken Wednesday night and that a dog walker was critically injured. Lady Gaga is offering a reward for their safe return, a representative said.

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George Floyd Image With the Words ‘You Take My Breath Away’ Prompts Internal Police Investigation

The Valentine-style image was “passed around” the Los Angeles Police Department, officials said.

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Here’s Why Car Thefts Are Soaring (Hint: Check Your Cup Holder)

The technology that once made cars nearly impossible to steal has ushered in a new era of joyriding in some cities, thanks to carelessness with key fobs.

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Bryce Hall, TikTok Influencer, Has Power Shut Off by Los Angeles

This month, Mayor Eric Garcetti said that Angelenos who violated the city’s guidelines on gatherings during a health crisis would have their water and power turned off. Today, he followed through.

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Rage Is Both Black and American

55 years after Watts, are enough of us having the same epiphany?

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He Videotaped the Rodney King Beating. Now, He Is Auctioning the Camera

“How much does something like this go for?” asked George Holliday. “I have no idea.” Bidding begins at $225,000.

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Megan Thee Stallion Gives New Details in Account of Shooting

Neither the rapper nor the police have named anyone as responsible for causing her injuries.

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Pop Smoke Arrests: L.A.P.D. Has Taken 5 Into Custody

The Los Angeles Police Department said it had taken three adult men and two minors into custody on Thursday, following the February shooting of the rising rap star in the Hollywood Hills.

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In Los Angeles, the Ghosts of Rodney King and Watts Rise Again

Los Angeles has been one of America’s reference points for racial unrest. This time protesters are bringing their anger to the people they say need to hear it most: the white and wealthy.

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Body of Former Pro Wrestler Shad Gaspard Found on Beach

Shad Gaspard, 39, was caught in a rip current with his 10-year-old son, Aryeh. His last words were “just secure my son, rescue my son,” the authorities said.

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