Crime & Justice |

Not much public feedback on LAPD's new chief hire

Frank Stoltze
| Few people have attended public meetings to tell city officials what they want to see in the new police chief. But commissioners say what they've heard is useful.

Overheard threat helps foil Whittier school shooting plot

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After a security guard heard a student threaten to open fire at El Camino High School, authorities found two assault rifles and nearly 100 high-capacity magazines at his home.

Los Angeles sheriff's deputy accused of sexually assaulting 6 inmates

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Giancarlo Scotti was arrested in September after authorities said he went into a cell with two female inmates and engaged in sex acts with them.

FACT CHECK: Florida school shooting survivors are not 'crisis actors'

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Several conspiracy-oriented sites and an aide to a Florida lawmaker claimed two students who survived the Parkland shooting are "crisis actors." They're not.

Chief Beck: Here are the qualities LA’s next police chief should have

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He wants the next LAPD chief to be someone who is trusted inside and outside the department, is well-grounded in policing and is a good spokesperson.

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Episode 4: The Investigation

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The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department investigates its own officers’ shootings — a common practice in California. Officials are adamant that their investigations into police shootings are impartial, highly supervised and beyond reproach.

LAPD could rewind its position on releasing body cam video

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Until now, the LAPD has banned the release of body cam video - a policy sharply criticized as defeating their purpose of transparency and accountability. The new policy would release officer-involved shooting and other videos 45 days after the incident.

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Attorney admits he lied to Mueller's federal agents in Russia probe

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An attorney linked to a former Trump campaign official admitted Tuesday he lied to federal investigators working for special counsel Robert Mueller.

What the public wants in a new LAPD chief

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Compassion for the underserved. Respect for the homeless and for people with drug issues. These are some of the qualities people are seeking, according to the head of L.A.'s Police Commission.

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