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LA Sheriff wants forensic specialists to analyze body cam video

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| Sheriff Jim McDonnell wants to hire 32 forensic video specialists as part of his $55 million-a-year proposal to equip nearly 6,000 deputies with body cams.

Hotel: Vegas gunman shot at crowd seconds after shooting guard

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Mandalay Bay hotel officials say the gunman wounded a security guard in a hotel hallway within 40 seconds of firing into the crowd at a music festival, disputing a police timeline.

First police shooting video released under OC's new policy

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Under the new policy, Orange County District Attorney Tony Rackauckas will release police shooting video that isn't subject to any legal restrictions or is irrelevant to the event.

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Las Vegas shooting victims from California can get financial help

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Both California and Nevada are offering assistance to California residents who were injured or were otherwise affected, as well as surviving family members.

Immigrant rights activists slam LA sheriff over ICE cooperation

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L.A. County's inspector general finds that Sheriff Jim McDonnell failed to reveal the extent to which his department cooperates with federal immigration agents.

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​Texas Tech police officer killed, campus on lockdown

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A student sought in the shooting death of a campus police officer at police headquarters has been captured. Officials lift campus lockdown.

California woman killed at Vegas concert remembered for huge heart

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Carrying cream-colored candles, at least 200 people gathered outside an elementary school that Nicol Kimura attended when she was a child in the community of Placentia.

Gun-related homicides are up in California

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Reversing almost a decade of decline, the rate of people killed with guns in California rose 15 percent last year.

US Marshals shoot attempted murder suspect in Duarte

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 L.A. County Sheriff's deputies are investigating the circumstances that led to a fatal officer-involved shooting in Duarte on Friday afternoon.