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LAPD Chief Beck’s successor? It could be a woman or a Latino

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| First Assistant Chief Michel Moore and Assistant Chiefs Beatrice Girmala and Jorge Villegas would all be contenders if they choose to seek the top job.

LAPD Chief Charlie Beck to retire after 40 years

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"Leading the men and women of the #LAPD -my family- has been a privilege I never thought I’d be worthy of," Beck tweeted Friday. He steps down June 27.

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Probe: Las Vegas shooting suspect's motive remains a mystery

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The Las Vegas gunman meticulously planned researching SWAT tactics, renting other hotel rooms overlooking outdoor concerts and researched targets in at least four cities.

USA Gymnastics severs ties to Karoyli Ranch where Olympians say they were abused

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Olympic gold medalist Simone Biles, who is competing in the 2020 Tokyo games, said on Monday it would break her heart to return to the training facility where she says she was abused.

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Accusations of 'frat house' behavior trail LA Times publisher's career

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Los Angeles Times CEO and Publisher Ross Levinsohn has been a defendant in two sexual harassment lawsuits; female colleagues have repeatedly challenged his conduct in the workplace at various firms.

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Parents of starved children plead not guilty to torture

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Riverside County District Attorney Mike Hestrin announced multiple charges of torture and abuse against David and Louise Turpin, saying "the victimization appeared to intensify over time."

Parents of killed college student not focused on motive

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Blaze Bernstein's parents say they they're not focused on suggestions their son was attacked because he was gay and just want a fair trial.

A son’s search for his mother after the Montecito mudslides

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Robert Riskin's 61-year-old mother was missing. He and a friend put on wetsuits and waded chest deep through mud searching for her, calling out her name in the dark.

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Murder charge filed in college student's killing

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A complaint filed in Orange County Superior Court Wednesday morning alleges 20-year-old Samuel Woodward used a knife to kill 19-year-old Blaze Bernstein.