thejournal.io | browse concepts or read more news
LAPD honors officers for their bravery and, for the first time, their restraint
Los Angeles Police Officer Danielle Lopez and her partner were driving to a South L.A. jail when they spotted a man in the middle of the street pointing an assault rifle at other cars. The officers jumped out and drew their guns. “Drop the gun!” Lopez remembers shouting at the man. “Drop the gun!”...
1147 points by Los Angeles Times | Police Los Angeles Police Department Los Angeles Gun The Police Downtown Los Angeles Deadly force Officer
LAPD and L.A. County sheriff unveil phone app for reporting terrorist activity
Los Angeles-area residents who witness potential terrorist activity can now report the details to law enforcement using their smartphones. On Thursday, the LAPD and the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department unveiled a new phone app called iWATCHLA that makes filing a report as simple as a few...
186 points by Los Angeles Times | Police Terrorism Los Angeles Police Department Los Angeles Downtown Los Angeles Federal Bureau of Investigation Report Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department
Mother of malnourished boy found dead in a closet pleads not guilty to murder
The mother of a malnourished 11-year-old boy who was found dead in the closet of an Echo Park home appeared in court Thursday wearing a suicide-prevention garment and pleaded not guilty to murder and child abuse charges. Veronica Aguilar, 39, was charged with one count each of murder and child...
48 points by Los Angeles Times | Abuse Police Los Angeles County California Sheriff Los Angeles Child abuse Physical abuse Los Angeles Police Department
As many as 4 men barricaded inside South L.A. home after assault call
Police were negotiating with as many as four men who barricaded themselves inside of a South Los Angeles home Thursday, authorities said.  Officers received a radio call about an armed assault on the 1200 block of West 42nd Street around 1 a.m., according to the Los Angeles Police Department. The...
5 points by Los Angeles Times | Police Los Angeles Police Department SWAT Columbine High School massacre Los Angeles County California Submachine gun
CHP officer shot man who walked on freeway and charged at officers with metal, police say
A man walking on the 110 Freeway early Tuesday in downtown Los Angeles allegedly grabbed a piece of metal and charged at a California Highway Patrol officer, who opened fire and wounded the man, authorities said. The shooting forced the closure of the northbound 110 Freeway for about nine hours,...
132 points by Los Angeles Times | California Highway Patrol Downtown Los Angeles Traffic Los Angeles Police Department Road Suspension Los Angeles Los Angeles County California
Man fatally shot by SWAT officer after threatening children with knife, Baltimore police say
A SWAT team member fatally shot a 39-year-old man who allegedly was threatening two young children with a large butcher knife during a barricade situation in a West Baltimore rowhome on Friday morning, according to Baltimore Police.The man, who was not identified Friday, was a homeless relative...
-1 points by Baltimore Sun | Police SWAT Columbine High School massacre Deadly force Constable Counter-terrorism Los Angeles Police Department Police officer
Man shot and killed in Westlake daytime shooting
A man in his 20s was shot and killed in Westlake on Friday afternoon, police said. Authorities have not yet identified the victim, who was slain about 2:15 p.m. on the corner of West 2nd Street and South La Fayette Park Place, said Los Angeles Police Lt. Gus Barrientos of the LAPD’s Rampart station....
-1 points by Los Angeles Times | Los Angeles Police Department Murder Police Los Angeles Homicide Detective Criminal Investigation Department Los Angeles County California
City set to vote on plan to raze Parker Center and build $480-million office tower
The Los Angeles City Council will consider a proposal Friday to demolish Parker Center and build a $480-million office tower for city employees — a plan opposed by preservationists fighting to save the former police building. The boxy Parker Center on Los Angeles Street served for more than five...
-1 points by Los Angeles Times | Downtown Los Angeles Los Angeles Los Angeles Police Department New York City Los Angeles City Hall Los Angeles County California Los Angeles River Los Angeles City Council
Should video from LAPD body cameras be released after a police shooting? If so, when? Police Commission wants to know
The Los Angeles Police Commission on Thursday launched its latest effort to answer one of the biggest questions facing law enforcement today, one that has increasingly tested the LAPD and other agencies as video consistently inspires fresh scrutiny of policing: When should footage from police body...
19 points by Los Angeles Times | Police Los Angeles Police Department Constable Public safety The Police Charles L. Beck Rodney King SWAT
‘Strong correlation’ between Latinos reporting fewer sex crimes and deportation fears ‒ LAPD
Los Angeles Police Chief Charlie Beck has warned that undocumented victims of sex crimes might not report them to the police, out of fear that deportations are on the rise under the Trump administration. Read Full Article at RT.com
-1 points by Russia Today | Police Crime Los Angeles Police Department U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement Immigration to the United States Immigration United States Department of Homeland Security Bullying
SWAT team responding to home in Edgewater
A Chicago Police SWAT team was responding on Thursday evening to an incident at a home in the Edgewater neighborhood on the North Side.
-1 points by Chicago Sun-Times | SWAT Police The Edgewater North According to Jim Los Angeles Police Department
Activists rally for immigrant rights in downtown Los Angeles
A coalition of activist groups plans to march through downtown Los Angeles on Saturday to oppose immigration raids and demand that local officials take concrete steps to thwart the “deportation machine” under President Trump. David Abud, one of the organizers of the march, said the coalition is...
5386 points by Los Angeles Times | Downtown Los Angeles Los Angeles Immigration City Toronto Los Angeles Police Department Los Angeles County California Australia
Man arrested in Los Angeles in connection with pipe bombs found in Denver hotel
A Denver man was arrested in West Los Angeles Thursday by law enforcement, ABC News reports.
1 points by The Denver Post | Los Angeles American Broadcasting Company According to Jim City Los Angeles County California Western United States Los Angeles Police Department Santa Monica California
Jared Leto to direct Patty Hearst crime thriller ’77’
Jared Leto is set to assemble his own squad.The Academy Award-winning actor will make his feature-length scripted directorial debut with Paramount and Wolf Films’ 77.The film is set in 1974 Los Angeles, telling the story of two police officers who, while investigating the murder of a fellow officer, team up to hunt for the famed kidnapped heiress Patty Hearst.David Matthews (Narcos, Boardwalk Empire) penned the latest draft of the screenplay; the original script was written by L.A. Confidential author James Ellroy.
-2 points by Boston Herald | L.A. Confidential Film Patty Hearst Russell Crowe James Ellroy Los Angeles Police Department L.A. Confidential 30 Seconds to Mars
Report of gun at Royal High campus spurs lockdown at two Simi Valley schools
Two schools in Simi Valley went on lockdown Wednesday morning after police received reports of a person possibly with a rifle on the campus of Royal High School.  As a result of that 8:21 a.m. report, Royal High and nearby Saint Rose of Lima Catholic School went on lockdown.  Around 10 a.m., Simi...
104 points by Los Angeles Times | Police Criminal Investigation Department Los Angeles Sandra Bullock Detective Los Angeles Police Department San Fernando Valley Constable
Man, 92, arrested on suspicion of killing wife on Valentine's Day
A 92-year-old man was arrested Tuesday on suspicion of fatally shooting his wife during a dispute, Los Angeles police said. The Valentine’s Day slaying began as an argument at the couple’s home in the 1700 block of West 60th Street, according to LAPD Officer Mike Lopez. During the dispute, the...
57 points by Los Angeles Times | Los Angeles Police Department Los Angeles Police According to Jim
L.A. City Council rejects historical designation for Parker Center
The Los Angeles City Council on Tuesday rejected a plan to include the Welton Becket-designed Parker Center in L.A.’s list of historically significant buildings. On a 10-0 vote, the council declined to grant historic-cultural monument status to the downtown structure that once served as the Los...
290 points by Los Angeles Times | Los Angeles Los Angeles Police Department Santa Monica California Downtown Los Angeles Los Angeles County California Councillor Los Angeles International Airport City council
Anxieties among immigrants run high
Good morning. It is Saturday, Feb. 11. Here’s what you don’t want to miss this weekend: TOP STORIES Fearing the worst: Arrests by federal immigration officials, coupled with Internet hoaxes about deportation checkpoints, have stoked growing anxiety in California’s immigrant communities. It’s sparking...
5 points by Los Angeles Times | California Orange County California Los Angeles Los Angeles Police Department Southern California Zoning Long Beach California The New York Times
Woman Secretly Videotaped in Bathroom on NBCUniversal Lot
The Los Angeles Police Department is investigating an invasion of privacy incident that occurred at a child day care facility on the NBCUniversal lot. A woman was secretly video recorded in the restroom on Wednesday by a male preschool teacher, who was fired following the incident. According to officials, the adult woman was using the... Read more »
1413 points by Variety | Day care Los Angeles Police Department NBC Universal Police Criminal Investigation Department Detective Employment Crime
L.A. rebound fuels Garcetti run for reelection despite mixed record
With a vote on his reelection just weeks away, Mayor Eric Garcetti is framing his tenure as a pivotal time in Los Angeles history. The construction of rail lines across the city, he says, is one of many signs of robust urban renewal. Nothing, he argues, has transformed Los Angeles so dramatically...
70 points by Los Angeles Times | Los Angeles Downtown Los Angeles Los Angeles River Los Angeles County California Santa Monica California Los Angeles Police Department City Metrolink
Actor Tom Sizemore pleads no contest to domestic violence charges and avoids jail time
Actor Tom Sizemore pleaded no contest on Tuesday to two domestic violence charges in a deal that allows him to avoid a 210-day jail term. Appearing before Judge Maral Injejikian in a downtown Los Angeles courtroom, Sizemore entered the plea to two misdemeanor counts of injuring an intimate partner,...
16 points by Los Angeles Times | Los Angeles Downtown Los Angeles Los Angeles County California Tom Sizemore Felony Assault Los Angeles Police Department Los Angeles River
3 face murder charges in 1993 Los Angeles apartment fire
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Three gang members accused in a 1993 fire set to retaliate against an attempt to quell drug sales at a Los Angeles apartment building were charged Tuesday with murder after the blaze killed seven children, three…
-2 points by Arizona Daily Star | Los Angeles Police Department House Constable Real estate Apartment Bunker Hill Los Angeles California Los Angeles County California Condominium
D.A. files murder charges in 1993 Westlake apartment complex fire that left 10 dead
Prosecutors filed murder charges Tuesday against three people suspected of setting one of the deadliest arson fires in Los Angeles history, an apartment blaze that killed 10 people in 1993. Johanna Lopez, 51, Ramiro “Greedy” Valerio, 43, and Joseph “Droopy” Monge, 41, were each charged with 12...
14 points by Los Angeles Times | Crime Los Angeles Gang Illegal drug trade Capital punishment Los Angeles Police Department Organized crime Bloods
The Latest: 3 plead not guilty to murder in deadly '93 fire
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Latest on the arrests of three people in connection with a 1993 apartment fire that killed 10 people in Los Angeles (all times local):
-2 points by Arizona Daily Star | Los Angeles Police Department House Constable Real estate Apartment Bunker Hill Los Angeles California Los Angeles County California Condominium
Swarming South L.A. isn't going to make black Angelenos trust the LAPD
To the editor: That Los Angeles Police Department Chief Charlie Beck describes LAPD tactics in parts of South Los Angeles as just an “occasional stop,” while painting them as merely inconvenient, flies in the face of hard data and experience. (“The LAPD's biggest conundrum: How to suppress crime...
19 points by Los Angeles Times | Los Angeles Police Department Crime Los Angeles Los Angeles County California Rodney King Police Gang San Fernando Valley
Homeless men accused of holding Akron man against his will
The 50-year-old victim did not say why the men were at his house, but he did tell Akron police that they punched him in the face several times and would not allow him to answer the door when police arrived. AKRON, Ohio - Three homeless men have been arrested and charged after they were accused of holding an Akron man against his will inside his house Friday. Samuel Crespo, 38, is charged with obstructing official business and misrepresenting identity in Akron Municipal Court. Anton Jeffries, 22, and Tyrone Matthews, 39, are both charged with kidnapping and assault. The three men are being held in Summit County Jail. The men are charged in connection with a late Friday incident during which a 50-year-old man said the trio held him against his will. Akron police were alerted about midnight by the victim's nephew. The incident took place at a house on the 100 block of Jesse Avenue in Akron's North Hill neighborhood. The victim's nephew also told police that one of the men would have a silver handgun. When officers arrived at the Jesse Avenue house, an officer looked through the windows and saw a man with the handgun in his waistband, police said. Officers used the loudspeaker on their cruiser to order the trio to come out of the house after they refused to answer knocks at the door, police said. When that did not work, the Akron SWAT team was called. The SWAT team negotiated with the men  and got them to come outside without further trouble, police said. Officers spoke with the victim once the three homeless men were out of the house. He did not say why the men were at his house, but he did say they punched him in the face several times and would not allow him to answer the door when police arrived. The victim was taken to Summa Akron City Hospital for treatment. Crespo, Jeffries and Matthews are slated to appear in front of a judge Tuesday morning, court records show. If you'd like to comment on this post, please visit the cleveland.com crime and courts comments section. 
325 points by The Plain Dealer | Police SWAT Los Angeles Police Department English-language films Akron Ohio Victim Man
After 24 years, arrests made in horrific L.A. fire that killed 10, including 7 children
Los Angeles police said Saturday that multiple people have been arrested in connection with a devastating 1993 fire that killed 10 people, including seven children and two pregnant women, in a Westlake district apartment building. The fire, in an old apartment building packed with immigrants from...
1580 points by Los Angeles Times | Crime Gang House Los Angeles Police Department Los Angeles Illegal drug trade 18th Street gang Criminology
Pittsburgh SWAT arrests man after shot into neighboring home
PITTSBURGH (AP) - Pittsburgh's SWAT team has arrested a man who allegedly fired a shot from his home that pierced the bedroom wall of his 80-year-old neighbor. That woman wasn't injured, but police say 30-year-old Justin McQuade still faces charges of reckless endangerment and discharging a firearm into an occupied ...
-2 points by The Washington Times | Police Firearm SWAT Legal terms Los Angeles Police Department Home The Washington Times Endangerment
Police: Suspects surrender peacefully in Charlotte standoff
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - Police say a SWAT standoff in Charlotte has ended after suspects in a firearms theft surrendered peacefully. Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department spokeswoman Cindy Wallace said in a news release Friday night that the standoff started after officers found a vehicle wanted in connection with a recent break-in ...
-2 points by The Washington Times | Police Crime SWAT Bass Pro Shops English-language films Firearm Los Angeles Police Department Public relations
NY college students kidnapping, torture case goes to jury
ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) - Jury deliberations are set to begin in the trial of four people charged with kidnapping and torturing two University of Rochester students last year. Monroe County prosecutors and defense attorneys for Lydell Strickland, David Alcaraz-Ubiles, Ruth Lora and Inalia Rolldan made their closing statements Thursday. Deliberations ...
1 points by The Washington Times | Jury SWAT Rochester New York Police Deliberation Los Angeles Police Department Law enforcement in the United States Victim
LA couple goes missing after setting out for camping trip
A Los Angeles couple has vanished after leaving for a desert camping trip — and loved ones are scrambling to collect more leads.
40 points by Daily News | Eye color Los Angeles Dodgers Dune Los Angeles Police Department Los Angeles Camping Week-day names Sunday
A look at a few of the L.A. Auto Show's speediest vehicles
L.A. Auto Show 2016 live updates: The Chevy Bolt EV wins Green Car of the Year Nov. 17, 2016, 12:50 p.m. The Los Angeles Auto Show opens to the public Friday and ends Nov. 27. Take a look through our coverage from the four days of press previews and keynotes, known as AutoMobility L.A., to see...
-2 points by Los Angeles Times | Los Angeles County California Los Angeles River Los Angeles LA Auto Show Los Angeles Police Department Jakarta
Even classic car models are going electric at the L.A. Auto Show
L.A. Auto Show 2016 live updates: The Chevy Bolt EV wins Green Car of the Year Nov. 17, 2016, 11:02 a.m. The Los Angeles Auto Show opens to the public Friday and ends Nov. 27. Take a look through our coverage from the four days of press previews and keynotes, known as AutoMobility L.A., to see...
-2 points by Los Angeles Times | Los Angeles County California Los Angeles River Los Angeles LA Auto Show Los Angeles Police Department Jakarta
In Cranes’ Shadow, Los Angeles Strains to See a Future With Less Sprawl
An economic resurgence has prompted a debate about height and neighborhood character, and, most of all, what the city should look like a generation from now.
1294 points by The New York Times | Los Angeles City Initiative Downtown Los Angeles Chicago Referendum Los Angeles Police Department Los Angeles County California
California Today: California Today: Extra! Extra! How the Gossip Machine Chased the ‘Brangelina’ Split
Wednesday: Celebrity news feasts on the “Brangelina” breakup, “stem cell tourism” in San Diego, and Oracle’s annual seizing of downtown San Francisco.
445 points by The New York Times | Brad Pitt Angelina Jolie California Los Angeles The New York Times Orange County California People Los Angeles Police Department
'8 Mile' director, Oscar-winning writer Curtis Hanson dies
Curtis Hanson, who won a screenwriting Oscar for "L.A. Confidential" and directed the psychological thriller "The Hand That Rocks the Cradle" and Eminem's tale of Detroit hip-hop "8 Mile," has died.
2 points by Las Vegas Sun | L.A. Confidential Film Kim Basinger Academy Award for Best Picture Curtis Hanson 8 Mile Los Angeles Police Department American film actors
'8 Mile' director Curtis Hanson dies
Los Angeles police spokesman Tony Im said. Hanson died of natural causes.        
103 points by Detroit Free Press | L.A. Confidential Film Kim Basinger Academy Award for Best Picture Curtis Hanson 8 Mile Los Angeles Police Department American film actors
‘8 Mile’ director, Oscar-winning writer Curtis Hanson dies
Paramedics declared Hanson dead at his Hollywood Hills home late Tuesday afternoon.
18 points by New York Post | L.A. Confidential Film Kim Basinger Academy Award for Best Picture 8 Mile Curtis Hanson American film actors Los Angeles Police Department
'Suspicious' duffel bag left by man outside L.A. federal building prompts bomb squad, street closures
A suspicious duffel bag left outside the Edward R. Roybal Federal Building in downtown Los Angeles prompted the arrival of a police bomb squad and the closure of some downtown streets, authorities said. An unidentified man was seen dropping off a duffel bag about 8:15 p.m. outside the building,...
28 points by Los Angeles Times | Downtown Los Angeles Los Angeles Police Department United States Los Angeles Police Constable California Bomb disposal
Police Commission faults LAPD officers in 2 deadly shootings
LOS ANGELES — The Los Angeles Police Commission decided Tuesday that LAPD officers violated deadly force rules in two controversial fatal shootings last year, including one in which a woman armed with a knife was shot and another in which officers killed a man who had thrown a beer bottle at their patrol vehicle.
-1 points by Pittsburgh Post-Gazette | Music video Los Angeles Downtown Los Angeles Los Angeles Police Department The Los Angeles Times Gun Cannon Deadly force
Police Commission faults LAPD officers in two deadly shootings
The Los Angeles Police Commission decided Tuesday that LAPD officers violated deadly force rules in two controversial fatal shootings last year, including one in which a woman armed with a knife was shot and another in which officers killed a man who had thrown a beer bottle at their patrol vehicle....
1739 points by Los Angeles Times | Gun Los Angeles Downtown Los Angeles Los Angeles Police Department Cannon Deadly force Police car Police
Actvist and philanthropist Stanley Sheinbaum dies at 96
For more than four decades, Stanley Sheinbaum regularly gathered moguls, presidents, celebrities and activists in his Brentwood living room to sip wine and debate the issues of the day. King Hussein and Queen Noor of Jordan, Bill and Hillary Clinton, Norman Lear, Barbra Streisand and Warren Beatty...
-1 points by Los Angeles Times | Los Angeles Police Department Vietnam War Yasser Arafat Constable Police Pentagon Papers Daniel Ellsberg Los Angeles
Police hunt two men in shooting of bicyclists in Elysian Park
Police are searching for two young men who confronted and shot two bicyclists in Elysian Park late Friday.   Authorities believe the two shooters were gang members, both 16 years old — although one may be older. The pair confronted the two cyclists, a 27-year-old man and his 47-year-old father-in-law,...
109 points by Los Angeles Times | Gang New York City Bicycle Cycling Los Angeles Police Department Los Angeles River Pasadena Freeway English-language films
Street closures planned for vice presidential visit to downtown L.A. today
The Los Angeles Police Department issued a traffic advisory for downtown Los Angeles on Friday, warning of potential congestion during a visit by Vice President Joe Biden.  The potential “Bidenjam” may occur while the vice president is scheduled to speak at the “Stand Up to Cancer” live event at...
301 points by Los Angeles Times | Downtown Los Angeles Southern California freeways Los Angeles Police Department Walt Disney Concert Hall Bunker Hill Los Angeles California Los Angeles Streets in Los Angeles County California Walt Disney
Man accused of being 'Most Wanted' killer is set free after DNA shows he was the wrong man
After a 16-year search, the Los Angeles Police Department held a news conference this summer to announce it had captured a murder suspect on the department’s “Most Wanted” list. A woman had recognized his face after she logged into the wanted section of the LAPD’s website and called a tipster hotline,...
486 points by Los Angeles Times | Crime DNA English-language films Public relations Los Angeles Police Department American films Los Angeles River Judge