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LAPD cadet program to get top-to-bottom review

LOS ANGELES — The Los Angeles Police Department’s civilian watchdog will review the LAPD’s embattled cadet program in the wake of a scandal involving seven cadets arrested for their alleged involvement in stealing squad cars. Inspector General Alex Bustamante told the Los Angeles Times that he will heed the request of Police Commission President Matt Read More…

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Seven LAPD cadets arrested for stealing patrol cars

LOS ANGELES — Four additional juveniles in the Los Angeles Police Department’s cadet program have been arrested for their alleged involvement in the theft of three squad cars, two of which were involved in police chases last week, LAPD Chief Charlie Beck said June 20. The four new arrests bring to seven the number of Read More…

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Online chatter spawns fear of violence

LOS ANGELES — Ongoing gang violence coupled with social media rumors about a 100-day, 100-murder campaign have some South Los Angeles residents taking unusual precautionary measures to avoid possible bloodshed. The violence among the gangs is rumored to be a competition to see which gang can be the first to kill 100 people, and can Read More…