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Police Commission approves LAPD’s use of drones

LOS ANGELES (CNS) — The Los Angeles Police Commission gave unanimous preliminary approval July 9 to the LAPD’s first unmanned aircraft program, which has long been opposed by critics who believe the use of drones will lead to an invasion of residents’ privacy. The Los Angeles Police Department spent the last year testing the proposed Read More…

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Stories conflict in Inland Empire shooting by off-duty LAPD officer

LOS ANGELES — Conflicting stories are emerging over the circumstances that led to a fatal shooting inside a Corona Costco store by an off-duty Los Angeles police officer, with the dead man’s relatives calling for the lawman’s arrest, and the officer’s attorney insisting his client acted in self-defense. The shooting occurred at 7:46 p.m. June Read More…

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LAPD blames rise in gun violence on increased gang activity

LOS ANGELES — The city saw a sharp uptick in gun violence during a two-month period that included the shooting death of rapper Nipsey Hussle, according to figures presented to a City Council committee June 12. Los Angeles Police Department Assistant Chief Robert Arcos told the council’s Public Safety Committee that 214 people were injured Read More…