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Chief seeks to fire officer accused of falsifying data

LOS ANGELES — Los Angeles police Chief Michel Moore has moved to fire an officer who allegedly falsified information collected during traffic stops, and the department is referring the case to prosecutors to consider possible criminal charges, the agency announced Jan. 24. The officer in question was not identified. The LAPD has been investigating allegations Read More…

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City reports reduced crime figures in 2019

LOS ANGELES — The city’s various crime rates were lower in 2019 compared to 2018, but city officials said there is still room for improvement. Los Angeles Police Chief Michel Moore said he was encouraged that the number of homicides was down from 260 in 2018 to 253, a 2.7% drop and the lowest rate Read More…

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Two face capital murder charges in officer’s death

LOS ANGELES — Two reputed gang members have been charged with capital murder stemming from the shooting of off-duty Los Angeles police Officer Juan Jose Diaz July 27 in Lincoln Heights amid what investigators called a 90-minute crime spree that included a separate attempted murder. Cristian Facundo, 20, of Murrieta, and Francisco Talamantes III, 23, Read More…