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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…

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Local officials call for stricter gun laws after weekend mass shootings

LOS ANGELES — Responding to a week of mass shootings that killed nearly three dozen people, Los Angeles city leaders Aug. 5 reiterated their calls for stricter gun-control laws. “The nation is reeling from these events,” City Attorney Mike Feuer said at the start of a news conference in his office on a separate topic. Read More…

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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…