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Police Contract, 2nd Ld

Police Contract, 2nd Ld

Police Chief Charlie Beck attempted today to placate rank-and-file officers who last week voted to reject a proposed labor agreement, urging them to come back to the negotiating table amid a spirit of "respect and professionalism.''

The Los Angeles Police Protective League announced Friday that the proposed contract reached between union and city leaders had been rejected. The agreement lacked raises, which felt like a "slap in the face'' to union members, LAPPL president Tyler Izen told the Police Commission and Beck at a commission meeting attended today by hundreds of officers.

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Beck mourns loss of officer; 'today the grief is different'

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Beck mourns loss of LAPD officer; 'today the grief is different'

Beck mourns loss of LAPD officer; 'today the grief is different'

For the third time in two months, hundreds of police officers filled a downtown Los Angeles cathedral Wednesday morning to bid an emotional farewell to an LAPD officer killed in a car crash.

L.A. Mayor Eric Garcetti, Police Chief Charlie Beck and California Atty. Gen. Kamala Harris were again among those gathered at the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels, this time to honor Officer Roberto Sanchez, the 32-year-old officer killed May 3 when an SUV struck his patrol car in Harbor City.

Sanchez was one of four LAPD officers to die in a traffic incident since early March, his funeral coming less than a week after a veteran detective was killed off-duty in Beverly Hills.
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Donation Account for Officer Roberto Sanchez

Video as “evidence”—A cautionary tale

Video as “evidence”—A cautionary tale

When viewed by itself and without any context, this video looked troubling. It showed three Los Angeles Police Department officers wrestling with a young skateboarder while a fourth officer appeared to punch him in the face.

An easy case of police brutality, right?
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Supreme Court decision allows release of police officers’ names after shootings
As police officers, we know before entering the Academy that the job comes with risks. We know it’s a dangerous job, and that every person we encounter on a routine traffic stop or a domestic violence response might have a gun that they’re prepared to use.
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Funeral Services Held For LAPD Det. Killed When Cement Truck Overturned In Beverly Hills

Funeral Services Held For LAPD Det. Killed When Cement Truck Overturned In Beverly Hills

Funeral services were held Tuesday for a Los Angeles Police Department officer who was killed when his pickup truck was struck by a cement mixer in Beverly Hills.

Services for Det. Ernest L. Allen began at 11 a.m. at Faithful Central Bible Church, 321 N. Eucalyptus Ave.

Allen was killed while he was driving his pickup truck off-duty around 2 p.m. May 9 in the 1000 block of Loma Vista Drive.

The incident was the second time a cement truck overturned on Loma Vista in a week.
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About 50 members of violent L.A. street gang are arrested in sweep

About 50 members of violent L.A. street gang are arrested in sweep

Dozens of members of a notorious Los Angeles street gang were arrested early Tuesday as federal and local investigators moved to break up what they said was a violent and powerful cartel that ran a drug operation that stretched as far as Louisiana.
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Fallen LAPD motorcycle cop is mourned at large downtown ceremony

Fallen LAPD motorcycle cop is mourned at large downtown ceremony

Hundreds of uniformed police officers gathered in downtown Los Angeles early Tuesday to pay their final respects to a veteran LAPD motorcycle officer who died earlier this month after being struck by a driver suspected of being under the influence of cocaine.
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Donation account for Officer Christopher Cortijo

Thousands mourn LAPD officer Nicholas Lee

Thousands mourn LAPD officer Nicholas Lee

A Los Angeles police officer killed in a traffic crash was remembered Thursday as a mentor and loving father at a downtown service that drew thousands of mourners, including Gov. Jerry Brown and Attorney General Kamala Harris.
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Donation account set up for Officer Lee

Remembering a 'cop's cop' in San Bernardino

Remembering a 'cop's cop' in San Bernardino

The day before his death, San Bernardino County Sheriff's Deputy Jeremiah MacKay agreed to a request from his wife, Lynette: He stayed home from work.
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John Miller, the former head of the LAPD Major Crimes Division, speaks with two married police officers at the top of revenge killer Christopher Dorner's hit list. [VIDEO]

Hollywood intersection dedicated to 'Onion Field' victim

Hollywood intersection dedicated to 'Onion Field' victim

LAPD Officer Ian Campbell's last breaths were in the dirt of a Kern County onion field. It was March 9, 1963, and he and his partner, Karl Hettinger, had been driven to the area at gunpoint.
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