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  • LAPD officers are on patrol with body cameras starting today

    LAPD officers are on patrol with body cameras starting today

    The body cameras are here. After nearly two years of fundraising, testing and crafting policy, Los Angeles police officers hit city streets Monday morning wearing the chest-mounted cameras. The roll out marked a significant moment for the LAPD, pushing Los Angeles forward in becoming the largest...

  • Woman brings grenade to LAPD station, prompting evacuation

    Woman brings grenade to LAPD station, prompting evacuation

    The Los Angeles Police Department's Mission Hills station was evacuated for more than two hours Sunday after a woman brought a grenade into the station's lobby, authorities said. Shortly before 1 p.m., the woman carried the explosive device into the station in the 11000 block of North Sepulveda...

  • LAPD motorcycle officer struck by SUV dies

    LAPD motorcycle officer struck by SUV dies

    Officer Chris Cortijo was at a red light when he was struck by an SUV driven by a woman suspected of being under the influence of cocaine.

  • Homeless man tries to flee from Burbank police after suspicious fire near freeway reported

    Homeless man tries to flee from Burbank police after suspicious fire near freeway reported

    A local homeless man may have been responsible for a quarter-acre brush fire near the Burbank Boulevard overpass near downtown Burbank Wednesday evening, according to police. Edwin Matos was arrested on suspicion of arson by the Burbank Police Department after authorities received reports of a...

  • Former Burbank officer accused of attempted murder and kidnapping in Pasadena

    Former Burbank officer accused of attempted murder and kidnapping in Pasadena

    A former Burbank police officer was arrested by Pasadena police on suspicion of slitting a woman’s throat and attempting to kidnap another woman early Monday evening. The attack took place sometime around 5:30 p.m. when a woman sitting against a low retaining wall in the 600 block of South Arroyo...

  • Burbank police investigate attempted robbery at bowling alley

    Burbank police investigate attempted robbery at bowling alley

    Burbank police are investigating an early-morning break-in that occurred Tuesday at the Pickwick Bowl, where thieves are suspected of trying to rob an ATM. Sometime around 3:20 a.m., officers responded to a call about a burglary in progress at the bowling alley located at 921 Riverside Drive. Sgt....

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