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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.

  • YouTube personality victim of supposed ‘swatting’ prank

    A YouTube personality known for filming his daily life and for pranking people was broadcasting live Friday evening when officers from the Burbank Police Department approached him with their guns drawn, unknowingly enlisted in an alleged “swatting” prank directed at him. Around 6:30 p.m., Paul...

  • Authorities looking for ‘Dual Valley Bandit’ who robbed 5 banks in May

    Authorities looking for ‘Dual Valley Bandit’ who robbed 5 banks in May

    A man who robbed a pair of banks in Burbank and South Pasadena in May has now been connected to at least three other robberies in the Southland, according to the FBI. After committing the first two robberies on May 15, the man went on to rob a trio of banks — in North Hollywood, Woodland Hills...

  • ‘I saw them and knew what they were coming for’: Store owner recounts fighting back during alleged robbery

    ‘I saw them and knew what they were coming for’: Store owner recounts fighting back during alleged robbery

    The threat of being shot to death led a Burbank doughnut shop owner to fight back against two armed robbers in late March. Raul Gutierrez was getting ready for the day at Kim’s Donuts and Coffee on March 22 when two masked robbers entered the store sometime before 5:30 a.m. “I saw them and knew...

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