Column | Feb 22, 2013 | 5:18 PM
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Column | Feb 27, 2013In the three-plus years since Charlie Beck put on the chief's badge at the LAPD, his goal has been to consolidate a modern, multiethnic, publicly responsible 10,000-officer department, as envisioned in the rattling reforms of 15 and 20 years ago. The chief's recent trial by fire was about one ex-probationary cop named Christopher Dorner and the manhunt that ended in Dorner's death, consumed millions in law enforcement dollars and ate up, for the moment at least, some fraction of the goodwill the LAPD has been working to bank. With investigations launched into Dorner's claims and the LAPD's use of force, Beck sizes up the fallout so far.
Column | Jul 31, 2013
Story | Aug 23, 2012 | 11:33 AM
Before his death by accidental drowning, Rodney King spent the night and early morning hours drinking and smoking marijuana at his house in Rialto and was stumbling around his backyard moments before he fell into his swimming pool, according to the San...
Story | Aug 23, 2012 | 11:54 AM
LL Cool J isn't expected to face any criminal charges during a violent confrontation with a burglar at his home this week. The alleged burglar suffered a broken nose and jaw at the action star's hands Wednesday morning. But law...