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Richard Winton

Richard Winton is a crime writer for the Los Angeles Times and part of the team that won the Pulitzer Prize for Public Service in 2011. Known as @lacrimes on Twitter, during 20 years at The Times he also has been part of the breaking news staff that won Pulitzers in 1998 and 2004. He won the ASNE Deadline News award in 2006. A native of England, after getting degrees from University of Kent at Canterbury and University of Wisconsin-Madison, he began covering politics but chose a life of crime because it was less dirty.
Man shot by off-duty LAPD cop in fight on skid row is not facing arrest, officials say

After a fight on skid row, an off-duty LAPD detective lay bleeding on the ground, while a homeless man who had been shot staggered toward a nearby police station seeking assistance, officials said.

LAPD officer is severely beaten on skid row and left in critical condition

The officer, who was not identified, was attacked in the area of 6th and San Julian streets early Thursday, then opened fire to defend himself, authorities said.

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