The recent fatal shootings of police in Dallas, Baton Rouge and San Diego recall a treacherous, not-so-distant past for law enforcement, when groups like the Black Panthers called on their supporters to execute officers.
The Los Angeles Police Department will increase helicopter patrols and the screenings of 911 calls in the wake of the fatal shootings of three Baton Rouge officers, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti announced Sunday.
Citing his concerns over copycat violence, Los Angeles Police Chief Charlie Beck detailed Monday the steps the LAPD has taken to better protect officers after what he described as a “cowardly attack of assassination” on police in Baton Rouge.
Eight Burbank and Glendale police officers traveled to Dallas last week to join thousands in law enforcement in mourning the loss of five officers shot and killed in a sniper attack during a protest march earlier this month.
In the wake of the killings of five police officers in Dallas, a group from the Costa Mesa Police Department flew to Texas last week to mourn with other law enforcement agencies from across the nation.
To the editor: In brief moments in time when people are struck with grief, when there is a human urge to reach out — to comfort, to console, to be consoled, to lean on one another — our defenses are dropped and honesty can emerge.
President Obama urged activists and police to set aside their differences and acknowledge one another’s humanity as he presided over a memorial Tuesday for the officers slain last week in Dallas and tried to navigate an America deeply divided and in mourning after a week of violence.
The Dallas sniper’s home had bomb-making materials and a rambling journal which showed plans for a larger effort to target law-enforcement officers for what he saw as abuse of minorities, according to Dallas Police Chief David Brown.
A prominent Black Lives Matter activist and 100 other people were taken into custody, authorities said Sunday, after protesters took to the streets to call for justice and voice anger over the fatal shooting of an African-American man by two white police officers.
The gunman who killed five police officers and wounded nine other people in Dallas this week had been accused of “egregious” sexual harassment in the Army and spent years accumulating a stockpile of weapons, according to investigators and his military lawyer.
Despite the week’s deadly police shootings in Dallas, Americans remain united in addressing issues of inequality and injustice, President Obama said Saturday, rejecting comparisons between the recent violence and the turbulence of the late 1960s.
The brazen attack in downtown Dallas that killed five police officers and injured nine other people was the act of a lone gunman, an Afghanistan veteran drawn to Black Power symbology and a determination to kill white people, authorities concluded Friday.
Less than 12 hours after a sniper killed several police officers in Dallas, three dozen fresh-faced recruits sat solemnly in dark-blue uniforms outside the Los Angeles Police Department’s downtown headquarters, staring straight ahead during a graduation ceremony marking the end of their journey to become fully fledged cops.
Hillary Clinton had been preparing Friday to have the conversation about criminal justice that she has had throughout her campaign, one in which there is no ambiguity about which Americans are under attack.
For more than two decades now, law enforcement agencies have pushed officers to build bonds with the communities they patrol, shedding the “warrior cop” image in favor of cooperation and collaboration.
Former Illinois Congressman Joe Walsh declared, “This is now war” and called for President Obama to “watch out” in a Twitter post reacting to the Dallas shooting that killed five police officers and injured seven.