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    An off-duty Los Angeles police officer was shot multiple times with his own service weapon after a burglar broke into his private vehicle. The suspect, who stole the cop's firearm and a bulletproof vest from the vehicle, was shot by the unnamed officer, who was carrying another weapon.   The incident happened in the underground parking lot of the officer's apartment...
    SHERMAN OAKS, LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- An off-duty Los Angeles police officer and a suspect were both shot and wounded during a gun battle at a Sherman Oaks apartment complex Wednesday afternoon, police said.The incident occurred shortly before 2:30 p.m. in the 5200 block of Vesper Avenue, where Los Angeles police surrounded the building in the immediate aftermath of the...
    An off-duty Los Angeles police officer was shot multiple times with his own service weapon on Wednesday when a man broke into the cop’s private car stole and stole the firearm and a bulletproof vest, a report said. The officer, who was carrying another weapon, returned fire and shot the suspect in a chaotic scene that began in the parking...
    LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- An off-duty Los Angeles police officer and a suspect were both shot and wounded in a gun battle in Sherman Oaks Wednesday afternoon, police said.The incident occurred shortly before 2:30 p.m. in the 5200 block of Vesper Avenue, where Los Angeles police surrounded an apartment complex in the immediate aftermath of the shooting.LAPD Chief Michel Moore...
    LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- An off-duty Los Angeles police officer and a suspect were in unknown condition after both were shot Wednesday afternoon in Sherman Oaks, authorities said.The incident occurred shortly before 2:30 p.m. in the 5200 block of Vesper Avenue, where Los Angeles police surrounded a building in the immediate aftermath of the shooting.The officer shot was taken to...
    SHERMAN OAKS (CBSLA) — Two people were taken to the hospital in unknown condition Wednesday after a shooting at a Sherman Oaks apartment complex, according to the Los Angeles Fire Department. Two people were taken to the hospital in unknown condition after a shooting in Van Nuys. (CBSLA) The shooting happened at about 2:30 p.m. in the 5200 block of...
    LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- An off-duty Los Angeles police officer and a suspect were in unknown condition after being shot Wednesday afternoon in Sherman Oaks, authorities said.The incident occurred shortly before 2:30 p.m. in the 5200 block of Vesper Avenue, where Los Angeles police surrounded a building in the immediate aftermath of the shooting.The officer shot was taken to a...
    An off-duty Los Angeles police officer was shot in the chest and seriously injured on Wednesday afternoon in Sherman Oaks, according to the LAPD and other sources. Few details about the shooting were immediately available. The department said the officer was at a hospital in “unknown condition.” The agency also said a suspect was in custody and receiving...
    A Los Angeles police officer who wrote an open letter to LeBron James requesting a sitdown to discuss policing said Wednesday that he wanted to speak up for the "vast majority of decent officers" when calling out the NBA superstar. Deon Joseph, a 24-year veteran of the LAPD said during an appearance on "Fox & Friends" that he could have...
    Deon Joseph admires LeBron James, his many accomplishments as a community activist and philanthropist and his magic on the basketball court with the Lakers, a team Joseph has cheered his entire life. But when the Los Angeles Police Department officer who patrols skid row saw a Twitter post from James commenting on the fatal police shooting of a 16-year-old girl...
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    LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- A Los Angeles police officer recently took to social media to write a letter to Lakers star LeBron James, who has been vocal about police brutality and racial injustice.Officer Deon Joseph wrote the open letter on Facebook in response to a recently deleted tweet by James that showed a picture of an Ohio police officer who...
    A Black Los Angeles police officer wrote a letter to NBA star LeBron James, inviting him to sit down for a discussion about policing. “Your current stance on policing is so off base and extreme. Your tweet that targeted a police officer in Ohio who saved a young woman’s life was irresponsible and disturbing,” officer Deon Joseph, a 24-year veteran...
    AN LAPD officer has slammed LeBron James for "putting a target on the back" of the officer who shot dead 16-year-old Ma'Khia Bryant. Deon Joseph shared an open letter to the NBA star in the wake of his controversial tweet when he tweeted an image of Ohio cop Nicholas Reardon along with the caption: "You're next. #ACCOUNTABILITY." 9Deon Joseph shared...
    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — A Los Angeles Police Department officer took to Facebook Sunday to write a lengthy letter to Lakers player LeBron James hoping the two can sit down together and talk about the realities of policing. LAPD Officer Deon Joseph started his letter by saying, “I am not going to come at you from a place of hatred....
    LAPD Officer Deon Joseph has posted an open letter to Lakers star LeBron James over what Joseph calls the players “irresponsible and disturbing” attacks on police. Joseph also asked for a one-on-one meeting with James to discuss better relations between the police and the community. Joseph is known as the “Angel Cop” for his outreach in the L.A. neighborhood known...
    A man wearing body armor who was fatally shot by police during an altercation in the Hollywood area on Saturday had previously been wounded in a shooting by law enforcement, police confirm. In 2018 in North Providence, R.I., Richard Solitro — the man killed in Saturday’s confrontation with L.A. police — brandished a replica Beretta pistol at a police officer,...
    Los Angeles police reported shooting a knife-wielding man following a confrontation Friday morning in a San Fernando Valley neighborhood. Officers responded to a call about the suspect in the 5200 block of Whitsett Avenue in the Valley Village neighborhood, north of Studio City, said Officer Rosario Cervantes, a department spokesman. “When they encountered the man, they used less lethal...
    A Black Lives Matter protest Wednesday afternoon that focused on defunding the Los Angeles Police Department and disrupting police associations began with a collective breathing exercise. As Oge Egbuonu, an L.A.-based yogi and filmmaker, guided the crowd of about 150 people through the practice, she said its purpose was to help them calm their bodies and to hold space for...
    A Los Angeles police officer who was criminally charged with shooting a fellow cop at an Apple Valley campsite last year has avoided criminal conviction after entering into a diversion program for those with mental disorders, but still faces administrative sanctions and possible firing after LAPD overseers found his actions violated department policies. The dual outcomes reflected two different assessments...
    A 31-year veteran of the Los Angeles Police Department died Thursday night of complications from COVID-19. A total of nine members of the force — seven sworn officers and two civilian members — have now died from the disease. Sgt. Anthony White, supervisor in the Transit Services Division, began his career with the department in 1990, officials said. “Sad...
    A Los Angeles police officer fatally shot a man last month in Westlake after the man threw a hammer at a group of officers who had followed him on foot for several blocks and fired hard foam projectiles at him, according to video of the incident. The video footage, recorded by officers’ body-worn cameras and released on the Los Angeles...
    A Los Angeles police detective who narrowly avoided getting fired after drinking for hours with his subordinates in downtown bars and then shooting a homeless man during an early-morning altercation on skid row in 2019 is challenging the lesser suspension he received. Det. Michael Johnson, who was hospitalized in critical condition and placed in an induced coma after being badly...
    Protesters rallied in front of the Los Angeles Police Department’s downtown headquarters Wednesday night in the wake of the killing of Daunte Wright, a Black man fatally shot by a police officer during a traffic stop in a Minneapolis suburb. LAPD spokesman William Cooper said around 10 p.m. that about 100 people had gathered outside the building earlier in the...
    A PROTESTER is suing the Los Angeles police after a cop shot him with a rubber bullet that caused his testicle to explode in June. Ben Montemayor, 29, filed a lawsuit on Monday against the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) for using excessive force when dispersing protests and violating his constitutional rights, according to the Los Angeles Times.  3"A third...
    Video released by the Los Angeles Police Department shows officers screaming at a man to drop a gun in front of the department’s Olympic Station one afternoon last month before he begins to lift it in their direction and is shot by an officer with a shotgun. At one point in the video, which includes graphic images and profanity,...
    An LAPD officer and two others were charged with running a gambling operation where participants placed “high-dollar bets” on the outcome of the National Football League’s 2021 Super Bowl, authorities announced Friday. LAPD Officer Robert Felix, a 13-year veteran of the department, Francisco Martin Del Campo and Gabriel Martin Del Campo face multiple felony charges of bookmaking, the LAPD said...
    Internal affairs investigators reviewing hundreds of allegations of misconduct and excessive force by other Los Angeles police officers during last summer’s mass protests against police brutality are ruling on the side of the officers in most cases. An internal report, submitted by LAPD Chief Michel Moore to the civilian Police Commission on Friday, noted the department had received more than...
    State prosecutors have filed charges against a Los Angeles Police Department officer and two others, accusing them of running an illegal gambling operation where participants placed high bets on the outcome of the Super Bowl. The California Department of Justice’s Fraud and Special Prosecutions section filed felony charges of bookmaking Wednesday against Officer Robert Felix, 49, Francisco Martin del Campo,...
    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — A Los Angeles police officer and two other men have been charged with operating an illegal gambling operation, the Los Angeles Police Department announced Friday. Officer Robert Felix, Francisco Martin Del Campo and Gabriel Martin Del Campo have been accused of orchestrating an operation where participants “placed high-dollar bets on the outcome of the National Football...
    (CNN)A Black man says officers with the Los Angeles Police Department violated his civil rights by racially profiling and wrongfully arresting him in a May 2019 incident during which he was mistaken for a man violating a restraining order, according to court documents obtained by CNN."Is this the dude?" says an LAPD officer on newly released bodycam video from the...
    LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- A federal judge has unsealed a Los Angeles Police Department officer's body camera video showing an incident where a Black man who alleges he was racially profiled by officers was arrested in Hollywood.Antone Austin, 42, claims he was bringing in his trash cans from outside his apartment on May 24, 2019, when two LAPD officers suddenly...
    Newly released video from a Los Angeles police officer’s body camera shows two officers grappling with and arresting a Black man outside his Hollywood home as they responded to reports of a domestic violence incident in which the suspect was the white boyfriend of a neighbor. A federal magistrate ordered the public disclosure of the video Friday as part of...
    Los Angeles police officer Matthew Garza, a former bodyguard to Mayor Eric Garcetti, testified that he worried he would face retaliation if he reported the sexual harassment that he alleges he endured by a former top aide to Garcetti. “I would have been ostracized,” Garza said in a deposition taken last month and reviewed by The Times. “I would have...
    MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — A use-of-force expert from the Los Angeles Police Department took the stand Tuesday in the seventh day of testimony in the Derek Chauvin trial. Sgt. Jody Stiger was asked his opinion on the force Chauvin used on George Floyd on May 25, 2020. Stiger called it “excessive,” then explained how he came to that opinion. READ MORE:...
    Body camera videos from two recent Los Angeles police shootings show officers pleading with armed suspects to put down their weapons before both men decide to use them instead — with one shooting a SWAT officer in the neck and the other slashing at a victim with a knife. In both March 16 incidents, the suspects were subsequently shot...
    THIS is the dramatic moment a Swat officer is shot in the face and chest after a stand-off in Los Angeles. The bloody footage shows the distressing scenes as LAPD officers battled against an armed suspect who was later shot down and killed. 6A swat officer is shot in the face and chest 6The officer is dragged away to a...
    One protester said he suffered a massive welt and deep purple bruising on his thigh after being shot with a projectile by a Los Angeles police officer at close range in Echo Park last week. Another protester on the same skirmish line said an officer broke his arm with an aggressive baton strike. The next night, in the same neighborhood,...
    Police body camera footage released Monday by the Los Angeles Police Department shows an hours-long standoff earlier this month in which a SWAT officer was shot near the face and a suspected gunman was killed. Audio from a pair of 911 calls made on March 16 reflected callers reporting a man shooting what they believed to be a rifle in the air...
    SYLMAR (CBSLA) — Police officers were evacuating residents Monday after it was reported a man was shooting a gun from an apartment window in Sylmar. The shots were said to be coming from an apartment complex on the 13200 block of Bromont Avenue. READ MORE: K9 Officer Hurt After Taking Down Pursuit Suspect In Upland Barricaded suspect in the 13200...
    Isaac Scher and other protesters had squared off against a line of Los Angeles police officers in Echo Park late Wednesday night when he heard a police commander give the order to advance. As the officers lurched forward in unison, Scher said the cop opposite him lashed out with baton strikes that seemed fueled by “a blind fury that...
    The Los Angeles Police Commission ruled Tuesday that two LAPD officers were justified in fatally shooting an armed 28-year-old man in a South Central alleyway last April, though it disapproved of some of the officers’ tactics. The unanimous vote came after the commission heard directly from Daniel Hernandez Bravo’s family members, who questioned why the officers had to open fire...
    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — A Los Angeles Police Department motorcycle officer was injured Wednesday in a downtown crash. An LAPD motorcycle officer was injured Wednesday in a downtown Los Angeles crash. (CBSLA) According to the department, the crash happened at about 4:30 p.m. near the intersection of Main and Aliso streets. The circumstances of the crash were not immediately known....
    PICO UNION, LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- A Los Angeles police officer shot and wounded a man outside of the department's police station in the Pico Union neighborhood Tuesday afternoon.The shooting occurred near the intersection of Vermont Avenue and 11th Street, according to LAPD.The person was wounded by gunfire on the front steps of the Olympic Community Police Station and transported...
    Los Angeles Police Department officers fired their weapons Friday in two separate incidents in Westlake and El Sereno, officials said. The first incident began about 3:50 p.m., when a woman flagged down an LAPD sergeant near Bonnie Brae Street and Wilshire Boulevard and said she was concerned about a man armed with a hammer and an ax, the LAPD said....
    Anahi Diaz, the sister of murdered Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) officer Juan Diaz, blasted the policies of L.A. County District Attorney George Gascón, telling "Fox & Friends" on Thursday that "it’s really scary to be living in the city of L.A. right now." She argued that safety is being "thrown away" in Los Angeles. "Crime has gone through...
    EL SERENO, Calif. (KABC) -- A shooting involving Los Angeles police in El Sereno on Wednesday afternoon left a man wounded in the neck and abdomen, authorities said.Police responded to an "officer needs help" call in the 3100 block of Pueblo Avenue shortly before 1:30 p.m. after an off-duty officer reported that the male civilian had been shot, a spokesperson...