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LAPD Recovers Swiped Ed Sullivan Statue

20-pound bronze still in good condition, cops say

(Newser) - Ed Sullivan will be back in front of an audience soon, but it won't be a big show. An 18-inch solid bronze statue of the legendary television variety show host was recovered by Los Angeles police yesterday, four days after it was stolen. The LAPD says the 20-pound statue... More »

Django Actress: Cops Cuffed Me for Kissing White BF

Daniele Watts says police thought she was prostitute

(Newser) - Django Unchained actress Daniele Watts says she was accosted, handcuffed, and detained by LAPD officers last week—all for kissing her white partner in a car. Watts, who played Coco in the Quentin Tarantino movie and has also appeared in Weeds and Partners, says she was handcuffed for "refusing... More »

Rioting Hockey Fans May Have Taken Out LAPD Drone

Videos appear to show the drone going down

(Newser) - As is traditional after a sports team snags a championship, LA Kings fans went a little crazy Friday night after the Kings won the Stanley Cup —and they may have destroyed an LAPD drone in the process. Business Insider notes that multiple videos online appear to show the incident... More »

Dad: I Saw Cops Kill My Son—on Live Television

LAPD shooting followed car chase

(Newser) - An 80-year-old in Los Angeles says he witnessed the police kill his son on TV news. On Dec. 15, east LA sheriff's deputies were following a silver Corvette for reckless driving and possible DUI, officials said. LAPD officers joined in before the car crashed into another vehicle and a... More »

LAPD Seat Belt Crackdown Targets ... LAPD

Half of cops in America don't buckle up

(Newser) - The Los Angeles Police Department has launched a new "buckle up" campaign—for the LAPD. Studies show that around half of police officers in America don't wear seat belts and though seat belt laws generally exclude law enforcement officers, traffic-related deaths are the leading cause of death of... More »

Leah Remini Files LAPD Report on Scientology Wife

The actress considers Shelly Miscavige a 'missing person'

(Newser) - Leah Remini's battle with Scientology ? Far from over. The King of Queens actress has filed a missing person report on church leader David Miscavige's wife, Shelly, Us Weekly reports. "We can confirm that the missing person report has been taken and that's all the information... More »

LAPD Offers $100K Reward for Serial Rapist

Authorities say 'teardrop' attacker has assaulted 35 women

(Newser) - The LAPD is intensifying the hunt for the " teardrop rapist ," a man who has assaulted 35 women—some of whom remember a teardrop mark near his eye—between 1996 and 2012. The big thing is that the reward is now doubled to $100,000, reports the Los Angeles ... More »

2 LA Cops Shot Near Station

Ambush leaves detectives injured

(Newser) - Two LAPD detectives were hospitalized after being shot on their return to a police station early today; authorities are now searching for the gunman who ambushed the cops. Three people have been detained following the attack, which involved an exchange of shots. "When they swiped their key card" to... More »

Women Shot in Dorner Manhunt Get $4.2M Payout

Injured mother, daughter happy with settlement

(Newser) - Two women injured when the LAPD riddled their truck with 102 bullets during the Christopher Dorner manhunt will be receiving $2.1 million each from the department—as well as a new truck . Emma Hernandez, 71, was shot twice in the back while her daughter Margie Carranza, was injured by... More »

Women Shot by LAPD Get $40K for New Truck

Officers opened fire by mistake during fugitive manhunt

(Newser) - Finding a new truck for Emma Hernandez and Margie Carranza, to replace the one shot 102 times by the LAPD during their manhunt for Christopher Dorner , has proven too difficult, so instead the city has agreed to give them a $40,000 cash settlement, reports the Los Angeles Times . Officials... More »

Women Shot by LAPD Still Waiting for New Truck

Cops mistakenly unloaded on their vehicle in Dorner manhunt

(Newser) - In the heat of last month's manhunt for Christopher Dorner, the LAPD put 102 bullets into an SUV driven by mother-and-daughter paper carriers in a case of mistaken identity. Emma Hernandez, 71, and Margie Carranza, 47, survived but are still waiting for a new truck as promised from the... More »

Protesters Slam Manhunt of Fugitive Ex-Cop

Demonstrators object to LAPD 'corruption and brutality'

(Newser) - Dozens of protesters rallied outside Los Angeles police headquarters yesterday in support of Christopher Dorner, the former LAPD officer and suspected killer of four who died after a shootout and fire this week at a mountain cabin following one of the biggest manhunts in recent memory. Protesters told the LA ... More »

Autopsy Suggests Dorner Killed Himself

He died of a single gunshot wound to the head

(Newser) - It looks like Christopher Dorner killed himself in his showdown with police at a mountain cabin in California. Autopsy results show that Dorner died of a single gunshot wound to the head, reports AP . While he had been in a fierce gunfight with officers prior to that, a spokesman for... More »

Sheriff Confirms: Body Was Dorner's

Dental records prove fugitive was killed in cabin showdown

(Newser) - Officials say burned remains found in a California mountain cabin have been positively identified as fugitive former police officer Christopher Dorner. A spokeswoman for the San Bernardino County sheriff's office said Dorner's dental records proved to be a match. She did not give a cause of death. The... More »

Loophole Threatens $1M Dorner Reward

It was for the capture 'and conviction' of the fugitive

(Newser) - Christopher Dorner's all-but-certain demise came thanks to the help of a few civilians, notably the two people who entered what they thought was an empty cabin only to be accosted by the fugitive and tied up. (Update: Turns out, they weren't maids .) One of them managed to... More »

Remains Found in Dorner Cabin

News follows gunfight that saw deputy killed

(Newser) - Christopher Dorner's life on the lam might finally be over. Police raided the mountainside cabin where the fugitive had holed up, and authorities say "charred human remains" were discovered after the cabin was torched, the New York Times reports, adding that they are very likely Dorner's. Still,... More »

LAPD Gets 700 Tips in Manhunt; Fugitive Cop Charged

Dorner could face death penalty in officer's death

(Newser) - Murder charges were filed against fugitive ex-cop Christopher Dorner today that could make him eligible for the death penalty, the LA Times reports. The Riverside County DA charged Dorner with murder in the killing of Riverside officer Michael Crain, and tacked on three counts of attempted murder for allegedly wounding... More »

Why the LAPD Fired Dorner

The 'Los Angeles Times' delves into 2007 incident

(Newser) - As police continue to search for Christopher Dorner, the ex-LAPD officer accused of killing three people, the Los Angeles Times takes a look at why Dorner was fired in 2009. The department is also reopening the investigation . Dorner was working with training officer Teresa Evans in 2007; she said he... More »

LA Mayor Offers $1M Reward in Dorner Case

And LAPD offers new truck to women shot by mistake

(Newser) - The mayor of Los Angeles today offered $1 million to anyone providing information leading to the arrest of ex-cop Christopher Dorner, the LA Times reports. "We will not tolerate anyone undermining the security of the community," said Antonio Villaraigosa at downtown LAPD headquarters. "We will not tolerate... More »

LAPD Will Investigate Dorner's '09 Firing

Chief points to department's racist past, says it's not to 'appease a murderer'

(Newser) - Amid its frantic search for fugitive and alleged murderer Christopher Dorner , the LAPD has announced that it is also taking another look at the 2009 investigation that ended his police career, reports the LA Times . Emphasizing that he wasn't trying "to appease a murderer," LAPD Chief Charlie... More »

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