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Boy, Woman Stabbed in 'Unprovoked' Attack at Target

Suspect was shot and killed by security guard in Los Angeles store

(Newser) - A security guard at a Target store in downtown Los Angeles shot and killed a man who allegedly stabbed two people, including a 9-year-old boy, in an "unprovoked" attack Tuesday. Police say the "heinous act" began around 6:40pm when the 40-year-old suspect plucked a 9-inch knife from...

Spit on Sidewalk Leads Cops to Alleged Killer
Double Killer's Mistake:
He Spit on a Sidewalk
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Double Killer's Mistake: He Spit on a Sidewalk

Geovanni Borjas pleads no contest to raping, killing Michelle Lozano and Bree'Anna Guzman

(Newser) - Update: Walking along a California street, Geovanni Borjas did the seemingly innocuous: He spit on a sidewalk. But it wasn't innocuous at all for the killer, whose spit matched DNA on two murder victims. On Monday, the 38-year-old pleaded no contest to the first-degree murders and forcible rapes of...

US Olympian: I Was Attacked With Metal Pipe

Kim Glass says she suffered facial fractures in encounter with random 'homeless man' in LA

(Newser) - Former US Olympian Kim Glass is warning people to keep their heads on a swivel while out and about in Los Angeles after a man attacked her with a metal pipe. The 6-foot-3 volleyball player and 2008 Olympic silver medalist posted a series of videos to Instagram over the weekend,...

Lawyer: LAPD Officer Was 'Beaten to Death' During Training

Houston Tipping died after exercise intended to simulate mob attack

(Newser) - The Los Angeles Police Department is being accused of using excessive force against one of its own officers during a training exercise last month, leading to the man's death. Shirley Huffman, mother of Houston Tipping, has filed a wrongful-death claim against the city, alleging assault and violations of her...

'People Should Not Drive Teslas Over My House'
'People Should 
Not Drive
Teslas Over
My House'
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'People Should Not Drive Teslas Over My House'

Tesla police name TikTok star as person of interest in car stunt

(Newser) - Update: The LAPD may have their man. Police have named TikTok star Dominykas Zeglaitis as a "person of interest" in a Tesla stunt that resulted in what they consider to be a hit-and-run crash, reports USA Today . One big reason: Zeglaitis (@dominykas) has been claiming credit for the airborne...

Grey's Anatomy Driver Sues LAPD Over Gunpoint Stop

Ernest Simon Jr. alleges 'racial animus,' seeks $20M

(Newser) - A driver on the set of Grey's Anatomy was held at gunpoint for 20 minutes by Los Angeles police officers in a racially motivated incident exactly one year ago, according to a federal lawsuit demanding $20 million in damages and a jury trial. Disney employee Ernest Simon Jr. feared...

Suspect Arrested in Killing of Woman at LA Furniture Store

Shawn Laval Smith allegedly stabbed 24-year-old woman to death at random

(Newser) - Update: Police say a man suspected of fatally stabbing a young woman in a Los Angeles furniture store last week is now in custody. The LAPD says 31-year-old Shawn Laval Smith was arrested in Pasadena on Wednesday morning, the Los Angeles Times . The arrest follows a manhunt and the offer...

Robbery in Progress, Cops Opted to Play Pokemon Go

Fired LAPD officers, caught playing on dashcam instead of responding to a call, lose appeal

(Newser) - A California judge has refused to reinstate two former Los Angeles police officers who chose to play Pokemon Go rather than respond to a robbery in progress. The officers, Louis Lozano and Eric Mitchell, had ignored a commanding officer's request for backup during a robbery at the Crenshaw Mall...

LAPD Officer Who Shot, Killed Teen Girl Identified

Though the department hasn't formally IDed him

(Newser) - Update: The Los Angeles Police Department officer who fired on an assault suspect at a North Hollywood department store and accidentally killed a 14-year-old girl has been identified. Two sources tell the Los Angeles Times that William Dorsey Jones Jr., who is currently on paid leave, is the officer. Journalist...

LAPD Releases Video in Fatal Dressing Room Shooting

Suspect can be seen attacking people at Burlington store before cop opens fire

(Newser) - Police have released videos from the fatal shooting of a 14-year-old girl inside a North Hollywood department store last week. The edited video package posted online by the Los Angeles Police Department includes 911 calls, bodycam video, surveillance footage, and more. Valentina Orellana-Peralta was hiding in a dressing room with...

Woman Claims Armie Hammer Raped Her for Hours

Effie, now 24, says it happened in 2017

(Newser) - "I thought that he was going to kill me." So says a 24-year-old woman who claims actor Armie Hammer violently raped her for more than four hours in 2017. The woman identified as Effie spoke at a virtual news conference with attorney Gloria Allred on Thursday, the same...

LAPD Officer Wounded Inside Station
LAPD Officer
Wounded Inside Station

LAPD Officer Wounded Inside Station

Suspect in custody

(Newser) - A police officer was hurt in a shooting at a Los Angeles police station late Saturday, and a suspect is in custody, reports the AP . The Los Angeles Police Department said in a series of tweets that the shooting occurred at its Harbor Station. The officer was taken to a...

Young LAPD 'Top Shot' Under Scrutiny After Fatal Shooting

Officer Toni McBride, 23, has been sued by the family of Daniel Hernandez

(Newser) - Another fatal police shooting is getting attention, this one involving the Los Angeles Police Department. It happened on April 22, before the death of George Floyd, but it is now getting renewed interest from the Black Lives Matter movement—in part because of the officer's social media presence prior...

LAPD Funding Cut by $150M
LA Slashes Police Budget

LA Slashes Police Budget

Funds earmarked for LAPD overtime will be used for youth summer jobs program

(Newser) - City leaders voted Wednesday to slash the Los Angeles Police Department budget by $150 million, reducing the number of officers to a level not seen for more than a decade amid nationwide demands to shift money away from law enforcement agencies during America's reckoning over police brutality and racial...

Cop's Bodycam Was Reviewed at Random. Now, an Arrest

LAPD officer David Rojas is accused of fondling a corpse

(Newser) - An "extremely disturbing" allegation against an LAPD officer has now led to an arrest. Per the Los Angeles Times and CBS Los Angeles , David Rojas, 27, was taken into custody Thursday and charged with one felony count of having sexual contact with human remains without authority. The move comes...

More and More Cops Carrying Batman-Style Tether

BolaWrap designed to wrap up suspect's arms or legs

(Newser) - Police departments across the country are adopting a nonlethal device that would look right at home on Batman's belt. The hand-held BolaWrap 100 from Wrap Technologies dispenses an 8-foot-long barbed Kevlar cord designed to wrap up a person up to 25 feet away, similar to Batman's trusty tether...

LAPD: Bodycam Shows Cop's 'Disturbing' Interaction With Corpse

Officer being investigated for allegedly fondling a dead woman

(Newser) - A police officer with the LAPD is under investigation after footage from his bodycam led to what the police union calls an "extremely disturbing" allegation. Per officials who spoke to the Los Angeles Times , the officer and his partner turned up at a residential unit on an unspecified date...

He Got $1.27M Retirement Payout, Then Got Rehired

The 'Los Angeles Times' looks at the strange retirement of new LAPD Chief Michel Moore

(Newser) - Michel Moore retired as chief of operations for the Los Angeles Police Department in January, but just briefly: by March he was back in the role—after having collected a $1.27 million lump sum retirement payout from the city. Then, in June, he was named the new chief of...

LAPD Makes This Fatal Error for First Time in 13 Years

Officers fatally shot a woman who was being held by a man wielding a knife

(Newser) - Dramatic video released Tuesday shows Los Angeles officers fatally shooting a man and the woman he was holding with a knife to her throat, the first of two recent killings of hostages or bystanders as police tried to stop attackers. Officers opened fire outside a church after the man began...

Residents Boo LAPD's New Drone Program

Locals and privacy advocates not happy about yearlong test program

(Newser) - The LAPD is about to embark on a yearlong test program with a fleet of "small Unmanned Aerial Systems," aka drones—making it the country's largest police department to use them—and some residents aren't happy about it. The Los Angeles Times reports on Tuesday's...

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