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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...

Lawsuit: Calif. Woman Held for 13 Days After Case of Mistaken Identity

Bethany Farber was stopped at LAX because she had same name as wanted woman

(Newser) - California woman Bethany Farber is suing the Los Angeles Police Department, saying they wrongfully detained her for 13 days—including three days after they allegedly realized they had the wrong Bethany Farber. The 30-year-old aesthetician says her nightmarish experience began in April last year, when she was detained at Los...

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...

George Holliday, Who Filmed King Beating, Dies of COVID

LA plumber never made much money from his Rodney King footage

(Newser) - Around 30 years ago, George Holliday woke up after midnight to a ruckus outside his bedroom window, grabbed his brand new video camera, and caught four Los Angeles Police officers beating Rodney King. The next day, curious what had happened, he called the police to find out what happened, learned...

Cops Kill Suspect After LA Shooting Rampage

Police say victims included Uber driver, newlywed

(Newser) - The Los Angeles Police Department says a suspect believed to have killed two people and injured a third in a drive-by shooting rampage was shot dead Tuesday morning after an hourslong chase. Police say the suspect, a man in his late 40s or early 50s, injured a driver near the...

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...

Police Go on 'Wild Ride' After Stolen Casket

James Juarez was taken into custody after Thursday chase in Los Angeles

(Newser) - It has all the hallmarks of an only-in-Los Angeles crime: A thief stole a hearse—with a body inside—then went on a wild ride, ending with a chase and a crash on a busy freeway, the AP reports. Authorities say they found the body undisturbed inside a casket Thursday...

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...

Cops Share Video of Possible Kidnapping

Doorbell camera records woman's screams from car

(Newser) - A doorbell camera may have captured a kidnapping in Los Angeles. At the very least, the Ring camera attached to a home in the Leimert Park neighborhood recorded a woman's screams as she was whisked away in a speeding car around 11:20pm Tuesday, reports People . "Help me,...

The LAPD's Weekend Pickle: a Job Ad on Breitbart
A Job Ad
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A Job Ad on Breitbart Causes a Fuss

LAPD chief wondered if it was a spoof to 'discredit' department

(Newser) - "Choose your future. LAPD is hiring!" The ad itself certainly isn't offensive—but the Los Angeles Police Department indicated the placement of it was. The department launched an inquiry over the weekend after being asked about the recruitment ad's appearance on Breitbart, a right-wing website that...

Cops: Man Killed 4 in California Rampage

Victims include suspect's father, brother

(Newser) - A 26-year-old man is in custody after a rampage spanning the San Fernando Valley that killed four people and injured at least two others, police say. Hundreds of LAPD officers were involved in the search for Gerry Dean Zaragoza, who was taken into custody Thursday afternoon, more than 12 hours...

LAPD Starts Internal Affairs Probe
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LAPD Starts Internal Affairs Probe

Witness to rapper's slaying was turned away at police station

(Newser) - The Los Angeles Police Department has opened an internal affairs investigation into a front desk officer's response in the aftermath of rapper Nipsey Hussle's slaying. The department's Office of the Inspector General confirmed Monday an investigation was underway, the AP reports. Grand jury testimony shows the woman...

She Heard the Crash, Ran to the Door, Was Killed by Police

'I am truly sorry,' LAPD chief says of Melyda Corado's death

(Newser) - Los Angeles Police Department Chief Michel Moore had the toughest of jobs Tuesday: to announce that the Trader Joe's employee killed during a shootout in Los Angeles on Saturday lost her life to a bullet fired by police, not the suspect. "I am truly sorry," Moore said...

Surprise Corey Feldman Tweet: 'I Was Attacked 2nite!'

Actor says man opened his car door and stabbed him in attempted murder

(Newser) - Corey Feldman has said he wants to blow Hollywood open and expose the pedophilia that lies within, and he has also said he's been targeted for these allegations. Early Wednesday, a new development: a series of all-caps tweets from the actor showing him in what appears to be a...

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