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Former police chief: LAPD coordinated with CIA on terrorism

Former New York City Police Commissioner and Los Angeles Police Chief William Bratton said Tuesday that it was important for local police agencies to exchange and coordinate information with the CIA regarding terrorism. “In dealing with information intelligence as it relates to terrorism, the CIA has a lot of information…

Two suspects charged over LA arson spree

LOS ANGELES — Two men have been charged over a spree of more than 50 arson attacks which kept Hollywood on edge over the New Year holiday, Los Angeles police said Monday, after a fourth night of fires. A new suspect, named as 55-year-old Alejandro Pineta, was arrested in the…

Police release images of suspect in LA arson spree

Los Angeles police released security camera images of a man suspected over a spree of arson attacks that kept Hollywood on edge over the New Year. The LA Police Department (LAPD) has also asked residents to leave their porch and car port lights on overnight, after some 40 fires were set over three nights including New…

Hollywood rings in New Year under arson alert

Los Angeles firefighters remained on arson alert Sunday after theHollywood district celebrated the New Year under the cloud of a string of some 40 deliberately-set fires. Seven new fires were reported overnight, including one in an underground parking lot near the heart of Tinsel Town’s tourist district, the LA Fire Department (LAFD) said.…

Undercover cops spied on Occupy LA in search of ‘domestic terrorists’

By Jason Kandel LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Undercover police officers infiltrated Occupy LA’s tent city last month to spy on people they suspected of stockpiling human waste and crude weapons for resisting an eventual eviction, police and city government sources said. Authorities also used security cameras mounted outside City Hall,…

LAPD ordered to pay $1.7 million to reporters beaten at rally

Three Los Angeles-area reporters who said they were physically assaulted by LAPD officers at a 2007 rally have won their day in court. A Los Angeles County Superior Court jury has awarded one of the journalists, Fox camerawoman Patricia Ballaz, $1.7 million for lost earnings and medical expenses. Another reporter,…

Watch: LAPD caught kicking cyclist at anti-BP protest

The Los Angeles Police Department has launched an internal investigation after one of its officers was caught on camera apparently kicking a cyclist during a protest against oil giant BP on Friday. According to the Los Angeles Times, the incident took place on Hollywood Boulevard during a “Critical Mass” cycling…

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