Topic: Mary Powers
Even 20 years after the Rodney King riots, mistrust simmers between the LAPD and the black community. Some leaders say federal authorities need to investigate Christopher Dorner's claims.
Harry Burkhart has been charged in the four-day arson spree in Los Angeles. Several officials have spoken glowingly of the collective work of a quickly constituted joint task force.
A camera on the chest of an Oakland, Calif., police officer recorded the officer's fatal encounter with a suspect. The incident highlights the rising use of police chest-cams – and the legal and ethical questions surrounding them.
10/04/2011 05:45 pm
The brutal beating of a Giants fan at Dodger Stadium on Opening Day shook the entire city and led to a wave of cooperation with the LAPD – and renewed appreciation for its hard work.
05/28/2011 01:07 pm
In 2010, Los Angeles saw 297 homicides – down from more than 600 a year in the 1990s. The mayor and police groups praise the LAPD, but other are dubious.
01/04/2011 07:59 pm
Bratton, who ends his tenure at the LAPD this week, is credited for reinventing a police force once known for brutality and corruption, and bringing down crime to historic lows.
10/31/2009 01:00 am
The police department once known for beating Rodney King has resuscitated its public image by reaching out to the minority communities it once antagonized.
06/24/2009 01:00 am