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May 11, 1992
Lt. Mike Moulin of the 77th Street Division did not send his officers into the riot area because he feared for the safety of his men (May 6). Why didn't he station them on all the streets leading into the area to prevent the unsuspecting public from entering the area? DAVID KINIGSBERG, Los Angeles
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July 22, 2011 | By Joel Rubin and Andrew Blankstein, Los Angeles Times
Los Angeles police officials have launched a formal investigation into concerns that officers in one of the city's most gang-plagued areas are intimidating other cops from signing a controversial financial disclosure form that is required to join the department's anti-gang units. So far, five officers have been removed from their field assignments at the LAPD's 77th Street Division and will be transferred out of the area for their roles in two recent incidents. The inquiry at the 77th Street Division comes six months after department leaders suspended anti-gang operations there and at a handful of other stations in order to rebuild units vacated entirely by officers who refused to comply with the disclosure rule.
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October 7, 1986
A man was shot to death while strolling with a woman in South Los Angeles. Police said Tony Lamar Barrett was shot by a youth who jumped out of an automobile and confronted him in the 1100 block of West 67th Street. 77th Street Division detectives said the woman fled to safety when the gunman opened fire. The gunman then escaped in the car. Detectives said the victim was a known gang member.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 1, 2008 | Yvonne Villarreal
A one-hour police pursuit across the city Sunday resulted in at least three crashes, police said. At least four people were injured in separate collisions during the pursuit by officers from the Los Angeles Police Department's 77th Street Division, said Officer Norma Eisenman. The pursuit began in South Los Angeles about 9:30 a.m., Eisenman said, and the driver led officers into Koreatown and Hollywood before he crashed and the chase ended. The first collision occurred at Oakwood Avenue and St. Andrews Place and involved a patrol car with one officer inside and another vehicle with two occupants.
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May 10, 2002 | From Times Staff Reports
The district attorney's office filed rape charges Thursday against a Los Angeles police officer in the 77th Street Division. Officer Joseph Robinson, 26, is accused of raping two women while on duty in January and March. The officer, who joined the LAPD in 1999, is charged with six counts, including "rape by threat to arrest or deport" and "sodomy under color of authority."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 6, 1988
It's amazing! On the same day that you report that LAPD "will more than triple the number of officers assigned to Westwood Village" on weekend nights, you also list crimes as reported by precincts for 1986 and 1987 (Metro, Feb. 2). Homicides in the West Los Angeles Division dropped from 14 in 1986 to 10 in 1987. Homicides in the 77th Street Division rose from 116 in 1986 to 160 in 1987. Maybe a few of the 20 officers assigned to Westwood could be reassigned to 77th Street or Hollenbeck where homicides rose from 33 in 1986 to 41 in 1987.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 12, 2003 | Patrick McGreevy, Times Staff Writer
The Los Angeles City Council agreed Wednesday to pay $1.3 million to settle the lawsuits of three women who were raped by an LAPD officer. Former Officer Joseph Evan Robinson, 27, was convicted this year of raping the women while on duty. The former 77th Street Division patrol officer, who had been relieved of duty in April 2002, is serving three consecutive life terms. "These are no-win situations," Councilman Jack Weiss said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 1, 2008 | Yvonne Villarreal
A one-hour police pursuit across the city Sunday resulted in at least three crashes, police said. At least four people were injured in separate collisions during the pursuit by officers from the Los Angeles Police Department's 77th Street Division, said Officer Norma Eisenman. The pursuit began in South Los Angeles about 9:30 a.m., Eisenman said, and the driver led officers into Koreatown and Hollywood before he crashed and the chase ended. The first collision occurred at Oakwood Avenue and St. Andrews Place and involved a patrol car with one officer inside and another vehicle with two occupants.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 30, 2003 | Jill Leovy, Times Staff Writer
One image lingers for Sgt. Richard Baeza from his first weeks supervising an LAPD undercover unit in South Los Angeles: the barrel of a handgun, aimed through darkness toward the back of his head. Baeza had glimpsed the weapon in his rearview mirror just before he slammed his foot on the accelerator. He had time to absorb only a few details: the gun trained on the car from a few yards away, two hands gripping it at the ends of two extended arms in a black jacket. Then Baeza saw muzzle flashes.
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May 14, 1989 | PATT MORRISON, Times Staff Writer
The 77th Street Division is one of 18 police divisions in the city of Los Angeles. It covers 11.8 square miles of South-Central Los Angeles, shaped by census figures, spread from the edge of Watts on the east toward Inglewood in the west, and sliced irregularly by the Harbor Freeway. It is home to 150,000 well-behaved, clock-punching citizens and some thoroughgoing villains with automatic guns or gravity knives or chair legs or whatever is handy, providing endless hazard and grief to their neighbors and gainful employment to the division's 256 uniformed Los Angeles police officers.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 24, 2004 | Jill Leovy, Times Staff Writer
Officers from the Los Angeles Police Department's 77th Street station buffed badges and shined shoes in preparation for their first divisional inspection in seven years Friday in a ritual borrowed from military tradition -- and cherished by the LAPD. The inspection came as the LAPD faced criticism for the recent videotaped beating of a car-theft suspect and as commanders sought to boost morale and keep officers focused on daily tasks.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 30, 2003 | Jill Leovy, Times Staff Writer
One image lingers for Sgt. Richard Baeza from his first weeks supervising an LAPD undercover unit in South Los Angeles: the barrel of a handgun, aimed through darkness toward the back of his head. Baeza had glimpsed the weapon in his rearview mirror just before he slammed his foot on the accelerator. He had time to absorb only a few details: the gun trained on the car from a few yards away, two hands gripping it at the ends of two extended arms in a black jacket. Then Baeza saw muzzle flashes.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 12, 2003 | Patrick McGreevy, Times Staff Writer
The Los Angeles City Council agreed Wednesday to pay $1.3 million to settle the lawsuits of three women who were raped by an LAPD officer. Former Officer Joseph Evan Robinson, 27, was convicted this year of raping the women while on duty. The former 77th Street Division patrol officer, who had been relieved of duty in April 2002, is serving three consecutive life terms. "These are no-win situations," Councilman Jack Weiss said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 25, 2003 | Steve Berry, Times Staff Writer
A former Los Angeles police officer convicted of raping three women was sentenced to life in prison Thursday in Los Angeles County Superior Court. Judge Norman P. Tarle sentenced Joseph Evan Robinson, 27, a onetime 77th Street Division patrol officer, to three consecutive terms of 25 years to life plus 22 years for the offenses, all of which occurred when the three-year veteran was on duty.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 10, 2002 | From Times Staff Reports
The district attorney's office filed rape charges Thursday against a Los Angeles police officer in the 77th Street Division. Officer Joseph Robinson, 26, is accused of raping two women while on duty in January and March. The officer, who joined the LAPD in 1999, is charged with six counts, including "rape by threat to arrest or deport" and "sodomy under color of authority."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 5, 2002 | JILL LEOVY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
They stack up at the LAPD's 77th Street station: unsolved homicides with few leads and, all too often, witnesses who won't come forward. So, along with bereaved families, detectives Friday made a public appeal for information on six unsolved murder cases from the last 14 months. The result was a strangely arresting moment in one of the city's busiest police precincts--the scene of 85 homicides last year alone.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 29, 1994 | Times staff writers Kevin Baxter and Paul Feldman
"It's calmed down in the last two years. The store owners are nicer; everybody's not so uptight. The police have pretty much settled down. But at the same time, they've got their guards up. (The civil unrest) hurt our community, I know that. People are more understanding now; there's more respect. But that's not a permanent change. Not at all." --Precious Bryan, office technician, South-Central 'Still Edgy' * "People are still edgy.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 20, 1997
In a quiet ceremony Wednesday, tempered by the fact that one of their own was killed by a fellow officer the previous day, members of the Los Angeles Police Department's 77th Street Division honored three employees and a community activist as workers of the year. A detective, police officer, civilian police employee and community worker were singled out for their ethics, productivity and dedication to the South-Central Los Angeles area.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 29, 1994 | Times staff writers Kevin Baxter and Paul Feldman
"It's calmed down in the last two years. The store owners are nicer; everybody's not so uptight. The police have pretty much settled down. But at the same time, they've got their guards up. (The civil unrest) hurt our community, I know that. People are more understanding now; there's more respect. But that's not a permanent change. Not at all." --Precious Bryan, office technician, South-Central 'Still Edgy' * "People are still edgy.
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