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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 4, 1992 | MAYERENE BARKER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Los Angeles Community College District is disbanding a committee formed by its chancellor to study the effectiveness of campus police, which created uneasiness among the officers that they might be replaced by private guards. Chancellor Donald Phelps said in a memo sent to committee members Thursday that he will instead ask the district board of trustees to hire an outside consultant "for the purpose of looking at our police and safety needs."
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 3, 1992 | JEFF SCHNAUFER and MAYERENE BARKER, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
An increase in assaults on the Valley College campus in Van Nuys reflects a society of immigrants, such as Iranians who "just hit" when they get angry and war-hardened Vietnamese to whom "violence means nothing," the head of the campus police said this week. The comments by Capt. Karl Traber brought reactions of outrage from student leaders, who accused him of ethnic stereotyping, and a defense from college President Mary E.
NEWS
November 9, 1989
School board member Jerry Shultz's proposal to create a campus police department gained support this week from a group of parents concerned about crime in and near Wilson High School. More than 90 parents attended a special PTA meeting that convened Monday night to discuss school security. Several of the parents said their daughters are afraid to walk alone on campus since a 14-year-old girl was assaulted in a Wilson High bathroom Oct. 25 by a stranger holding a sharp knife.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 24, 1993 | JON NALICK
As part of the switch to community-oriented policing, special campus police officers will be stationed at the city's six high schools starting in September. Although full-time, plainclothes police officers have been stationed at high schools since 1977, budget cuts and staff reductions have made continued deployment of those officers impractical. Instead the Police Department will hire six people as uniformed "special officers" for the high schools, said Capt.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 13, 1998 | SCOTT GLOVER and NANCY HILL-HOLTZMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Cal State Northridge campus police earlier this week investigated allegations that student body president Joaquin Macias had a gun on campus--a felony--but found no evidence to support the claims, school administrators said Thursday. CSUN spokesman John Chandler said Macias does own a weapon, which he acquired after his tumultuous election to office earlier this year. "He has stated he has some concerns about his safety," Chandler said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 10, 2008 | Molly Hennessy-Fiske, Times Staff Writer
Police are warning students at USC and nearby residents to be aware of their surroundings and take extra precautions when walking after two female students were sexually assaulted near university-owned off-campus housing. The Los Angeles Police Department and USC campus police have increased patrols in the area around the campus, they said, and students have been cautioned to walk in well-lighted areas and to walk in groups. The first attack occurred about 1:30 a.m. Friday in the 3000 block of McClintock Avenue near the Cardinal Gardens complex.
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April 17, 2007 | Josh Meyer, Times Staff Writer
As soon as the shooting stopped, the questions began. Why did it take more than two hours for Virginia Tech to issue a campus-wide warning to students that the first two fatal shootings had occurred? And where were the police before a gunman started walking around Norris Hall picking off students and at least one teacher with an almost casual precision? One Virginia state law enforcement official said Monday evening that the university and its Police Department had some explaining to do.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 17, 2011 | By Larry Gordon, Los Angeles Times
An armed man fatally shot by UC Berkeley police this week was a 32-year-old student at the university, officials said Wednesday. Investigators were looking into reports that the man, identified as Christopher Travis, had demonstrated erratic behavior in the past, including possible suicide attempts. Travis, an undergraduate who transferred to the UC Berkeley business school this fall, died of his wounds at a hospital, officials said. He was shot by a campus police officer in the school's computer lab Tuesday afternoon after Travis pointed a loaded handgun at officers and refused orders to drop the weapon, authorities said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 5, 2012 | By Larry Gordon, Los Angeles Times
University of California police and administrators should use mediation instead of confrontation when dealing with most student protests, but pepper spray might remain a necessary tool of last resort, according to a UC draft report on campus civil disobedience. The new study, released Friday, urged that campus police be trained to defuse potentially volatile situations and that UC officials not even mobilize police at peaceful demonstrations. In the rare instances when force is required, the report recommended the campus police try "hands-on pain compliance" such as arm twisting or pressure points "before pepper spray or batons whenever feasible.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 27, 2012 | By Stephen Ceasar, Los Angeles Times
The University of California will pay damages of $30,000 to each of the 21 UC Davis students and alumni who were pepper-sprayed by campus police during an otherwise peaceful protest 10 months ago, the university system announced Wednesday. The agreement, which must still be approved in federal court, also calls for UC to pay a total of $250,000 to the plaintiffs' attorneys. It also sets aside a maximum of $100,000 to pay up to $20,000 to any other individuals who join the class-action lawsuit by proving they were either arrested or directly pepper-sprayed, a university statement said.
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