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May 18, 1989 | ADRIANNE GOODMAN, Times Staff Writer
Civic pride is on the upsurge in Inglewood this week, after city officials brought the prestigious All-America City Award home to the self-proclaimed "City of Champions." Inglewood won the award, given annually by the National Civic League, after a grueling two-day competition in Chicago, emerging as one of 10 winning cities from a field that originally included 109 applicants. At Inglewood City Hall, hopes are high that the award will go a long way toward polishing the city's image.
May 18, 2009 | Corina Knoll and David Zahniser
Inglewood police shot and killed a man who allegedly brandished a weapon early Sunday while officers were attempting to break up a birthday party, authorities said. The shooting was the latest deadly incident involving Inglewood's Police Department, which is under investigation by two outside agencies, including the U.S. Department of Justice, over its use of deadly force. Police said officers responded to reports of a fight shortly after 12:45 a.m. in the 800 block of South Osage Avenue.
January 20, 2008 | Victoria Kim, Times Staff Writer
Few in Inglewood had heard of Jacqueline Seabrooks or knew anything about the new police chief. After the City Council interviewed three finalists and then announced the appointment, Inglewood police officers and residents wondered how the new boss would adjust. After all, Seabrooks, 45, is a 26-year police veteran of Santa Monica, a city that had two homicides in 2006; Inglewood had 36.
November 12, 1989 | Marc Lacey
Police departments eager to reach young people have traditionally sponsored athletic leagues or anti-drug programs for kids: a basketball game at a neighborhood court with a few officers as coaches or an in-school lecture by a uniformed police official. Reuben Taylor, a crime prevention officer at the Inglewood Police Department, thought that wasn't enough. What about those not interested in sports, he asked. Or the free time kids have after school?
For nearly six years, the Inglewood Police Department's investigation of the rape and assault of a 14-year-old girl was virtually dormant. Detectives followed all their leads and collected DNA evidence, yet they could not make any arrests, Lt. Eve R. Irvine said. But earlier this week, a new $50-million state program produced a breakthrough in the case, she said. Using the new funds, the Los Angeles County Sheriff Department's forensic lab found a match with a registered sex offender.
Two Los Angeles boys were awarded $2.2 million in damages Friday by a Los Angeles jury that decided an Inglewood police officer violated their father's civil rights when they shot and killed him in a park 3 1/2 years ago. The federal court jury also awarded $550,000 in damages to Pearl Boylan, the boys' grandmother and mother of Samuel Covin Jr., the man who was killed. Civil rights lawyers said the total award of $2.
June 11, 1989 | JAMES RAINEY, Times Staff Writer
Inglewood police were still searching Saturday for a 19-year-old man described as "armed and extremely dangerous" who they said is the suspect in the rape and shooting one week ago of a 14-year-old girl, her mother and another woman, who died two days after the attack. The mother and daughter, who are still in a hospital, told police that their attacker is a youth they had seen hanging out near their home on Doty Avenue. Police identified the suspect as J. C. Metoyer, who goes by the nicknames "Man Man" and "May May."
May 8, 1988 | BOB WILLIAMS, Times Staff Writer
For law-abiding citizens, the football stadium at Redondo Union High School was the safest place you could find on Earth for about eight hours Saturday. If any bad guys had been crazy enough to show up, they would have been confronted by 43 snarling, barking attack dogs, backed up by about 300 well-armed police officers. And if that wasn't enough to keep the crooks away, there were a few good men from the Army, Marine Corps and Air Force with their own ferocious-looking canines.
November 21, 2007
Unlike those in other large police departments across the country, most patrol officers in Los Angeles work just three 12-hour days a week. The sweetness of this schedule cannot be underestimated, and it is wildly popular with the rank and file. Officers have more time to recharge and recover from their physically and emotionally taxing work. They have more time for their families. They have more time for second jobs.
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