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April 3, 2003 | Andrew Blankstein, Times Staff Writer
Saying detectives need a champion, Los Angeles Police Chief William J. Bratton has chosen Cmdr. James McMurray his deputy chief in charge of detectives. A 34-year veteran of the force who most recently has headed the department's internal affairs division, McMurray is one of the few top commanders to rise through the detective ranks.
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April 3, 2003 | Andrew Blankstein, Times Staff Writer
Saying detectives need a champion, Los Angeles Police Chief William J. Bratton has chosen Cmdr. James McMurray his deputy chief in charge of detectives. A 34-year veteran of the force who most recently has headed the department's internal affairs division, McMurray is one of the few top commanders to rise through the detective ranks.
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March 8, 1994 | JEFF SCHNAUFER, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Working out of a doughnut shop in a crime-plagued neighborhood in Van Nuys, Mary Lou Holte has been acclaimed by Barbara Walters, Larry King and the Wall Street Journal as a force for good, a citizen crime buster who stands up to street thieves and prostitutes. But Holte now finds that the Los Angeles Police Department has called the shop a magnet for crime, branded it a public nuisance and asked that its operations be sharply restricted. Acting at the request of police and neighbors, a city zoning official on Monday decided to investigate.
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July 21, 2004 | Jessica Garrison, Times Staff Writer
A former Los Angeles police officer who charged that he was falsely arrested by the department will be paid $225,000 after the City Council voted Tuesday to settle with him. The officer, Kelly Chrisman, was fired last year after Los Angeles Police Department officials alleged that he used the agency's computers to look up confidential law enforcement data on scores of celebrities, including Sharon Stone, Kobe Bryant and Sean Penn.
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October 12, 1993 | JEFF SCHNAUFER
Residents will have a chance to query City Council members and the Valley's top law enforcement officers on neighborhood crime at a forum Thursday. "Crime Awareness II," to be held at 7 p.m. in the Church on the Way at 14800 Sherman Way in Van Nuys, is expected to draw all five City Council members who represent Van Nuys--Richard Alarcon, Marvin Braude, Laura Chick, Joel Wachs and Zev Yaroslavsky.
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May 7, 1993 | SCOTT GLOVER
Statistics may show that crime is down in the San Fernando Valley, but many Sherman Oaks residents are afraid to take an evening stroll down Ventura Boulevard, go to the movies or use an automated teller machine, said Richard Close, president of the Sherman Oaks Homeowners Assn. Representatives from the homeowners were expected to meet with a captain from the Los Angeles Police Department today to discuss ways of improving the sense of security in Sherman Oaks.
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March 27, 2000 | HUGO MARTIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The district attorney's office, responding to a Los Angeles Police Department assertion that access to Rafael Perez is being limited, will grant police an interview with the Rampart informant as early as today. A spokeswoman for Dist. Atty. Gil Garcetti said Sunday that Perez, the disgraced former officer at the center of the Rampart corruption scandal, is scheduled to be interviewed by LAPD Internal Affairs investigators today or Wednesday, depending on the availability of his attorney.
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October 18, 1987 | GREGORY CROUCH, Times Staff Writer
A 14-year-old gang member who allegedly shot four youths Friday at John Adams Junior High School surrendered to police Saturday and was arrested on suspicion of attempted murder, authorities said. Police said the youth's mother persuaded him to go to the police. The teen-ager, whose name is being withheld by The Times, was arrested Saturday afternoon in the office of his attorney, and was being held at Eastlake Juvenile Hall awaiting a hearing.
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