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September 25, 2011 | By Louis Sahagun, Los Angeles Times
Los Angeles police officers fatally shot a man Saturday after he allegedly shot another individual to death in a residential area of Reseda just north of Reseda High School, authorities said. Multiple officers were involved in the shooting, which occurred at about 4:40 p.m., shortly after they responded to a report of shots fired in the 6600 block of Etiwanda Avenue, according to law enforcement authorities familiar with the investigation. "After they discovered the victim, who was dead at the scene, they set up a perimeter," said Police Department spokesman Cleon Joseph.
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January 24, 2014 | By Richard Winton
A federal jury found Friday that two Los Angeles police officers had not used excessive force when arresting a onetime bank and Hollywood executive whom they believed to be under the influence of drugs known as bath salts. Brian Mulligan, 54, a former Deutsche Bank vice chairman, sued the Los Angeles Police Department and two of its officers, claiming that James Nichols and John Miller had used batons to break his nose and shoulder during the May 16, 2012, encounter. After hearing three days of testimony, jurors took less than three hours to reach a verdict, finding that the officers had not violated Mulligan's federal or state civil rights or battered him. Much of the trial focused on Mulligan's mental state that night.
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January 31, 1992
Your pallid article on the deployment of Los Angeles Police Department officers (Jan. 19) was just another irksome story in police-bashing. Ted Rohrlich conveniently failed to mention what even the Christopher Commission discovered, that the out of the five major cities in the U.S., the LAPD has the fewest officers per citizens it serves, yet makes the most arrests per officer. Now that was accomplished through the quality leadership of Chief Daryl Gates. JORGE F. TORRES Los Angeles
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October 25, 2013 | By Ari Bloomekatz, This post has been corrected. See note below for details.
A suspected gang member accused of firing multiple times at Los Angeles Police Department officers in Highland Park and an alleged accomplice were arrested Friday after barricading themselves in an apartment building, authorities said. Sgt. Douglas Bowler said officers were on routine patrol in the 200 block of Avenue 57 about 7:30 p.m. Thursday when they observed two men involved in what was described as "possible gang activity. " One of the men pulled out a gun and fired multiple rounds at the officers, according to Bowler.
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October 24, 2013 | By Joel Rubin
A man who complained he was struggling to breathe died in Los Angeles police custody last month after officers ignored his repeated pleas for help, according to multiple law enforcement sources who reviewed a video of the incident. Two officers transporting 26-year-old Jorge Azucena to an LAPD station were dismissive of his “numerous, numerous statements about trouble breathing and [needing] help,” said one source. At one point, an officer responded to Azucena with a quip along the lines of, “If you can talk, you can breathe,” the source said.
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January 3, 2013 | By Joel Rubin and Jack Leonard, Los Angeles Times
Two Los Angeles Police Department officers are under investigation for allegedly preying on women over a period of five years, luring them into an unmarked car and forcing them to perform sex acts, according to court records. Detectives from the LAPD's internal affairs unit suspect that Officers Luis Valenzuela and James Nichols targeted at least four women whom they had arrested previously or who worked for them as informants, according to a search warrant reviewed by The Times.
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August 5, 2011 | By Andrew Blankstein, Los Angeles Times
Ten Los Angeles Police Department motorcycle officers have sued the city, alleging that their supervisors retaliated against them for resisting traffic ticket quotas, according to a court filing reviewed Thursday. Attorneys for West Traffic Division Officers Philip Carr, Kevin Cotter, Timothy Dacus, Peter Landelius, Kevin Ree, Kevin Riley, Josh Sewell, Vincent Stroway, James Wallace and Jason Zapatka filed suit a week ago in Los Angeles County Superior Court. Among their allegations is that LAPD supervisors punished them for refusing to follow orders to implement traffic ticket quotas.
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