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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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January 15, 2014 | Joel Rubin, Los Angeles Times
A woman who accused two Los Angeles police officers of threatening her with jail unless she had sex with them will be paid $575,000 to settle her lawsuit against the city. The City Council voted unanimously Wednesday to approve the payout to the woman, who is one of four women to accuse officers James Nichols and Luis Valenzuela of coercing them into having sex with them, according to court documents. The Times generally does not name alleged sex crime victims. Nichols and Valenzuela, both 41, were working as narcotics detectives in Hollywood in 2010 when they arrested the woman, according to one of her attorneys, Dennis Chang, and a search warrant affidavit LAPD investigators filed as part of a criminal investigation into the officers' conduct.
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February 2, 2009 | Jack Leonard
Federal authorities have launched a civil rights investigation into several Los Angeles police officers accused of lying under oath in a drug possession case that was dismissed last year when a videotape sharply contradicted their testimony. An FBI agent and a federal prosecutor last week surveyed a Hollywood apartment complex where a security camera documented the 2007 arrest of Guillermo Alarcon Jr.
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January 20, 2009 | Andrew Blankstein
When local protests broke out this month over the Israeli invasion of Gaza, Los Angeles Police Department officials decided that officers at the scene should not immediately wear their riot helmets out of concerns the gear might escalate passions among the demonstrators. But the decision has now generated controversy after a protester hit an officer with the wood post of a protest sign during a march in Westwood.
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July 13, 2012 | By Melissa Leu and Stephen Ceasar, Los Angeles Times
A confrontation in downtown Los Angeles late Thursday between police and Occupy L.A.protesters appeared to have stemmed from a sidewalk chalk-drawing demonstration, witnesses said. At least two officers were injured and several arrests had been made. A woman who identified herself as part ofOccupy L.A. said protesters attended the monthly L.A. ArtWalk on Thursday night with the intention of showing support for people previously arrested for chalking on the sidewalk. A Facebook event advertised the planned demonstration.
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November 23, 2013 | By Joel Rubin and Richard Winton
As far as news releases go, the one the Los Angeles police union put out was highly unusual. It dealt with Brian C. Mulligan, a Hollywood executive turned banker, who had been arrested by LAPD officers. In the news release, the union portrayed Mulligan as a drug-abusing liar and accused him of trying to "shake down" the Police Department. The evidence? A secret recording that a police officer in nearby Glendale had made of Mulligan a few days before his arrest. Sounding agitated and paranoid, Mulligan admitted on the recording to using a potent type of bath salts, a synthetic drug that can cause paranoia.
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July 8, 2009 | Richard Winton and Joel Rubin
Officers throughout the Los Angeles Police Department grieved Tuesday as news spread that a veteran detective had killed herself in the lobby of an L.A. County Sheriff's Department station Monday night. Susan J. Clemmer, a well-regarded officer assigned to the LAPD's Gang and Narcotics Division, walked into the Santa Clarita sheriff's station about 9:15 p.m. and spoke to the sheriff's deputy at the front desk, according to sheriff's spokesman Steve Whitmore and LAPD officials.
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October 4, 1997
A federal jury took an hour Friday to clear two LAPD officers of allegations that they violated the rights of a former officer who had been put on the night shift and denied a promotion. Capt. Robert Kimball and Lt. Joseph Germain, now both retired, refused to comment outside court about their victory in the lawsuit brought by Bobby Rydell Marshall.
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September 7, 2000 | KARIMA A. HAYNES
Ten LAPD officers--including five from the San Fernando Valley--were awarded the Medal of Valor at a ceremony Wednesday in downtown Los Angeles. Los Angeles Police Chief Bernard C. Parks presented the department's highest award to Sgt.
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