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July 3, 1997 | JODI WILGOREN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
At least 27 Metropolitan Transportation Authority police officers failed background checks by the Los Angeles Police Department, and an additional 20 may also do so, casting new doubts on the months-long negotiations to merge the two law enforcement agencies, officials said Wednesday.
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June 22, 1999 | DAVID ROSENZWEIG, TIMES STAFF WRITER
James V. DeSarno Jr., who oversaw FBI agents investigating fund-raising abuses in the 1996 presidential campaign, has been picked to head the bureau's Los Angeles field office. DeSarno, 52, said he will assume his new duties in mid-August. In 1997, DeSarno and Assistant U.S. Atty. Charles G. Labella of San Diego were brought in to revitalize the Justice Department's campaign finance task force, under fire from congressional critics who contended that the probe was being mismanaged.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 20, 1997 | JODI WILGOREN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Fearing a lawsuit by 43 Metropolitan Transportation Authority police officers who failed LAPD background checks, the Los Angeles City Council on Tuesday delayed action on a proposed merger between the two law enforcement agencies, and voted instead to pursue having the city police MTA buses and trains on a contractual basis.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 27, 1998 | MATT LAIT, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Los Angeles City Council's Public Safety Committee on Monday withheld its support for Police Chief Bernard C. Parks' proposal to unify all city-funded police agencies under the LAPD, but gave him the go-ahead to conduct a comprehensive study on the issue. The panel directed the general managers of other city police forces, including airport police and park rangers, to cooperate with Parks' "one city, one police department" analysis.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 21, 1998 | MATT LAIT, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In a reversal of the position it took just one year ago, the Los Angeles Police Commission on Tuesday asked Chief Bernard C. Parks to explore taking control of other city law enforcement agencies, including park rangers and airport police. The commission's approval of Parks' "one city, one police department" goal is a further sign that the civilian oversight panel has a confidence in Parks that it did not have in his predecessor, Willie L. Williams, who made a similar proposal last February.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 13, 1996 | ROBERT J. LOPEZ and RICH CONNELL, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Hailing the increased involvement of federal agencies in combating violent street crime, authorities said Friday that a model multi-agency task force helped dramatically reduce crime in Los Angeles' most violent police division. But even as lawmen were tallying arrest figures for reporters, there were signs that narcotics activity was returning as the task force disbanded.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 22, 1999 | DAVID ROSENZWEIG, TIMES STAFF WRITER
James V. DeSarno Jr., who oversaw FBI agents investigating fund-raising abuses in the 1996 presidential campaign, has been picked to head the bureau's Los Angeles field office. DeSarno, 52, said he will assume his new duties in mid-August. In 1997, DeSarno and Assistant U.S. Atty. Charles G. Labella of San Diego were brought in to revitalize the Justice Department's campaign finance task force, under fire from congressional critics who contended that the probe was being mismanaged.
NEWS
May 6, 1992
For government agencies already straining to make ends meet during the most prolonged recession since World War II, the Los Angeles riots dealt another direct financial blow. Hardest hit is the city of Los Angeles, which already faced a projected budget deficit of nearly $183 million. Here is a look at some of the costs already incurred. City of Los Angeles Damage to equipment, facilities, etc.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 27, 1998 | MATT LAIT, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Los Angeles City Council's Public Safety Committee on Monday withheld its support for Police Chief Bernard C. Parks' proposal to unify all city-funded police agencies under the LAPD, but gave him the go-ahead to conduct a comprehensive study on the issue. The panel directed the general managers of other city police forces, including airport police and park rangers, to cooperate with Parks' "one city, one police department" analysis.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 26, 1997 | MATT LAIT, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Los Angeles Police Chief Willie L. Williams' ambitious plan to take control of the city's independent police agencies suffered a setback Tuesday when his civilian bosses refused to endorse the proposal, saying it lacked details and had not been thoroughly studied. "Quite frankly, I don't have enough information to say . . . this is the right thing to do even though it does seem sensible," said Police Commission President Raymond Fisher. "I'd like to see how this would work out."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 21, 1998 | MATT LAIT, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In a reversal of the position it took just one year ago, the Los Angeles Police Commission on Tuesday asked Chief Bernard C. Parks to explore taking control of other city law enforcement agencies, including park rangers and airport police. The commission's approval of Parks' "one city, one police department" goal is a further sign that the civilian oversight panel has a confidence in Parks that it did not have in his predecessor, Willie L. Williams, who made a similar proposal last February.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 20, 1997 | JODI WILGOREN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Fearing a lawsuit by 43 Metropolitan Transportation Authority police officers who failed LAPD background checks, the Los Angeles City Council on Tuesday delayed action on a proposed merger between the two law enforcement agencies, and voted instead to pursue having the city police MTA buses and trains on a contractual basis.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 3, 1997 | JODI WILGOREN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
At least 27 Metropolitan Transportation Authority police officers failed background checks by the Los Angeles Police Department, and an additional 20 may also do so, casting new doubts on the months-long negotiations to merge the two law enforcement agencies, officials said Wednesday.
NEWS
May 13, 1997
They keep our trains safe. And, yes, even sublime. They are the 383 men and women who patrol the MTA's rails. They do their best to keep the trains safe--above ground and below. They also have authority that reaches beyond the transit system. Come July, the officers of the Metropolitan Transit Authority will merge with those from the L.A. County Sheriff's and Los Angeles Police departments.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 26, 1997 | MATT LAIT, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Los Angeles Police Chief Willie L. Williams' ambitious plan to take control of the city's independent police agencies suffered a setback Tuesday when his civilian bosses refused to endorse the proposal, saying it lacked details and had not been thoroughly studied. "Quite frankly, I don't have enough information to say . . . this is the right thing to do even though it does seem sensible," said Police Commission President Raymond Fisher. "I'd like to see how this would work out."
NEWS
February 25, 1997 | MATT LAIT, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Los Angeles Police Chief Willie L. Williams on Monday laid out a broad plan to take control of all the city's independent police agencies, from school police to public transit officers, but said the transition could take as long as 10 years to complete. The proposal would add at least 1,070 sworn officers to the LAPD, which eventually would be responsible for policing city schools, housing projects, airports, the port, parks, buses and trains in addition to city streets.
NEWS
February 25, 1997 | MATT LAIT, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Los Angeles Police Chief Willie L. Williams on Monday laid out a broad plan to take control of all the city's independent police agencies, from school police to public transit officers, but said the transition could take as long as 10 years to complete. The proposal would add at least 1,070 sworn officers to the LAPD, which eventually would be responsible for policing city schools, housing projects, airports, the port, parks, buses and trains in addition to city streets.
NEWS
May 13, 1997
They keep our trains safe. And, yes, even sublime. They are the 383 men and women who patrol the MTA's rails. They do their best to keep the trains safe--above ground and below. They also have authority that reaches beyond the transit system. Come July, the officers of the Metropolitan Transit Authority will merge with those from the L.A. County Sheriff's and Los Angeles Police departments.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 13, 1996 | ROBERT J. LOPEZ and RICH CONNELL, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Hailing the increased involvement of federal agencies in combating violent street crime, authorities said Friday that a model multi-agency task force helped dramatically reduce crime in Los Angeles' most violent police division. But even as lawmen were tallying arrest figures for reporters, there were signs that narcotics activity was returning as the task force disbanded.
NEWS
May 6, 1992
For government agencies already straining to make ends meet during the most prolonged recession since World War II, the Los Angeles riots dealt another direct financial blow. Hardest hit is the city of Los Angeles, which already faced a projected budget deficit of nearly $183 million. Here is a look at some of the costs already incurred. City of Los Angeles Damage to equipment, facilities, etc.
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