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April 18, 1992 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Oakland Police Officer Keith Carlen confessed to killing his wife to end constant arguments over money, Capt. Jim Hahn said. Carol Ann Carlen, 46, was found strangled in the trunk of her car Tuesday morning. The word war had been painted on the car, prompting speculation that the murder was a declaration of war on police by drug dealers. The case broke when investigators asked Carlen, a 22-year police veteran, about paint samples found at the scene that matched those on his clothing.
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August 19, 2013 | By Maria L. La Ganga
REDWOOD CITY, Calif. - A limousine fire that claimed the lives of five women en route to a bridal party in early May was "accidental in nature" and no criminal charges will be filed, law enforcement officials said Monday at the end of a three-month investigation. The car was carrying two more passengers than was legal, officials said during a news conference, adding that the state would fine the livery company $7,500 for failing to operate it safely. However, the extra passengers were not determined to have played any part in the blaze.
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January 28, 2013 | By Kathleen Hennessey
WASHINGTON - President Obama on Monday met with police chiefs from around the country -- including three from communities affected by mass shootings -- as part of his effort to build support for the gun control measures he wants to push through Congress. At a morning meeting at the White House, Obama asked the law enforcement officials to put pressure on lawmakers to act on the measures he endorsed in the wake of the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn. “If law enforcement officials who are dealing with this stuff every single day can come to some basic consensus in terms of steps that we need to take, Congress is going to be paying attention to them and we'll be able to make progress,” Obama said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 24, 2013 | By Garrett Therolf, Los Angeles Times
On the same Concordia University campus where they met and fell in love, friends and family of Monica Quan and her fiance, Keith Lawrence, remembered the young couple Sunday for their humility, selflessness and love of basketball. Helped to the podium by family, Lawrence's younger brother, Kris, whispered, "I can do this, I can do this" as he struggled against tears to pay tribute to the protective older brother who he said always did the right thing and comforted him as a child when he was scared of the dark.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 26, 1989
About 200 California law enforcement officials converged in Irvine on Monday for a statewide seminar on extradition. During the two-day seminar, sheriff's deputies, correction officers and assistant district attorneys will learn about handling extradition requests and orders from interstate and international agencies. "There is a growing tendency now for wanted persons to flee the jurisdictions of courts," said Al Howenstein Jr.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 1, 2010 | By John Hoeffel, Los Angeles Times
When he signed the ballot argument for Proposition 19, Joseph D. McNamara, a retired San Jose police chief, didn't really know what he was getting himself into. Now, as the campaign hurtles toward election day, McNamara has become the public face of the initiative that would legalize marijuana. "Let's be honest," the unsmiling ex-cop, wearing a neatly knotted tie, a dark suit coat and an American flag lapel pin, intones in a television ad. "The war against marijuana has failed. " McNamara, whose stern visage also appears in newspaper ads, urges voters to join him and many others in law enforcement.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 18, 1991 | ALAN ABRAHAMSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
An inmate who died after being forced by San Diego County sheriff's deputies into a special cell at County Jail downtown appears to have died of natural causes, not from any confrontation with deputies, Sheriff's Department officials said Saturday. Disputing a published report that ailing inmate Thomas Vill, 20, was beaten by deputies, sheriff's spokesman Glenn Revell said preliminary results of an autopsy conducted Saturday show that Vill showed "no sign of injury or trauma to the body."
NEWS
April 16, 1992 | ROXANA KOPETMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Eugene Brizzolara, the Long Beach assistant police chief who went on sick leave while he was being investigated, has filed for a stress-related disability retirement. Brizzolara, who has been on paid sick leave since December, said in a March 16 medical claim that continuing job pressures made him "irritable, angry and short-tempered" and caused him sleeplessness, stomach cramps and headaches. Citing conflicts with the Police Officers Assn.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 23, 1986 | ROXANA KOPETMAN, Times Staff Writer
The Anaheim City Council on Tuesday approved an ordinance, believed to be the first of its kind in California, that bans the use of fake firearms in a threatening manner. Under the ordinance, which was approved unanimously and without discussion, violators could be found guilty of a misdemeanor and receive up to six months in jail and a maximum $1,000 fine. Don C.
NEWS
September 1, 1985 | DIANA GRIEGO and LOUIS KILZER, The Denver Post
Worry about missing children has escalated into a national epidemic of fear. The faces of the missing stare back at us from television screens, utility bills, milk cartons and grocery bags. Various groups warn us that as many as 1.5 million children disappear each year and that strangers kidnap as many as 50,000 of them. And, the groups say, as many as 4,000 children are murdered after being abducted.
NEWS
January 28, 2013 | By Kathleen Hennessey
WASHINGTON - President Obama on Monday met with police chiefs from around the country -- including three from communities affected by mass shootings -- as part of his effort to build support for the gun control measures he wants to push through Congress. At a morning meeting at the White House, Obama asked the law enforcement officials to put pressure on lawmakers to act on the measures he endorsed in the wake of the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn. “If law enforcement officials who are dealing with this stuff every single day can come to some basic consensus in terms of steps that we need to take, Congress is going to be paying attention to them and we'll be able to make progress,” Obama said.
NATIONAL
January 21, 2013 | By Brian Bennett, Washington Bureau
WASHINGTON - Traditional pillars of the Republican base, such as police groups, evangelical pastors and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, have begun to push skeptical GOP lawmakers to change federal immigration laws to allow most of the nation's 11 million illegal immigrants to apply for legal status. The issue has long been fought mostly between Republicans and Democrats. But the fate of a potential immigration overhaul may be determined by battles erupting inside the GOP. "Now it's conservatives versus conservatives over how much immigration reform should happen," said Alex Nowrasteh, an immigration expert at the Cato Institute, a libertarian think tank in Washington that has advanced a free-market argument for opening up the immigration system.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 20, 2012 | By Scott Glover, Lisa Girion and Hailey Branson-Potts
Joey Rovero's quest for pills ended at Pacifica Pharmacy. It was the same for Naythan Kenney, Matt Stavron and Joseph Gomez. All four were patients of a Rowland Heights physician who was a prolific prescriber of narcotic painkillers and other addictive drugs. To get their fix, they needed more than a piece of paper. They needed a pharmacist willing to dispense the drugs, and at Pacifica they found one. All four died of drug overdoses after filling prescriptions at the tiny pharmacy in Huntington Beach, court and coroners' records show.
SPORTS
August 26, 2012 | By Helene Elliott
Two years after taking the first tentative steps toward establishing common guidelines for fan behavior at local sports events, Los Angeles sports, government and law enforcement officials are scheduled Monday to announce the adoption of a uniform Southern California Fan Code of Conduct. The 10-point code, intended to promote fans' enjoyment and safety, will be applied at every major pro and college venue in the area. Every professional sports league has a fan code of conduct and teams have their own policies, and the new Southern California code will not replace those.
BUSINESS
May 5, 2012 | By Ken Dilanian, Los Angeles Times
WASHINGTON - Concerned about possible cyber spying, U.S. national security officials are debating whether to take the unprecedented step of recommending that a Chinese government-owned mobile phone giant be denied a license to offer international service to American customers. China Mobile, the world's largest mobile provider, applied in October for a license from the Federal Communications Commission to provide service between China and the United States and to build facilities on American soil.
BUSINESS
April 10, 2012 | By Jim Puzzanghera, Los Angeles Times
WASHINGTON - The nation's largest wireless carriers are banding together with regulators and law enforcement officials to launch an effort to make stolen cellphones and other mobile devices as useless as an empty wallet. The goal is to cut down on increasing thefts of smartphones by making them less appealing to criminals. AT&T Inc., Verizon Wireless,T-Mobile USA andSprint Nextel Corp. said Tuesday they will create a central database to track stolen devices and prevent them from being reactivated.
OPINION
June 22, 2007
LOS ANGELES' flailing city attorney, Rocky Delgadillo, solemnly proclaimed the other day that he holds himself to a high standard of conduct. That's appropriate. He is, as he's fond of pointing out, the city's top law enforcement official; he charges others with crimes and thus needs to adhere rigorously to the laws and rules that he enforces. So does he?
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 4, 1999 | ANNA GORMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Attendance at Ventura County schools moved closer to normal Monday, as teachers and administrators tried to get their schools back on track after a spate of violent threats last week. Ventura Unified Supt. Joseph Spirito said the absence rate in his district's schools was slightly higher than usual, but that it didn't compare to Friday, when nearly 25% of the high school students didn't show up.
BUSINESS
February 3, 2012 | By Richard A. Serrano, Los Angeles Times
The computer hacking group Anonymous took gleeful pride Friday in announcing that it had sneaked onto a conference call between the Federal Bureau of Investigation and foreign law enforcement agencies concerning how to deal with the cyber-pirate organization. To boost its claim, the group posted a 16-minute recording of the conference call in which intelligence was shared about two British teenagers allegedly tied to Anonymous. But at FBI headquarters in Washington, officials brushed off the incident, saying that while a "criminal investigation is underway" into how the conference call was compromised, the episode was not a major incident in the annals of cyber stealth.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 5, 2012 | By Richard Marosi, Los Angeles Times
Reporting from San Diego -- Former drug kingpin Benjamin Arellano Felix pleaded guilty Wednesday to federal racketeering and money-laundering conspiracy charges, marking the end of a decade-old case that targeted what once was Mexico's most powerful organized crime group. Arellano Felix, 58, the former leader of the Arellano Felix drug cartel, transformed Tijuana into a major trafficking corridor into the U.S. during a 16-year reign that ended with his arrest in Mexico in 2002. The organization, also known as the Tijuana cartel, poured tons of drugs into California and generated profits that fueled a criminal empire that terrorized rivals, partnered with corrupt Mexican law enforcement officials and funded flashy lifestyles that became the template for Hollywood depictions of Mexican organized crime.
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