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June 11, 1997 | ESTHER SCHRADER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Moving to close the book on a controversy that has pitted Latinos against police, the City Council voted Tuesday not to appeal a $340,000 jury award to a former police officer who was fired after reporting alleged police brutality. After an hour of private debate, city leaders voted 5 to 0 against fighting the verdict in a lawsuit brought by Steve Nolan, 34. In a monthlong trial in March, the city claimed Nolan was fired for insubordination and other disciplinary reasons.
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November 12, 2013 | By Kate Mather
Eleven days after he was killed in an airport shooting, TSA Agent Gerardo I. Hernandez was hailed as a devoted family man, a dedicated worker and, on more than one occasion, a hero. Scores of law enforcement officers and a few top federal officials, including Atty. Gen. Eric Holder and Transportation Security Administrator John Pistole, gathered Tuesday at the L.A. Memorial Sports Arena to honor the first TSA agent killed in the line of duty. Hernandez's death in the Nov. 1 attack at Los Angeles International Airport "marked him as a man of bravery and of valor," Holder said.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 29, 1999 | BONNIE HARRIS and LOUISE ROUG, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Locked in a jealous rage that had been percolating for weeks, a suspended federal drug agent shot and killed his estranged girlfriend Wednesday in front of six children--including the couple's 2-year-old daughter, police said. The victim's sister was also wounded in the attack at the sister's Fullerton home, and police have launched a massive manhunt for Tony Gerard Bailey, 35, who disappeared in his black sport-utility vehicle after the shooting.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 13, 2013 | By Kate Mather
CASCADE, Idaho - It was already shaping up to be a busy weekend in this otherwise sleepy town, with the usual tourists, the area wildfires and the final days of the Valley County Fair. But nobody expected the manhunt. After the search for San Diego County teenager Hannah Anderson suddenly shifted Friday to a stretch of Idaho backcountry 50 miles from here, hundreds of law enforcement officers and dozens of reporters descended upon quiet Cascade. Satellite trucks took over the fire station's parking lot. Gun-toting officers walked through the lobby of the biggest hotel.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 27, 1996 | BETTINA BOXALL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
As his HIV gradually asserts itself, so does a sense of inevitability. There will come a time, this Los Angeles policeman knows, when he develops AIDS. And there will come a time when he cannot hide that fact. HIV has been his secret, at first so fiercely guarded that he barely acknowledged it to himself. He was at work, surrounded by fellow officers, when a doctor's voice on the telephone informed him he had the AIDS virus. "All I could think of was, pull it together," he recalls.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 1, 1998 | GEOFF BOUCHER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Eight months after watching her fiance and fellow officer die, Jennifer Parish will pin his badge to her own Los Angeles sheriff's deputy uniform today and try to stand tall during a month's worth of memorials honoring slain officers. All around her, hushed and respectful crowds will be remembering. She will be trying to forget.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 8, 2001 | KIMI YOSHINO, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Sher Karp turned 10 on Dec. 6, 1972, the day her dad, Tustin Police Officer Waldron Karp, was shot. She doesn't really remember her birthday, or all the painful days that followed. What she remembers most is all the times her dad wasn't there: her high school prom, her driving test, her college graduation. "There was just something missing," Sher Karp said. "There still is. You can't help but wonder what it would have been like."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 18, 2000 | PETER Y. HONG, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Local law enforcement leaders joined San Francisco Bay Area researchers Thursday in denouncing Proposition 21, the juvenile crime initiative on the March 7 statewide ballot, saying the measure would be costly and useless in preventing crime. Backed by former Gov. Pete Wilson and Gov. Gray Davis, the initiative could require more juvenile offenders to be tried as adults and held in adult prisons and jails.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 26, 2012 | By Robert Faturechi and Joel Rubin, Los Angeles Times
Three Los Angeles County law enforcement officers were arrested Wednesday in a pair of unrelated incidents - one involving accusations of perjury and the other the alleged theft of thousands of dollars during narcotics investigations, authorities said. At the Sheriff's Department, 28-year veteran Bonnie Bryant III was arrested by the department's internal investigators after a two-week probe. The sergeant, who was in charge of an investigative team, is accused of stealing thousands of dollars, not from evidence lockers but at the scene of drug probes, authorities said.
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May 12, 1985 | Associated Press
Police work was slightly less perilous in 1984 as the number of American law enforcement officers killed in the line of duty declined for the second straight year, the FBI reported Saturday. Based on preliminary figures, 72 law enforcement officers were slain in the line of duty in 1984, contrasted with 80 in 1983 and 92 the year before, FBI Director William H. Webster said. Firearms were most frequently used in the slayings last year, the FBI report said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 21, 2013 | By Hailey Branson-Potts, Los Angeles Times
The day before his death, San Bernardino County Sheriff's Deputy Jeremiah MacKay agreed to a request from his wife, Lynette: He stayed home from work. He spent the day enjoying the company of his stepdaughter, 6-year-old Kaitlyn, and his 4-month-old son, Cayden. For days before that respite, MacKay had been patrolling in the mountains where he had grown up, searching for Christopher Dorner, a former police officer suspected of a violent rampage that left three others dead. MacKay had volunteered for the task, said San Bernardino County Sheriff John McMahon during MacKay's funeral Thursday at San Manuel Amphitheater in San Bernardino.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 21, 2012 | By Nicole Santa Cruz, Los Angeles Times
The last straw for the African American police officer living in an upscale Orange County community was the acid pellets someone shot into his garage in October, the corrosive capsules damaging his car. It had been an ugly, racially tinged pattern since the Inglewood police officer, his wife - a Los Angeles County sheriff's deputy - and their two children had moved into the Yorba Linda neighborhood in 2011. Rocks were thrown through their windows, car tires were slashed, and racial taunts were shouted by passing motorists.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 11, 2012 | By Nicole Santa Cruz and Rick Rojas, Los Angeles Times
A year-long investigation into one of Anaheim's most entrenched street gangs has resulted in 33 arrests and the seizure of dozens of guns, a crackdown that comes on the heels of weeks of street protests triggered by the fatal police shootings of two men. The investigation, dubbed Operation Halo, involved more than 250 law enforcement officers who fanned out across Orange County and parts of L.A. County as the sun was coming up Friday. The probe was aimed at Eastside Anaheim, a gang that police said has been highly active in crime in recent years.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 26, 2012 | By Robert Faturechi and Joel Rubin, Los Angeles Times
Three Los Angeles County law enforcement officers were arrested Wednesday in a pair of unrelated incidents - one involving accusations of perjury and the other the alleged theft of thousands of dollars during narcotics investigations, authorities said. At the Sheriff's Department, 28-year veteran Bonnie Bryant III was arrested by the department's internal investigators after a two-week probe. The sergeant, who was in charge of an investigative team, is accused of stealing thousands of dollars, not from evidence lockers but at the scene of drug probes, authorities said.
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April 13, 2012 | By Tina Susman, Los Angeles Times
NEW YORK - Michael Maloney was just eight days from retiring as police chief of the tiny town of Greenland, N.H. - just eight days from leaving 26 years in law enforcement for the freedom to golf, fish, enjoy his family and maybe find another job. But there was one thing he needed to do. It was a thankless task: helping to serve a warrant on a man with a rap sheet that included assault and drug charges. And it was the kind of job Maloney insisted on doing himself rather than leaving to others, say those who knew the chief, who was killed by a bullet to the head as he carried out his final mission Thursday.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 7, 2012 | By Sam Quinones, Los Angeles Times
Jay, a homeless man sleeping near a Hollywood freeway onramp, awoke to the voices of police Friday morning. Los Angeles Police Department officers Julie Nony and Paula Davidson had rooted out an encampment of nine transients — including Jay — who were sleeping along the Highland Avenue onramp to Highway 101. Nony and Davidson were part of a team of roughly two dozen officers and sheriff's deputies who fanned out across Hollywood, trudging...
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 21, 1998 | NICK GREEN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
A police officer was bitten on the thighs and a state parks officer was punched several times during separate incidents over the weekend. Two men were arrested Sunday night on suspicion of battery on a police officer and a variety of other charges. The first incident began about 8:15 p.m. when Oxnard police officers investigated a hit-and-run at the intersection of Rose Avenue and Gonzales Road involving a black El Camino.
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August 19, 1991 | BARRY M. HORSTMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Despite recent criminal allegations against law enforcement officers, most San Diegans still have confidence in police officers and sheriff's deputies--but a sizable number also have serious concerns about police behavior, a Los Angeles Times Poll shows.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 13, 2011 | By Tony Perry, Los Angeles Times
Reporting from San Diego Jeremy Henwood, who survived three combat tours as a Marine but was mortally wounded during a routine patrol as a San Diego police officer, was remembered Friday as a "true warrior who stood in harm's way. " Police Capt. Lawrence McKinney, commander of the mid-city division where Henwood served, told 3,500 people assembled at the Rock Church that Henwood "went boldly into harm's way, knowing full well that he might not come back someday. " McKinney urged the crowd to remember Henwood's courage and dedication to public service as a Marine and a police officer, rather than "the cowardly act of one lost soul," a reference to Dejon Marquee White, 23, Henwood's assailant.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 9, 2011 | By Richard Winton, Los Angeles Times
Robbers broke through the roof of a South El Monte company, slipped down a rope, blindfolded and tied up employees and stole perhaps more than $1 million that had been destined for ATMs throughout the Los Angeles region, investigators said Friday. "This is one of the biggest robberies we've seen this year, even compared to the jewelry heists," said Lt. Kent Wegener of the County Sheriff's Major Crimes Bureau. "It appears it has all the hallmarks of a well-planned robbery at this point," he said.
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