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October 20, 2000 | SCOTT GLOVER and MATT LAIT, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Two former Los Angeles police officers were indicted Thursday in connection with an assault on a homeless man, who alleges that he was taken to the Los Angeles River, beaten and then threatened with a handgun, according to law enforcement sources familiar with the case. Former Central Division Officers Christopher Coppock and David Cochrane allegedly terrorized Delton Bowen after he called one of them a derogatory name, according to documents and interviews.
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October 20, 2000 | SCOTT GLOVER and MATT LAIT, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Two former Los Angeles police officers were indicted Thursday in connection with an assault on a homeless man, who alleges that he was taken to the Los Angeles River, beaten and then threatened with a handgun, according to law enforcement sources familiar with the case. Former Central Division Officers Christopher Coppock and David Cochrane allegedly terrorized Delton Bowen after he called one of them a derogatory name, according to documents and interviews.
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March 31, 2000 | SCOTT GLOVER and MATT LAIT, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
The Los Angeles Police Department's corruption probe has spread beyond the boundaries of the gritty Rampart Division and now includes alleged crimes or misconduct in at least three other areas of the city, according to interviews and documents obtained by The Times. Internal LAPD and district attorney's documents show for the first time that authorities are exploring allegations that police crimes or misconduct occurred in the department's Central, 77th and Southeast divisions.
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March 31, 2000 | SCOTT GLOVER and MATT LAIT, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
The Los Angeles Police Department's corruption probe has spread beyond the boundaries of the gritty Rampart Division and now includes alleged crimes or misconduct in at least three other areas of the city, according to interviews and documents obtained by The Times. Internal LAPD and district attorney's documents show for the first time that authorities are exploring allegations that police crimes or misconduct occurred in the department's Central, 77th and Southeast divisions.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 10, 1997
The Los Angeles Police Department's Central Division and other police facilities in downtown Los Angeles are helping collect used books for children. Police are working with the Right to Read program, a nonprofit group founded by LAPD Officer Heather Wade. The program donates books directly to students who need them. Since fall, 3,000 books have been collected. Donation bins are in the Central Division at 6th and Wall streets and Parker Center at 150 N. Los Angeles St.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 14, 2007 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
A man who was stabbed downtown on skid row died early Sunday, and police were searching for his assailant. The attack occurred shortly after 10 p.m. Saturday near 8th Street and Werdin Place, police said. The victim was taken to County-USC Medical Center with multiple stab wounds but died of his injuries shortly before 2 a.m. Sunday. The name of the victim, described only as a black man, had not been released while police sought his relatives. The motive for the killing was unknown.
NEWS
April 9, 1995
An awards luncheon will be held Thursday to honor four police officers from the Los Angeles Police Department's Central Division. Mayor Richard Riordan and Deputy Chief Bayan Lewis are scheduled to present the awards to the officers, who were selected by their peers. The luncheon at the New Otani hotel is sponsored by the Central City Police Boosters. The winning officers are: Sgt.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 7, 2002 | DAREN BRISCOE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Police said Thursday that they have arrested two young men who may be connected to a string of robberies targeting downtown parking lot attendants. The suspects were arrested about 10:30 p.m. Wednesday, shortly after they allegedly confronted an attendant at 1355 S. Flower St. and took his money and cell phone, police said. "Based on their overall appearance and MO, we feel we probably have the right guys," said Lt. Andy Monsue of the Los Angeles Police Department's Central Division.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 10, 1994
A Los Angeles police officer was charged Monday with being part of a credit card fraud ring that allegedly altered cards to increase credit limits, according to the Los Angeles district attorney's office. Phillip Clemons Davis, 33, assigned to the Los Angeles Police Department's Central Division, allegedly used an electronic encoder to alter the magnetic strips found on the back of credit cards.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 16, 2006 | Jill Leovy, Times Staff Writer
Two men were arrested and up to $100,000 worth of stolen Levi's 501 jeans were recovered Wednesday when Los Angeles police detectives, aided by a little good luck, managed to thwart an elaborate denim heist. The episode began sometime late Monday or early Tuesday when thieves forced their way into a small blue jeans shop near East 15th Street and Santee Street in downtown Los Angeles' garment district, said Lt. Tom Brascia of the Los Angeles Police Department's Central Division.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 7, 1996
It was an Academy Awards-like day for Central City police and other law enforcement staffers Tuesday when employees of the Los Angeles Police Department's Central Division were honored in an annual ceremony at the downtown Hyatt Regency Hotel. Mayor Richard Riordan praised the Central Division, which is based on skid row, citing an 8% drop in reported violent crime and a 12% drop in nonviolent crime over the last year. Robert Lamont was honored as detective of the year.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 24, 1994 | ED BOND
Burbank police have arrested a fourth person in a credit-card fraud ring that allegedly includes a Los Angeles police officer. Clarence Josey, 30, of Hawthorne posted $25,000 bail Friday after being arrested Thursday at his place of work in Pacoima on charges of embezzlement, conspiracy to commit computer fraud and credit-card fraud, Burbank police said.
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