Advertisement
YOU ARE HERE: LAT HomeCollectionsOfficer
IN THE NEWS

Officer

NATIONAL
January 12, 2011 | By Richard A. Serrano and Sam Quinones, Los Angeles Times
Jared Lee Loughner, accused in the deadly Tucson shootings, is believed to have taken target practice in the Arizona desert and was pulled over by a peace officer for running a red light before making his way to the Safeway supermarket where Rep. Gabrielle Giffords was holding a meeting with her constituents, law enforcement officials said Wednesday. In those early morning hours, Loughner was stopped and let go with a warning by an Arizona Game and Fish officer for creeping through a red light, six miles from the market where six people were killed and 13 injured, including Giffords, officials said.
Advertisement
NEWS
March 16, 1988 | Associated Press
A Navy paymaster was beaten to death aboard the destroyer John Hancock and an estimated $120,000 was taken from the ship's safe, a Navy spokesman said Tuesday. Chief Petty Officer Art Riccio said the officer, whose name was not immediately released, was found dead after he failed to report to muster. A search of the disbursement office found the safe open and cash and an undetermined number of blank checks missing, Riccio said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 7, 1985
An off-duty Los Angeles police traffic officer was arrested Monday morning in the north Valley and charged with drunk driving and speeding, police Cmdr. William Booth said Wednesday. George Ramos, 42, who has been a policeman for 13 years, was seen driving at excessive speeds at 1 a.m. Monday and was arrested, Booth said. The Police Department will conduct an administrative review and evaluate whether the officer should be suspended, Booth said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 2, 1995
A recent Street Smart article about Officer David Gray ("Scourge of the Speed Demon, He's Heard it all Before," May 29) was meant to be neighborly and folksy, but I found it to be very disturbing. It's frightening to see the press, which is supposed to hold public officials responsible, cuddle up to an officer who proudly admits to breaking the law. The article says, "You're going to get the ticket--no ifs, ands or slick crocodile buts about it." However that does not apply to Mr. Gray's family or friends, whom he will not ticket for speeding.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 19, 1998 | VALERIE BURGHER
An off-duty Los Angeles sheriff's deputy shot and injured a man who allegedly was trying to burglarize the lawman's home Tuesday morning, police said. Anaheim resident Brooks Johnson Beck, 22, was arrested on suspicion of residential burglary and treated at UCI Medical Center in Orange, said Buena Park Police Sgt. Ken Coovert. The burglar climbed through the back window of the officer's one-story home on San Francisco Drive, Coovert said.
NEWS
September 12, 1997 | From Times Wire Reports
Black activist Steve Biko was acting "stubborn and too big for his boots" by defying police interrogators who killed him 20 years ago, an ex-officer said. The "state order" in the 1970s was for blacks to obey whites, Harold Snyman told the Truth and Reconciliation Commission. Snyman and the four officers he commanded are seeking amnesty from the commission--set up to investigate apartheid-era political crimes--for the beating death of Biko.
OPINION
September 14, 2003
Re "Suit in Fatal Police Shooting Is Settled," Aug. 15: My heart goes out to the family of Antonio Saldivar. I can't even imagine the pain of losing a child. However, I do think about it often. My daughter has been a sworn police officer protecting the lives of Californians for more than eight years. Officers on patrol can see more trouble in a 10-hour shift than most of us see in a lifetime. Every time they stop a car, they know the occupant might be armed and ready to shoot. Every time an officer responds to a call, it might be an ambush.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 13, 2012 | By Louis Sahagun, Los Angeles Times
The conservancy that manages 88% of Santa Catalina Island is roiling with dissent that has led to the departures of a half-dozen senior officers and scientists in the last year. At the core of the rancor is dissatisfaction with the direction the nonprofit Santa Catalina Island Conservancy has taken under Ann Muscat, president and executive officer. Muscat helped engineer a controversial shift away from a focus on conservation and toward creation of tourism-oriented attractions intended to bring more visitors - and revenue - to the island.
WORLD
November 1, 2009 | Times Staff and Wire Reports
A man being questioned in connection with deadly double bombings in Baghdad seized a gun and killed an investigative officer during an interrogation, and then shot himself, the government said. The man, who was not identified, grabbed a gun from a guard, wounded him and killed the investigative officer at Interior Ministry offices. He then fatally shot himself. The man was being questioned about attacks last Sunday that killed 155 people.
Los Angeles Times Articles
|