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July 18, 1985 | Associated Press
The Education Ministry says the country's universities have had 3,877 incidents of student unrest since plainclothes police were withdrawn from campuses in March, 1984. A policy paper released Tuesday said more than 985,000 students were involved in the protest actions against the government of President Chun Doo Hwan, and 3,657 were arrested.
December 19, 1994 | BILL BILLITER
The City Council has approved the purchase of four replacement police vehicles at a total cost of $69,000. The council, without debate and by unanimous vote, responded to a written request by Police Chief David Barr. City Manager Pamela Gibson noted that the city's 1994-95 budget, approved last summer, includes $69,000 for the cars. She said they will be bought through a mass-volume order coordinated by Los Angeles County.
January 23, 2002 | From Times Wire Reports
Hooded demonstrators attacked government buildings in the southern Jordanian city of Maan in protest of the alleged police torture of a youth who later died, witnesses said. They said riot police fired tear gas at scores of protesters who gathered after the funeral of 15-year-old Suleiman Ahmad Fanatsheh, converged on the main police station, fired shotguns at police vehicles and set fire to the building. Police have denied torturing Fanatsheh, who had been arrested on robbery charges.
November 11, 1997 | From Times Wire Reports
Popular anger over corruption and land ownership boiled over during the weekend in a predominantly Roman Catholic region in the south, as thousands of people clashed with police. In a rare case of serious rural troubles, residents and officials in Dong Nai province detailed a series of incidents after protests that began Friday in an area about 80 miles northeast of Ho Chi Minh City. By Saturday, thousands of residents were demonstrating, prompting riot police to intervene.
A 34-year-old Villa Park woman rammed her car into a Tustin police cruiser Saturday evening, then led officers on a brief chase that ended in a collision involving three police vehicles, authorities said. Officers were responding to a call of a disturbance around 6 p.m. at the Revere House restaurant, owned by Tustin Councilman Mike Doyle, when a police car was suddenly struck by a vehicle driven by Cynthia Louise Writer, said Tustin Police Sgt. Del Pickney.
May 31, 1992 | AURIANA KOUTNIK
The Pierce College Campus Police will have an easier job enforcing traffic regulations if a proposal for traditional blue uniforms and black-and-white vehicles is approved by Donald C. Phelps, chancellor of the Los Angeles Community College District. Campus Police Capt. Ken Renolds said the khaki uniforms currently worn by the officers and the all-white police vehicles often cause officers to be mistaken for security guards.
The FBI launched an investigation Monday into the fatal shooting of two robbery suspects by the Los Angeles Police Department's controversial Special Investigations Section. Earlier in the day, a preliminary autopsy report found that the two men were shot in the back. Assistant U.S. Atty. Michael J. Gennaco said he asked for the federal probe into Saturday's shooting to determine whether the officers violated the suspects' civil rights or used excessive force.
February 19, 2013 | By Kate Mather and Hailey Branson-Potts
Orange County sheriff's officials said they don't know what prompted a series of shootings across multiple cities early Tuesday morning that left at least four people dead and others wounded. Authorities believe the violence began in Ladera Ranch, south of Mission Viejo. The first call came at 4:45 a.m. reporting a shooting on Red Leaf Lane, where deputies discovered a woman shot dead at the scene. The suspect, described as a man in his 20s, fled the area in an SUV. PHOTOS: Shootings at multiple locations in O.C. Sheriff's Department spokesman Jim Amormino said “multiple incidents” then occurred in Tustin and another at the Santa Ana border before the suspect apparently shot and killed himself in Orange.
January 25, 2014 | By Amro Hassan
CAIRO -- Before Jan. 25, 2011, I rarely spent time in Tahrir Square. For me, like millions of other Cairenes, it was no more than a busy downtown traffic hub you'd pass through on the way to somewhere else. So it still seems surreal to recall the first protest against longtime ruler Hosni Mubarak three years ago - and the cascade of events that have taken place in the square since I was there that day reporting for the Los Angeles Times. Police easily dispersed that initial gathering of a few hundred protesters on Jan. 25, and I remember wandering around an almost empty square late that afternoon, trying to find an open eatery.
October 3, 2013 | By Ari Bloomekatz
Downtown office workers beware: On Thursday morning there will be gunfire, a chase, a rush of ambulances and a bomb squad. And smile, you just might be on TV. The Los Angeles County Superior Court says the show "NCIS" will be filming in parts of Grand Park starting at 9:30 a.m. Thursday. It should only add to the regular chaos of downtown L.A., but at least it will be fake. The story line, according to the court, calls for police vehicles, a bomb squad and other emergency vehicles.
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