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March 21, 2014 | By Los Angeles Times Staff
An Anaheim police K-9 handler is "devastated" as he waits to see if his German shepherd will fully recover from being shot Thursday during a chase of probation suspects on the run. Anaheim Police Lt. Tim Schmidt said the dog, Bruno, slept through the night after undergoing extensive surgery after he was shot in the face by a suspect on the run. Authorities have said Bruno is expected to survive, but that the 12 to 18 hours immediately after...
March 20, 2014 | By Ruben Vives
UCLA police are searching for a man who sexually battered a student in Westwood outside the Palomar Hotel. The attack occurred around 9 p.m. Sunday outside the hotel at 10740 Wilshire Blvd., according to a statement from the UCLA Police Department. The female student was talking on her cellphone and walking in front of the hotel when a man approached her from behind and forcefully grabbed her, police said. The victim told authorities she turned around and saw the man running toward a newer model, silver sedan parked on Selby Avenue.
March 20, 2014 | By KTLA
A man was shot dead after firing on officers and shooting a police dog in the face following a probation search in Anaheim on Thursday, authorities said. The dog, named Bruno, was in surgery Thursday night. A bullet struck his face and lodged in his chest, police said. The incident began at 1:45 p.m., when two Orange County probation officers approached a home in the 1100 block of Mayfair Avenue  to do a home check. When the officers neared the residence, they saw the probationer with two unidentified men, who ran away.
March 19, 2014 | By Vincent Bevins
SAO PAULO, Brazil -   The governor of Rio de Janeiro state apologized Wednesday for the death of a woman shot during a firefight between police and criminal suspects and later dragged behind a police vehicle. The incident was the latest to raise questions about police conduct  in Rio as Gov. Sergio Cabral's administration continues a years-long effort to reform the police department and establish peace in its favelas , or slums, in preparation for the 2014 World Cup, which begins in June, and the 2016 Olympic Games.
March 19, 2014 | By Paresh Dave
The head of Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers had been uncompromising since early December,  when a judge ordered him to turn over some evidence. So uncompromising that he made a meal of evidence. But first some background: A defense attorney in Miami had wanted to read the tip given to Crime Stoppers that led to his client's arrest on suspicion of cocaine possession. The Crime Stoppers' boss, a former police chief, finally decided to follow a court order and brought in a printout of the anonymous tip last week.
March 18, 2014 | By Adolfo Flores
A 16-year-old student at a Santa Ana charter school has been arrested on suspicion of threatening to carry out a campus attack and shoot students he had named on a "hit list. " The threat, police said, was made in an email to a former girlfriend. The NOVA Academy Early College High School sophomore wrote that he was going to recruit other students to help him carry out the attack, Santa Ana police said in a statement. He didn't threaten his ex-girlfriend, police said, but did say he was tired of being bullied.
March 17, 2014 | By Robyn Dixon, This post has been corrected. See the note at the bottom for details.
JOHANNESBURG, South Africa -- Police photographs show unexplained drops of blood on the wall above the left-hand bedside table and bed headboard and on the duvet in the main bedroom of South African Olympic athlete Oscar Pistorius, according to evidence at his trial Monday. The blood spatters appear to have been some distance from the trail of blood leading from the bathroom out into the hall, left when Pistorius carried his dying girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp, down stairs from the bathroom where he shot her. Pistorius has pleaded not guilty to Steenkamp's murder.
March 16, 2014 | By Marc Lifsher
SACRAMENTO - Cities, counties and law enforcement officials across California are bristling at a 6-year-old law that they contend prevents regulation of massage parlors they suspect offer more than therapeutic bodywork. A profusion of massage parlors, often near schools and neighborhoods, creates blight, they complained at a legislative hearing. Local government officials told lawmakers last week that they're frustrated by a 2008 law that sought to regulate illicit massage parlors and support legitimate spas and other businesses.
March 15, 2014 | By Lee Romney
KING CITY, Calif. - Angel Pineda tucked his white cowboy hat under a folding chair in the packed church hall and listened. First came the civil rights presentation - on what to do if pulled over by police. " I want a lawyer ," American Civil Liberties Union staffer Daisy Vieyra, who had come from San Francisco, enunciated in English. "I want a lawyer," the crowd repeated. Then came the indignation, as local residents and advocates from outside this southern Salinas Valley agricultural community made it clear that tomorrow's King City will not be the same as yesterday's.
March 14, 2014 | By Robyn Dixon
JOHANNESBURG, South Africa -- Police investigating the shooting of model and lawyer Reeva Steenkamp by her boyfriend, South African Olympian Oscar Pistorius, had to open another investigation into themselves -- over the disappearance of a valuable watch from the scene when only police were present. The embarrassing revelation that police apparently stole a watch valued at $5,000 to $10,000, part of Friday's testimony in Pistorius' murder trial, came with South African newspapers complaining of police ineptitude.
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