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March 4, 1997 | JIM NEWTON and BETH SHUSTER, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
When the first shots were fired in last week's terrifying North Hollywood bank robbery, the top operations officials from the Los Angeles Police Department happened to be having breakfast together at the Auto Club near USC, where the top staff was handing out a set of annual awards. One by one, beepers began chirping, and word quickly spread through the room that a major incident was unfolding in the San Fernando Valley. Cmdr. Royal Scott LaChasse--the No.
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March 4, 1997 | JIM NEWTON and BETH SHUSTER, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
When the first shots were fired in last week's terrifying North Hollywood bank robbery, the top operations officials from the Los Angeles Police Department happened to be having breakfast together at the Auto Club near USC, where the top staff was handing out a set of annual awards. One by one, beepers began chirping, and word quickly spread through the room that a major incident was unfolding in the San Fernando Valley. Cmdr. Royal Scott LaChasse--the No.
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March 6, 1997 | BETH SHUSTER and MATT LAIT, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Los Angeles detectives plan to travel out-of-state in search of more clues about the two dead gunmen involved in last week's bungled North Hollywood bank robbery, according to sources close to the case, who also disclosed Wednesday that the pair had a gasoline bomb stashed in their car during the shootout. Detectives were set to go to Colorado and possibly Arizona to gather more information on Larry Eugene Phillips Jr., 26, and Emil Dechebal Matasareanu, 30, sources said.
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March 6, 1997 | BETH SHUSTER and MATT LAIT, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Los Angeles detectives plan to travel out-of-state in search of more clues about the two dead gunmen involved in last week's bungled North Hollywood bank robbery, according to sources close to the case, who also disclosed Wednesday that the pair had a gasoline bomb stashed in their car during the shootout. Detectives were set to go to Colorado and possibly Arizona to gather more information on Larry Eugene Phillips Jr., 26, and Emil Dechebal Matasareanu, 30, sources said.
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August 8, 1997 | BETH SHUSTER and MATT LAIT, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Two summers ago, Deputy Chief Mark Kroeker seriously considered leaving the Los Angeles Police Department. He wasn't going to be promoted and worse, he felt that his leadership was being undermined by his boss, then-Chief Willie L. Williams. But high-level city officials, including Mayor Richard Riordan, persuaded Kroeker to stay. Their message: Stick around and it will be worth your while. "I was given encouraging words," Kroeker said.
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August 8, 1997 | BETH SHUSTER and MATT LAIT, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Two summers ago, Deputy Chief Mark Kroeker seriously considered leaving the Los Angeles Police Department. He wasn't going to be promoted and worse, he felt that his leadership was being undermined by his boss, then-Chief Willie L. Williams. But high-level city officials, including Mayor Richard Riordan, persuaded Kroeker to stay. Their message: Stick around and it will be worth your while. "I was given encouraging words," Kroeker said.
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April 26, 1997 | MATT LAIT, TIMES STAFF WRITER
With Chief Willie L. Williams heading out the door and nobody tapped to take his place, the Los Angeles Police Department is running on autopilot as it braces for a top-to-bottom overhaul of its command structure. Some Williams loyalists are eyeing new jobs, others are planning retirements, while still others are looking to cash in a few favors before the chief leaves. Meanwhile, some foes of the outgoing chief are positioning themselves for advancement.
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