Los Angeles Police Department

Municipal police force in California, US

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Los Angeles Police Department: Municipal police force in California, US
The Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD), officially known as the City of Los Angeles Police Department, is the municipal police department of Los Angeles, California. With 9,974 police officers and 3,000 civilian staff, it is the third-largest municipal police department in the United States, after the New York City Police Department and the Chicago Police Department.


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The LAPD officer who fired the fatal rounds in the Burlington Coat Factory shooting, killing the suspect and an innocent bystander, looked like he went rogue ... so says a retired cop. Timothy Williams.. - Published

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lapd release bodycam footage after innocent teenager is fatally shot as police fire at suspect
The Los Angeles Police Department has released the bodycam footage from an incident that led to an innocent teenager being fatally shot as officers opened fire on a suspect.
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Police Body Cam Shows Burlington Coat Factory Shooting That Killed Teen Girl

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Superman Artists, Studio Call for LAPD Patrols After Bi Backlash & Threats

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A crazed gunman on an alleged crime spree in L.A. ended his trail of terror by taking a woman hostage -- only to be killed by cops who stormed in ... all of which is on video. LAPD says this guy was on.. - Published

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T.I. Seemingly Rips Sexual Assault Accusers In Preview of New Song

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