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  • Los Angeles police hand out body cameras to first patrol division

    August 31, 2015 | 2:55 pm

    The Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) handed out body cameras to its first patrol division on Monday, putting hundreds of the devices on the streets of the nation's second-largest city in a roll-out of technology seen by proponents as key to building public trust in law...

  • Missing person: Andrew Goodstein

    By Julie Bien

    August 24, 2015 | 5:13 pm

    Andrew Goodstein. White male last seen at 330 N Hayworth, resident of nursing home. Significant medical History to warrant this a critical missing persons situation. LAPD asks the community for assistance.
    Last wearing white shirt, checkered pants. (Sighting on Fairfax and 3rd was a negative.) Has no local family. No last known address. 
    Contact Hatzolah if any leads 800-613-1911 or 911
  • Moving and shaking: LAPD show up for Torah-dedication, Far West USY reunion and more

    By Ryan Torok

    August 19, 2015 | 3:52 pm

    A Torah-dedication ceremony at the ultra-Orthodox Hancock Park synagogue Kollel Yechiel Yehuda drew about 400 people on Aug. 11 — including a number of Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) officers.

    “It’s important to tap into the ultra-Orthodox community,” LAPD officer Adam...

  • Clergy march to LAPD headquarters, City Hall to protest skid row killing

    By Ryan Torok

    April 9, 2015 | 4:59 pm

    On April 8, group of local Jewish and African-American leaders spotlighted the increase in police-involved deadly shootings in areas such as Skid Row during a press conference outside the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) headquarters.

    “We wanted to reinforce that the Jewish...

  • What Ferguson can learn from LAPD’s rehabilitation

    December 11, 2014 | 11:47 am

    In recent weeks, race relations have dominated national news in the United States, carried by a wave of incidents of striking similarity: A white male police officer kills an unarmed black man; his community grieves over the injustice. Protests, and sometimes riots, ensue, but in...

  • A hate incident

    August 25, 2014 | 3:35 pm

    This past Friday night, instead of having my usual guests for a festive Friday night dinner in my home, I had three compassionate Los Angeles Police Department officers standing in my kitchen explaining the difference between a “hate crime” and a “hate incident.” My family was the...

  • LAPD investigating robbery in Pico-Robertson

    By Ryan Torok

    July 17, 2014 | 4:47 pm

    The Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) is investigating an incident involving a stolen pickup truck and a stolen purse in the Pico-Robertson area. 

    Around 12:30 pm, a suspect, who LAPD described as a "black male, six-feet-tall and weighing 180-lbs, wearing blue jeans and a dark...

  • LASD statement on gunshot at West Hollywood pro-Israel rally

    July 14, 2014 | 11:56 am

    Detectives from the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department (LASD), West Hollywood Sheriff’s Station, responded to the intersection of Wilshire Boulevard and Veteran Avenue, Los Angeles, to investigate the circumstances surrounding a Federal Protective Service (FPS)...

  • Federal Protective Service statement on gunshot at pro-Israel rally

    July 14, 2014 | 11:35 am


    On July 13, the Federal Protective Service (FPS) and the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) were on-site at the Wilshire Federal building where there was a demonstration of approximately 1,800 protestors.

    At approximately 5:20 p.m., FPS requested an ambulance for a...

  • Moving and Shaking: Inaugural LAPD-Jewish community forum; ADL elects regional board chair

    By Ryan Torok

    June 25, 2014 | 3:39 pm

    The Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles and Los Angeles Police Department’s (LAPD) Operations-Valley Bureau hosted the first-ever Jewish Community Forum on June 18 as part of an ongoing series of dialogues between the department and minority communities.

    More than 100 city...

  • ‘X-Men’ director Bryan Singer hit by sex abuse lawsuit weeks before premiere

    April 18, 2014 | 2:03 pm

    A man who has sued filmmaker Bryan Singer, the director of the upcoming blockbuster action film "X-Men: Days of Future Past," for allegedly raping him as a teenager said on Thursday that his claims of sexual abuse went unheeded by authorities.

    Michael Egan, 31, who was an...

  • LAPD scopes out Israeli drones, ‘Big Data’ solutions

    By Simone Wilson

    February 13, 2014 | 10:18 am

    For the first nine days of February, eight of the Los Angeles Police Department’s top brass were 7,500 miles away from home, being shuttled around Israel in a minibus.

    “They complained because it was like in the army — they went from place to place to place, and they needed some...

  • LAPD scopes out Israeli drones, ‘big data’ solutions

    By Simone Wilson

    February 11, 2014 | 5:07 pm

    For the first nine days of February, eight of the Los Angeles Police Department’s top brass were 7,500 miles away from home, being shuttled around Israel in a minibus.

    “They complained because it was like in the army — they went from place to place to place, and they needed some...

  • From the IDF to the LAPD

    February 5, 2014 | 3:38 pm

    One night, while on bike patrol in Mission Hills, Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) officer Lisa Herman and her partner were trying to stop a man suspected of drug-related activity from loitering in the street.

    “He’s just standing there refusing to leave, and then my partner...

  • Jewish UCLA alum in critical condition after hit-and-run

    By Jared Sichel

    December 30, 2013 | 5:29 pm

    [UPDATE: UCLA alum dies, hit-and-run driver still at large]

    Law enforcement officials are still searching for the hit-and-run driver who struck David Pregerson, 23, and left him on the side of Chautauqua Boulevard in Pacific Palisades in the early hours of Dec. 27.

    Lt. Andrew...

  • Sandy Hook anniversary prompts Jewish institutions to review security

    By Jared Sichel

    December 13, 2013 | 11:33 am

    On Dec. 14, 2012, when 20-year-old Adam Lanza entered Sandy Hook Elementary School with a semi-automatic rifle and two semi-automatic handguns, he easily broke through the school security system.

    Cameras dotted the school’s perimeter and the school even had a “sally port” system,...

  • TSA agent killed, 6 hurt in Los Angeles airport shooting

    November 1, 2013 | 11:01 am

    A gunman opened fire with an assault rifle in a terminal of Los Angeles International airport on Friday, killing a Transportation Security Agent and injuring at least six other people before he was shot and captured, authorities said.

    The incident prompted scenes of chaos at the...

  • Poll: What DWP can learn from LAPD

    By Raphael Sonenshein

    October 9, 2013 | 12:01 pm

    A new Pat Brown Institute/Cal State Los Angeles poll of 501 registered voters in L.A. asked for opinions on two important city departments: the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) and the Department of Water and Power (DWP). 

    For decades, the LAPD has been a critical factor in...

  • Encino man killed in his home

    By Ryan Torok

    September 20, 2013 | 2:52 pm

    Encino resident Harvey Cohen, 80, was shot and killed in his home early on Sept. 19.

    As of Sept. 20, no suspects have been named in the shooting, according to the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD), and the LAPD’s Robbery-Homicide Division is investigating the incident.


  • San Fernando Valley home vandalized with neo-Nazi graffiti

    By Ryan Torok

    June 27, 2013 | 4:59 pm

    Last Sunday, a Jewish home in the San Fernando Valley was vandalized with neo-Nazi graffiti, according to the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) and the Anti-Defamation League (ADL).

    “It’s being investigated as a vandalism case,” said LAPD West Valley Detective Jordane.

  • Turning teens into police officers

    By Ryan Torok

    May 1, 2013 | 12:32 pm

    Roberta Weintraub, a 77-year-old political activist and former president of the L.A. Unified School District Board of Education, has always had a soft spot for the men and women in blue.

    “It’s a most wonderful career for young people today,” she said of entering the police force....

  • L.A.’s top cop debates gun laws

    By Jonah Lowenfeld

    March 6, 2013 | 5:36 am

    In the ongoing debate over proposed laws aimed at reducing gun violence, the main decision-makers work in Washington, D.C. In cities and state capitols across the country, legislators, advocates and lobbyists push for new limits on gun ownership or advocate for a broad...

  • Developing: LAPD pursuit of burglary suspects led to brief lockdown at Milken School

    By Jonah Lowenfeld

    March 5, 2013 | 3:06 pm

    Los Angeles Police Department officers pursuing burglary suspects in the Sepulveda Pass on March 5 led the Milken Community High School to briefly lock down its campus on Tuesday afternoon.

    The three burglary suspects, who were reportedly spotted by a neighbor in Woodland Hills...

  • Christopher Dorner in Good Spirits at Local Motel

    By Andrew Dugan

    February 12, 2013 | 9:46 pm

    LOS ANGELES. Citing undisclosed sources close to him, fugitive ex-cop Christopher Dorner, who has led the L.A.P.D. on a multi-day manhunt over and beyond the Greater Los Angeles region, confirmed late Tuesday night that, in fact, he feels “fit as a fiddle,” adding, “but—you know—a...

  • Missing Israeli found in North Hollywood

    By Ryan Torok

    January 23, 2013 | 10:40 am

    Syril Zimand, a 28-year-old Israeli thought to be missing by his father, turned up in North Hollywood on Jan. 20,  approximately 25 days after the father, Henri Zimand, a philanthropist and entrepreneur who lives in Israel and Monaco, told the Jewish Journal and the Los Angeles...

  • Syril Zimand, aspiring Israeli filmmaker, missing in Hollywood [UPDATE]

    By Ryan Torok

    January 7, 2013 | 5:25 pm

    [UPDATE, Jan. 7:] According to Detective L. Saiza of the Los Angeles Police Department's missing-person unit, as of Jan. 7 Henri Zimand has not filed a missing-persons report with the LAPD about his son, Syril Zimand.  This despite the fact that Zimand has asked the LAPD, the...

  • Israeli missing in Los Angeles

    By Ryan Torok

    January 2, 2013 | 3:24 pm

    [UPDATE: Syril Zimand, aspiring Israeli filmmaker, missing in Hollywood]

    The son of an Israeli businessman and philanthropist is believed by his father to be missing in Los Angeles.

    Henri Zimand posted on Facebook on Jan 2 that his son, Syril Zimand, 28, has not been heard from...

  • A shooting: Just like yesterday

    December 20, 2012 | 2:06 pm

    When I heard about the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School, I shut my office door and wept.  And I couldn’t help but remember another day 13 years ago. 

    I was in a meeting.  My assistant interrupted and said that Sharon, my ex-wife, needed me urgently.  Sharon was screaming:...

  • Arrest made following Wilshire Boulevard Temple bomb scare, vandalism

    By Ryan E. Smith

    December 20, 2012 | 12:13 pm

    A naturalized citizen from South Korea was arraigned today on charges related to the numerous bomb threats made Dec. 18 against Wilshire Boulevard Temple (WBT) in Koreatown and a police squad car parked adjacent to its campus, according to the Los Angeles Police Department.


  • Man arrested in connection with Wilshire Boulevard Temple bomb threats

    December 20, 2012 | 9:57 am

    The man arrested in connection with fake bomb threats made against a Los Angeles synagogue was also charged with vandalizing it earlier this month.

    Several bomb threats against the Wilshire Boulevard Temple were called in to the Los Angeles Police Department Tuesday morning. One...

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