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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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • [UPDATE] Melvin Gelfand, missing person, found dead

    October 3, 2011 | 7:26 pm

    UPDATE: Melvin Gelfand’s body was found on Oct. 1, along with his car, at the bottom of a remote ravine 50 miles north of Los Angeles, according to an interview with Gelfand’s son-in-law, Will Matlack.  The body was found only because of a strange coincidence, Matlack said, whereby...

  • A Temple’s Pride

    By Steve Getzug

    November 4, 1999 | 7:00 pm

    In the just-the-facts world of the Los Angeles Police Department, rocks and other objects thrown through stained glass windows at the David Familian Chapel last February were categorized as acts of vandalism motivated by hate.

    But for the Adat Ari El congregation in Valley Village,...