LAPD Seek New Leads in Near Two Decades Old Teardrop Rapist Case

After almost 20 years and 35 assaults, police in Los Angeles are still searching for a serial rapist known as the "Teardrop Rapist" and are now asking the public for help in tracking him down. » 1/14/15 2:00pm 1/14/15 2:00pm

Can Cops Beat Their 2014 Low Points 9 Days into 2015? They're Trying!

In America, the winter of our discontent—with the police—continues. As New York cops channel their best Carrie Mathison and Cleveland cops battle Ferguson cops to see who can fell more unarmed bodies, Los Angeles cops are doing… something good. And when LA authorities—famous for actions like beating a homeless… » 1/09/15 1:30pm 1/09/15 1:30pm

Django Unchained Actress to Cops: 'Is It Just Because I'm Black?'

An audio recording of an incident involving Django Unchained actress Danièle Watts and the LAPD was released on Monday. » 9/16/14 10:05am 9/16/14 10:05am

LAPD Really Sorry for Shooting at Woman, Issues $4.2 Million Apology

The mother and daughter who had their truck riddled with bullets when the LAPD mistook their vehicle for that of Christopher Dorner this past February during the manhunt for the homicidal ex-cop have been rewarded $4.2 million to split between themselves by the city of Los Angeles. » 4/24/13 2:05pm 4/24/13 2:05pm

Super Awesome: LAPD Collects Prom Dresses for Local Teens

Prom. Man. If you were to judge high school based on films made about it, you would think that it's just four long years leading up to a dance. In reality, it can feel just as big and important to some teens. And if you're into prom, then you are really into your prom dress. In fact, that might be even more… » 1/30/13 10:15pm 1/30/13 10:15pm

Two LAPD Officers Allegedly Forced Women to Have Sex with Them,…

Luis Valenzuela and James Nichols, two narcotics officers in the Hollywood Division of the Los Angeles Police Department, are currently under investigation for allegedly using their badges to lure women into unmarked cars and forcing them to perform sex acts. » 1/04/13 11:10am 1/04/13 11:10am

‘Scorned’ LAPD Detective Stephanie Lazarus Finally Found Guilty of…

Thursday may have marked a milestone in the LAPD's storied legacy of police being put on trial — with her first-degree murder conviction, Detective Stephanie Lazarus became the first active-duty LAPD officer to be arrested for and convicted of murder. » 3/09/12 5:00pm 3/09/12 5:00pm

Los Angeles Eliminates Its Rape Kit Backlog

Thanks to to activists, private donors, and public grants, the LAPD has tested all 6,132 unexamined rape kits in its storage freezers. So far, new identifications number in "the dozens"; some of the 1,000 matches were already convicted. » 4/28/11 11:30am 4/28/11 11:30am

LAPD Officer Being Investigated For Leak Had Worked On Rihanna's Case

Officer Rebecca Reyes, one of the LA cops being investigated for leaking (and selling) photographic evidence of Rihanna's beating had actually worked on the case and was sent to arrest Chris Brown soon after the 911 call. [The Smoking Gun] » 9/15/09 2:30pm 9/15/09 2:30pm

Brad Smokes Weed Out Of A Can; Penelope Cruz Might Be Pregnant

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Angelina's Secret Mission; RyRen & ScarJo To Adopt?

The Picture Worth A Thousand Words May Kill The Case

Ugh: Chris Brown's attorney, Mark Geragos, is now saying that if the leaked photo of battered, bruised Rihanna turns out to be the LAPD's fault, he'll move that the entire case get dismissed. [E!] » 4/29/09 3:30pm 4/29/09 3:30pm

LAPD Allows Prosecution Deadline To Lapse For Hundreds Of Unexamined…

Even after several articles » 10/21/08 9:30am 10/21/08 9:30am published over the summer chastised the Los Angeles Police Department for its backlog of unprocessed , the LAPD has allowed the prosecution deadline to lapse for of those kits, the reports. Police Chief William Bratton tells the that his department needs more staff and at least $7…

Loose Lips

Liz Taylor's rep says » 7/31/08 5:40pm 7/31/08 5:40pm that Liz is "fine" and "surrounded by family, friends, and fabulous jewels." Don't believe the tabloids! • Verne Troyer, a.k.a. Mini-Me, is his ex-girlfriend and sex tape co-star Ranae Shrider for a cool $20 million for allegedly picking a lock on Troyer's door, picking up, and tossing him to…

Sure Shot

Michelle Rodgriguez played a specially-trained cop in the movie S.W.A.T., but the real LAPD SWAT team is just now on the verge of accepting its first female member, NPR reports. The Special Weapons and Tactics unit was formed 40 years ago and has been all-male (and mostly white) ever since. (A woman named Nina Acosta… » 4/29/08 2:40pm 4/29/08 2:40pm