More than 200 COVID-19 outbreaks have affected police, fire agencies in Los Angeles County

Public health officials have identified more than 200 coronavirus outbreaks at police or fire agencies throughout Los Angeles County since the start of the pandemic, according to data obtained by the Los Angeles Times. The 211 outbreaks, accounting for more than 2,500 cases between March 2020 and last month, represent 9% of total workplace outbreaks […]

North Hollywood man struck and killed by hit-and-run driver: LAPD

A 55-year-old North Hollywood man is dead after he was struck by a van while he was walking across the street Saturday night. The man, whose identity police are withholding pending notification of kin, was hit by a dark van at 9:43 p.m. while he was crossing Oxnard Street mid-block east of Farmdale Avenue, according […]

Two-car crash leaves pedestrian dead, another injured in Pico-Union

A two-car crash left a pedestrian dead and another person injured Saturday night in the Pico-Union neighborhood of Los Angeles, officials said. The crash happened just before 11:30 p.m. near the intersection of West 15th Street and Normandie Avenue, according to the Los Angeles Police Department. Authorities said the two drivers are believed to have […]

Children, police officers among 8 hurt in South L.A. crash: LAFD

Two children and two police officers were among eight people injured in a traffic collision in South Los Angeles Friday night, fire officials said. The crash occurred just before 8 p.m. on South Central Avenue near the corner with 107th Street in the Green Meadows neighborhood, the Los Angeles Fire Department said in an alert. […]

LAPD scales back cost to train and equip officers for protests

Los Angeles Police officials have scaled back significantly the cost of a plan to train officers and purchase equipment they say will improve the department’s response to large protests and civil unrest, according to documents released Friday. The $18.5-million price tag for the proposed plan, which the Los Angeles City Council would have to approve […]

3 detained after pursuit ends in crash in Koreatown: LAPD

Three people were in custody following a pursuit that ended in a crash in Koreatown Thursday evening, police said. Sky5 arrived above the chase around 6:10 p.m. in the Hollywood area as the sedan was headed south down Western Avenue, into Koreatown. At least one of the car’s three occupants was wanted on suspicion of […]

Gunman in custody after shooting at windows of Canoga Park Shake Shack

A man was in custody after shooting at the windows of a Shake Shack restaurant in Canoga Park Thursday, police said. Officers responded around 12:10 p.m. to the burger chain’s location at 6443 Topanga Canyon Blvd., said Officer Mike Lopez, a Los Angeles police spokesperson. There were no reports of altercations or any injuries, Lopez […]

5 sought in possible hate crime attack on Hollywood Walk of Fame: LAPD

The Los Angeles Police Department is searching for five people who are shown on video attacking a man about 10 p.m. Saturday night near the intersection of Highland Avenue and Hollywood Boulevard. The attack was precipitated by a disagreement between the victim and a street preacher, police said. The attackers, who were not part of […]

‘I wish it didn’t happen to me’: Woman speaks out after being run over by driver fleeing downtown L.A. in stolen truck

A 34-year-old woman spoke out Wednesday as she recovered from injuries she was left with after being run over by a driver who was fleeing downtown Los Angeles in a stolen vehicle earlier this year. Bota Zhamysbayeva suffered a shattered pelvis, a broken arm and multiple facial injuries when she was struck while walking in […]

LAPD arrests suspect accused of attacking filmmaker at Wi Spa protest; 2 other agencies reviewing more claims

Aaron Simmons, wanted by Los Angeles police for the last week on an assault with a deadly weapon charge in an attack on a member of the media during a transgender rights protest outside an L.A. spa this summer, has been arrested. Simmons was arrested by the LAPD on Wednesday morning in the San Fernando […]