A 29-year-old transient accused of killing a woman whose body was found in a West Hollywood trash bin is scheduled to be arraigned tomorrow on a murder charge.
A memorial service will be held today for a Long Beach police dog who was fatally shot while working to apprehend a knife- wielding suspect who was also killed in the gunfire. Credo, a 4-year-old Belgian Malinois, was killed June 28 as police were trying to arrest a suspect wanted in connection with a December 2014 gang-related shooting. Credo had been with the department for about two years.
A man was taken into custody today on suspicion of fatally stabbing another man in the Mission Hills area. The crime occurred at about 11:45 p.m. Tuesday in the 13900 block of La Rue Street, according to the coroner's office and the Los Angeles Police Department.
Los Angeles police officers were left "bewildered" by the recent targeting of their colleagues in other cities -- including the attack in Baton Rouge that killed three police officers -- but they remain "motivated" to hit the streets daily to protect the public, police Chief Charlie Beck said today.
The former Marine and Iraq war veteran who shot dead three police officers in the southern US city of Baton Rouge at the weekend specifically targeted the cops, a state police official said Monday.
A gunman killed at least three police officers and injured at least five more in Baton Rouge, Louisiana on Sunday.
Several of those injured were reported to be in critical condition.
"The scene seems to be contained right now," Baton Rouge police spokesman Don Coppola told television station WAFB.
The 31-year-old driver of a truck who killed scores of people on the Nice seafront was a Tunisian petty criminal described by neighbors as an unfriendly loner who showed no outward sign of being a devout Muslim.
In light of a deadly attack in Nice, France yesterday, the Los Angeles County sheriff's and police departments announced that there were no specific or credible threats received by law enforcement for the greater Los Angeles area.
Angel Castro, a 24-year old, male, Hispanic, was taken into custody on Wednesday afternoon, July 13, 2016. He was wanted by LASD Transit Policing Division detectives in connection with the defacement of a Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall in Venice, California just before Memorial Day this year. The wall is located at the rear of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority Division 6.
A woman's body was found in a trash bin in West Hollywood today.
The death was reported about 11:55 a.m. in the 8700 block of Beverly Boulevard, near Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, according to Deputy Ryan Rouzan of the Sheriff's Information Bureau.