The building that housed the LAPD's headquarters between 1955 and 2009 starred in TV shows like Dragnet in its heyday, but its slow, fifty-year slide into disrepair gave it a real world stigma that's left it tarnished and crumbling from the inside out -- most obviously because the community doesn't ... More >>
You cRockstar GamesL.A. Noire -- black enough for ya?ould learn about L.A.'s sordid, criminal history by reading the anthology Los Angeles Noir 2: The Classics or John Buntin's awesome telling of the battle between gangster Mickey Cohen and late LAPD Chief William Parker, L.A. Noir: The Strug ... More >>
According to the L.A. Times, L.A.'s civilian Police Commission today rejected former police chief and current City Councilman Bernard Parks' request to legacy-transfer the William Parker brand from the LAPD's old headquarters to the new one. Admittedly, the idea had sounded a little nutty. In a city ... More >>
What's in a name? Today's L.A. Times carries an item about L.A. City Councilman Bernard Parks' nostalgic quest to have the new, schmantzy LAPD HQ named Parker Center. You know - as in "Parker Center" that has been the name of the current police headquarters since 1966. Which is named for the same cr ... More >>
A police officer guards SWAT Officer Randal Simmons' white hearse in front of the Crenshaw Christian Faith Dome on Vermont Ave.
Dozens of colorful wreaths surrounded the entrance to the church. The funeral began at 11 a.m.
Thousands of officers including members of the Jackon, New Jersey Pol ... More >>
Thousands of mourners and a swarm of media are expected at Friday morning's funeral for fallen Los Angeles Police Department SWAT Officer Russel Simmons, who was shot to death on February 7 in a horrific shootout in the San Fernando Valley.
LAPD officials are predicting an overflow crowd and one of ... More >>