Cliff Shepard, LAPD Detective Who Helped Nab the Grim Sleeper, on the Cases He Cracked and the Ones That Got Away
Detective Cliff Shepard has served with the Los Angeles Police Department for 37 years and 13 days. He retires today, bringing to a close a career spent tracking and catching some of the most notorious serial killers in L.A.'s history. There was Rodney Acala, the handsome and charismatic UCLA graduate...
Wendy Greuel L.A. Mayoral Election 2013 Antics: Why is She Acting Like a Blond Version of Schwarzenegger on 'Waste, Fraud, Abuse'?
Is Wendy Greuel running for Los Angeles mayor by acting like a blond version of the failed Arnold Schwarzenegger, decrying waste, fraud and abuse? She's fired off an election-aimed press release asking the City Council's inept Audits and Governmental Efficiency Committee to address fraud in the 50,000-plus city work force...
DNA Testing of California Arrestees Shot Down; 'Grim Sleeper' Suspect Lonnie Franklin Jr. Wouldn't Have Been Caught Without It
We totally get the Fourth Amendment crusade against testing the DNA of any and every person arrested on felony charges: It's invasive, preemptive and Big Brother-esque. But even if only 50 percent of said arrestees are convicted of their charges -- a 2009 figure cited by Brown-appointed Presiding Justice J...
Grim Sleeper Suspect's Voice Recording Sought: Cops Think Lonnie Franklin Jr Made Creepy 911 Call Exposing Victim No. 3
One of the creepiest aspects of the Grim Sleeper serial murder case has been the 911 call in 1987 alerting cops that someone threw a body out of van (audio after the jump). The man's voice even gave a plate number. And when officers arrived to the alley in the...
D.A. Seeks Death Penalty for 'Grim Sleeper' Suspect Lonnie Franklin Jr.; Alleged L.A. Serial Killer to Cost Taxpayers More Millions
Lonnie Franklin Jr., the man on trial for allegedly killing 10 women and attempting to kill one more (her survivor's tale, here), may be pleading "not guilty" to the charges -- but his lawyer seems to be the only one buying that story. According to the Associated Press, Deputy District...
LAPD detectives and District Attorney Steve Cooley may be sure they have their guy, but the trial of suspected L.A. Grim Sleeper serial killer Lonnie Franklin, Jr. -- who is accused of killing over 10 black women over three decades, many of them prostitues, and was recently linked to eight...