The LAPD Has A Lamborghini Cop Car Now, Because Charity

Los Angeles is a town of dreams, of wonder, of authenticity, heart, and soul. Oh wait. No. It is none of those things. Which is why instead of getting a Morgan Three Wheeler like my constant letters have suggested, they went out and got a Lamborghini Gallardo. Figures. Just like Dubai. » 3/16/14 10:00am 3/16/14 10:00am

Man Killed In LA Corvette Chase Was Mentally Ill, Friend Says

After Friday's high-speed chase through Los Angeles ended in a major crash and the death of a Corvette driver who was speeding through city streets, the LAPD is coming under question as to whether officers should have shot the man – especially since he might have been schizophrenic. » 12/18/13 12:40pm 12/18/13 12:40pm

Corvette Chase By LAPD Ends With Horrific Crash, Shooting

A driver being pursued in Los Angeles for a possible DUI and reckless driving was killed last night after an intense crash followed by a shooting at the hands of police officers. It's not immediately clear what caused the cops to fire their weapons, but fair warning, the video above is quite graphic. » 12/14/13 9:05am 12/14/13 9:05am

LAPD To Test Electric Motorcycles Thanks To Motocrossing Police Chief

First it was big, badass Harley-Davidsons. Then it was sleek, high-tech BMWs. But the next phase in police motorcycle evolution may not use gas at all. The Los Angeles Police Department is currently testing several electric motorcycles in an effort to increase efficiency and cut costs. » 10/09/13 11:38am 10/09/13 11:38am

This Is Why Police Are Supposed to Lock Their Car Doors

Whether or not Kim Nguyen wins her lawsuit against the LAPD, we can all agree that being ejected from a moving police car while wearing handcuffs is a poor way to end a night out. [Los Angeles Times] » 9/03/13 6:14pm 9/03/13 6:14pm

Nissan GTR Driver Wanted By LAPD In Fatal Hit&Run Incident

The owner of a grey Nissan GTR is wanted by the LAPD for his involvement in a fatal hit&run accident. That accident claimed the life of 90 y/o Joo Yoon as he crossed the intersection at Vermont and Sixth Street. Yoon was struck as he crossed the street by bicycle, the video below shows the incident in it entirety.… » 7/24/13 8:42pm 7/24/13 8:42pm

Women Get $4.2 Million After Truck Shot By LAPD During Manhunt

You'll recall that the Los Angeles Police Department made a few, um, errors in judgement during their massive manhunt for Christopher Dorner earlier this year, perhaps chief among them shooting at a truck driven by two innocent women. Now those women have received $4.2 million for their trouble. » 4/24/13 9:28am 4/24/13 9:28am

LAPD To Women: Sorry For Shooting You, Here's A New Truck

Most of you were rightfully incredulous over the Los Angeles Police Department's shooting of two innocent women following a case of mistaken truck identity during their search for alleged killer ex-cop Christopher Dorner. How did the cops mistake the women's blue Toyota Tacoma for Dorner's gray Nissan Titan? Why did… » 2/10/13 12:30pm 2/10/13 12:30pm

A Case Of Mistaken Truck Identity Caused L.A. Cops To Shoot Two…

Two women out delivering newspapers in Torrance, Calif. earlier today were shot by members of the Los Angeles Police Department after the officers apparently mistook their pickup truck for that of a murder suspect, according to KABC-TV Los Angeles. » 2/07/13 4:00pm 2/07/13 4:00pm

LAPD officers who fought ticket quota awarded $2 million

A jury awarded two Los Angeles motorcycle traffic officers $2 million for the harassment they received after complaining about the LAPD's illegal ticket quota system. This would make a great CHiPs/Law & Order LA mashup. Hint, hint hint... » 4/12/11 3:30pm 4/12/11 3:30pm

Prankster Boots LAPD Squad Car

A clever two-bit Guy Fawkes attached a parking boot to the wheel of an LAPD squad car yesterday. Firefighters eventually removed the parking restraint in between bouts of uncontrollable laughter. (H/T to rlawuers!) [Photo: Mel Melcon/LATimes] » 9/14/10 3:30pm 9/14/10 3:30pm

LAPD To Buy Chevy-Badged Holden Commodore Police Cars?

Starting with the LAPD, up to 40,000 Chevrolet-badged Commodore police vehicles could be exported annually in a deal to replace Pontiac G8 volume lost by GM killing Pontiac. A re-badged Commodore police car? Sweet. » 4/28/09 10:30am 4/28/09 10:30am

SWAT Support Charity Car Show Mega Gallery

On April 27th, 2008, automotive enthusiasts from across Southern California converged on Pierce College in Woodland Hills for the Motor4Toys SWAT Support Charity Car Show organized by Dustin Troyan. The purpose of this show was to raise money for the families of Randal Simmons and James Veenstra, LAPD SWAT officers… » 5/11/08 7:00pm 5/11/08 7:00pm

LA County Police Compete to Impound Cars

Los Angeles County Sheriff's Deputies have reportedly conducted a competition to see which could impound the most vehicles in one day. The Associated Press reports that the contest was organized to increase morale and motivation within the department. "Operation Any Booking" also included competitions for questioning… » 10/04/07 12:45pm 10/04/07 12:45pm

LAPD Stops Unlicensed Driver Vehicle Impounds

The LA Times reports that the Los Angeles Police Department has imposed a moratorium on impounding the motor vehicles of unlicensed drivers. Citing a pending Oregon case, City Councilman Jose Huizar was concerned the practice of impounding vehicles may be unconstitutional, and pressed the LAPD to examine their former… » 8/30/07 1:45pm 8/30/07 1:45pm

Suddenly Schadentuesday: Sickly, Anorexic Dopehead, Pseudo-Celebrity…

When the po po found her, Richie was parked facing the wrong way in the carpool lane, high on grass and Vicodin while gabbing calmly on her cell phone. Lord how we love Los Angeles. However, we also use the 134 through Glendale/Burbank all the live-long time and very well might have been headed in the right direction… » 12/12/06 4:11pm 12/12/06 4:11pm

The Benz Is The Problem: More On The Paris Hilton DUI

The New York Times/AP are reporting Paris Hilton was driving her Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren torque monster when she was pulled over by LAPD last night for "erratic driving." We're surprised the spokes-whore of Hollywood's hawtest celeb-whore, Elliot Mintz, hasn't yet implicated the car in the DUI yet — because if you… » 9/07/06 10:15am 9/07/06 10:15am