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LAPD officer killed when patrol car hit by SUV

LAPD officer killed when patrol car hit by SUV

LOS ANGELES, May 4 (UPI) -- One officer dead, another is in critical condition at a Los Angeles hospital after traffic accident.
Danielle Haynes
LAPD shooting: Gunman rejected by police academy

LAPD shooting: Gunman rejected by police academy

LOS ANGELES, April 9 (UPI) -- Daniel Yealu had been rejected by the Los Angeles Police Department academy prior to shooting, injuring officer.
Danielle Haynes
Los Angeles officer shot by man who walked into police station

Los Angeles officer shot by man who walked into police station

LOS ANGELES, April 8 (UPI) -- A Los Angeles police officer wounded by a gunman at a station in the Mid-City neighborhood may have survived because of his bulletproof vest.
Frances Burns

LAPD officers face firing over alleged coerced sex acts

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 5 (UPI) -- Two Los Angeles police officers could be fired and may face criminal charges after allegedly coercing women to have sex with them while on duty, officials said.

Second person charged in dry-ice bombs at LAX

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 21 (UPI) -- A second Los Angeles International Airport worker has been charged over dry-ice bombs that exploded in the airport, officials said.

Second person arrested in dry-ice bombs at LAX

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 19 (UPI) -- A second Los Angeles International Airport worker has been arrested over dry-ice bombs that exploded in the airport, officials said.

LAPD arrests suspect in dry-ice bombs at airport

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 16 (UPI) -- A Los Angeles International Airport employee was arrested in the dry-ice bomb explosions at the facility, the Los Angeles Times reported.
Martin friend says Zimmerman acquittal 'BS'

Martin friend says Zimmerman acquittal 'BS'

SANFORD, Fla., July 16 (UPI) -- The friend on the phone with Trayvon Martin when the confrontation on a Sanford, Fla., street with George Zimmerman began says she is angered by the acquittal.

LAPD review finds Dorner's 2009 firing justifiable

LOS ANGELES, June 22 (UPI) -- The Los Angeles Police Department says it was justified in firing officer Christopher Dorner, who went on a killing spree in February to avenge his firing.

LAPD investigating officers' handgun purchases

LOS ANGELES, May 25 (UPI) -- The Los Angeles Police Department is investigating whether members of two elite units illegally bought special handguns and resold them at a profit.

ACLU sues over license plate scanner data

LOS ANGELES, May 7 (UPI) -- Civil liberty groups are suing two Southern California police agencies over electronic license plate scanner data being stored by law enforcement.

Police: Man brought pipe bomb to gun buyback event

LOS ANGELES, May 7 (UPI) -- Police in Los Angeles said a man was arrested during a gun buyback event when he tried to turn in a homemade pipe bomb.

Shakeup in LAPD brass announced

LOS ANGELES, May 4 (UPI) -- The head of internal affairs at the Los Angeles Police Department has been reassigned in a shake-up in the department's upper ranks, police officials said.

Some 40 cases could be reviewed in wake of Dorner rampage

LOS ANGELES, April 29 (UPI) -- In the wake of a rogue ex-officer who went on a killing rampage, the Los Angeles Police Department officials said they're reviewing claims of racism.

LAPD reaches settlement with women in Dorner case

LOS ANGELES, April 24 (UPI) -- Two women who were injured during the manhunt for ex-Los Angeles police officer Christopher Dorner reached a $4.2 million settlement, officials said.
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Los Angeles Police Chief Charlie Beck speaks to the media following a meeting with fellow police chiefs from around the country and Attorney General Eric Holder to discussed concerns regarding Arizona's immigration law, in Washington on May 26, 2010. UPI/Kevin Dietsch
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Charles Alvin "Charlie" Beckwith (January 22, 1929 – June 13, 1994), known as Chargin' Charlie, was a career United States Army officer and Vietnam veteran who attained the rank of Colonel. He is credited with the creation of Delta Force, a special operations unit of the U.S. Army.

Beckwith was born in Atlanta, Georgia in 1929, and was an all-state football player for his high school team. He later enrolled in the University of Georgia where he played football for the Bulldogs and was a member of the Delta Chapter of the Sigma Chi Fraternity. He joined the university's Army ROTC program and was commissioned as a Second Lieutenant in 1952. He was drafted by the Green Bay Packers the same year but turned it down to stay in the Army.

After the Korean War was over (1953–1954,) then 2LT Beckwith, served as a Platoon Leader for Charlie Company, 17th Infantry Regiment, 7th Infantry Division in the Republic of Korea.

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