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Women shot in 'case of mistaken identity'

TORRANCE, Calif., Feb. 8 (UPI) -- Two women shot and wounded in a case of mistaken identity during a Los Angeles manhunt were victims of what looked like "street justice," their lawyer said.

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Storm may slow manhunt for ex-LA cop

BIG BEAR LAKE, Calif., Feb. 8 (UPI) -- California authorities faced an approaching snowstorm Friday in their search for an ex-Los Angeles police officer wanted in the deaths of three people.

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Fugitive Dorner may be in Big Bear, Calif.

IRVINE, Calif., Feb. 7 (UPI) -- Police said Thursday a fugitive former Los Angeles police officer suspected of killing three people may be in Big Bear, a mountain resort east of Los Angeles.

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LAPD to step up school patrols

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 7 (UPI) -- Police say pupils back from winter break in Los Angeles will see a greater police presence in their schools following the Newtown, Conn., massacre.

2 LA cops allegedly forced sex on women

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 4 (UPI) -- Two Los Angeles police officers are being investigated for allegedly coercing sex from women under threat of being jailed, court records show.

Officials warn against firing guns in air

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 30 (UPI) -- Los Angeles officials have warned people against firing guns into the air when celebrating the New Year -- anyone caught doing so could face a $10,000 fine.

LAPD holds post-Sandy Hook gun buyback

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 27 (UPI) -- Los Angeles Police said they collected 1,500 guns in a no-questions-asked buyback program held in the wake of the Newtown, Conn., school shooting.

Occupy LA sues over eviction

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 21 (UPI) -- Occupy Los Angeles protesters filed a class-action lawsuit alleging the group's rights were violated in its November 2011 eviction.

4 arrests made in quadruple LA killings

LAS VEGAS, Dec. 4 (UPI) -- Four suspects in the shooting deaths of four people at a Los Angeles boarding house were in custody Tuesday in Las Vegas, police said.

4 cops could be fired for Taser incident

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 18 (UPI) -- Los Angeles Police Chief Charlie Beck is seeking the dismissal of four officers seen laughing on video after one of them used a Taser on a handcuffed woman.

Search for abducted girl turns up clothing

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 14 (UPI) -- Los Angeles police said a 455-acre search near the El Sereno Recreation Center turned up no sign of a teenage girl whom witnesses said was abducted.
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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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