Washington police watchdog to become New York PD's first inspector general

Washington police watchdog to become New York PD's first inspector general

March 28 (UPI) -- The head of Washington's office of police complaints will be the first inspector general in the New York Police Department, officials said Friday.
Frances Burns
Four charged with base jumping off World Trade Center in New York

Four charged with base jumping off World Trade Center in New York

March 25 (UPI) -- Video of September base jump off World Trade Center released as four men arrested for stunt.
Frances Burns

Arrests raise pressure on NYC jewelry thieves

NEW YORK, Feb. 1 (UPI) -- New York police said the arrest of two suspects in a downtown jewelry heist should lead to breakthroughs in other open cases.

LA ordered to pay $700K to lawyers for homeless in lawsuit

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 31 (UPI) -- A U.S. appeals court ordered Los Angeles to pay $700,000 to lawyers for homeless people in a lawsuit resulting in overturning a ban on sleeping in the streets.

New rules said to limit profiling by U.S. agents

NEW YORK, Jan. 16 (UPI) -- Washington will expand racial profiling's meaning to ban U.S. agents from including religion, national origin, gender or sexual orientation, an official said.

Woman charged with beating, burning boyfriend's young son

NEW YORK, Jan. 11 (UPI) -- A New York woman whose jailed boyfriend's 4-year-old son died in her care has been charged with assault and endangering the welfare of a child.

Fugitive ex-cop sent CNN package

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 8 (UPI) -- The FBI said Friday fugitive triple-slaying suspect Christopher Dorner sent a package sent to CNN that included a gold coin with bullet holes in it.

James Wilson, social scientist, dead at 80

BOSTON, March 3 (UPI) -- Social scientist James Wilson, 80, famous for his "broken windows" law enforcement theory, died in Boston of complications related to leukemia, his family said.
LA leaders take back Occupy deal

LA leaders take back Occupy deal

DAVIS, Calif., Nov. 23 (UPI) -- Occupy Los Angeles leaders said city officials reneged on an offer to lease office space to the protesters after the Daily News published details of the deal.

Firm assessing Dodger Stadium security

LOS ANGELES, April 8 (UPI) -- The owner of the Los Angeles Dodgers said he has hired a firm run by a former police chief to recommend improvements for Dodgers Stadium security.

Charlie Beck named LAPD chief

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 3 (UPI) -- Deputy Los Angeles Police Chief Charlie Beck was named Tuesday to succeed William Bratton, who retired after seven years as LAPD chief.

LAPD Chief Bratton says he'll resign

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 5 (UPI) -- A search is already under way for a successor for Los Angeles Police Chief William Bratton, who announced Wednesday he plans to resign.

Judge ends oversight of LA police

LOS ANGELES, July 18 (UPI) -- The Los Angeles Police Department has reformed itself enough to end eight years of federal oversight, a U.S. District Court judge ruled.
Bratton: Tox tests key in Jacko death

Bratton: Tox tests key in Jacko death

LOS ANGELES, July 10 (UPI) -- Los Angeles Police Chief William Bratton says detectives are still interviewing the late Michael Jackson's former doctors about his prescription drug use.

6-year-old shot in LA

LOS ANGELES, March 5 (UPI) -- A 6-year-old Los Angeles boy was shot in the head by suspected gang members Tuesday as his family drove through a violence-plagued neighborhood, police said.
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William Joseph "Bill" Bratton CBE (born October 6, 1947) is an American law enforcement officer who served as the chief of police of the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD), New York City Police Commissioner, and Boston Police Commissioner.

Bratton began his police career at Boston Police Department before becoming Police Commissioner in New York City, where his zero-tolerance policy has been credited with reducing petty and violent crime. He moved to Los Angeles Police Department in 2001 reforming the police after the 1992 Los Angeles Riots and crime was reduced.

Bratton's policing style is influenced by the broken windows theory that if minor, petty crime is not dealt with, crime will increase. He advocates having an ethnically diverse police force representative of the population, maintaining a strong relationship with the law-abiding population, tackling police corruption, being tough on gangs and a strict no-tolerance anti-social behaviour.

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