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LA vows clampdown after Zimmerman-linked violence

Los Angeles' police chief vowed Tuesday to clamp down harder on protests over the Trayvon Martin trial, after 14 people were arrested on a second night of violence. Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) chief Charlie Beck said his officers would not allow a repeat of Monday night, when protestors jumped on cars, damaged shops and attacked bystanders. "We cannot allow a small group of individuals to not only damage ... and strike fear the community, but also to destroy the message of so many in the community," he said.

Police say 2 shot, killed at San Francisco shopping centre; suspect in custody

SAN FRANCISCO - Two women were killed and a man was wounded on Friday before a suspect covered in blood was arrested at a shopping centre in a crowded San Francisco neighbourhood that is home to police headquarters and several tech companies, authorities said. Investigators were trying to determine if the shooting was connected to a botched robbery. Responding officers encountered the suspect outside the San Francisco Giftcenter

NBC News hires former cop for New York and Los Angeles

NEW YORK, N.Y. - NBC News has hired former New York police commissioner and Los Angeles top cop Bill Bratton as a news analyst. Bratton, who also ran Boston's police department in a busy law enforcement career, will specialize in criminal justice policy, domestic intelligence gathering and the role of law enforcement in counterterrorism. NBC said Thursday that Bratton will also appear on MSNBC. He joins a protege in the media. John Miller, who worked for Bratton in New York and Los Angeles, is a busy analyst and reporter at CBS News.

LA police hunt gunman after cops ambushed

Los Angeles police launched a huge manhunt Tuesday for a black-clad gunman who ambushed two officers, shooting and slightly injuring them, a spokesman said. In a case recalling that of alleged cop killer Christopher Dorner in February, the suspect opened fire on two officers outside the LA Police Department (LAPD)'s Wilshire police station, said LAPD spokesman Andrew Smith. A 25-block section of the city was closed down, as officers swarmed into the area to look for the suspect, described as in his early 30s, African American, dressed all in black, with a hat and a handgun.

Mexican boy shot by Los Angeles cop to receive $24 mn

Mexico City, Mar 11 (EFE)- A U.S. jury awarded $24 million to a 13-year-old Mexican who was left paralyzed after being shot by a Los Angeles police officer in December 2010, an official in Mexico's foreign ministry told Efe here Monday. The verdict was that the boy, whose identity has not been made public, will receive from the LAPD $14 million for medical expenses and another $10 million in punitive damages, the head of the ministry's office of expatriate services, Roberto Rodriguez Hernandez said.

Alleged cop killer died from single shot to head

Alleged US cop killer Christopher Dorner died from a single gunshot wound to the head that appeared to be self-inflicted, a coroner said Friday. The doctor who examined the body concluded that "the cause of death was a single gunshot wound to the head," said San Bernardino County coroner Kevin Lacy, giving details from the results of a six-hour autopsy. "We are not yet able to speak about the manner of death and tell you whether or not it was the result of a self-inflicted wound or another round," he told a press conference.

Alleged cop killer died from single shot to head

Alleged US cop killer Christopher Dorner died from a single gunshot wound to the head that appeared to be self-inflicted, a coroner said Friday. The doctor who examined the body concluded that "the cause of death was a single gunshot wound to the head," said San Bernardino County coroner Kevin Lacy, giving details from the results of a six-hour autopsy. "We are not yet able to speak about the manner of death and tell you whether or not it was the result of a self-inflicted wound or another round," he told a press conference.

Alleged cop killer's remains identified: US sheriff

Human remains found in a burnt-out mountain cabin in California have been confirmed as those of alleged cop-killer Christopher Dorner, the local sheriff and coroner's office said Thursday. The 33-year-old was cornered Tuesday after a six-day manhunt in the cabin near the Big Bear ski resort, two hours east of Los Angeles. Authorities in San Bernardino County used dental records to positively identify his remains.

Alleged cop killer's remains identified: US sheriff

Human remains found in a burnt-out mountain cabin in California have been confirmed as those of alleged cop-killer Christopher Dorner, the local sheriff and coroner's office said Thursday. The 33-year-old was cornered in the cabin near the ski resort of Big Bear, two hours east of Los Angeles, on Tuesday after a six-day manhunt, but authorities had not confirmed his identity until medical records were checked.

Fire where fugitive ex-cop was sought not set intentionally-police

LOS ANGELES, Feb 13 (Reuters) - The fire that destroyed a cabin in the mountains above Los Angeles where a fugitive former cop was believed to have died was not set intentionally by law enforcement, San Bernardino County Sheriff John McMahon said on Wednesday. McMahon said authorities believed 33-year-old ex-LAPD officer Christopher Dorner died in the cabin but said coroner's investigators had not yet formally identified the remains found there. (Reporting by Dan Whitcomb; Editing by Daniel Trotta)
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