See -- And Hear -- LB Police & Firefighter Memorial Ceremony
May 2004: LBPD Busts Alleged Tagger Suspected In Connection w/ Thousands of Dollars In Graffiti Damage
May 2004: LBPD Arrests 27 Juveniles + 1 Adult Suspected In LB Robberies
May 2004: Red Light Cams @ Bellflower/Willow & LB Blvd/Anaheim Being Upgraded w/ High Resolution & Progressive Scan Cameras
May 2004: Area 49th/Elm: Stolen Vehicle Allegedly Accelerates Into LBPD Officers Approaching On Foot, Striking & Injuring One; Cops Find & Arrest Suspect Area 49th/Pleasant
April 2004: Reuters: Teen Charged in Killing Of CHP Officer
April 2004: Dangerous Encounter Approx. 1.5 Miles North of Downtown LB Ends With LBPD Officer-Involved Shooting
March 2004: LBPD Officers Responding With Lights & Siren To 9-1-1 Call Struck By Truck & Injured
March 2004: Alert Citizen Helps LBPD Arrest Armed Man On Downtown LB Bus
March 2004: Knife-Wielding Woman Allegedly Threatens People Downtown, Barricades Herself in Bldg...And Is Successfully Taken Into Custody By LBPD
March 2004: Police Believe Eastside Armed Robbers May Have Struck Again: Mother & Daughter Robbed In Their Driveway 3800 Block Studebaker
March 2004: Predawn Search Warrants Served, Suspects Arrested in 10th/Walnut Gang-Related Shootings
March 2004: Caught! LBPD Arrests Murder Suspect; Detectives Get Tip & Spot Him As Car Passenger In Area Of LB Blvd. Near Esther St...Allegedly In Possession of Loaded Handgun
March 2004: Intoxicated, Combative Man Handcuffed By Police At LBFD Request To Allow Medical Treatment; In Transit To Hospital, He Stops Breathing & Dies
March 2004: LBPD Arrests Suspect In Domestic Violence Shooting of LB Woman
March 2004: Man Allegedly Shoots Girlfriend, She Survives, He Flees; LBPD Says He Should Be Considered Armed & Dangerous [Update: suspect taken into custody March 9, click here]
March 2004: Ouch: Wrigley Area Police Searching For Armed Suspect Encounter Aggressive Pit Bull Dogs; Officer Fires At Dog To Prevent Attack, Hits Other Officer Who's Wounded But Survives; Dogs Unhurt; Suspect At Large
Feb. 2004: LB Says Farewell, Salutes LBPD Sgt. Tim O'Donnell
Feb. 2004: LBPD Sgt. Tim O'Donnell, 36, Was Off-Duty, Succumbed Suddenly While Driving in OC
Feb. 2004: LBPD Actively Investigating Recent Cambodian Murders And Asks: Did You See This?
Feb. 2004: Barely-Clothed Bear-Hugger Nabbed in NLB
Feb. 2004: If You Live Between PCH and 7th From Redondo To Cherry, You Can Get A Free Anti-Auto Theft "Club" Steering Wheel Lock; Sign Up At LBPD Meeting On Feb 18
Jan. 2004: Council & Mgt. On Providing Cops & Stopping Killings:
Without Notice, Council Directs City Atty To Prepare Resolutions Backing County Sales Tax Hike And Urging Congress To Keep Funding COPS Grants; Resolutions Will Get Coming Council Vote, Perhaps Jan. 13
Council Sends City Mgt. Gang Strategy to Public Safety & Housing & Neighborhoods Committees
Colonna Says City Has Acceptable Level of Policing
Baker Presses Batts: What Else Do You Need? Batts Reiterates LBPD Needs 130 More Cops But Speaking As Mgt. Says City Hall Can't Afford It Now
Jan. 2004: Man Holding Butcher Knife & Meat Cleaver Is Shot & Killed By LB Police Officer, 2000 Block Myrtle Ave.
Dec. 2003: Editorial: Stopping $130,000 in Wasteful Words, Giving Taxpayers Needed Police
Dec. 2003: Proposal to Spend Up To $130,000 To Update Police "Strategic Plan" Withdrawn From Dec. 16 Council Agenda
Dec. 2003: Combative Man @ Central LB Business Struggles With Female LBPD Officer; She's Assisted By Business Patrons & Arriving Officers; He's Subdued Using Only Physical Force, Handcuffed w/ Ankles Restrained, Stops Breathing...And Dies
Dec. 2003: Belmont Shore Xmas Parade Early Arrival Warning: Don't Try To "Reserve" Spots On 2d St. By Setting Up Chairs & Blankets Until After 3 p.m. On Sat. Dec. 6...Or Cops May Confiscate Your Stuff
Nov. 2003: Powerful Ceremony At Site Of Future Neighborhood Park To Be Named For Slain LBPD Officer Daryle Black
Nov. 2003: "Find Another Way" Group Tells Council Don't Cut Cops' Compensation; City Manager, Two Councilmembers Respond
Nov. 2003: Reunited: Happy Pix of LBPD K-9 "Drago" Returned to LBPD
Nob. 2003: LBPD K-9 "Drago" Found...at L.A. County's Downey Animal Shelter
Oct. 2003: Further On High Speed Chase That Killed 74 Yr. Old Man @ MLK/Hill: Driver of Allegedly Stolen Car Booked for Murder & More; Police Say He's a Parolee With Prior Convictions for Grand Theft Auto & Evading Police
Oct. 2003: LB Police Officers Ass'n OK's $1.8 Million in Give-Backs (Taxpayer Savings) In Eight-Month Agreeement To Help City Get Thru 1st Yr of Deficit Reduction Plan; After June 30, 2004, Katie Bar the Door
Sept. 2003: Police Chief Batts Tells Council LB Needs 130 More Cops
Sept. 2003: LBPD Recovers Property From Series of LB Thefts And Arrests 4 Suspects; Property Can Be Viewed For Recovery Sept. 8-9
Aug. 2003: City Att'y Office Wins Defense Verdict In LBPD Officer Involved Shooting/Excessive Force Suit
Aug. 2003: Disarmament LBPD Style: Cops Patrolling Neighborhood Nab Suspect Carrying Gun With Bullet Chambered
July 2003: LBPD Officer Fatally Shoots Attempted Robbery Suspect, 2600 block E. Anaheim St.; Police Say Suspect Tries To Rob Elderly Neighbor, Then Gets Into Altercation With & Tries To Overpower Responding Officer; Officer & Robbery Victim Sustain Minor Injuries
July 2003: LBPD Motorcycle Officer Injured in Collision With Car, PCH/Lime
July 2003: Alert LBPD Cop Patrolling Anaheim St. Spots Suspicious Vehicle Near MacArthur Park, Driver Crashes, Flees...& LBPD Perimeter Nabs Him Hiding In Garbage Can
July 2003: Murder/Stabbing, 6th St. west of MLK-Alamitos
July 2003: Man Stabbed To Death, 3700 block Cherry Ave.
July 2003: 61 Yr-Old Woman Sexually Assaulted In Her Home, 3400 Block Magnolia Ave.
July 2003: LB Cops Downtown Did This...And Did It Well
July 2003: Observant, Off-Duty LBPD East Division Watch Commander -- On His Way Home -- Spots Suspicious Activity in ELB Neighborhood; Cops Nab Suspect Allegedly Finishing All Night Burglary Spree Near Spring/Studebaker, Allegedly Targeted Area b/w Spring-Willow, Bellflower-Studebaker
July 2003: Passenger In Car Shot To Death, Driver & Another Passenger Wounded From Adjacent Vehicle On Artesia Blvd Near 710 Fwy
July 2003: LBPD Sat. Nite DL/DUI Checkpoint @ Anaheim/Daisy: 52 Tfc. Citations, 41 Unlicensed Drivers/Suspended License, 5 DUI Arrests...Plus 1 Arrest For Outstanding Warrants
July 2003: LB Cops Bust Alleged Meth Lab, 1700 block Termino Ave; Apt. & Surrounding Neighborhood Evacuated
June 2003: LBPD Arrests Suspect In Movie Theater Robberies
June 2003: Burcham Elem. School Gets "End of the School Yr" Treat: Visit from LBPD Helicopter "Fox"
June 2003: Two Girls, Ages 7 & 11, Provide Info Enabling LBPD To Find & Arrest Man Who Made Lewd, Sexual Comments To Them, 1000 block Alamitos Ave.
June 2003: Proactive Policing: "2 Fast, 2 Furious" Movie Prompts LBPD To Deploy "Drags Against Drugs" Street-Legal Racecar At LB Movie Complexes, Hands Out Friendly "Speeding Tickets" For Free Admission To Irwindale Race Track
June 2003: Armed Robbery Area Spring/Palo Verde Sparks High Speed Chase Thru ELB, NLB; LBPD Nabs Three Suspects w/ Three Guns...& Stolen Loot
May 2003: LBPD Asks: Have You Seen This Lost, Mute, Mentally Challenged LB Teen?
May 2003: LBPD Brings Heartwarming End To A Cruel Crime: 10 Yr. Old Girl, Beaten & Bike Stolen, Smiles Again As LBPD Detectives Buy Her A Surprise Gift: A Brand New Bike; See Emotional Pix As It Happened
May 2003: Compton Gang Member Sentenced To Death For Murdering LBPD Officer Daryle Black
April 2003: Observant, Off-Duty LBPD Sgt. Recalls Vehicle Description In ELB Shooting, Spots Car Matching Description Across Town; Cops Find A Gun In Suspect Vehicle Now Being Analyzed; Two Arrested
March 2003: Vigilant, Savvy LBPD Sergeant -- Just Driving Crosstown To Take His Annual Hearing Test -- Makes Three Arrests
Feb. 2003: LBPD Says NLB Man Fatally Wounded By Officers Was Carrying Hatchet And Was A Convicted Felon With Warrants
Feb. 2003: LB Pays Respects To LBPD 40-Yr Veteran Corporal Ed Davenport, Memorial Service Held at Terrace Theater
Feb. 2003: End of Watch:
LBPD Corporal Ed Davenport -- 40 Yr. LBPD Veteran -- Dies Of Injuries Sustained In Fall From Ladder At LB Police Academy
Chief Batts Delivers Extemporaneous Tribute At End of Council Meeting, Says He'll Move To Name LB Police Academy Shooting Range For Corporal Davenport
Dec. 2002: LB Police Chief Anthony Batts Outlines Challenging Plan: "Take Back Our Streets"
Says LBPD Focusing on Ten Police Beats Impacted By Violent & Gang Crime; We Post Maps
Urges Coordinated Follow-Through By City Hall Offices & Neighborhood Volunteers To Keep Areas Safe
Plans To Give Councilmembers Options On Police Staffing With Council Deciding Whether To Provide "A Porsche or a Volkswagen"; Says He'd Take Officer Increases If Council Provides Them, But Notes It's Their Call
Dec. 2002: LBPD Motor Patrol Ass'n & LB Search & Rescue Deliver Over 1,300 Presents To Children at 25 LB Day Centers In Annual Toy Drive
Oct. 2002: LB's New Chief of Police Is Anthony Batts
Oct. 2002: Citing Recent LB Attempted Kidnappings, LBPD Invites Public To Attend Child Safety Forum in Wrigley Area, Burnett Elementary School, Oct. 9 @ 7 p.m.
Sept. 2002: LBPD Chief Jerome Lance Retires
Sept. 2002: Retired LB Police Chief Luman Takes New Gig: Redondo Beach Police Chief
Sept. 2002: Retired LBPD Chief Bill Ellis Named Port of LB's Interim Security Director
August, 2002: LBPD Chief Lance and Numerous High Ranking LB Officials Attend LB NAACP Meeting re Marcella Byrd Shooting
LB NAACP Presents Written Recommendations (we post them)
Chief Lance Describes Events In Emotion Packed Presentation
LA County D.A. Concludes Officers' Use of Lethal Force Was Justified Act of Self-Defense and Defense of Others (we post conclusion)
June, 2002: LBPD HQ Temporarily Moves to 100 Long Beach Blvd. (former Edison Bldg.) While 400 W. Broadway Gets Major Makeover; City Manager's SCE Deal Produces Impressive Police Facility
May, 2002; Shooting Rampage In Market, 5th/Pacific Leaves 2 Dead, 4 Wounded; LBPD Shoots Shooter, Dies in Hospital
April, 2002: LBPD North Division Station Temporarily Closed, Suspicious Mold Found in Modular Bldgs. Housing Bathrooms & Locker Rooms Being Tested; Results Expected In About Two Weeks
Jan. 2002: Family of Knife Wielding, Mentally Ill Woman Files $25 Million Claim Against City In Jan. 19 Fatal Police Shooting
Jan. 2002: Further Info re LBPD Jan. 19 Shooting Of Knife Wielding Woman on Pine Ave. Near 4th St.
Jan. 2002: LBPD Officers Shoot, Kill Knife Wielding Woman on Pine Ave. Near 4th St.
Feb. 2001: LBPD Info Re Officer-Involved Shooting That Kills Man Believed To Have Gun In Crowded Park, PCH & Walnut, Several Officers Opened Fire; Weapon Later Found in Suspect's Car Nearby