The L.A. Riots:  24 Years Later

The L.A. Riots: 24 Years Later

At 3:15 PM on April 29, 1992, a jury in Ventura County acquitted LAPD Sergeant Stacey C. Koon and Officers Laurence M. Powell, Theodore J. Briseno and Timothy E. Wind after the beating of Rodney G. King. The incident, caught on amateur videotape by George Holliday,...
LESMA Lists 90 Officers Shot In 2016

LESMA Lists 90 Officers Shot In 2016

According to the Law Enforcement And Supporters For Media Accountability, there have been 90 police officers shot in the line of duty in 2016. “Day number 115 (April 24, 2016) in the year, and 90 police officers shot to date…. Five of those have been in...
Today Was A Tough Day

Today Was A Tough Day

Today was a tough day. I just returned from a funeral of another officer in my agency.  I saw him last Monday in class and on Wednesday morning I was notified that he had committed suicide.  It didn’t make sense.  He was smart, funny, well liked and a good cop....

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