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Assault With A Deadly Lager

A female bar patron found herself in hot water with Santa Monica Police officials earlier this month after she fast-pitched a pint of beer at a local bartender.

According to police reports, officers were called out to investigate the Dec. 13 incident after receiving a call about an assault.  Bar staff said the assailant ordered her adult beverage but refused to pay.

The suspect allegedly told the the worker that she didn't have to pay for her beer because he was African American and she was Caucasian. So he asked her again.

Instead of reaching for her wallet she began to rattle …

By |December 29th, 2014|Los Angeles Bail Bonds|Comments Off on Assault With A Deadly Lager

LAPD Chief Beck Looks Back to Move Forward

LAPD Chief Charlie Beck said his office has been receiving piles of calls from law enforcement agencies throughout the country, all of whom want to know how the department overcame similar issues in the past.

Back in 1992, in the middle of the Rodney King riots, the city was set ablaze as protesters ran amok in many areas of the city.

In the years moving ahead, court-ordered reforms alongside a commitment to make things better provided the Los Angeles Police Department with a solid foundation to help change its ways.

The reforms were widespread, according to sources, and addressed everything from institutionalized …

By |December 18th, 2014|Los Angeles Bail Bonds|Comments Off on LAPD Chief Beck Looks Back to Move Forward

Mark Wahlburg Says He’d Like To Be A LAPD Reserve Cop

Marky Mark Wahlburg may be best known for being a one-hit-wonder solo artist turned movie star, but the 43 year-old actor has said he'd like to add another item to his resume.

TMZ has recently reported that if Wahlburg is able to get his former criminal record expunged, he'd like to become an LAPD reserve officer.

Sources say the actor became interested in police work after doing research for various movie roles.  Those close to him say he's been interested in law enforcement work for quite some time, but a prior felony conviction for assault has prevented him from pursuing that dream.

Wahlburg admits …

By |December 15th, 2014|Bail Industry Features, Los Angeles Bail Bonds|Comments Off on Mark Wahlburg Says He’d Like To Be A LAPD Reserve Cop

Inside the Jail: Gay Wing of LA’s Men’s Central

Throughout the nation, LGBT inmates say they struggle to find their place within jail and prison populations.

Standard procedure is to separate inmates by their gender, but sometimes, when it comes to gay, lesbian and transgender detainees, that’s a slippery slope.
Separate and equal
The solution in the Los Angeles Men’s Central Jail has been a unique one: allow gay inmates to live in their own quarters. The idea wasn’t organic.

It stemmed from a 1985 ACLU lawsuit that alleged gay inmates were far more likely to endure physical violence at the hands of other detainees than their heterosexual counterparts.

Those who are housed …

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LA Jails To Finally Become ADA Compliant

Disabled and wheelchair-bound inmates at the LA County Jails have will get a bit of relief.

Elected officials said they will be moving forward with plans to redesign the county lock-ups to ensure the facilities are ADA compliant.  This, according to sources, ends a six-year long legal battle.

Inmates have long complained that bathrooms were not wheelchair accessible and because of that, some people were soiling themselves. Others were falling out of their chairs altogether because they do not have wall-bars to grab onto.

Getting in and out of shower facilities posed a whole other list of dangerous situations.

Attorneys alleged some wheelchair …

By |November 24th, 2014|Los Angeles Bail Bonds|Comments Off on LA Jails To Finally Become ADA Compliant

ACLU Voicing Concern Over Spy Tools That Track Ex-Cons

The Los Angeles Police Department is hardly denying that it's using technology to help keep track of where ex-cons, and those who are most likely to break the law, are most likely to be found.

Not only do these tools allow higher-ups to assign additional patrol officers to these areas, they say, it's also helped reduce crime rates.

Part of it relates to data collection while the other part is real-time computer tracking; the program uses both street-intelligence and high-speed computer calculations to point officers in a particular direction.  Sources within the LAPD says it's been so successful that the program …

By |November 18th, 2014|Los Angeles Bail Bonds|Comments Off on ACLU Voicing Concern Over Spy Tools That Track Ex-Cons

Undercover: Covert LAPD OP investigates officers

Sources within the LAPD have confirmed the existence of video footage that confirms that a program designed to help identify corrupt officers.

Members of the Special Operations Division say it's all about weeding out "the bad apples".   Officers who willfully do wrong while wearing the badge leave a stain on the entire department, they said, which is why the SOD works hard to investigate allegations of officer misconduct.

Those who perform the investigations say it definitely takes a toll; they can't share the details of the operations with anyone, especially since that could compromise the safety of department personnel.   They also …

By |November 6th, 2014|Los Angeles Bail Bonds|Comments Off on Undercover: Covert LAPD OP investigates officers

LAPD Accused Of Using Ghost Cars To Boost Patrol Numbers

Last week's report by the Police Commission's inspector general found that "at least five" LAPD patrol divisions have been flubbing their numbers to make it look as if more officers were out on patrol; officers who were working on other tasks that kept them out of a squad car were logged as being out in the field.

The phenomenon, according to the report, is referred to as "ghost car" deployment.

Police unions have been blasting the LAPD, saying the department has been fudging reports to make it look like they had enough patrols on the street.  In reality, the numbers are …

By |October 13th, 2014|Los Angeles Bail Bonds|Comments Off on LAPD Accused Of Using Ghost Cars To Boost Patrol Numbers

ICE Deal To Be Extended In LA County Jails

Earlier this week, the LA County Board of Supervisors voted 3-0 to extend a controversial partnership that allows immigration officials to target non-legal status inmates who have been convicted of serious crimes, and determine whether they can be deported once their sentences are up.

The remaining two supes abstained.

Immigration activists have already started to speak out against the decision, saying it only serves to drive a further wedge between residents and law enforcement officials within the city's immigrant communities.

The program itself is simple-  immigration officials placed within county lockups, such as the Twin Towers Jail, and their job is to …

By |October 9th, 2014|Los Angeles Bail Bonds|Comments Off on ICE Deal To Be Extended In LA County Jails

Who Started Law Enforcement Militarization?

After the recent events in Ferguson, MO, there's been a lot of conversation about whether the government should continue its practice of giving military gear to local law enforcement agencies.

Where did law enforcement militarization begin in the US, we should be wondering.

According to Robert Slayton, a Chapman University professor we should be looking back to the 1950s and LAPD Chief William Parker.

When Chief Parker took over the department, a number of changes took place:

First, they started hiring officers based on merit (as opposed to the former "old boy network" or who knew who within the city's political ranks).
Parker started …

By |August 28th, 2014|Los Angeles Bail Bonds|Comments Off on Who Started Law Enforcement Militarization?