LAPD Orders Tasers That Activate Body Cameras When They're Used

Today the LA Police Department announced that it had purchased 3,130 new Tasers that activate a body camera when they're being used. The camera is activated after the officer turns off the safety on the Taser. The "non-lethal" weapon communicates with the officer's body camera via bluetooth. » 1/06/15 7:45pm 1/06/15 7:45pm

LAPD Will Get 800 Taser Body Cameras, Outfitting Whole Force Proposed

Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti and Police Chief Charlie Beck announced that LAPD officers will officially begin wearing on-body cameras that will record their interactions with civilians. » 12/16/14 5:40pm 12/16/14 5:40pm

How Private Donors Dodge Regulations and Supply Spy Gear to Cops

In 2007, as it pushed to build a state-of-the-art surveillance facility, the Los Angeles Police Department cast an acquisitive eye on software being developed by Palantir, a startup funded in part by the Central Intelligence Agency's venture capital arm.
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Watch This Surreal Zombie Crime Video Made By LAPD

The big problem in northeast LA right now is that people keep leaving their car doors unlocked at night and stuff is getting stolen. LAPD's solution? 7-minute DIY zombie movie. Perfect. » 12/01/13 12:25pm 12/01/13 12:25pm

The LAPD's Remote-Control BATCAT Forklift Is 39,000 Pounds of Kickass

What do you get when you outfit a Caterpillar forklift with a gigantic telescopic arm, remote controls, and the ability to bully both vehicles and houses smaller than itself? The LAPD's ultimate bomb disposal tool: BATCAT. » 11/06/13 11:40am 11/06/13 11:40am

The LAPD's Teched Out Cruiser

The LAPD's got a new ride, the Chevrolet Caprice PPV. The car has a 355 hp and 384 foot-pounds of torque engine. But this isn't just some Ford Crown Vic LEE with a fancy new body kit; this cruiser is packed with cutting-edge technology. » 5/26/11 10:00pm 5/26/11 10:00pm

Are Cameras the New Guns? The LAPD Investigates!

Wendy McElroy asked the question yesterday: Should it be illegal to film police officers while they're working? The LAPD is launching a probe into that time that one of their officers answered that question himself, aggressively. » 6/03/10 3:39pm 6/03/10 3:39pm

Pelican 7060: Own the Official LAPD Flashlight

If you regularly kick down doors and beat people over the head with hard things, you're either part of the LAPD or an action movie star. Either way, you should really be carrying this Pelican 7060 LED flashlight, the official flashlight of the Los Angeles Police Department. If you thought your Mag Light was both tough… » 8/17/07 4:30pm 8/17/07 4:30pm

Pelican Flashlight: Scarier Than a Gun

See that badass guy above holding the gun? Well that's no gun—that's a flashlight. Ok, it's really a gun. But the new Pelican 7060 is still hardcore enough to fool you for a moment, and that's all that matters. » 3/31/07 4:15pm 3/31/07 4:15pm

Despite having little clue what this means, we still hope to pick one up when the Pelican 7060 is…

LAPDs Real Life Homing Beacon

The Los Angeles Police Department plans to install "dart-like" GPS devices from Starchase, LLC, that will be propelled from officers cars and attach to fleeing vehicles. Once attached, a GPS sensor kicks, from which officers can monitor the vehicle s movements via a secure website, as the homing beacon transmits all… » 2/06/06 7:52am 2/06/06 7:52am