While the FBI was embroiled in a very public spat with Apple about unlocking an iPhone, it seems the LAPD may have been quietly unlocking another.
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.
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.
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.
The Los Angeles Police Department would like you to be prepared for the real problem with zombies—their desire to steal iPads.
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.
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.
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.
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…
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.
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…