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Valet parking. Metal detectors. Mystery guest. In today's +Los Angeles Times , our look at the event #LAPD arranged with an ex-Mexican Mafia leader. 
The undercover police sedans arrived about noon in a bustling section of downtown Los Angeles.
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ICYMI: L.A.'s bold plan to put a camera on every cop comes with challenges, questions. Our story: 
Los Angeles will purchase 7,000 cameras for police officers to wear while on patrol, making the city a laboratory in the use of devices that bring the promise of more transparent policing but also concerns about civilian privacy.
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Our latest on the investigation into the death of Gavin Smith, the Fox executive missing since 2012. His remains were found last week in the desert north of Los Angeles. 
Los Angeles County sheriff’s officials said Thursday that detectives believe they know “how and why” Fox movie executive Gavin Smith was killed, saying the discovery of his remains brought them closer to an arrest in the case.
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In 2012, the #LAPD  had a fingerprint backlog of 2,200 cases. Today it stands at 5,455. Officials blame a budget-related staffing shortage, and say it's not going to get better until the 96-person unit is full. Our story: 
Los Angeles police officials said Tuesday that the number of cases with unanalyzed fingerprint evidence has more than doubled in the last two years, hampering efforts to solve thousands of burglaries, thefts and other property crimes.
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The #LAPD's fatal shooting of a mentally ill man in South Los Angeles has prompted questions, criticism and comparisons to #Ferguson. Today's print story: 
The fatal shooting of a mentally ill man by Los Angeles police officers has stirred outrage in a South Los Angeles neighborhood amid differing accounts over what happened.
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"My son, my son, my son. How can I live when you are gone?"

+Rosanna Xia captures a moment that will break your heart.
The mother of the USC graduate student killed near campus last week could barely stand as relatives addressed reporters for the first time Thursday outside an Alhambra funeral home.
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Four months after LAPD officers shot and killed Ezell Ford, his autopsy was released. Our story on the report and its impact on the investigation into the South L.A. man's death. 
A South Los Angeles man who was killed in a police shooting in August was shot in the back at close range during what LAPD Chief Charlie Beck described Monday as a violent struggle over an officer's gun.
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From Friday: #LAPD  officials are reviewing the use of helicopters at non-department events after we learned one flew to a PTA fundraiser at a La Canada-Flintridge school. Last year, one flew to a private O.C. school for a Hanukkah celebration. Our story: 
The Los Angeles Police Department helicopter climbed over a ridge of homes surrounding the La Cañada Flintridge Country Club's golf course and dipped down over a fairway, its blades churning as it hovered above the grass.
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Our scoop: "7th Heaven" actor #StephenCollins  is the subject of a new sex crime investigation, this one led by L.A. County sheriff's detectives. With +richard winton:  
The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department has launched an investigation into "7th Heaven" actor ; Stephen Collins for allegedly exposing himself to a minor about three decades ago, officials said, adding to existing sexual-abuse police inquires in L.A. ;and New York.
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A far cry from the '90s, but a recent outburst of violence still has South L.A. on edge. Our story:
The killings started early Sunday morning, with a 30-year-old man gunned down behind an apartment complex. By Monday night, four more people lay dead in a series of shootings across South Los Angeles.
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What we know so far about #EzellFord, the man fatally shot by #LAPD  officers in South L.A. Community concerns are heightened, one activist says, over recent events in Ferguson, Mo.
Los Angeles police on Wednesday defended an officer-involved shooting that left a 25-year-old man dead, saying he tackled one of two officers, forcing him to use a backup gun.
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More details about the death of USC graduate student Xinran Ji as four teenagers are charged with capital murder in the case. Our latest: 
Four teenagers were charged Tuesday with murder in the fatal beating of a USC graduate student, who law enforcement sources said may have tried to escape his attackers only to be assaulted again.
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