Libor Jany, Los Angeles Times

Libor Jany

Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles, CA, United States

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Recent articles by Libor:

All-civilian discipline panels are more lenient with LAPD officers, report finds

The Los Angeles police inspector general's office says the disciplinary process continues to undercut efforts to hold officers accountable for serious misconduct. → Read More

Police commission rules officer broke policy in fatal department store shooting

LAPD's civilian panel finds that an officer who fired at a suspect in a Burlington store, and accidentally killed a 14-year-old girl, broke policy when he continued shooting. → Read More

Minor police encounters plummet after LAPD put limits on stopping drivers and pedestrians

Since LAPD’s new policy took effect, officers are making far fewer pretextual stops but finding illegal contraband more often, a Times analysis found. → Read More

L.A. Fire: 5 overdose at Grenada Hills apartment building

Five people were taken to a Grenada Hills-area hospital after they apparently overdosed early Saturday morning, fire officials said. → Read More

LAPD watchdog to oversee investigation into cover-up of sexual assault report against Moonves

The Los Angeles police inspector general will oversee the LAPD's investigation into a cover-up of allegations of sexual harassment by former CBS Corp. chief Leslie Moonves. → Read More

State clears LAPD officers in the fatal shooting of man on Hollywood Boulevard

California Atty. Gen. Rob Bonta’s office has cleared two LAPD officers of criminal wrongdoing in the July 2021 fatal shooting of a 53-year-old man, the office said Thursday. → Read More

Review panel: 2 LAPD officers violated policy in shooting suicidal man armed with knife

An LAPD review panel found that two officers violated department policy when they fatally shot an apparently suicidal man, whose sister had called 911 because she was afraid that he might hurt himself. → Read More

Fentanyl pill seizures in L.A. region skyrocket

Seizures of counterfeit pills containing the deadly synthetic opioid fentanyl have more than quadrupled so far in 2022, compared to the same period last year, according to police officials. → Read More

Bass and Caruso differ on public safety and policing. But not as much as many think

While the L.A. mayoral race has been cast as an ideological showdown between Karen Bass, a progressive who's willing to embrace alternatives to policing, and Rick Caruso, a more conservative law-and-order candidate, their views on public safety are not that different. → Read More

Victim's family demands state investigation of LAPD after pursuit

The family of 63-year-old Larry Walker is calling on state Atty. Gen. Rob Bonta to launch an independent investigation into the incident while weighing legal options. → Read More

LAPD launches criminal probe of racist leak at request of Martinez, De León, Cedillo

LAPD launches criminal probe of racist tape leak that threw Los Angeles politics into turmoil. It's a reversal from what the department said last week. → Read More

Jury awards $1.5 million to woman injured by LAPD projectile during Lakers celebration

A federal jury on Thursday awarded $1.5 million to a woman who was injured when an LAPD officer shot her with a 40mm projectile launcher during the Lakers' 2020 championship celebration. → Read More

Protests, anger, tears roil L.A. City Council meeting over leaked racist recordings

L.A. City Councilmember Nury Martinez is taking a leave of absence amid outrage over her racist comments heard on a leaked audio recording. → Read More

Missing Chatsworth woman may have COVID-related psychosis, family says

Friends and family of Hadyne Wilson, 23, worry her disappearance last week could be related to symptoms of psychosis from COVID-19. → Read More

Internal LAPD report rules that officer's training death was an accident

An internal LAPD report released Tuesday ruled that the death of a 32-year-old officer during a training exercise in May was an accident. → Read More

Survey: Most Angelenos have favorable view of LAPD, despite lingering concerns around bias

A new survey found that the majority of Angelenos say that seeing LAPD officers in their neighborhoods makes them feel safe, even as there's widespread agreement that the department still practices racially biased policing. → Read More

Did a cop's racist remark need to be disclosed? For a prisoner, the answer took years

In 2014, LAPD Det. Brian McCartin used a racial slur while out with colleagues at a bar. Only recently did the D.A. office let many defendants know → Read More

From an L.A. prison phone, La Luz del Mundo megachurch leader addresses followers in Mexico

The followers of Naasón Joaquín García, who's serving a nearly 17-year prison sentence in L.A. for sexually abusing girls from his congregation, have stayed loyal to the La Luz del Mundo leader. → Read More

Two suspects charged with burglary of Rep. Karen Bass' home

The two suspects arrested in connection with a burglary at Rep. Karen Bass' home in Los Angeles were charged and scheduled to appear in court Friday. → Read More

Family and friends gather at Westlake vigil for man fatally shot by LAPD

Several dozen mourners gathered for a vigil Wednesday on a Westlake block, near where 35-year-old Giovanni Luna was shot and killed by LAPD during a foot chase. → Read More