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How LAPD's 'Closers' Nabbed A Serial Killer Known as The Westside Rapistnew

In a long-shot quest to find one prominent serial killer, police instead found another. Through tantalizing coincidences and teamwork that tapped the memories of long-retired cops, LAPD found the The Westside Rapist, a man who had slipped away from the cops in 1957 and went on to terrorize elderly women in Southern California for a generation.
L.A. Weekly  |  Christine Pelisek  |  07-24-2009  |  Crime & Justice

San Diego Lawsuit Focuses on How Police Subdue Suspectsnew

A lawsuit filed by the family of a man who died in police custody raises questions about how officers restrain individuals who are resisting arrest.
San Diego CityBeat  |  Kelly Davis  |  10-08-2008  |  Crime & Justice

Cop Charged with 49 Felonies Pleads Guilty to Two Misdemeanors, Goes Freenew

Was David Lewis a pervert who used his police powers to terrorize vulnerable young women? Or was this case coldly concocted -- as Lewis insists -- in retaliation for his sniffing around the a strip club for information possibly linking the state's attorney's office with gangs, prostitution, and cocaine?
Illinois Times  |  Dusty Rhodes  |  08-14-2008  |  Crime & Justice

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