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DUBBED ‘K-9 ANGELS’ FOR CHIPPING IN TO PAY DOG’S MEDICAL BILLS AFTER FREEWAY
ACCIDENT


pets.people.com - 06/09/2016
For most, it began like a normal day, just like any other — but not for Roxy.

Somehow the pup ended up in the middle of a California freeway, where a motorist
hit and seriously injured her.

You could call it fate that Airport Police K-9 officer Havon McLeod was making his way 
to work at the exact same time, when he noticed cars ahead of him suddenly changing 
lanes and slowing down as they passed what appeared at the time to be a broken 
down vehicle or accident

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9/11 AWARD COMMITTEE WITH INTERPORT POLICE ANNOUNCES THE 2015 MEDAL 
RECIPIENTS


examiner.com - 10/03/2015
Chicago, IL. Jay Grant, Secretary General of the INTERPORT POLICE and Chief Don De 
Lucca, Chair of the 9/11 Award Committee, Chief of Police for Dural Police 
Department, FL. announced today the recipients of the 2015 9/11 Medals. These 
officers and officials serve each and every day fighting terrorism and serious crime 
across the globe in order to make the world a safer place. For those who reach a level 
of extraordinary and distinguished service we bestow the 9/11 Medal.

With that, it is with the pleasure we announce the honorees and recipients for 2015 
for:

International Order of Police & Public Safety 9/11 Medal

9/11 Medal for Heroism – Valor
 Sgt. Steve Zouzonious, Los Angeles Airport Police Department
 Officer Brian Lopez, Los Angeles Airport Police Department
 Officer Robert Pedregon, Los Angeles Airport Police Department
 Officer Raymond Woods, Los Angeles Airport Police Department
 Officer Daniel Yu, Los Angeles Airport Police Department
 Officer David Lalicker, Los Angeles Airport Police Department
 
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 A PRECIOUS WEDDING PHOTO ALBUM THAT HAD BEEN SITTING IN AN AIRPORT LOST-AND-
 FOUND DEPARTMENT FOR ALMOST A YEAR HAS FINALLY BEEN RETURNED HOME

 abcnews.com - 07/31/2015
 The Los Angeles Airport Police Honor Guard took a detour to Modesto, California, on 
 Thursday to reunite a family with their briefcase -- with their wedding photo album 
 and other personal items inside -- after they lost it on Sept. 14, 2014, an official told 
 ABC News today.
 
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 FACEBOOK FINDS COUPLE WHO LOST WEDDING ALBUM AT LAX
 dailynews.com - 07/20/2015
 The Los Angeles International Airport Police Department’s social media plan to reunite 
 a lost wedding album with its happy couple worked. And it took only about six hours.
 
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 TWO VIETNAMESE GIRLS REPORTED MISSING FROM LAX FOUND SAFE IN WESTMINSTER
 The Orange County Register - 07/06/2015
 LOS ANGELES – A 12-year-old girl and a 17-year-old girl visiting from Vietnam 
 reported missing shortly after they arrived at Los Angeles International Airport on 
 Sunday were picked up by a man by arrangement with their families and are safe, 
 according to police.
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 FINAL DEFENDANT IN SCHEME THAT SMUGGLED DRUGS THROUGH TSA SCREENING 
 CHECKPOINTS AT LAX SENTENCED TO NEARLY 7 YEARS IN PRISON

 Department of Justice - 09/22/2014
 LOS ANGELES – A former screener with the Transportation Security Administration 
 who conspired to smuggle narcotics through screening checkpoints at Los Angeles 
 International Airport was sentenced today to 80 months in prison.
 
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 TSA SCREENER SENTENCED FOR ROLE IN DRUG SMUGGLING OPERATION AT LAX
 Adolfo Flores/Los Angeles Times Fred Shuster/City News Service - 09/22/2014
 A former TSA screener who was convicted for his role in a drug smuggling operation at 
 LAX screening checkpoints was sentenced Monday to 80 months in prison, federal 
 prosecutors said. Naral Richardson, 32, of South Los Angeles, pleaded guilty in March 
 to a drug-trafficking conspiracy count, admitting that he used his contacts at LAX to 
 facilitate and profit from five "pass-throughs" of drugs at the airport.
 
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 14 CALIFORNIA OFFICERS RECEIVE MEDAL OF VALOR AWARDS AT CAPITOL
 Chris Megerian/Los Angeles Times - 09/15/2014
 Fourteen law enforcement officers were honored by California Gov. Jerry Brown and 
 California Atty. Gen. Kamala Harris on Monday. A rampage at Los Angeles 
 International Airport in November, led to awards for six officers. Sgt. Steve Zouzounis 
 and officers David Lalicker, Brian Lopez, Robert Pedregon, Raymond Woods and Daniel 
 Yu confronted the gunman, wounding him with gunfire before he was taken into 
 custody.
 
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 GOVERNOR BROWN AND ATTORNEY GENERAL HARRIS HONOR 14 WITH PUBLIC SAFETY 
 OFFICER MEDAL OF VALOR AWARDS

 By Office of Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. - 09/15/2014
 Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. was joined by Attorney General Kamala D. Harris today 
 to present the Public Safety Officer Medal of Valor to 14 law enforcement officials who 
 went above and beyond the call of duty.
 
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GOV. JERRY BROWN AWARDS MEDAL OF VALOR TO 6 LAX POLICE OFFICERS
Daily Breeze - 09/15/2014
Gov. Jerry Brown and Attorney General Kamala Harris presented the governor’s Public 
Safety Officer Medal of Valor Award on Monday to six Los Angeles International Airport 
Police Department officers.

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LAX FIRE 2014 TODAY NEAR LA AIRPORT, EL SEGUNDO CLOSES IMPERIAL HIGHWAY
By LALATE - 09/15/2014
An LAX Fire abutting Los Angeles International Airport today September 15, 2014 is 
striking El Segundo, Los Angeles traffic, and shutting down sections of Imperial 
Highway. The fire is not inside Los Angeles International Airport property. Rather it is 
on the south side of LAX, on Imperial Highway.

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RIDESHARE SERVICES BEING TICKETED AGAIN AT LAX AFTER LAPSE 
By Joel Grover and Jacquelin Sonderling, NBC Los Angeles - 09/11/2014
LAX is once again cracking down on rideshare services such as Lyft and UberX. Days 
ago, the airport police decided they wouldn't stop rideshare services from picking up at 
LAX, even though it's illegal and despite ticketing and towing any such service police 
spotted all summer. But late Wednesday afternoon, LAX officials decided to once again 
ban them, after learning the NBC4 I-Team was about to air this report. Recently, NBC4 
spotted a silver Acura cruising LAX looking for passengers.

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GOV. JERRY BROWN TO HONOR 6 LAX POLICE OFFICERS FOR RESPONSE TO 2013 
TERMINAL SHOOTING

By Larry Altman, Daily Breeze - 08/28/2014
Six Los Angeles International Airport police officers will receive the governor’s Public 
Safety Officer Medal of Valor Award next month for their heroism when a gunman 
walked into a terminal and killed a Transportation Safety Administration agent.

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WOMAN WHO SNEAKED ON PLANE GETS EARLY JAIL RELEASE
AP/Los Angeles Times - 08/17/2014
A stowaway who was recently ordered to spend 117 days in jail for violating probation 
by returning to Los Angeles International Airport served a fraction of her sentence 
when she was released Saturday because of overcrowding. Marilyn Jean Hartman, 62, 
was released from the Century Regional Detention Facility in Lynwood, California, 
shortly after 6 p.m., according to jail records.

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GALA TO HONOR LAX VETERAN AS "GUIDING LIGHT

Flight Path Press Release - 08/13/2014
Ethel Pattison will be honored for nearly 60 years of service to aviation education with 
the fourth annual Guiding Light Award from the Flight Path Museum and Learning 
Center at Los Angeles International Airport. The award will be presented at Flight 
Path's 18th annual Gala fundraiser on October 1 in the Proud Bird Restaurant, 11022 
Aviation Blvd., Los Angeles.

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LAX STOWAWAY GETS 6 MONTHS IN JAIL FOR VIOLATING ORDER TO STAY AWAY FROM 
AIRPORT

Larry Altman/Torrance Daily Breeze, Joseph Serna & Veronica Rocha/Los Angeles 
Times - 08/13/2014
The Bay Area woman who breached security and stowed away on a flight from San 
Jose to Los Angeles - and then violated an order to keep out of LAX without a ticket - 
was sentenced Wednesday to six months in county jail. Marilyn Jean Hartman, 62, 
told Commissioner Alan Rubin she preferred jail to any program designed to help her. 
Police say Hartman is addicted to trying to board flights without paying for a ticket or 
going through security.News link News link

TSA LOST-AND-FOUND AT LAX OVERFLOWING WITH UNCLAIMED LAPTOPS, SMARTPHONES 
Jordan England-Nelson/Torrance Daily Breeze - 08/13/2014
One hundred fifty-four laptops, 98 cellphones, 18 iPads and 32 wallets. These are 
among the thousands of items Los Angeles International Airport passengers have left 
at security checkpoints over the past month. And the TSA said Wednesday it would 
like to reunite them with their owners. Only 10 to 20 percent of the 3,700 items that 
TSA agents collected at LAX in July will be reclaimed, TSA spokesman Nico Melendez 
said. News link News link 

SOUTHWEST JET STOWAWAY CHARGED WITH VIOLATING LAX STAY-AWAY ORDER 
Veronica Rocha / latimes.com - 08/11/2014
A woman who was rearrested at Los Angeles International Airport last week on 
suspicion of violating a stay-away order issued after she stowed away on a Southwest 
jet has been charged with violating her probation, officials said. Marilyn Hartman, 62, 
is expected to appear in court later Monday following her arrest Thursday at LAX, 
where police said she had wandered for an hour through three different terminals 
without purchasing a ticket -- a violation of her probation.News link News link 

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DEATH PENALTY DECISION ON LAX SHOOTING SUSPECT DUE IN FALL
Brian Melley/Associated Press, Kate Mather/Los Angeles Times - 08/11/2014
Federal prosecutors expect to know by mid-November whether they will seek to 
execute the man charged in a deadly shooting rampage at Los Angeles International 
Airport. The case of Paul Ciancia has been forwarded to the attorney general in 
Washington to determine if they will seek the death penalty in the murder of a 
Transportation Security Administration officer and the wounding of three other people, 
Assistant U.S. Attorney Joanna Curtis said Monday.

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LAX SHOOTER INCIDENT: CRISIS COMMUNICATIONS LESSONS LEARNED 
Mary Grady/Los Angeles World Airports - 08/11/2014
Mary Grady, managing director for media and public relations for Los Angeles World 
Airports, will be the keynote speaker at PR News' Crisis Management Boot Camp in 
New York on September 15. She knows firsthand the value of having a plan in place 
ready to go at a moment's notice. In her riveting keynote address, she will give a 
moment-by-moment account of how her team responded to the LAX shooter incident 
of November 2013-and share practical takeaways communicators can use for all kinds 
of crises. News link

SOUTHWEST JET STOWAWAY CHARGED WITH VIOLATING LAX STAY-AWAY ORDER
Veronica Rocha/Los Angeles Times, KTLA, City News Service, San Francisco Chronicle - 
08/07/2014
A woman banned from Los Angeles International Airport after stowing away on a 
Southwest Airlines flight from San Jose earlier this week was arrested at the airport 
again Thursday, authorities said. Marilyn Hartman, 62, was taken into custody after 
officers spotted her at 10:20 a.m. boarding a FlyAway bus at Union Station in 
downtown Los Angeles and then getting off at LAX, airport police Chief Patrick Gannon 
said. News link News link News link News link

FLIERS OF STOWAWAY HANDED OUT BEFORE SHE WAS ARRESTED AGAIN AT LAX 
Veronica Rocha, Kate Mather & Richard Winton/Los Angeles Times - 08/07/2014
Police made fliers of a stowaway banned this week from LAX--believing she would 
return and make another attempt--before she was arrested again Thursday at the 
airport. Marilyn Hartman, 62, was taken into custody Thursday after officers spotted 
her boarding a FlyAway bus at Union Station in downtown Los Angeles at 10:20 a.m. 
and then getting off at LAX, airport police Chief Patrick Gannon said. Gannon said he 
believed she would return, and in fact, she did, possibly on a scouting mission.
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SOUTHWEST STOWAWAY PLEADS NO CONTEST; MUST STAY AWAY FROM LAX 
Veronica Rocha & Joseph Serna/Los Angeles Times - 08/07/2014
A 62-year-old woman pleaded no contest Wednesday to sneaking onto a Southwest 
Airlines jet without a ticket in San Jose and later landing in Los Angeles, officials said. 
Marilyn Hartman, who was charged with a misdemeanor count of entering the city as a 
stowaway, was ordered to serve 24 months of summary probation, according to Frank 
Mateljan, a spokesman for the Los Angeles city attorney's office
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SOURCE: HOW SERIAL STOWAWAY MADE IT ONTO FLIGHT 
Evan Sernoffsky & Hamed Aleaziz/San Francisco Chronicle - 08/07/2014
On Saturday August 2nd, Los Angeles Airport Police Youth Cadets participated in the 
third Annual Backpack School Supply Donation Drive event organized and hosted by 
Airport Police and the Youth Esteem Corporation (YEC) at the Airport Police Arbor 
Vitae Training Center. Youth Esteem Corporation is a non-profit organization that strives to 
make a positive impact on at-risk youth in Los Angeles. News link

MULTI-AGENCY LAW ENFORCEMENT OPERATION ENHANCES SAFETY FOR SECURITY FOR 
TRAVELERS WHO USE GROUND TRANSPORTATION AT LAX

08/08/2014
Following a court appearance on August 6, 2014, in which 62-year old Marilyn Jean 
Hartman pled no contest to a misdemeanor charge of being a stowaway, Hartman was 
re-arrested today at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) by Los Angeles Airport 
Police. News link

YOUTH ESTEEM CORPORATION EVENT GIVES 200 STUDENTS SCHOOL SUPPLIES THANKS TO 
AIRPORT POLICE SUPPORT.

08/08/2014
On Saturday August 2nd, Los Angeles Airport Police Youth Cadets participated in the 
third Annual Backpack School Supply Donation Drive event organized and hosted by 
Airport Police and the Youth Esteem Corporation (YEC) at the Airport Police Arbor Vitae 
Training Center. Youth Esteem Corporation is a non-profit organization that strives to 
make a positive impact on at-risk youth in Los Angeles. News link

STOWAWAY RE-ARRESTED BY LOS ANGELES AIRPORT POLICE
08/08/2014
Following a court appearance on August 6, 2014, in which 62-year old Marilyn Jean 
Hartman pled no contest to a misdemeanor charge of being a stowaway, Hartman was 
re-arrested today at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) by Los Angeles Airport 
Police. News link

SERIAL SFO STOWAWAY MAKES WAY TO LOS ANGELES VIA FLIGHT FROM SAN JOSE 
Katie Nelson & Erin Ivie/San Jose Mercury News - 08/05/2014
A notorious 62-year-old stowaway who was arrested six times trying to sneak onto 
flights at SFO managed to fly from Mineta San José International Airport to Los 
Angeles without a ticket Monday, marking the second significant security breach at the 
airport in the last four months. Marilyn Jean Hartman was arrested late Monday at LAX 
after she made it past security at the San Jose airport and onto a Southwest Airlines 
flight to Los Angeles. News link  News link  News link

CDC SETS UP QUARANTINE STATION AT LAX AS EBOLA VIRUS CONTINUES TO SPREAD OVERSEAS 
CBSLA.com - 08/01/2014
The Centers for Disease Control have established a quarantine station at LAX to 
prevent the spread of the deadly Ebola virus from passengers coming off international 
flights. The CDC is warning Americans to avoid the Ebola-ravaged nations of Liberia, 
Sierra Leone and Guinea where more than 700 people have died. Tom Bradley 
International Terminal now has a CDC quarantine station where health officials will 
determine whether a sick person getting off an international flight can enter the 
country.
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32 CITATIONS ISSUED TO DRIVERS DURING LAX INSPECTIONS OF TRANSPORTATION 
VEHICLES

Torrance Daily Breeze - 08/01/2014
Five commercial ground transportation vehicles and their drivers were removed from 
service and 32 citations were issued to drivers during inspections of shuttle vans, 
limousines and buses at Los Angeles International Airport, police said Friday. The 
inspections were conducted for four hours Thursday at three airport locations: the 
Limousine Holding Lot at Westchester Parkway and Jenny Street; LAX Parking Lot F at
Avion Drive and Century Boulevard; and the upper departure level on the east end of 
Terminal 7. News link

ALDON SMITH IN L.A. FOR HEARING TO WRAP UP INCIDENT AT LAX 
By Josh Alper, NBC Sports - 07/30/2014
49ers linebacker Aldon Smith isn't facing any charges from an April incident at Los 
Angeles International Airport, but he still had some housekeeping to take care of 
regarding the issue on Wednesday. Bill Williamson of ESPN was the first to report that 
Smith was in Los Angeles instead of at practice on Wednesday to take part in 
a hearing that officially closed the case. Smith ran afoul of authorities at LAX when he 
made reference to having a bomb that he did not actually possess.
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BOMB THREAT BRIEFLY SHUTS DOWN LAX'S TOM BRADLEY TERMINAL
By Joseph Serna/Los Angeles Times, AP, CBS LA, NBC4, KPCC - 07/24/2014
The Tom Bradley International Terminal at Los Angeles International Airport was 
briefly evacuated Thursday after police received a bomb threat. President Obama was 
scheduled to depart from the Bradley terminal later in the day. The threat was called 
in to Los Angeles police at about noon, said Officer Jane Kim. The international 
terminal was evacuated while authorities searched for any suspicious packages. 
Finding none they reopened the terminal at about 1:15 p.m., Kim said.
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'CENTURY CRUNCH' STREET CLOSURE NEAR LAX STARTS FRIDAY NIGHT 
By City News Service, LAX Travel Advisory - 07/24/2014
People planning to travel to Los Angeles International Airport this weekend should give 
themselves plenty of time and consider alternate routes because a stretch of Century 
Boulevard will be closed for 57 hours closure beginning Friday night. The so-called 
"Century Crunch" closure will shut down the popular route beginning at 9 p.m. tonight, 
as crews demolish a defunct railroad bridge at Century and Aviation boulevards. 
Century will remain blocked until 6 a.m. Monday. News link   News link

MOST-WANTED FUGITIVE NABBED AT LAX AFTER FLEEING GEORGIA AND BEING DEPORTED 
FROM MEXICO

CBS LA - 07/12/2014
A most wanted fugitive - being sought by officials in Georgia for a series of sex crimes 
against a minor - was nabbed at Los Angeles International Airport Friday after being 
kicked out of Mexico. Authorities said 45-year-old Kenneth Dustin Grant was arrested 
by LAPD assigned to the US Marshals Fugitive Task Force. The Forsyth County 
Superior Court issued an arrest warrant for Grant on September 20, 2010 after he 
failed to appear in court for trial. News link 



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49ERS' LB ALDON SMITH WON'T FACE CHARGES FOR LAX BOMB THREAT
Tom Pelissero, USA TODAY Sports - 07/01/2014
One legal headache for Aldon Smith appears to be over.

The San Francisco 49ers linebacker will not face charges stemming from his April 
arrest for making a false bomb threat at Los Angeles International Airport, Los Angeles 
City Attorney's Office spokesman Frank Mateljan told USA TODAY Sports by email 
Tuesday. News link

1 KILLED IN BOTCHED ROBBERY AT MEDICAL MARIJUANA SHOP NEAR LAX
By Ruben Vives/Los Angeles Times - 06/25/2014
One man was killed and another was being sought Wednesday after an attempted 
robbery of a medical marijuana dispensary near Los Angeles International Airport. The 
two men entered the Nature's Cure Inc. dispensary at 5300 W. Century Blvd. about 
12:18 p.m. and were involved in an exchange of gunfire with the security 
guard, according to the Los Angeles Police Department. One of the men was struck in the 
stomach during the incident and was later pronounced dead, police said  News link 
 
EIGHT ARRESTED IN LAX LABOR DEMONSTRATION OVER WAGE NEGOTIATIONS 
Jeanne Kuang/NBC4 Westside Today City News Service - 06/21/2014
Eight people were arrested as hundreds of workers and union members marched 
outside Los Angeles International Airport on Thursday afternoon to demand fair wages 
for airport employees. The Service Employees International Union, which represents 
about 2,400 LAX service workers, planned the act of civil disobedience as contract 
negotiations are under way between airlines and service employees 
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AUDIT HITS PUBLIC UTILITIES COMMISSION'S TRANSPORTATION ARM ON FINES, 
PASSENGER SAFETY
 
By Jeremy B. White/Sacramento Bee Laura J. Nelson/Los Angeles Times - 06/17/2014
In the latest public criticism of California's Public Utilities Commission, a state audit 
faults the agency's transportation branch for lax oversight and failing to regularly 
collect penalties. The PUC's transportation enforcement arm regulates drivers like 
limousine operators, airport shuttles, coach buses and more recently so-called 
"transportation network companies" like Uber and Lyft (taxi cabs are not in its 
purview) News link  News link


UBERX, LYFT REJECT LATEST CALIFORNIA REGULATION PUSH 
Daniel Rothberg/Sacramento Bee - 06/17/2014
Lawmakers and the California Public Utilities Commission, citing a general safety 
concern, are seizing upon what they view as a gap in regulation for the fledgling 
industry. In recent weeks, the Legislature and commission have pushed several 
proposals that are attracting support from a litany of interested stakeholders - 
insurance companies, taxicabs and limousines - whose own interests hinge on the 
outcome. But ride-sharing firms, the primary targets of new regulations, reject 
nearly all of the proposed rules  News link

CPUC THREATENS TO REVOKE PERMITS FOR RIDESHARING COMPANIES 
By Brian Sumers/Los Angeles Daily News - 06/2/2014
In September, the California Public Utilities Commission voted unanimously to adopt 
a set of regulations dealing with ridesharing companies. It was a major victory for 
companies like Uber and Lyft, because the rules brought much-needed legitimacy to 
their operations. But now the CPUC is threatening to revoke ridesharing companies' 
authority to operate in California if they continue to thwart airport rules  News link  

RIDE-SHARES WARNED BY REGULATORS: NO AIRPORT RUNS 
Carolyn Said/Patrick Hoge - 06/11/2014
California regulators are threatening to revoke permits for on-demand ride companies 
UberX, Lyft, Sidecar, Summon and Wingz unless they stop giving rides to and from 
airports within two weeks. The move could lead to the state shutting down the companies' 
operations. "We have heard numerous complaints that (our) safety rules are being ignored,
" Michael Peevey, president of the California Public Utilities Commission, wrote on 
Wednesday in an unusually stern letter to the transportation network companies, 
or TNCs.  News link  News link  

AIRPORT POLICE SERGEANT, OTHERS INJURED IN 3-CAR CRASH IN PLAYA DEL REY 
By Brian Sumers/Los Angeles Daily News - 06/2/2014
An Airport Police sergeant and others were injured in a three-vehicle crash Friday in 
Playa del Rey, authorities said. The unidentified sergeant was conscious, alert and 
breathing when he was taken from the scene of the 2:05 p.m. accident near Westchester 
Parkway and Pershing Drive, Los Angeles police said. However, no information was 
disclosed about the number of others injured or their conditions. All of the injured 
were taken to hospitals for treatment, according to an Airport Police spokeswoman. 
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MAN WHO BROUGHT GRENADE TO LAX IS FREE ON BAIL 
Brian Sumers/L.A. Airspace - 05/29/2014
The Stanford University professor who brought a World War II-era grenade through security 
at LAX was released this morning on $500,000 bail after spending the night in jail, 
records show. He is being charged with a felony, according to records. On Tuesday 
afternoon, a portion of the airport was evacuated and the bomb squad was called out. 
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POLICE CONFISCATE GRENADE FROM STANFORD PROFESSOR AT LAX 
By Brian Sumers/Los Angeles Daily News - 05/27/2014
A political science professor at Stanford University who attempted to bring a World 
War II-era grenade Tuesday afternoon through security at Los Angeles International 
Airport - forcing police to evacuate a portion of the airport - was being questioned 
by police Tuesday evening, three law enforcement sources told the Los Angeles News 
Group. Gary Walter Cox, 58, told authorities the grenade had belonged to his father, 
who had recently died, the sources said. He thought it was inert but a law enforcement 
official familiar with the investigation said police determined that it might actually 
have been live. News link 


FORMER TSA SCREENER INCOMPETENT FOR TRIAL ON LAX THREATS, JUDGE RULES 
By Richard Winton/Los Angeles Times - 05/20/2014
A former TSA screener arrested on six federal charges after allegedly making a series 
of 9/11-related threats against LAX is not mentally competent to stand trial and must 
get treatment, a judge ruled Monday. Nna Alpha Onuoha, 30, is accused of intentionally 
conveying false information and making telephonic threats against the airport after 
resigning last Sept. 10 from his TSA job. News link  

TRAVELERS USING LAX THIS SUMMER PROJECTED TO BE UP 4% FROM LAST YEAR 
Dan Weikel/Los Angeles Times Gregory J. Wilcox/Los Angeles Daily News 
LAWA News Release - 05/23/2014
Citing an improving economy and growing demand for foreign travel, the operator of 
Los Angeles International Airport is predicting a substantial increase in passengers 
in the months ahead compared with last year. Officials for Los Angeles World Airports 
predict that 21.5 million travelers will use the nation's third-busiest airport in the 
period that starts with the long Memorial Day weekend and continues through the 
summer. That figure is up 4% from the same period last year. News link

FORMER TSA SCREENER INCOMPETENT FOR TRIAL ON LAX THREATS, JUDGE RULES 
By Richard Winton/Los Angeles Times - 05/20/2014
A former TSA screener arrested on six federal charges after allegedly making a 
series of 9/11-related threats against LAX is not mentally competent to stand 
trial and must get treatment, a judge ruled Monday. Nna Alpha Onuoha, 30, is 
accused of intentionally conveying false information and making telephonic 
threats against the airport after resigning last Sept. 10 from his TSA job. 
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BAGGAGE SCREENER AT LAX GETS NEARLY 6 YEARS IN PRISON FOR LETTING COCAINE THROUGH 
LA Daily News - 05/6/2014
A former Transportation Security Administration officer was sentenced Monday to 
nearly six years in federal prison for taking bribes to let kilograms of cocaine 
to pass through her screening station at Los Angeles International Airport. 
Joy White, 29, of Compton pleaded guilty last year to conspiracy to aid in the 
possession of cocaine with the intent to distribute the drug. News link

LAX SECURITY UPDATE 
By Tiffany Taylor/Annenberg TV News CBS LA Steve 
Kuzj/KTLA5 - 04/22/2014
The head of Los Angeles' airport oversight agency said more than 130 steps 
will be put into place and monitored to improve responses to emergencies. 
The oversight will be a way to track progress to avoid missteps like the ones that 
happened during the LAX terminal shooting. The Executive Director of Los Angeles 
World Airports said the City Airport Commission will be given reports every three 
months. TSA officer Gerardo Hernandez was killed when a lone gunman opened fire. 
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LAX POLICE CRACK DOWN ON UBERX DRIVERS 
By Joel Grover/NBC4 - 04/26/2014
The NBC4 I-Team has learned that LAX police are cracking down on drivers of 
ride sharing services such as UberX, who by law cannot pick up passengers at 
the airport because they do not have the proper permit and insurance. Uber 
connects those in need of a ride with drivers happy to provide the car, all 
through a cell phone app. There are a variety of ways to get around, from swanky 
"black car" limousine service to the more modest UberX, where anyone with a car 
and the inclination can apply to be a driver. News link

AIRPORT POLICE PAY ANNUAL TRIBUTE TO TOMMY SCOTT 
By Wave Staff - 05/03/2014
The only Los Angeles Airport police officer to die in the line of duty was remembered 
Wednesday with the third annual Tommy E. Scott 5K Memorial Run. The Los Angeles Airport 
Police Division hosted the run, which began at 7:30 a.m. in front of the Airport Police 
Station, at 6320 W. 96th St. Those taking part in the run proceeded across the 96th Street 
Bridge, turned north onto Sepulveda Boulevard, west onto Westchester Parkway, south onto a 
stretch of Lincoln Boulevard dedicated to Officer Scott and where a memorial was installed 
against the north perimeter fence of LAX, and ended aback at the station. News link  

LAX OFFICIALS OUTLINE IMPROVEMENTS TO EMERGENCY PLANS 
By Dan Weikel - 04/18/2014
Los Angeles airport officials on Tuesday told a City Council committee that improvements in 
training, communications and emergency management are on the way in the aftermath of November's 
deadly shooting at Los Angeles International Airport. The measures include better communication 
and coordination between airport and public safety command centers as well as an expanded 
emergency notification system for airlines, LAX concessionaires, hotels and ground transportation 
companies. News link   News link  

49ERS' ALDON SMITH ARRESTED AT LAX AFTER ALLEGED BOMB COMMENT 
By Rong-Gong Lin II - 04/18/2014
San Francisco 49ers linebacker Aldon Smith was arrested at Los Angeles International 
Airport on Sunday after he allegedly became argumentative with a screening agent and 
made comments suggesting he had a bomb, police said. Aldon Jacarus Ramon Smith, 24, was 
transported to Los Angeles Police Department's Pacific Division on the Westside, where he 
was booked on suspicion of making a false report of a bomb threat. News link  

SMITH RELEASED FROM LAPD JAIL ON $20,000 BAIL -
Cam Inman - 04/18/2014
Linebacker Aldon Smith has been released from a Los Angeles jail after posting $20,000 bail, 
shortly after being charged with making a false bomb threat earlier Sunday afternoon at LAX. 
A Los Angeles police spokesman said although it was observed Smith may have been drinking prior 
to the airport incident, it was not a factor to his arrest on the bomb threat. That could be 
relevant to the 49ers' concerns, however, as Smith missed five games last season while 
undergoing substance-abuse treatment. News link  

MAN UNDER EVALUATION AFTER MAKING FALSE BOMB CLAIM AT LAX, POLICE SAY 
By Los Angeles Times staff - 04/18/2014
A man is being evaluated at a local hospital after falsely claiming he had a bomb in 
his bag at Los Angeles International Airport on Thursday morning, prompting a brief 
evacuation in part of Terminal 7, authorities said. The man, who was not identified, 
was arrested by airport police after he approached the ticketing counter about 7:40 a.m. 
and stated he had a bomb in his bag, according to Sgt. Belinda Nettles. News link  

LAX OFFICIALS WORK ON WAYS TO IMPROVE COMMUNICATION DURING AN EMERGENCY 
Rick Orlov, Daily News - 04/9/2014
April 09--Los Angeles International Airport officials are working to improve their ability 
to communicate with first responders, other emergency personnel and the public in the event 
of a major terrorist incident or a natural disaster, city officials were told Tuesday. News link  

YOU MIGHT WANT TO PROGRAM THIS LAX EMERGENCY NUMBER IN YOUR PHONE 
Brian Sumers www.insidesocal.com - 04/8/2014
Do you spend an unusual amount of time at Los Angeles International Airport? If so, you 
might consider programming the phone number for Los Angeles World Airports police into 
your cell phone. News link  

POLICE RAID LAX IN PASSENGER THEFT CASE 
By Beverly White, Jason Kandel, Gadi Schwatz, Jonathan Lloyd and Adrian 
Arambulo www.nbclosangeles.com - 04/4/2014
Several LAX employees were arrested Wednesday night after police served 25 search warrants 
all in connection with the theft of passenger property by airport workers, officials said.
 Workers are accused of stealing luggage and other items in terminals and on the tarmac, 
 authorities said. Police from both the LAPD and airport officers converged for the raids 
 at the airport and locations across south Los Angeles County. 
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UBERX: LAX POLICE CHIEF SAYS OFFICERS HAVE NO CHOICE BUT TO TICKET RIDE-SHARE DRIVERS 
Brian Sumers www.insidesocal.com- 04/4/2014
There are more important stories than whether Los Angeles International Airport allows 
UberX and Lyft drivers to make pickups and drop-offs. I realize this. However, I got a 
chance on Wednesday to ask airport police chief Patrick Gannon why airport police have 
been assessing so many tickets recently to ride-sharing drivers. "It is not fair to cite 
other taxis and limos for not following the applicable rules here at the airport and not 
apply the same rules to others," Gannon said.  News link  

STATIONING OF ARMED OFFICERS AT AIRPORTS IS FOCUS OF HEARING 
By Kate Mather www.latimes.com - 04/4/2014
How best to station armed law enforcement officers at airports was the focus of a congressional 
hearing at Los Angeles International Airport on Friday, one of several reviews of the emergency 
response to November's shooting rampage that left a federal security agent dead. During a 
hearing of the House Subcommittee on Transportation Security, contrasting views were 
presented in the aftermath of a decision at LAX early last year to shift police from fixed 
positions at passenger screening areas to roving patrols. News link  News link  

THIS AMAZING IMAGE CAPTURES A DAY'S WORTH OF PLANES TAKING OFF FROM L.A. AIRPORT 
By Mark Berman www.washingtonpost.com - 04/4/2014
This tremendous image comes to us courtesy of photographer Michael Kelley, who spent the 
better part of a day photographing every departure at Los Angeles International Airport 
to illustrate how many planes take off in a given day. Kelley, a self-described aviation 
nerd, was at LAX a few weeks back and thought, "Wouldn't it be cool if there was a way to 
capture all of these planes taking off all at once?" To get this image, Kelley set up shop 
at the airport for more than seven hours Sunday, picking that day because it was remarkably 
clear for the typically smoggy city. News link  
 
RAPPER 2 CHAINZ CHARGED WITH PACKING DRUG USED IN 'SIZZURP' AT LAX 
By Richard Winton www.latimes.com - 04/4/2014
Rapper 2 Chainz has been charged with felony possession of a controlled substance after 
police at Los Angeles International Airport said last summer he was carrying codeine, a 
key ingredient in chemical mixture "sizzurp." The 36-year-old MC, born Tauheed Epps, was 
removed from an outbound flight on June 11 and arrested by LAX police officers after a 
search of his checked baggage. News link  

ASSEMBLY BILL TO UPGRADE PEACE OFFICER STATUS FOR LOS ANGELES AIRPORT POLICE 
SIGNED AND APPROVED BY STATE LEGISLATURE AND GOVERNOR 

Sgt. Belinda Nettle LAWA - 04/4/2014
In October 2013, Assembly Bill 128 was approved by the California State legislature and 
signed by Governor Jerry Brown. The legislation gives Los Angeles Airport Police Officers 
the same policing powers as municipal law enforcement agencies like the Los Angeles County 
Sheriff's Department, Los Angeles Port Police and Los Angeles Police Department. The Los 
Angeles Board of Airport Commissioners and Los Angeles Police Commission have now met and 
approved a Memorandum of Agreement MOA to fulfill the requirements of AB 128. News link  
 
LAX POLICE CHIEF DETAILS POST-SHOOTING RESPONSE AT LEGISLATIVE HEARING  
Brian Sumers/Torrance Daily Breeze Dan Weikel/Los Angeles Times Erika Aguilar/Southern 
California Public Radio Tami Abdollah/AP - 03/07/2014
Los Angeles World Airports police broadcasted "Suspect down at Gate 35," over the radio 
five minutes and 30 seconds after a gunman fired the first gunshot in November at Los 
Angeles International Airport, the department's chief said Friday at a legislative hearing. 
The radio call came 4 minutes and eight seconds after airport police dispatchers learned via 
phone from an airport worker that the shooter ¬- believed by authorities to be Paul Ciancia -
 had begun firing in Terminal 3 near a TSA checkpoint, Chief Patrick Gannon said at a hearing 
 of the Assembly Select Committee on Local Emergency Preparedness chaired by Freddie Rodriguez , 
 D-Chino. 
 
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TWO FORMER LAX EMPLOYEES SENTENCED IN CONNECTION WITH DRY ICE PRANK  
Brian Sumers/Torrance Daily Breeze - 02/21/2014
Two former Los Angeles International Airport workers who police said planted dry ice 
bombs on the airfield last year pleaded no contest to one felony charge Friday and were 
each sentenced to 480 hours of community service. Miguel Angel Iniguez, 41, of 
Inglewood and Dicarlo Bennett, 29, of Paramount also were sentenced to three years 
probation by Los Angeles Superior Court Judge James Dabney. 

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TSA REJECTS ARMING OFFICERS AFTER LAX SHOOTING  
AP Hugo Martin/Los Angeles Times Erika Aguilar/KPCC - 01/30/2014
The head of the Transportation Security Administration said Thursday his agency has 
officially rejected arming officers in response to a November attack at Los Angeles 
International Airport. John Pistole made the comments after a news conference to 
announce the opening of a "pre-check" application site for expedited screening at LAX. 
TSA union officials have called for creating armed officers from the agency to ensure 
safety at screening checkpoints. But Pistole said virtually every issue is on the table 
except for arming officers. Introducing more guns is not the solution, he said. 
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NEED A RIDE FROM LAX? DON'T CALL UBERX - AT LEAST, FOR NOW  
Eryn Brown/Los Angeles Times Brian Sumers/Torrance Daily Breeze - 01/24/2014
Passengers arriving at LAX will no longer be able to use the peer-to-peer ride-sharing service 
uberX - which connects private car owners with people seeking a ride - to call a car to pick 
them up at the airport. Writing in a blogpost, Uber spokesperson Andrew Noyes said that airport 
authorities' decision to issue citations to uberX drivers - who, unlike taxi drivers or limo 
services, do not have the permits required to pick up passengers - had led uberX to temporarily 
stop making pickups. News link  News link  

OFFICIALS DEFEND LAX POLICE RESPONSE TO DEADLY SHOOTING RAMPAGE 
Brian Sumers/Los Angeles Daily News - 01/22/2014
LAX officials pushed back Wednesday against a report that two police officers assigned to 
Terminal 3 the day a gunman opened fire inside failed to alert dispatchers that they were 
taking breaks and may have been out of position when the deadly rampage began. In a story 
posted late Tuesday night, the Associated Press revealed that one officer assigned to the 
terminal was taking a bathroom break, while a second officer was sitting in a car on the 
airfield adjacent the terminal, preparing to go on a meal break."  
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CRIME AT LAX UP 10% IN 2013, OUTPACING GROWTH IN PASSENGER VOLUME  
By Hugo Martin/Los Angeles Times, Brian Sumers/Torrance Daily Breeze and KPCC - 01/20/2014
Crime at Los Angeles International Airport jumped 10% in 2013 from the previous year, with 
the sharpest increases coming in violent crimes and property crimes. Those were among of the 
findings from crime statistics released Monday by LAX, the nation's third busiest airport. 
During 2013, passenger volume increased 4.4%, to 66.5 million passengers, according to an 
airport report. 
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GINA MARIE LINDSEY: SHE'S PILOTING LAX INTO THE 21ST CENTURY 
Patt Morrison/Los Angeles Times - 12/25/2013
Don't think that Gina Marie Lindsey is up in an ivory control tower. This week, the executive 
director of Los Angeles World Airports will be joining an estimated 2.6 million passengers in 
the Christmas/New Year's scrum at LAX, on her own holiday travels. In 2007, the woman who once
ran Seattle's airport was appointed to run L.A.'s by Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa. In October, 
Mayor Eric Garcetti decided to keep Lindsey on to, in her words, "continue to push this" - 
Los Angeles International Airport - forward."  
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LAX EMERGENCY RESPONSE TEAM WILL TEND TO PASSENGERS IN FUTURE EMERGENCIES  
By Erika Aguilar 89.3 KPCC Southern California Public Radio - 12/31/2013
Los Angeles International Airport has formed an emergency response team to handle crowds of passengers 
the next time there is a major incident. It comes partly in response to the Nov. 1 shooting inside 
Terminal Three that led to a major evacuation and left many heading to the airport stuck outside. 
The airport was criticized for not disseminating information fast enough to stranded passengers 
after the shooting. Evacuated passengers sat on street curbs for hours in the sun. 
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ACCUSED LAX GUNMAN PLEADS NOT GUILTY 
Rick Rojas/Los Angeles Times - 12/26/2013
In a raspy voice that barely registered above a whisper, the man accused of opening fire in a terminal 
at Los Angeles International Airport pleaded not guilty Thursday to charges connected to the attack 
that left a security officer dead. Paul Anthony Ciancia, 23, was arraigned on 11 federal counts stemming 
from the Nov. 1 shooting rampage including murder, attempted murder and charges related to committing 
violence and using a firearm in an international airport.  
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ALLEGED LAX SHOOTER INDICTED BY FEDERAL GRAND JURY  
By Kate Mather/Los Angeles Times - 12/17/2013
The man accused in the fatal shooting rampage at Los Angeles International Airport was indicted by a 
federal grand jury Tuesday on 11 felony counts, including murder and attempted murder, prosecutors 
announced. Paul Anthony Ciancia, 23, was charged with the murder of Transportation Security 
Administration Officer Gerardo I. Hernandez and attempted murder of TSA Officers Tony Grigsby and 
James Speer, who were wounded in the Nov. 1 attack.   
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LAX BAGGAGE HANDLER GETS PRISON FOR DRUG-SMUGGLING OPERATION 
Ari Bloomekatz/Los Angeles Times - 11/23/2013
A former baggage handler for Delta Air Lines at Los Angeles International Airport was sentenced 
Thursday to one year in prison for his part in a cross-country drug ring that used an employee 
entrance to sneak heroin and cocaine into checked luggage. Ulysses Bluntson -- who was arrested in 
early 2012 -- was sentenced in U.S. District Court after he was convicted of conspiracy to enter an 
airport area in violation of security requirements, said Thom Mrozek, spokesman for the U.S. 
Attorney's Office.  
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LAX SECURITY SCARE DELAYED FLIGHTS; AIRPORT BACK TO NORMAL  
By a Times Staff Writer/Los Angeles Times - 11/23/2013
Operations were back to normal at Los Angeles International Airport on Saturday following a car 
crash and false alarms that evacuated terminals, stalled dozens of flights and panicked passengers 
jittery after a recent shooting rampage. An estimated 4,600 passengers were affected by the 
disruptions Friday night during one of the airport's busiest holiday seasons, officials said.  
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LAX SHOOTING SUSPECT PAUL CIANCIA APPEARS IN COURT; BAIL IS DENIED 
Rick Rojas/Los Angeles Times Linda Deutsch/AP Ian Lovett/New York Times - 12/04/2013
The 23-year-old accused of perpetrating a shooting rampage at Los Angeles International 
Airport made his first court appearance Wednesday, facing a murder charge in the slaying 
of a security screener. Paul Anthony Ciancia appeared before a judge in a courtroom 
inside the Rancho Cucamonga jail, where he is being held while recovering from gunshot
 wounds he suffered when airport police were trying to apprehend him.  News link News link 
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PRESIDENT OBAMA MEETS FAMILY OF SLAIN TSA AGENT, WOUNDED OFFICERS  
Cathleen Decker/Los Angeles Times - 11/25/2013
President Obama met Monday night with the family of TSA officer Gerardo Hernandez, who was killed 
in a violent attack at LAX on Nov. 1, and with two fellow officers wounded by gunfire that day. 
White House officials did not say which of Hernandez's family members met with the president. 
The two TSA officers were identified as Tony Grigsby and James Speer. The meeting occurred before 
Obama attended twin fundraising events in Beverly Hills.  
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SLAIN TSA SCREENER GERARDO HERNANDEZ REMEMBERED AS MODEL EMPLOYEE WHO LOVED HIS JOB 
Brian Sumers/Daily Breeze - 11/12/2013
Family, colleagues, friends and dignitaries, including U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder, 
celebrated slain Transportation Security Administration officer Gerardo Hernandez as a model 
employee who always smiled and loved his job during a public ceremony Tuesday morning at the 
Los Angeles Memorial Sports Arena.  
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MEMORIAL SERVICE TUESDAY FOR SLAIN TSA OFFICER  
Kate Mather/Los Angeles Daily News - 11/12/2013
The Transportation Security Administration officer who was killed by a rampaging gunman at Los Angeles 
International Airport is being honored Tuesday at a public memorial service. Transportation Security 
Administration head John Pistole, Attorney General Eric Holder, Acting Secretary of Homeland Security 
Rand Beers, Mayor Eric Garcetti and other officials were expected to speak at Tuesday's service for 
Gerardo Hernandez at the Los Angeles Memorial Sports Arena.  
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VETERANS DAY: FALLEN SOLDIER COMES HOME TO LAX ON UNFORGETTABLE FLIGHT 
Catharine M. Hamm/Los Angeles Times - 11/11/2013
When John DiScala flew from Atlanta to Los Angeles on Oct. 30, he didn't know the plane was carrying a 
fallen soldier. DiScala, whose early life as a college recruiter showed him the travel ropes, runs the 
successful JohnnyJet website, the forum he used to tell the story of that special journey. About 45 
minutes before landing, the captain announced there was a fallen solider on board. "The plane went 
quiet as he explained that there was a military escort on-board and asked that everyone remain 
seated for a couple of minutes so the soldiers could get off first," he said. 
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AIRPORTS HOLD SILENT TRIBUTE FOR SLAIN TSA OFFICER 
AP - 11/08/2013
Airports around the nation observed a moment of silence Friday to honor the Transportation Security 
Administration officer killed by a gunman at Los Angeles International Airport a week ago. With heads 
bowed and hands folded, passengers and TSA officers alike stopped Friday at LAX as "Taps" was played 
to remember Gerardo Hernandez. Operations were halted at hundreds of U.S. airports at 9:20 a.m. PST - 
the same time Hernandez was shot and killed last week. A public memorial service for Hernandez will be 
held Tuesday at the Los Angeles Memorial Sports Arena. 
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SLAIN TSA AGENT HONORED WITH MEMORIAL FLAG CEREMONY AT LAX 
Kate Mather/Los Angeles Times - 11/06/2013
Police and emergency vehicles made a slow two laps around Los Angeles International Airport 
on Wednesday to honor the TSA agent slain in a shooting rampage there just five days before. 
The motorcade honoring Gerardo I. Hernandez -- a 39-year-old father of two who became the 
first Transportation Security Administration agent slain in the line of duty -- was part of 
a brief ceremony marking the arrival of a special U.S. flag expected to be used at his funeral. 
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LAX OFFICIALS SAY SHOOTING COULD NOT HAVE BEEN PREVENTED 
Sandy Mazza, Daily Breeze - 11/04/2013
Los Angeles International Airport officials said Monday that last week’s shooting that killed 
a Transportation Security Administration agent could not have been prevented. 
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ERIC HOLDER CALLS FOR STUDY OF TSA ROLE IN AIRPORT SECURITY 
Kevin Robillard/Politico - 11/04/2013
Attorney General Eric Holder said Monday that the government should examine the TSA's role in 
protecting airports following Friday's fatal shooting of a TSA agent at Los Angeles International 
Airport. "The investigation's obviously under way and a part of that investigation will be to 
review the security measures that were in place, not only at LAX, but I think a review of the 
security arrangements that exist in other airports, as well," Holder said. 
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UNION URGES ARMING TSA OFFICERS AFTER LAX SHOOTING 
Kate Linthicum & Kate Mather/Los Angeles Times - 11/04/2013
When Congress formed the Transportation Security Administration two months after 9/11, the agency's
 mission was clear: Its officers would not carry guns or make arrests. Instead, they would focus on 
 screening passengers for weapons, bombs and other dangerous materials. But the shooting death of 
 a TSA officer at Los Angeles International Airport - the first fatality in the agency's history - 
 could change that. On Monday, the union representing 45,000 federal security agents called for the 
 creation of a class of armed TSA officers with law enforcement training and the authority to 
 arrest people. 
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ACCUSED LAX GUNMAN'S FAMILY SAYS THEY ARE COOPERATING WITH AUTHORITIES
Steve Gorman/Reuters - 11/04/2013
The family of the man charged with a deadly shooting frenzy at Los Angeles International Airport 
said on Monday they have fully cooperated with investigators and expressed sympathy for relatives 
of the security agent slain in the rampage. The statement from the parents of Paul Anthony Ciancia, 
23, was issued by a lawyer in the suspect's hometown of Pennsville, New Jersey, who has known the 
family for a long time and was asked by the father to act as an intermediary with the media. 
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OPERATIONS RETURN TO NORMAL AT LAX 
Lisa Girion and Samantha Schaefer - 11/03/2013
As operations at Los Angeles International Airport returned to normal Sunday, a Calabasas High 
School teacher wounded in a shooting rampage at the airport last week remained in fair condition. 
Brian Ludmer, 29, sustained a bullet wound and will need surgery for a fractured leg as well as 
extensive physical therapy, officials at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center said in a statement 
Sunday. The suspected shooter, identified by police as Paul Anthony Ciancia, 23, remained in 
critical condition. 
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LAX SHOOTING: GUNMAN WANTED TO KILL SEVERAL TSA AGENTS, COMPLAINT SAYS  
Kate Mather, Matt Stevens and Ashley Powers - 11/03/2013
Arif Alikhan, deputy executive director for law enforcement and homeland security at Los Angeles 
World Airports, will join the Los Angeles Police Department next year as its highest ranking 
civilian administrator. 
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FEINSTEIN LINKS LAX TO GUN CONTROL  
Jonathan Topaz/Politico - 11/03/2013
Sen. Dianne Feinstein says the shooting at the Los Angeles International Airport underscores 
the need for an assault weapons ban and greater gun control measures. Appearing on CBS's "Face 
the Nation" Sunday, Feinstein paid tribute to fallen TSA officer Gerardo Hernandez, the first 
TSA employee to die in the line of duty, then turned her attention to guns. A strong supporter 
of an assault weapons ban, the California Democrat said, "the weapon was a .223 MP-15, where 
the MP stands for military and police, clearly designed not for general consumption ... Same 
gun that was used at Aurora. Would I do a bill? Sure, I would do a bill. I mean, I believe 
this down deep in my soul. 
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FAMILY MEMBERS MOURN SLAIN TSA AGENT GERARDO ISMAEL HERNANDEZ 
Brian Goff, Brian Day and Kelly Goff/Los Angeles Daily News - 11/03/2013
The brother and sister-in-law of TSA agent Gerardo Ismael Hernandez, who became the first agent 
killed in the Transportation Security Administration's 12-year history during Friday's shooting 
rampage at LAX, were trying to make sense of his death Saturday, but took comfort in remembering 
the slain father of two as a hero. At their home in Azusa, brother Francisco Hernandez and his wife, 
Xiumara Hernandez, became emotional as they discussed the still-fresh tragedy. 
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LAX GUNMAN TOLD POLICE HE ACTED ALONE IN SHOOTING 
Tami Abdollah, Associated Press - 11/03/2013
Paul Ciancia, the alleged gunman who paralyzed much of Los Angeles International Airport in a 
Friday shooting spree, could have turned the nation's third-busiest airport into a massive 
killing zone had it not been for the quick response by airport police, officials said Saturday. 
In a criminal complaint, U.S. District Attorney Andre Birotte charged Ciancia, 23, with murdering 
a federal officer and a separate charge of committing violence at an international airport. 
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LAX SHOOTING SUSPECT PAUL CIANCIA CHARGED WITH MURDER 
Gary Strauss, Kevin Johnson and Chris Woodyard/USA Today - 11/02/2013
Paul Ciancia, the alleged gunman who paralyzed much of Los Angeles International Airport in a 
Friday shooting spree, could have turned the nation's third-busiest airport into a massive 
killing zone had it not been for the quick response by airport police, officials said Saturday. 
In a criminal complaint, U.S. District Attorney Andre Birotte charged Ciancia, 23, with murdering 
a federal officer and a separate charge of committing violence at an international airport. 
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LAX SECURITY CHIEF TAKES JOB WITH LAPD 
Brian Sumers/Torrance Daily Breeze - 10/29/2013
Arif Alikhan, deputy executive director for law enforcement and homeland security at Los Angeles
 World Airports, will join the Los Angeles Police Department next year as its highest ranking 
 civilian administrator. 
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PROSECUTORS CHARGE SECOND MAN IN CONNECTION WITH LAX DRY-ICE INCIDENTS  
Torrance Daily Breeze - 10/21/2013
Prosecutors charged a second man Monday in connection with dry-ice bombs that exploded last week at 
Los Angeles International Airport, authorities said. Miguel Angel Iniguez, 41, of Inglewood was 
charged with a felony count of possession of a destructive device near an airplane. He will be
 arraigned Tuesday at 8:30 a.m. in the Airport Branch courthouse near LAX. If convicted, Iniguez 
 could face up to six years in jail. 
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LAX CHANGES POLICY ON DRY ICE AFTER BOMBS EXPLODE  
Tami Abdollah & Justin Pritchard/AP - 10/17/2013
Los Angeles airport officials have changed their policy on how dry ice is discarded after a 
baggage handler used an abandoned container of dry ice from a plane to fashion and explode 
multiple bombs for his personal amusement. The airport will now require employees to return 
dry ice - often used to keep food fresh - to the warehouse and not leave it out on the tarmac,
 said Los Angeles Airport Police Chief Patrick Gannon. Airport officials plan to meet with law 
 enforcement authorities in the coming days to examine other potential security enhancements
 at one of the nation's busiest airports. 
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Related: Police: LAX worker was curious about whether he could make a bomb 

 Similar device killed man in 1992  
ARREST IN LAX AIRPORT ICE EXPLOSIONS  
Tami Abdolla/AP, Richard Winton/Los Angeles Times - 10/16/2013
An airport employee was arrested Tuesday in connection with dry ice explosions at Los Angeles 
International Airport after police stepped up patrols and increased its checks on employees. 
Bennett Dicarlo, a 28-year-old employee for the ground handling company Servisair, was booked 
for possession of a destructive device near an aircraft. He was being held on $1 million bail. 
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Related A look at the chemistry, dangers behind dry ice
LAX DRY ICE BOMBS: 4 DEVICES LEFT IN RESTRICTED AREAS, POLICE SAY  
Robert J. Lopez & Joel Rubin/Los Angeles Times, Brian Sumers/Los Angeles Daily 
News, AP - 10/14/2013
Detectives late Monday were investigating how four dry ice bombs - two of which exploded - 
were placed in restricted areas at Los Angeles International Airport. A dry ice bomb 
exploded Monday about 8:30 p.m. in a section accessible only to employees near the gate 
of the Tom Bradley International Terminal, law enforcement authorities said. Two similar 
devices were found in the area. All three were bottles with dry ice inside, according to 
LAX police. The devices appeared to be outside the terminal near planes, according to 
television news footage. 
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DRY-ICE BOMB EXPLODES, DISRUPTS OPERATIONS AT LAX  
Dan Weikel/Los Angeles Times, Brian Sumers/Los Angeles Daily News, 
Andrew Blankstein/NBC News - 10/13/2013
The explosion of a dry-ice bomb at Los Angeles International Airport disrupted operations 
Sunday night and delayed flights for several hours at a passenger terminal, authorities 
reported. The explosion, which is created by filling a bottle with dry ice, occurred about 
7 p.m. in a restroom at Terminal 2, which is home to several international and domestic 
airlines. Officials said an airport employee heard an explosion in a men's room and went 
to investigate. He discovered a 20-ounce plastic bottle that had contained the dry ice. 
The blast did no damage, and no injuries were reported. 
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LEGISLATION EXPANDS POWERS OF LOS ANGELES AIRPORT POLICE 
Dan Weikel/Los Angeles Times, Bradford Press Release - 10/13/2013
State legislation to expand the powers of Los Angeles airport police officers and improve the 
efficiency of local law enforcement was signed into law Sunday evening. Gov. Jerry Brown 
approved a bill by Assemblyman Steve Bradford (D-Gardena) that grants statewide authority 
to officers of the Los Angeles Airport Police Department, which employs about 1,100 sworn 
and civilian personnel. 
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ANOTHER DRY ICE EXPLOSION REPORTED AT LOS ANGELES AIRPORT; NO ONE INJURED 
StarTribune - 10/15/2013
LOS ANGELES — A dry ice explosion occurred late Monday at Los Angeles International Airport, 
but there were no reports of any injuries or evacuations, authorities said. 
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LYFT, UBERX AND SIDECAR REMAIN ILLEGAL AT LAX. SO WHY DO THEY STILL OPERATE THERE? 
Los Angeles News Group blog with Brian Sumers - 10/14/2013
It is against the rules at LAX for ride-sharing drivers from UberX, Sidecar and Lyft to 
pick up passengers. So why are they doing so anyway, almost with impunity? 
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LAX DRY ICE BOMBS: 4 DEVICES LEFT IN RESTRICTED AREAS, POLICE SAY  
Los Angeles Times - 10/14/2013
Detectives late Monday were investigating how four dry ice bombs -- two of which exploded -- 
were placed in restricted areas at Los Angeles International Airport. 
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LAX POLICE ON HIGH ALERT AFTER DRY ICE BOMB INCIDENTS 
Los Angeles Daily News- 10/14/2013
Police at Los Angeles International Airport were on high alert Tuesday after officials 
found dry-ice bombs in employee-only areas of the facility on successive nights. 
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LAX POLICE OFFICERS PRAISE NEW LAW GIVING THEM EXPANDED POWERS, BUT PAY 'DISPARITY' 
STILL A CONCERN  
Southern California Public Radio - 10/14/2013
Officers hailed Governor Jerry Brown's signing of a bill that expands the power of the 
Los Angeles Airport Police, which patrols LAX and two other airports. The measure changes 
officers' status under state law to be equivalent to that of other municipal departments, 
such as the Los Angeles Police Department. Brown signed AB 128 into law on Sunday. "We're 
ecstatic," said Marshall McClain, President of Los Angeles Airport Peace Officers Association, 
which represents more than 425 men and women at the airports. 
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POLICE HOLD ACTIVE SHOOTER DRILL AT L.A./ONTARIO INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT  
San Bernardino Sun - 10/05/13
In one of many scenarios, an "armed man" ran into an unused terminal at L.A./Ontario International 
Airport on Saturday, "shooting" three people before officers swooped in to save the day. The 
exercise allowed officers to do live training in the event a real-life, or active, shooter scenario 
plays out. "There are many places where we can conduct this type of training," said one of the 
SWAT officers, who didn't want his name released
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MOVING AND SHAKING: LARGER THAN LIFE-L.A. FAMILY’ 10TH ANNIVERSARY & ADL COUNTER-TERRORISM TRAINING 
RYAN TOROK/jewishjournal - 10/03/2013
Paul Ciancia, the alleged gunman who paralyzed much of Los Angeles International Airport in a Friday 
shooting spree, could have turned the nation's third-busiest airport into a massive killing zone had 
it not been for the quick response by airport police, officials said Saturday. In a criminal complaint, 
U.S. District Attorney Andre Birotte charged Ciancia, 23, with murdering a federal officer and a separate 
charge of committing violence at an international airport. 
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MULTI-AGENCY LAW ENFORCEMENT OPERATION AT LAX ENHANCES PUBLIC SAFETY 
California Crusader News - 9/26/13 - 10/22/13
A multi-agency law enforcement operation conducted today at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) resulted 
in one commercial ground transportation vehicle removed from service, 42 citations issued to drivers for 
administrative and mechanical violations and two drivers removed from service
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LAX: BILL TO EXPAND AUTHORITY OF AIRPORT POLICE HEADS TO GOVERNOR 
The Argonaut in News - 09/26/2013
Legislation that would give Los Angeles Airport Police the same authority as other local police agencies, 
including the Los Angeles Police Department, has moved on to the desk of Gov. Jerry Brown. Assembly Bill 
(AB) 128, authored by Assemblyman Steven Bradford (D-Westchester), which would expand the law enforcement 
powers of the police agency that patrols four Southern California airports, including Los Angeles 
International Airport, received the approval of the state Senate and Assembly after prior versions 
failed at the committee level.  News link    

TSA SCREENERS AT LAX FIND 100 POUNDS OF MARIJUANA IN LUGGAGE 
AP - 09/25/2013
Transportation Security Administration screeners at Los Angeles International Airport found roughly 100 
pounds of marijuana inside four pieces of checked luggage early Wednesday morning, authorities said. The 
bags, which were found in Terminal 1 at around 5:15 a.m., were heading to Atlanta on an AirTran Airways 
flight, TSA spokesman Nico Melendez said in an interview. The marijuana was covered in green cellophane 
and wrapping paper, he said. News link  

BOMB SQUAD INVESTIGATION OVER AT LAX TERMINAL  
NBC 4 and Los Angeles Times - 09/25/2013
The Tom Bradley International Terminal at Los Angeles International Airport was partially evacuated Wednesday 
after a report of a suspicious package. The investigation determined that the item, left on the ticketing level, 
was not a threat to safety. Clothes and other items were found in the luggage. The Los Angeles Police Department 
bomb squad and Los Angeles firefighters responded to the location. News link    News link  

EX-TSA SCREENER INDICTED IN LAX THREATS CASE 
AP - 09/12/2013
A former Los Angeles International Airport security screener has been indicted on six counts for allegedly 
making threats that forced the evacuation of several terminals on the eve of the anniversary of the 9/11 
terror attacks. The indictment made public Monday charges 29-year-old Nna Alpha Onuoha with three counts 
each of false information and hoaxes and making telephonic threats. Onuoha is being held without bond. 
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AUTHORITIES ISSUE 42 VEHICLE CITATIONS DURING LAX OPERATION 
Dailybreeze.com - 09/23/2013
Authorities conducted an unannounced check of commercial vans, buses and cars Thursday at LAX, 
an operation that resulted in 42 citations, officials said. More than 40 representatives from 
various regulatory outfits participated in the action, which lasted for four hours and took place 
at three locations at and near the airport. Inspectors from Los Angeles police, Los Angeles World 
Airports police, the California Highway Patrol and the California Public Utilities Commission 
checked 359 vehicles during the action, officials said.  News link  

SECURITY HEIGHTENED AT LAX AFTER FORMER SCREENER ARRESTED 
KTLA - 09/12/2013
Security heightened at LAX after former screener arrested -- Security was increased at L
os Angeles International Airport on Thursday, after a former TSA screener was arrested for allegedly 
making terrorist threats related to the 12th anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks. Nna Alpha Onuoha, 
29, was taken into custody Tuesday in the parking lot of a Riverside church after being tracked by 
the FBI's Joint Terrorism Task Force. Onuoaha had resigned from his position with the TSA 
earlier in the day. 
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EX-TSA WORKER ACCUSED IN LAX THREATS IS DEEMED FLIGHT RISK, DENIED BAIL 
DailyBreeze.com - 08/09/2013
The former TSA screener arrested last week after allegedly making a series of threats against LAX was 
denied bail by a federal judge Monday. U.S. District Judge Patrick Walsh ruled Nna Alpha Onuoha, 29, 
a flight risk and ordered him held without bond. Onuoha did not enter a plea. The Nigerian-born, 
naturalized U.S. citizen faces felony charges in connection with the threats - depicted in phone 
calls, suspicious packages and rambling letters - which unfolded Tuesday morning after he resigned 
his TSA job at the Los Angeles airport. 
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L.A. MAYOR ERIC GARCETTI ADDRESSES NEW LAPD OFFICERS 
DailyBreeze.com - 08/09/2013
Mayor Eric Garcetti spoke to a graduating class of the Los Angeles Police Academy Friday morning in 
Elysian Valley for the first time since taking office, and used his speech to highlight ties between 
the police force and his goals for the city's economic growth. 
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LOS ANGELES WORLD AIRPORTS APPOINTS PATRICK GANNON CHIEF OF AIRPORT POLICE 
California Crusader News - 12/13/2012 - 12/19/2012
Los Angeles World Airports (LAWA) announced the appointment of lawenforcement veteran Patrick Gannon 
as Chief of LAWA’s Airport Police Division on October 24 and he was officially sworn in on 
November 26, 2012.
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BOMB SQUAD DISPATCHED TO LAX AFTER VIBRATING PACKAGE FOUND 
Los Angeles Times - 11/25/2012
An LAPD bomb squad was dispatched to Los Angeles International Airport to investigate a suspicious 
package left in a shuttle, but the incident turned out to be a false alarm, authorities said. 
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LABOR MARCH TIES UP TRAFFIC NEAR LAX ON BUSY GETAWAY DAY  
Los Angeles Times - 11/21/2012
On the day before Thanksgiving, protesters, seeking better pay and benefits, clog the intersection 
of Century and Sepulveda boulevards. A dozen are arrested after defying police orders to disperse. 
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ACTOR EDWARD FURLONG ARRESTED AT LAX ON DOMESTIC VIOLENCE CHARGE 
Los Angeles Times - 10/30/2012
Actor Edward Furlong, who starred in “Terminator 2,” was arrested early Tuesday at Los Angeles 
International Airport on suspicion of domestic ...
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ACTOR JACK SCALIA ARRESTED FOR GUN AT LA AIRPORT  
Entertainment Weekly? - 10/26/2012
Police at Los Angeles International Airport say actor Jack Scalia has been arrested after security 
screeners found an unloaded handgun in his carry-on bag. 
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PATRICK GANNON NAMED CHIEF OF LOS ANGELES AIRPORT POLICE DEPARTMENT  
Los Angeles Times - 10/25/2012
Former Los Angeles Police Deputy Chief Patrick Gannon has been named chief of the Los 
Angeles Airport Police Department, officials said Thursday. 
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FORMER LAPD HARBOR DIVISION COMMANDER PATRICK GANNON TO HEAD LAX POLICE  
Larry Altman/Torrance Daily Breeze LAWA Press Release ABC7 AP - 10/24/2012
San Pedro native and Los Angeles Police Department veteran Patrick Gannon has been appointed 
chief of the Los Angeles World Airports' police force, responsible for law enforcement and 
security at LAX, Van Nuys and Ontario airports, it was announced Wednesday. Gannon, 56, will 
oversee about 1,100 police and security officers. 
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POLICE AT LAX CHARGE MAN WITH DAGGER IN CARRY-ON BAG 
DailyBreeze.com - 10/15/2012
A Los Angeles man was arrested after he tried to bring a dagger with 3 1/2-inch-long blade 
through security in Terminal 2 of Los Angeles International Airport, Airport Police 
said Monday. 
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TSA OFFICER AT LAX SUSPECTED OF STEALING $100 FROM WALLET BEING SCREENED 
DailyBreeze.com - 10/4/2012
A Transportation Security Administration officer was arrested Friday at Los Angeles International 
Airport on suspicion of stealing $100 out of a passenger's wallet as it passed through a 
screening machine, police said. 
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AIRPORT POLICE RECOGNIZED AT LA DODGERS FIRST RESPONDER APPRECIATION DAY  
A Weekly Adjudicated Newspaper - 09/5/2012
The Los Angeles Dodgers Community partnerships honored Los Angeles Airport Police along with 
other local law enforcement and fire department Medals and Commendation recipients at the Los 
Angeles Dodgers First Responders Appreciation Day.
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HAWTHORNE MAN ARRESTED FOR ALLEGEDLY STEALING LUGGAGE FROM LAX CAROUSEL  
DailyBreeze.com - 08/3/2012
A 54-year-old Hawthorne man was arrested for allegedly stealing luggage at Los Angeles 
International Airport, police announced today.
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DOZENS CITED AT SURPRISE VEHICLE INSPECTION AT LAX 
DailyBreeze.com - 06/28/2012
26 vehicles were removed from service, 71 motorists were cited and one vehicle was impounded 
Thursday during a surprise inspection at Los Angeles International Airport, authorities said. 
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AIRPORT POLICE CADET JHERRED CHARLES GRADUATES 
LA Sentinel - 06/21/2012
Airport Police Cadet Jherred Charles is featured in the LA Sentinel newspaper. 
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LABOR UNION COMPLAINT
Daily Breeze: 06/07/2012
The labor union representing law enforcement officers at Los Angeles International Airport 
has accused police supervisors of harassing union leaders who point out what they believe 
are security and safety flaws 
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SUSPICIOUS BAG PROMPTS SHUTDOWN OF LAX TERMINAL 6; FLIGHTS DELAYED
By Larry Altman, DailyBreeze.com: 06/05/2012
A suspicious bag found during checked-luggage security screening forced the shutdown of a 
section of Terminal 6 at Los Angeles International Airport today, delaying a number of 
flights, officials said. 
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PROTRACTED EFFORT TO EXPAND THE POWERS OF LAX POLICE FORCE 
Daily Breeze - 05/15/2012
A protracted effort to expand the powers of Los Angeles International Airport's police force 
has moved to Sacramento, where state lawmakers are considering a bill strongly opposed 
by the LAPD. 
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WOMAN ARRESTED FOR CARRYING UNLOADED GUN AT LAX
By Art Marroquin, DailyBreeze.com - 04/13/2012
A woman was arrested on Friday morning for carrying an unloaded gun and a magazine with 
six rounds of ammunition at Los Angeles International Airport, officials said. 
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BAGGAGE HANDLERS ARRESTED
KTLA.COM - Date: 02/04/2012
A baggage handler and a former baggage handler for Delta Airlines have been arrested for 
stealing from passengers at Los Angeles International Airport, authorities said.
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LAX, ONTARIO AND VAN NUYS AIRPORTS GET INTERIM POLICE CHIEF
By Art Marroquin, DailyBreeze.com - 01/11/2012
A 36-year law enforcement veteran was appointed today as interim chief of the Los Angeles 
World Airports police force. 
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DRUNKEN TRAVELER ARRESTED
KTLA - 01/06/2012
A drunken traveler was arrested for allegedly hitting a crew member in the face as he was 
restrained aboard a Delta Airlines flight from Minneapolis to Los Angeles International 
Airport 
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CRIME AT LAX DROPS 27% DESPITE PASSENGER TRAFFIC INCREASE
By Art Marroquin, DailyBreeze.com - 01/05/2012
Crimes reported through 2011 at Los Angeles International Airport dropped 27 percent compared to 
a year earlier, even as passenger...than 5 percent, according to figures 
released Thursday.
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TWO LAX POLICE OFFICERS SAVE A WOMAN'S LIFE
KTLA.COM - 01/02/2012
Two LAX police officers saved a woman's life when she suffered a heart attack at
the airport. 
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