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Los Angeles News Round Up ~ June 6th, 2007

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Police Complaints Up 3%
The Los Angeles Police Department saw a spike last year in personnel complaints alleging misconduct by officers and civilian workers, officials said. The number of complaints filed last year increased 3 percent to 6,716 compared to the year before, according to an annual report to the five-member Police Commission, which sets policy for the department. In related news, two cops are accused of roughing up a homeless woman.

Obama References LA Riots
Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama warned on Tuesday a "quiet riot" was building among African-Americans, comparable to that which boiled over in violence in Los Angeles in 1992.

Rat Lady Busted, 120 Vermin Seized
An 81-year-old Wilmington woman was found Monday afternoon by Los Angeles Department of Animal Services officers in her home with more than 100 rats and 35 other animals she kept as pets.

LA Times: Shanghaiese Food is So Damn Good in SGV
Our local paper gets local, food style, with an awesome roundup of the best Shanghai-influenced Chinese restaurants in the San Gabriel Valley.

Black Cops Protest LAPD Promotion

The Los Angeles Police Department captain picked to oversee internal misconduct cases was once sued for discrimination after he displayed a noose in his office and under questioning admitted to having frequently used a term considered a racial slur.

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