The Los Angeles Police Department, often shortened LAPD, is the primary organization responsible for law enforcement and investigation in the city of Los Angeles, and it is the third largest municipal police force in the United States of America.
The Lady in the Lake
- "Two years ago, the lady of the lake killer dropped two dead women in Echo Park Lake. Led a task force with manhunts, press conferences, and everything."
- ―Andrew Henry
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Ambush on Skye and Grant Ward
In the early stages of the HYDRA Uprising, the LAPD received an anonymous tip, actually sent by Skye, to inform the police that she was with HYDRA mole Grant Ward. A group of LAPD officers thus went to Ruthie's Skillet, where Skye and Ward were, and began evacuating the diner. They then moved towards Skye and Ward to arrest them. However, despite being warned by Skye that Ward was armed and dangerous, he managed to briefly escape from the officers and to incapacitate several of them. Skye rushed to a couple of other officers outside, trying to get arrested to be safe away from Ward, but the officers were taken down by Ward as well, forcing Skye to attempt to flee with their car until Deathlok intervened.
Detective Flores was called by Tina Minoru upon discovering the body of her daughter Amy, who had actually been murdered by Jonah. Flores went to the Minoru Mansion and met with Tina, declaring that he would handle the case and eventually concluding that Amy had committed suicide.
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Working with S.H.I.E.L.D.
The LAPD was mobilized when Eli Morrow, allied with the Chinatown Crew, attempted to build a giant Quantum Battery. The police, siding with S.H.I.E.L.D., surrounded the Chinatown Crew Headquarters to prevent the criminals from escaping. However, they did not actively take part in the battle against Morrow and his thugs, leaving S.H.I.E.L.D. do the fighting as Director Jeffrey Mace preferred to keep the life of the police officers safe.
LAPD investigated on the case of the Assassination of Destiny Gonzalez, whose body had been found washed out on a beach in Los Angeles, as she had actually been murdered by Victor Stein to cover up her failed sacrifice. Detective Flores was put in charge of the investigation and issued a statement in which the LAPD called for any witness to provide information. Eventually, as he was pressured by PRIDE, Flores officially declared that the Runaways were suspected to be involved in the death of the young girl and that they were wanted for interrogation.
When Alex Wilder was kidnapped by Darius Davis, Detective Flores agreed to send three LAPD officers to help Geoffrey Wilder get his son back. During the ensuing confrontation against the Crips, one officer was killed.
Looking for the Runaways
When the Runaways attempted to flee from PRIDE, the LAPD was called by Geoffrey Wilder, who instructed Detective Flores to do everything to find the teenagers. Flores set up a search across the whole city of Los Angeles, and was later informed by his men that they had found a group of teenagers matching the Runaways' description. Flores called PRIDE and had them come to the Los Angeles Police Station so they could pick up their children. However, Flores was blamed for his men had arrested the wrong teenagers, and the LAPD was heavily criticized by Geoffrey and Catherine Wilder for this blunder.
Corrupt Strike Team
Despite Flores' failure, he remained in charge of the LAPD strike team on PRIDE's payroll. Flores notably helped Catherine Wilder to frame Darius Davis for the Assassination of Destiny Gonzalez. He arranged for her to meet Davis at the Gordon Hotel so that she could murder him. Once the crime was perpetrated, Flores and his men arrived to give the impression of an investigation. Flores prevented Davis' wife Tamar to access the crime scene and later had the video security files of the hotel erased.
The LAPD was called on the PRIDE Construction Site when Topher violently assaulted a worker to get some Gibborim Rocks. PRIDE was later alerted of the event by the LAPD. The LAPD was later once again instructed to come to the PRIDE construction site in the aftermath of the battle which had happened between PRIDE, the Runaways and Jonah, and Flores and AWOL found Jonah's corpse.
The LAPD strike team was later informed by the District Attorney that Livvie had provided them with a video file showing Davis at her birthday, which occurred at the time of the murder of Gonzalez, thus proving Davis' innocence in this crime. Flores and AWOL showed this video to Catherine, who instructed them to make it disappear and orchestrate an attempt on Livvie's life to scare her. Therefore, AWOL and a couple of other corrupt officers went to a hospital where Livvie had gone to see her sister Tamar and shot at her. Later, the LAPD sent officers to conduct a so-called investigation, although they had no intent to carry a thorough search since they were responsible for the shooting.
Flores was also called by Leslie Dean to deal with the corpse of Oscar Gonzalez, who had been killed by Frank Dean. On that occasion, Leslie announced to Flores that PRIDE would no longer need the services of the strike team on their payroll as they intended to disband the organization.
Despite this information, Flores and his strike team remained in search for the Runaways. They were notably alerted of the presence of the teenagers at the Gordon Hotel, where Davis had been murdered, and rushed to find them. Although most of the Runaways were able to flee, Molly Hernandez was captured by the strike team and taken to the Black Box. Flores intended to interrogate Hernandez, and even torture her if necessary, to know where the other Runaways were. However, he was quickly taken down by Hernandez's superhuman strength, losing his captive.
Outraged by the fact that the Runaways had powers and equipment the LAPD did not know about, Flores went to confront PRIDE at the PRIDE Foundation Facility, warning them that their children were coming for them. Flores was once again ordered to quickly find the teenagers. Later, the strike team was confronted by the Runaways at the Simply Blossom, as Alex Wilder wanted to strike a deal with AWOL to take down PRIDE. However, due to AWOL threatening them, the strike team was blocked by Nico Minoru using the Staff of One, enabling the Runaways to escape.
AWOL was later confronted by Flores about this failure, causing dissensions in the team as AWOL accused Flores of wanting to betray PRIDE for his own personal interest while Flores threatened to remove him from the team. An encounter with Alex convinced AWOL to turn on Flores, causing AWOL to go to PRIDE and inform them that Flores had kept evidence of their past crimes. Thus, AWOL was made the new head of the strike team and murdered Flores so he would not get in his way. Afterwards, reneging on his deal with Alex, AWOL had his team kidnap Livvie so she could tell them where the Runaways were hiding.
Arrest of the Wilders
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|Appearances for Los Angeles Police Department|
In chronological order:
- ↑ Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: 1.20: Nothing Personal
- ↑ Runaways: 1.04: Fifteen
- ↑ Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: 4.08: The Laws of Inferno Dynamics
- ↑ Runaways: 1.03: Destiny
- ↑ Runaways: 1.10: Hostile
- ↑ Runaways: 1.05: Kingdom
- ↑ Runaways: 1.10: Hostile
- ↑ Runaways: 2.01: Gimmie Shelter
- ↑ Runaways: 2.03: Double Zeros
- ↑ 10.0 10.1 Runaways: 2.08: Past Life
- ↑ Runaways: 2.05: Rock Bottom
- ↑ Runaways: 2.07: Last Rites
- ↑ Runaways: 2.09: Big Shot