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  Daily Local & Regional NewsWatch

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from LA Police Protective League

Jan 21, 2014

Law Enforcement

Two dead in Koreatown shooting; suspects sought
Two men were pronounced dead at a hospital Monday after being hit by gunfire on a Koreatown street, Los Angeles police said. The victims were described by police as Latinos in their 20s. The 1:53 p.m. shooting occurred in the driveway of a parking lot at Lucy's Laundry Mart at South Normandie Avenue and West 3rd Street, authorities said. The two males suspects fled on foot. Police cordoned off a wide area around the shooting site as they searched for the suspects and questioned witnesses.
Los Angeles Times

Man slain in Boyle Heights shooting; LAPD seeks leads in case
Los Angeles police were seeking the public's help Monday in solving the slaying of a 25-year-old man who was found mortally wounded on a porch in Boyle Heights. Officers responding to a "shots fired" call Friday evening found Oscar Alberto Felix on the porch at a home in the 600 block of North Fickett Street, the Los Angeles Police Department said. Paramedics rushed Felix to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead a short time later. Detectives have not established a motive for the killing, LAPD officials said.
Los Angeles Times

Man arrested in fatal Red Line stabbing
A man has been arrested in connection with last week's fatal stabbing on the Metro Red Line in East Hollywood, officials said Sunday. Angelo Correia, 24, was arrested Friday after investigators served a search warrant at his home in North Hollywood, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department. He is being held on $1 million bail. Homicide investigators received an anonymous tip that led them to the suspect and his residence, the department said.
Los Angeles Times

Driver in custody after high-speed pursuit ends in Carson
A driver who led police on a high-speed pursuit in the South Los Angeles area was in custody Friday afternoon after apparently running onto the campus of a middle school in an effort to evade officers. The vehicle, a black sedan, was seen traveling at a high rate of speed with Los Angeles Police Department officers in tow. The vehicle, which appeared to be a black Dodge Charger, weaved in and out of traffic, aerial video from Sky5 showed, side-swiping one car and narrowly missing several others in intersections in Compton.

FBI seeks info on bank robbers hitting Westside, San Fernando Valley
Federal and local authorities are seeking information about two bank robbers suspected in a combined 19 cases dating to 2012. The first suspect, nicknamed the "Valley Bandit," has been linked to 11 bank robberies across the San Fernando Valley, the FBI said. The first occurred at a Northridge Bank of America in December 2012, officials said, the most recent at a Canoga Park Wells Fargo on Thursday.
Los Angeles Times

Crime at LAX up 10% in 2013, outpacing growth in passenger volume
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.
Los Angeles Times

LAPD: Surveillance video catches alleged Hollywood Hills burglar
Los Angeles police were asking for the public's help Monday identifying a man captured on surveillance video before allegedly burglarizing a Hollywood Hills home. The man was believed to be responsible for several burglaries in the exclusive neighborhood, according to a news release sent out Monday by the Los Angeles Police Department. The video, from 2 p.m. Jan. 15, showed a man knock on the door of a home in the 2700 block of La Cuesta Drive.

Kamala Harris wins new badges of respect from police
California Attorney General Kamala Harris wasn't endorsed by any rank-and-file peace officers groups when she first sought the state's top-cop post four years ago. Many in the law enforcement community couldn't forgive Harris for what she did in her first months on the job as San Francisco's district attorney in 2004: She chose not to seek the death penalty for the man who killed San Francisco police Officer Isaac Espinoza. But as Harris gears up to run for re-election this year, several organizations and individuals that endorsed her Republican opponent last time around are lining up behind the Democratic incumbent.
San Francisco Chronicle


Flaws of adopting cost cutting in switching to DC plans
Public pension systems appear poised to emerge stronger than before the financial crisis thanks in large part to state policymakers' resistance to calls for extreme measures, while undertaking prudent state reforms and enjoying economic recovery. Indeed, a recent analysis by the Boston College Center for Retirement Research finds that such substantial reforms have put states on track to closing funding gaps, and many states might eventually reduce their pension costs to levels below what plans paid before 2008.
Pensions & Investments


Metro seeks to raise fares and allow free transfers on bus, rail
Amid concerns over a projected operating deficit in Los Angeles County's rail and bus system, transportation officials Friday recommended raising basic fares gradually by as much as 117% over the next eight years. In a report released Friday evening, the Metropolitan Transportation Authority's staff said action was needed to address a $36-million gap in the agency's 2016 operating budget.
Los Angeles Times

City Government

DWP union boss to fight controller's subpoena for financial records
Brian D'Arcy, head of the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power's largest employee union, is heading to court to try to fight a subpoena ordering him to explain how two nonprofits he co-manages have spent more than $40 million in ratepayer money since 2000. D'Arcy sent a letter to City Controller Ron Galperin and City Atty. Mike Feuer on Friday announcing his intention to ask a judge to stay enforcement of the subpoena, which was issued last week.
Los Angeles Times


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