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  Daily Local & Regional NewsWatch

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from LA Police Protective League

Feb 10, 2014

Law Enforcement

One dead, 2 injured in shooting near Koreatown
A man was killed and two women were injured in a possible gang-related shooting near Koreatown early Sunday, police said. A man and two women were sitting in an SUV when they were approached by a suspect, who shot at them, said Sgt. Marvin Mancia of the Los Angeles Police Department. The man was pronounced dead at the scene, and the women had non-life-threatening injuries, he said. The male suspect was struck by a vehicle as he was running away from the scene, Mancia said.
Los Angeles Times

South Los Angeles shooting: Man found dead on sidewalk
A man was found dead after an early morning shooting in the 5300 block of Budlong Avenue in South Los Angeles. Neighbors told investigators that they heard gunshots shortly after 2 a.m. Friday. When police arrived, they found a man in his 30s shot to death on the sidewalk along South Budlong Avenue. Authorities have very little to go on. Neighbors did not hear an argument before the shooting, and they didn't see the gunman following the shooting.

Controversial pot shop blocked from opening in Mar Vista
City Atty. Mike Feuer's office has secured permanent injunctions that prohibit a controversial medical marijuana business from opening in Mar Vista. The injunctions, issued by Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge James Chalfant in January, followed an outcry from Mar Vista residents and a strongly worded warning from Councilman Mike Bonin, who called plans to open a pot shot a "slap in the face to residents."
Los Angeles Times

Police looking for clues in Canoga Park pipe bombing
Investigators are looking for the maker of a pipe bomb that exploded underneath a car in Canoga Park late last year, and are hoping a $5,000 reward will lead them to new information. The bomb was placed under a car in the 7000 block of Farralone Avenue and exploded in the early morning hours of Nov. 25. The car was damaged, and metal and shrapnel flew around the neighborhood, but no one was injured, according to detectives. The intended victim was not hurt.
Los Angeles Daily News

Meet the mega cops: High-tech crime gear transforms police work
Our images of law enforcement in America come largely from popular culture: A burly New York City cop pausing on his beat to berate "juvenile delinquents" at the point of his billy club; LAPD officers accelerating "code 3" in a black-and-white through sun-soaked Hollywood; a lawman of the old West, standing on main drag and ordering criminals to "get the hell out of Dodge." But experts and veteran law enforcement officials say that straight-forward mission is rapidly giving way to a more complex and nuanced form of policing.
NBC News

Police search for missing 12-year-old girl last seen in Reseda
Los Angeles Police Department officials are looking for a missing 12-year-old Hispanic girl from Northridge who was last seen in Reseda on Saturday, the second time the girl has gone missing in recent days. Guadalupe Regalado has brown hair and brown eyes, is about 5-foot-1 and weighs about 100 pounds, police said. The seventh-grader at Hale Charter Academy in Woodland Hills was last seen at 3 p.m. Saturday in the 8000 block of Reseda Boulevard.
Los Angeles Daily News

Man arrested in connection with Fourth of July firework attack on pit bull puppy
A man is in police custody in connection with the brutal Fourth of July attack on a pit bull puppy lit ablaze with fireworks and then left to die near a garbage can in a Winnetka alley. The dog, who made a remarkable recover and was renamed Indy by his rescuers, was found with burns and abrasions covering most of his skin, likely a result of being strapped and set on fire with fireworks, according to veterinarians.
Los Angeles Daily News

Home burglary in Westchester captured on surveillance video: Police
Surveillance video shows three males "scouting" the house on the night before the burglary, which occurred on Jan. 28, the Los Angeles Police Department said. "Suspect #1 opens the gate for his partners," according to a description of the video that was uploaded to YouTube by the LAPD. "Suspect #2 uses cutters to cut the alarm and the power." "Everyone is on the lookout while another suspect is breaking in through a side bathroom window," the video description states.

Mayor Garcetti, Police Chief Beck split on discipline over LAPD shooting
Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti says he "expected something stronger" from his police chief in disciplining eight Los Angeles police officers in the shooting of two women a year ago in Torrance. While the shooting was determined to be in "violation of policy," Police Chief Charlie Beck has indicated the officers will be returning to street patrols and will be subject to additional training. On NBC4's "News Conference" program Sunday morning, Garcetti said he disagreed with the decision.

Public Safety

LAFD launches overhaul of procedures for handling 911 calls
The Los Angeles Fire Department is launching a sweeping overhaul of cumbersome 911 call handling procedures that officials say contribute to delays in getting rescuers to victims in life-threatening medical emergencies. By early next year, the agency expects its dispatchers to be using new, streamlined scripted questions that will help get LAFD ambulances en route seconds - even minutes - faster during cases of cardiac arrest and other time-critical emergencies.
Los Angeles Times

City Government

Garcetti down to the nitty-gritty on budget preps
As he readies his first budget, Mayor Eric Garcetti is relying on some old practices and borrowing from others on what should be included in the spending plan. Aides to Garcetti, and the mayor himself, have been going around the city asking for input on priorities of different communities - something former mayors James Hahn and Antonio Villaraigosa used to sell various programs.
Los Angeles Daily News

Ken Ziffren to be L.A.'s new film czar
Veteran entertainment industry attorney Ken Ziffren, who has helped mediate labor disputes and represented some of the biggest stars in the entertainment business, is taking on a new role in Hollywood: Los Angeles film czar. L.A. Mayor Eric Garcetti has tapped Ziffren to succeed Tom Sherak, the former president of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences who died last month after a long bout with cancer, said a person familiar with the appointment who was not authorized to discuss the matter. The appointment is expected to be announced shortly.
Los Angeles Times


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