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from LA Police Protective League

March 4, 2014

Law Enforcement

Oscars: At least 7 arrested in connection with ceremony, LAPD says
At least seven people were arrested in connection with the Academy Awards, Los Angeles police said Monday. Six of the arrests were for trespassing and one was for public intoxication, said LAPD Officer Sally Madera. The public intoxication arrest involved a person watching the event from Hollywood Boulevard, said Cmdr. Dennis Kato. Kato, the LAPD's incident commander for Sunday's ceremony, said the department's months of planning paid off.
Los Angeles Times

Body of man found alongside L.A. River in Lincoln Heights is identified
Homicide detectives are investigating the death of a 21-year-old man whose body was discovered Monday morning alongside the Los Angeles River in Lincoln Heights. The body, found facedown in the riverbed near the 1700 block of North Spring Street, was reported to police about 7:20 a.m., said coroner's and LAPD officials. It was identified as Pearson Kim Taing of Los Angeles. The cause of death has not been determined, said L.A. County Department of Coroner Lt. Larry Dietz.
Los Angeles Times

'Person of interest' in fatal North Hollywood stabbing sought by police
Los Angeles Police Department detectives are seeking the public's help to locate "a person of interest" in the stabbing death of a woman found in a North Hollywood apartment just after 11 a.m. Saturday. North Hollywood homicide detectives said they would like to speak with Herman Escobar Archila, 48, of North Hollywood in relation to the killing.
Los Angeles Daily News

Missing Cal State L.A. student is found safe, wanted 'some alone time'
A missing Cal State Los Angeles student was found Monday in Montebello, school officials said. Adilene Munguia, 19, was reported missing Saturday by her family after she was last seen Thursday afternoon at Cal State L.A. boarding a Metro bus heading toward Boyle Heights. "There are no signs of foul play," Cal State L.A. spokesman Paul Browning said, adding that Munguia "seems to be OK."
Los Angeles Times

2 young children found wandering alone in South L.A.; parents sought
Authorities were trying to locate the parents of two young children that were found wandering alone near a liquor store in South Los Angeles Monday. Police received several calls about the abandoned children seen near West Manchester Boulevard and Stanford Avenue at about 9 a.m., according to Lt. Paglialonga of the Los Angeles Police Department.

Police seek gunman who shot a man in the back outside a Reseda bar
A gunman was at large Monday morning after shooting a man in the back in the parking lot of a Reseda bar, inflicting nonfatal wounds, police said. The shooting behind the Copper Bucket bar at 17715 Vanowen Street, just west of White Oak Avenue, took place about 9 p.m. Sunday, said a desk officer at the Los Angeles Police Department's West Valley Station.
City News Service

Exploding budgets fuel new approach to criminal justice
As Gov. Jerry Brown shifts much of California's prisoner responsibilities to the local level, a host of local officials are beginning to study and implement a series of innovative measures aimed at redirecting residents with drug or mental health issues away from the criminal justice system. Last week in an email pitch to supporters for a second term, Brown said that's exactly the kind of thinking that his "realignment" proposal was aimed at spurring.
Voice of OC

Climate change brings more crime
A new study broadens a notion held by the earliest criminologists: Periods of higher temperatures -- on an hour-by-hour or week-to-week basis -- are likely to produce more crime. The study by Matthew Ranson of Abt Associates, a research and consulting firm in Cambridge, Mass., suggests global warming will trigger more crimes including murders and rapes over the next century, with social costs estimated to run as high as $115 billion.
Los Angeles Times

Public Safety

City report on LAFD urges 911 overhaul, other changes in operations
A private consulting report released Monday calls for sweeping changes to the Los Angeles Fire Department, including an overhaul of how the agency handles 911 calls and responds to hundreds of thousands of medical rescues each year. The recommendations include filling nearly 200 positions now held by sworn firefighters with civilians, including employees working in the LAFD's 911 call center.
Los Angeles Times

City Government

Garcetti in Mexico, then on to Chicago
Mayor Eric Garcetti is in the midst of his first foreign trade and travel mission to Mexico City this week, but it will not be a quick return to L.A. Instead, the mayor will be joining Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, New York Mayor Bill De Blasio and possibly other mayors to discuss the urban revival. Along with the growth of cities have come challenges in dealing with population growth such as transportation, housing and education.
Los Angeles Daily News

New Department of Water and Power head apologizes for billing glitches
The new head of the Department of Water and Power, in her first day on the job, apologized Monday to customers for "significant" glitches following a major overhaul of the utility's customer billing system. "We sincerely apologize to you and to our customers who have been directly affected by these problems," DWP General Manager Marcie Edwards wrote in a letter to customers.
City News Service


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