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  Daily Local & Regional NewsWatch

Daily News Digest
from LA Police Protective League

March 25, 2014

Law Enforcement

Crime alerts for Encino, Sunland, eight other L.A. neighborhoods
Crime reports are up significantly for the latest week in 10 L.A. neighborhoods, according to an analysis of LAPD data by the Los Angeles Times' Crime L.A. database. Nine neighborhoods reported a significant increase in violent crime. Encino was the most unusual, recording three reports compared with a weekly average of 0.7 over the last three months. Sunland was the lone neighborhood with a property-crime alert.
Los Angeles Times

Suspect in LAPD officer shooting found dead in barricaded home
The man suspected of shooting at two Los Angeles police officers, injuring one, before barricading himself inside a large Hollywood Hills home Monday has died, authorities said. The man, who was not immediately identified, had been barricaded inside the home in the 8100 block of Gould Avenue since shortly after 8 a.m., when he fired his semiautomatic gun at two LAPD officers responding to a domestic-violence call, police said.
Los Angeles Times

2 officers, man injured after Taser used in movie theater disturbance
A pair of Los Angeles police officers and a man were hospitalized after an incident at a North Hollywood movie theater. Officers responded to a disturbance call about 9:40 p.m. Sunday at the Laemmle Theater on Lankershim Boulevard, KTLA-TV Channel 5 reported. The officers attempted to speak to a man standing outside, but he ignored them, police said. At one point, the officers and the man were involved in a struggle, the station reported.
Los Angeles Times

LAPD Pacific Division using "Predictive Policing", seeks community participation
LAPD Pacific Division has adopted the use of an experimental technology called Predictive Policing to thwart would be criminals and burglars. What is Predictive Policing? Predictive Policing uses a mathematical logarithm combined with past crime reports to generate boxes on a map which, predict where officers should deploy to best deter crime. The goal of Predictive Policing is not to boost the number of arrests in an area, it is to deter criminals from committing crimes in the first place.
Yo Venice

LAPD starts serving Echo Park gang members with injunction papers
After months of community protest and attempts to stop the impending injunction, police have begun serving injunction papers to individuals they have identified as gang members in the Echo Park area. Sunday night, LAPD officers from the Northeast Division headed out to start informing those affected. Most of the people they served didn't seem too surprised to see the police at their doorstep, and had only a few questions about how the injunction would affect their day-to-day life.
Los Felix Ledger

LAPD officer, suspect injured in fight over traffic citation in South Los Angeles
An LAPD officer and a suspect were injured Sunday night in South Los Angeles when they fought over a traffic citation the officer was writing over a bicycle, a sergeant said. The altercation occurred at about 9:35 p.m. at 91st and Figueroa streets, said Sgt. Angela McGee of the Los Angeles Police Department Southeast Station. "The person refused a citation for a vehicle code violation regarding a bicycle," McGee said.
City News Service

LAPD discipline case raises questions of favoritism
Shaun Hillmann's career as a Los Angeles police officer appeared to be over after he was caught on tape outside a bar uttering a racial slur, and later denied it to his superiors. High-ranking police officials recommended that Hillmann be fired, according to internal LAPD records. A disciplinary board agreed, voting unanimously in January that he should be kicked off the force. Police Chief Charlie Beck decided otherwise, sparing the career of an officer whose father and uncle worked for the department.
Los Angeles Times

City Government

L.A. should trim bank and investment costs, group says
With city budget managers intent on limiting new spending and reining in employee benefits, a coalition of union and political groups is fighting back with a report that suggests Los Angeles City Hall is spending too much on Wall Street and not enough on Main Street. The Fix L.A. Coalition, which is made up of union and liberal political groups, plans to release a report Tuesday that suggests the city could substantially reduce the $204 million in bank and money management fees that it paid last year to Wall Street firms.
Los Angeles Times

LAFD union leader says suspending hiring program 'patently unfair'
The president of the union representing Los Angeles firefighters on Monday told the mayor that suspending a controversial hiring program is "patently unfair" to candidates on track to be included in future classes. Capt. Frank Lima voiced his concerns in a letter to Mayor Eric Garcetti, who announced last week that he was halting the program amid concerns about mismanagement and nepotism.
Los Angeles Times

L.A. drops appeal of ban on taking homeless people's property
The city of Los Angeles is dropping an appeal of a court ruling banning the seizure and destruction of property that homeless people leave unattended on public sidewalks, Rob Wilcox, spokesman for City Atty. Mike Feuer, said Monday. Feuer's decision ends three years of legal wrangling over health and safety on skid row. Eight skid row residents filed suit in 2011, accusing city workers, accompanied by police, of confiscating and dumping their personal possessions -- medication, identification, cellphones and toiletries.
Los Angeles Times


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