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  Daily Local & Regional NewsWatch

Daily News Digest
from LA Police Protective League

March 26, 2014

Law Enforcement

LAPD officers save life of 17-month-old boy who stopped breathing
Two Los Angeles police officers are being hailed as heroes after saving the life of a 17-month-old boy in South Los Angeles who suffered a seizure and stopped breathing. Officers Johnny Han and Andres Cardenas were on a routine patrol about 1:30 p.m. Saturday when they saw a vehicle traveling erratically southbound on Broadway, approaching 76th Street, the Los Angeles Police Department said in a statement.

Man held in connection with stabbing death of his mother in Sylmar
A 22-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion he stabbed his mother to death in their Sylmar home Tuesday afternoon. Police responded to a 911 call around 4:20 p.m. to a home in the 13900 block of Herron Street and found 55-year-old Matilda Sanchez lying on the ground. Her son was found at the residence covered in blood, and a large butcher's knife suspected of being the murder weapon was also recovered, according to Lt. Paul Vernon, commanding officer of the Los Angeles Police Department's Mission Division.
Los Angeles Daily News

LAPD officials address 'chaotic' attack on officers in Hollywood Hills
LAPD Asst. Chief Michel Moore described Monday's Hollywood Hills shooting, in which one officer was injured, as a sudden and unprovoked attack. Moore, filling in for Chief Charlie Beck at Tuesday's Police Commission meeting, said investigators were still looking into the circumstances surrounding the incident, which occurred as officers were responding to a domestic violence call in the 8100 block of Gould Avenue about 8 a.m.
Los Angeles Times

53-year-old baby sitter charged with killing 4-year-old girl
A 53-year-old Westlake woman was charged Tuesday in the death of a 4-year-old girl she was baby-sitting. Vanessa Denise Hawkins Scott pleaded not guilty to one charge of murder, assault on a child causing death and child abuse. She's being held on $1.1 million bail. A relative of the victim identified the little girl as Mya Migneault. The cause of death was blunt abdominal trauma, according to the Los Angeles County coroner's office.
Los Angeles Times

LAPD chief criticized over disciplining of officer with family ties to department
The Los Angeles Police Department is facing serious criticism after Chief Charlie Beck overruled the firing of an officer with family ties within the department. The L.A. Police Commission discussed the case Tuesday without mentioning Officer Shaun Hillman by name, in a meeting that included the Commission's legal counsel. Hillman is the nephew of former LAPD Deputy Chief Michael Hillman. His father is also a retired LAPD officer.

$20,000 reward offered in case of escaped Twin Towers inmate
The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors is offering a $20,000 reward in connection with the search for an inmate who walked out of a county jail nearly two weeks ago. The board unanimously approved the reward Tuesday for information leading to the arrest and/or conviction of Christoper Lee Brown, a 37-year-old fugitive who escaped downtown L.A.'s Twin Towers Correctional Facility the night of March 12.
Los Angeles Times

Big burgers for the LAPD
North Hollywood and surrounding neighbors will come together again this April 7 to support our Los Angeles Police Department and the Jeopardy and cadet programs. How does NoHo support our officers and the great programs they run? By burgers, of course. LAPD Officers will be on-duty all day and evening at the Counter Restaurant, serving up the best burgers in town. This is a fun way to have a meal while supporting our police department.
NOHO Arts District


Appeals court upholds San Francisco laws regulating gun ownership
A federal appeals court unanimously upheld the constitutionality Tuesday of two San Francisco laws that regulate gun storage and ammunition. A three-judge panel of the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that the city had adequately justified an ordinance that requires gun owners to keep weapons either stored in a locked container or disabled with a trigger lock when not carried.
Los Angeles Times

City Government

Court rules in favor of City Controller Ron Galperin to audit Department of Water and Power trusts
A Superior Court judge ruled Tuesday in favor of City Controller Ron Galperin in his effort to audit the activity of two trusts funded by the Department of Water and Power and managed jointly with the IBEW, Local 18. Attorneys for the IBEW said they will see if they can appeal the ruling by Judge James C. Chalfant after it becomes final on April 22. The city agreed to give the IBEW 10 days after the ruling is final to comply and turn over documents for review.
Los Angeles Daily News

Officials seek to tame Venice boardwalk
For all the gentrification, designer homes and tourist attractions, Venice is still that kind of place - where artists, the homeless, Silicon Beach hipsters, surfers, inline skaters and tourists come together along a circus-like boardwalk. Over the last few decades, the city has tried to tame the scene on Ocean Front Walk, but with limited success. Now, City Hall is making what some locals consider the most concerted effort yet to bring control to the area.
Los Angeles Times

City of Los Angeles will offer 10,000 youth jobs this summer
The city will offer twice as many jobs to young people this summer, with a total of 10,000 openings, Mayor Eric Garcetti announced Tuesday. The Walt Disney Co. donated $1 million to fund the Hire L.A.'s Youth program, which makes jobs available to people aged 14-24, Garcetti said. "I can't think of a better partner for our youth than Disney," the mayor said. "I also want to thank Citibank and the Citi Foundation for their generous commitment and thank our other incredible partners."
City News Service


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