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Police Protective League

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  Daily Local & Regional NewsWatch

Daily News Digest
from LA Police Protective League

June 3, 2014

Law Enforcement

Los Angeles City Attorney Mike Feuer picks 16 for renewed Neighborhood Prosecutor Program
City Attorney Mike Feuer Monday named the attorneys for his Neighborhood Prosecutor Program, a doubling of the popular initiative that has deputy city attorneys working directly with the community and police to deal with the issues closest to the daily lives of Angelenos. In 2010, the program was pulled back due to budget cuts, with prosecutors cut back to eight.
Los Angeles Daily News

Los Angeles collects 950 guns in buyback event
Almost 1,000 guns - including 31 assault weapons - were surrendered at Saturday's four gun buyback sites that allowed people to turn in weapons in exchange for gift cards, Mayor Eric Garcetti and Police Chief Charlie Beck announced Monday. The city also collected 476 handguns, 273 rifles and 170 shotguns, for a total of about 950 firearms turned throughout the city.
City News Service

Man wanted in Las Vegas arrested in Jefferson Park following police pursuit
A man wanted for an attempted murder in Las Vegas was taken into custody Monday in the Jefferson Park area of Los Angeles following a pursuit. Officers chased the suspect's vehicle to the area of 30th Street and Crenshaw Boulevard, where he was taken into custody about 10 a.m., the Los Angeles Police Department reported. Details of the crime were not immediately available.
City News Service

Woman shot outside Hollywood apartment after robbery attempt
A woman was hospitalized after being shot during a robbery attempt outside of a Hollywood apartment complex Monday night, police said. The shooting, which was reported at 10:20 p.m., occurred in the 1300 block of Curson Avenue as the woman was returning home, according to the Los Angeles Police Department. The woman had just parked her car when she was confronted by a man on a bicycle, who tried to get her purse, according to LAPD.

Suspicious package that shut down Hollywood Boulevard not harmful
The LAPD has determined a suspicious package that forced the closure of Hollywood Boulevard Monday was not harmful. KCAL9s Kevin Takumi reports Hollywood Boulevard was shut down in both directions between La Brea and Sycamore avenues due to police activity Monday afternoon. A LAPD spokesperson said an unattended box suspicious in nature was found in the area.


Metro unveils bold proposal to modernize downtown's Union Station
Key elements of a modernization plan for Union Station in downtown Los Angeles were unveiled Monday, proposing 3.25 million square feet of new development and a grand subterranean concourse filled with amenities for travelers. Los Angeles Metropolitan Transportation Authority officials said the project -- with a yet-to-be-determined price tag -- will further the emergence of the famous landmark as a regional transit center and vastly improve the station experience for rail and bus riders.

Los Angeles Times

City Government

Eric Garcetti to announce plan for rebuilding L.A., one street at a time
In one of his boldest efforts to begin remaking the city, Mayor Eric Garcetti will announce Tuesday the first 15 roadways to be included in his "Great Streets" plan. A broad cross-section of streets - one in each of the 15 council districts - were selected in the initial effort and will be the recipients of planning and community input on how the stretches can be made more pedestrian and business friendly.
Los Angeles Daily News

Millions in unspent money could be added to sidewalk repair budget
Millions of dollars budgeted to fix Los Angeles sidewalks this year -- but not spent -- would be reallocated to increase repairs next year under a plan vetted Monday by a City Council committee. Earlier this year, city officials disclosed that despite a massive backlog of broken and damaged walkways, millions of dollars earmarked for sidewalk repairs was expected to go unspent.
Los Angeles Times

City Council's political trump card raises abuse of power accusations
When Los Angeles rewrote its City Charter in the '90s, the City Council was dealt a political trump card intended to keep decisions by a wide array of citizen commissions in check. Using authority granted them to review and overturn decisions made by panels overseeing city agencies, lawmakers have second-guessed spending at the airport, blocked increased rates at the Department of Water and Power and reexamined when police should be able to speed through traffic with sirens blaring. But a string of recent decisions have renewed debate over that power.
Los Angeles Times


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