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  Daily Local & Regional NewsWatch

Daily News Digest
from LA Police Protective League

June 10, 2014

Law Enforcement

LAPD capture wanted man after armed standoff
Los Angeles police on Monday captured a wanted man who earlier was pursued by police at high speeds and then barricaded himself in a San Fernando Valley home with a rifle. Television reports showed the suspect walk out with his hands up and then lie face-down on the grass in the backyard of a home with his hands behind his head and two dogs nearby. Seven SWAT officers converged on him five hours after the incident began.
Fox News

Killers of Las Vegas cops harbored anti-government ideology
A married couple who shot dead two Las Vegas police officers in a weekend pizza parlor ambush harbored anti-government and white supremacist ideology and threw a swastika on the body of one of the officers they gunned down, police said on Monday. The couple are believed to have acted alone on Sunday when they killed the lunching policemen before heading to a nearby Walmart, where they killed a bystander who tried to stop them.

LAPD: 2 men intentionally run over in Food 4 Less parking lot
Two people were hospitalized Monday after they were intentionally run over in a supermarket parking lot, police said. The incident began around 11 p.m. Sunday at a Food 4 Less store in the 4900 block of S. Huntington Drive in El Sereno. A security guard saw a group of five men arguing with two others inside the store and asked the suspects to leave. Detectives say they then waited in their silver Honda Accord with their headlights off for the group to exit the market.

Suspected drunk driver shocked with stun gun after leading police on chase, crashing into Union Station
A suspected drunk driver led Los Angeles police on a short-pursuit Sunday night before crashing his car at Union Station and was subdued by a Taser when he fought arresting officers, a department spokeswoman said. It happened about 10 p.m. in the vicinity of Union Station, in the 800 block of North Alameda Avenue, according to LAPD Sgt. D. Orpin. "It was a 30-second pursuit," Orpin said. "He crashed, he got out, he tried to fight and he got Tased."
City News Service

LAPD looks to add volunteer bike patrol
The Los Angeles Police Department Devonshire Division plans to start a volunteer bicycle patrol team aimed at reducing crime in the northwest San Fernando Valley. Civilians will work with embedded LAPD bike patrol officers to look for suspicious activity and deter criminals. "We want the community to feel that they're helping us suppress crime and to assist with crime prevention," LAPD Senior Lead Officer Danny Del Valle said. "They'll be our eyes and ears."

Public Safety

Los Angeles County will consider new system to rescue abused, neglected children
A year after county social workers bungled the case of an 8-year-old Palmdale boy who was tortured to death, the county Board of Supervisors Tuesday will consider a sweeping overhaul of its system for rescuing abused and neglected children. Supervisor Gloria Molina filed a motion Monday urging the board to approve the recommendations of the Blue Ribbon Commission on Child Protection, which include creating a new entity that can marshal different county departments' personnel and resources for a united effort to save the most vulnerable among us.
Los Angeles Daily News

Security staff was short at game where Bryan Stow beaten, guard says
A former Dodgers security guard testified Monday that the security team was short-staffed the night San Francisco Giants fan Bryan Stow was attacked and that he feared for his own safety. Although attorneys for the Dodgers have made repeated references to March 31, 2011, marking the then-largest security force in the history of opening day, the latest testimony in the ongoing civil trial underlined Stow's negligence accusation of inadequate security.
Los Angeles Times

Driver's Licenses

DMV pushes plan for immigrant driver's license, despite federal reproach
In May, federal officials told California that its proposed driver's license for immigrants in the country illegally had a major design flaw: it looked too much like a regular license. But instead of coming back with changes, state officials have spent the last month making the case for the original design. "It's totally around the initial design," said Armando Botello, spokesman for the Department of Motor Vehicles. "It is our intent to try to persuade them to approve that model."

City Government

Garcetti promises 10,000 jobs for veterans by 2017
Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti pledged Monday to secure 10,000 jobs for veterans by 2017. The city will dedicate $9 million over the next five years to connect veterans with jobs, the mayor said, and ensure that 10% of those served at the city's new workforce development centers, set to open next month, are veterans. "Our troops are finally returning home," Garcetti said.
Los Angeles Times

L.A. City Council to view proposal for hotel workers $15.37 minimum wage
A proposal to raise the minimum wage for some Los Angeles hotel workers to $15.37 would eat into profits, likely leading to jobs being cut, according to a report to be discussed by a Los Angeles City Council panel Tuesday. Hotel owners may respond to the wage increase by deciding to reduce staff sizes, close less profitable sites, or replace employees with automated kiosks, according to the report released Friday.
City News Service


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