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from LA Police Protective League

June 16, 2014

Law Enforcement

San Fernando Valley residents turn out to support LAPD Chief Charlie Beck at town hall meeting
Under his watch, violent crime across Los Angeles has dropped, complaints against police have plummeted and police now respond to calls 30 seconds sooner. Police Chief Charlie Beck has asked for another five-year term. And at an L.A. Police Commission hearing in Winnetka on Thursday evening to review his term, many residents declared he should get it.
Los Angeles Daily News

Hold the mustard! Bratton loses Stanley Cup Finals bet with LAPD Chief Charlie Beck
There's a trip to Katz's Deli in Police Commissioner Bill Bratton's future -- but he won't be happy about it. The NYPD's top cop promised to treat LAPD Police Chief Charlie Beck to lunch at Katz's if the Rangers lost to the LA Kings during the Stanley Cup Finals. With the Kings' nail-biting 3-2 overtime victory on Friday, Bratton will have to live up to the gentleman's bet that now comes with a side of mustard.
New York Daily News

LAPD reports 3 arrests after the Kings win the Stanley Cup
Of the thousands of fans who gathered outside Staples Center on Friday as the Los Angeles Kings claimed the Stanley Cup, only three ended their evening in handcuffs, authorities said. On Friday afternoon, the Los Angeles Police Department issued a warning urging fans without tickets to stay away from the arena as the Kings tried to close out their championship series against the New York Rangers, but a crush of fans in black and white jerseys turned up anyway.
Los Angeles Times

2 LAPD officers injured in Van Nuys collision
Two Los Angeles Police officers were hospitalized with minor injuries after an officer-involved collision in Van Nuys early Saturday. The officers' patrol car was broadsided by an eastbound civilian vehicle that ran a stop sign at the intersection of Friar Street and Tyrone Avenue at 2:20 a.m. LAPD Sgt. John Willingham said. The driver of the civilian vehicle was arrested and booked for felony DUI, Willingham said.
City News Service

Man arrested on suspicion of murder in car-to-car shootout
A 25-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of murder in a gang-related shootout that claimed three lives in South Los Angeles on Friday night. Anthony Cudger was in a silver Toyota Camry parked on the 8600 block of South Figueroa Street when a red Nissan Altima pulled up and the passenger began firing at the Camry, according to LAPD Sgt. Shannon Hale. Cudger allegedly fired back, killing 33-year-old Trevor Williams.
Los Angeles Times

Police suspect man fatally shot brother at birthday party
A man is dead and his brother is suspected by police after a shooting during a family birthday celebration in South Los Angeles. LAPD Lt. Jeff Nolte says 48-year-old Derrick Hill was fatally shot by his brother Louis Hill on Saturday shortly before 9 p.m. on the 800 block of E. 78th Street. Nolte says Louis Hill hasn't been arrested. He says police are interviewing Louis Hill and don't know if the shooting was accidental.

Man says he was shot in Lake View Terrace after being followed on the 210 Freeway
A male was apparently shot in the forearm on the 210 Freeway near Osborne Street in Lake View Terrace Sunday morning, police said. The 32-year-old victim from Canyon Country sustained a single gunshot wound to the right forearm at about 7 a.m. and is now in stable condition at Kaiser Woodland Hills, said Sgt. Scott Kennedy of the Los Angeles Police Department's Foothill Division.
Los Angeles Daily News

Property crimes drop after USC implements new safety measures
USC officials are attributing a drop in property crimes at the university to security measures put in place following an on-campus Halloween night shooting that left four teenagers wounded two years ago. The biggest factor in the reduction, officials say, was limiting public access to the university in the evening. Only students, staff and registered guests are permitted on campus between 9 p.m. and 6 a.m. As a result, property crimes during those hours have been cut in half, according to statistics from the university and the Los Angeles Police Department.
Los Angeles Times

2024 Olympics

L.A. approved to bid for 2024 Olympics
Los Angeles is one of four U.S. cities approved to bid for the 2024 Summer Olympics, the U.S. Olympic Committee announced Friday. Los Angeles joins Boston, San Francisco and Washington D.C. as the four cities that will bid for the U.S. entry for the international selection of the host city for the 2024 games. L.A.'s current bid is led by the Southern California Committee for the Olympic Games, chaired by L.A. civic leader Barry Sanders.
Los Angeles Business Journal

City Government

Quake safety: Garcetti OKs creating list of vulnerable apartments
Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti signed off on the city's most aggressive action on earthquake safety in nearly three decades, instructing building officials this week to comb the city and identify thousands of apartment buildings vulnerable to collapse in a major temblor. The survey will focus on wood-frame buildings similar to the Northridge Meadows apartment complex that collapsed and killed 16 people in the magnitude 6.7 earthquake in 1994.
Los Angeles Times

DWP helicopters? Utility plans to spend $4 million on new airships
Many large cities own helicopters to spot criminals or shuttle patients from serious freeway crashes. Los Angeles, notorious for high-speed chases and wildfires, maintains a fleet of 23 choppers in its police and fire departments. But there are at least four other government birds that patrol less conspicuous targets: the city's water supply and electric grid.
Los Angeles Daily News


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