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from LA Police Protective League

July 1, 2014

Law Enforcement

Police search for suspects after 2 people cut during party bus brawl in Los Angeles
Police are looking for multiple suspects after two people suffered deep cuts during a brawl on a party bus that spilled out onto a Los Angeles sidewalk. Lt. Lonnie Tiano says a fight broke out on the privately rented bus carrying about 20 people early Monday in the Hancock Park area. The bus pulled over and several people got out and continued fighting. Tiano says two people were cut by broken bottles that were swung during the brawl. He says the injuries are non-life threatening.
Associated Press

1 arrested after officers are fired upon with paintball gun in Boyle Heights, LAPD says
One person was arrested Monday night after Los Angeles police officers were fired upon with a paintball gun in Boyle Heights, authorities said. The officers had responded about 9:09 p.m. to an unrelated call in the 3100 block of Fairmount Street, about a mile south of the 10 Freeway, according to Officer Drake Madison, spokesman for the Los Angeles Police Department. The shooting incident occurred shortly after 9:30 p.m., Madison said.

Violent weekend in Hollywood area capped by 2 overnight shootings
A spate of violence in Hollywood over the weekend spilled into Monday morning when Los Angeles police on foot patrol reported two separate shootings but found no victims and no gunmen. Officers patrolling near Hollywood Boulevard and North Las Palmas Avenue reported hearing gunshots at about 2:15 a.m. and called for backup, police said. As authorities flooded the area, more gunshots rang out -- this time at a nearby parking structure, said Sgt. Gary Newton of the Los Angeles Police Department's Hollywood Division.
Los Angeles Times

Public Safety

Report: LAFD captains trained to enter shooting scenes after LAX incident
The Los Angeles Fire Department has trained hundreds of captains to oversee rescue teams during mass shootings as part of an ambitious effort prompted by a gunman's rampage last year at LAX, according to a report that will be presented Tuesday to fire commissioners. The "after-action" report critiqued the department's response to the Nov. 1 shooting rampage at Los Angeles International Airport, where a man wielding a high-powered rifle sprayed a terminal with gunfire and mortally wounded a federal security officer.
Los Angeles Times


L.A. violated labor law in rolling back pension benefits, report finds
An independent hearing officer Monday dealt a major setback to Los Angeles' effort to rein in public employee pension costs, concluding that elected officials violated labor law when they voted to roll back retirement benefits for new civilian workers without negotiating with labor leaders. In a 28-page report, hearing officer Luella Nelson said the city's Employee Relations Board should order the City Council to rescind its 2012 law, which scaled back pensions and hiked the retirement age of workers hired after July 1, 2013, creating a second tier of employees.
Los Angeles Times

Election 2014

L.A. County sheriff's race heads to November runoff
With final election results certified Monday, Jim McDonnell's margin of victory in the Los Angeles County sheriff's race fell just short of 50%, putting him in a Nov. 4 runoff against former undersheriff Paul Tanaka. As nearly 153,000 remaining absentee and provisional ballots were counted after the June 3 primary, McDonnell's percentage inched up, but the final tally had him about 4,450 votes short of an outright win.
Los Angeles Times

New Laws

California minimum wage rising to $9 an hour
California's minimum wage will rise to $9 an hour when a new law takes effect on Tuesday and provides workers with the first such increase since 2008. That amount will increase again to $10 an hour starting on Jan. 1, 2016, under AB10, which Gov. Jerry Brown signed into law last fall. "This first modest increase will help put more money in the pockets of hardworking Californians to provide food, clothes and housing for their families," Assemblyman Luis Alejo, D-Salinas, said in a statement.
Associated Press


Prison officials seek delay of inmate deadline
California prison officials on Monday asked for a two-month delay in meeting their first court-ordered target for reducing the state's inmate population, after federal judges changed the rules at the last minute. Monday was the deadline for the state to reduce the population of its 34 adult prisons to an interim amount set by the court. The state missed the mark by 216 inmates.
Associated Press


Obama pledges to redirect immigration enforcement, conceding Congress won't act
President Obama angrily conceded Monday that Congress would not overhaul immigration laws this year and announced that he will redirect immigration enforcement to the border. The action, which will beef up efforts to stem illegal immigration across the border but likely will slow efforts to deport longtime undocumented immigrants already in the country, is one of a series of executive actions Obama pledged to take after House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) told him last week that he would not allow an immigration vote this year.
Washington Post

City Government

Garcetti to appoint officer to help L.A. ready for disasters, drought
When Los Angeles officials begin an ambitious effort to comb the city and check which buildings might be at risk in a major earthquake, they will also examine how efficiently the structures use water and electricity, Mayor Eric Garcetti said Monday. The comment came as Garcetti pledged to appoint a "chief resilience officer" who would search for ways to improve the city's ability to recover from man-made or natural disasters, such as earthquakes.
Los Angeles Times

Council committee wants to pressure banks to lower rates on bond deal
Los Angeles officials moved Monday to get out of two Wall Street bank contracts that they say soured after the economic crash of 2008. In 2006, the city entered into an interest rate swap deal with Bank of New York Mellon and Dexia, a Franco-Belgian institution, for its Wastewater System Revenue Bond issued in 1988. The rate swap was done to take advantage of what were at the time historically low interest rates.
Los Angeles Times


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