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Police Protective League

the union that represents the
rank and file LAPD officers

  Daily Local & Regional NewsWatch

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from LA Police Protective League

July 7, 2014

Law Enforcement

Union president urges officers to study new contract
The president of the Los Angeles Police Protective League provided a video to union members on Thursday, voicing frustration that some details of a proposed contract were released and urging patience while discussions are underway. In the YouTube video, Tyler Izen said the League's negotiating team worked for five months on the one-year contract for the nearly 9,900 officers. "All the parties involved signed a confidentiality agreement," Izen said. "We did not expect the city to violate that agreement."
Los Angeles Daily News

LAPD Chief Charlie Beck regains footing after troubles in spring
Charlie Beck received a blunt message from one of his civilian bosses as he prepared to request a second term as chief of the Los Angeles Police Department: He was no longer a shoo-in for the job. Police Commissioner Paula Madison demanded a meeting with Beck in April and told him she was concerned about a recent string of controversies and his apparent lack of transparency with the five-member oversight panel he reports to.
Los Angeles Times

Task force nets 414 DUI arrests during first 72 hours of holiday weekend enforcement campaign
A task force comprised of Los Angeles County law enforcement agencies arrested 414 people on suspicion of intoxicated driving during the first 72 hours of their Independence Day weekend DUI enforcement campaign, officials announced. The arrests were made between 12:01 a.m. Thursday and 11:59 p.m. Saturday, officials said. The enforcement campaign was scheduled to continue through 11:59 p.m. Sunday.
San Gabriel Valley Tribune

Missing Pacoima boy, 17, found safe
A “critical missing” Pacoima teenager, who had left home after a family argument, was found safe on Sunday afternoon, authorities said. The boy returned home on his own accord, according to an LAPD watch commander. He lived in the 13700 block of Gain Street and had been last seen riding his bicycle northbound on Bartee Avenue away from the residence around 12:45 p.m. Saturday, according to an earlier news release from the Los Angeles Police Department.

LAPD K-9 recovering after being stabbed in the face by suspect
A Los Angeles Police Department K-9 is recovering after being stabbed in the face by a suspect he was pursuing, Los Angeles Police K9 Fund said on their Facebook page. Teo located a suspect who had allegedly assaulted a police officer shortly before midnight Friday, police said in the social media post. Police said when confronted by the K-9, the suspect broke a bottle and stabbed the Teo in the face.

LAPD: Stolen Tesla involved in police pursuit crashes into cars, splits in half in WeHo; 7 injured
A stolen Tesla involved in a fiery crash split into two following a pursuit that ended in West Hollywood early Friday, leaving seven people injured, police said. The incident began when police received a call from a Tesla dealership stating that an individual was "tampering or messing with" one of the vehicles, according to Sgt. Campbell with the Los Angeles Police Department's Pacific Division.

7 more people arrested for possessing, selling illegal fireworks
Continuing his campaign against illegal fireworks, City Attorney Mike Feuer announced Thursday the arrests of seven more people accused of illegally possessing and selling fireworks from the Chinatown and Santee Alley districts. Feuer, at a City Hall East news conference with boxes of the illegal fireworks in front of him, said his office has overseen the arrest of 11 people since last week for selling illegal fireworks.
Los Angeles Daily News

LAPD cadet program aims to give teens, communities a brighter future
Le's say you were to approach a teenager in greater Los Angeles and offer this deal: How would you like to give up your Saturdays for the next 18 weeks, agree to do as you're told without exception, attempt one physical and mental challenge after another, perform long hours of public service and not get a nickel for your time? You wouldn't expect many kids to volunteer, but they do.
Los Angeles Times

3 in custody, all hostages safe after Boyle Heights barricade ends: LAPD
Three people were taken into custody Saturday night after police responded to a barricade situation at an apartment in Boyle Heights, where three hostages had been taken hostage, authorities said. The hostages were released safely, according to Sgt. Eddie Arangure of the Los Angeles Police Department's Hollenbeck Division. Officers were called to the 2400 block of Folsom Street about 6 p.m., where at least one armed man was inside the residence with the hostages, Arangure said.

LAPD seeks man in wallet theft from Harbor Gateway business
Police in the Harbor Area are trying to identify a man who entered a business in the 1100 block of 190th Street in Harbor Gateway on May 20 and took a woman's wallet from her purse. He then used a credit card to get gas for a mid-1990s four-door silver Lexus. Police asked anyone with information about the man to contact Los Angeles Police Department detectives at 310-726-7850, after hours at 877-LAPD-24-7 or Crimestoppers at 800-222-TIPS.
Torrance Daily Breeze

Prison Realignment

Homeless parolees weigh on California counties in wake of corrections system overhaul
Gov. Jerry Brown based his recent overhaul of the state corrections system in part on the idea that having those convicted of lower-level crimes supervised by county probation officers instead of state parole agents when they are released would help them stay clean, find jobs and avoid committing new crimes. A cornerstone of the law's success is housing, yet county probation officers throughout the state say homelessness continues to undermine their ability to help ex-cons rehabilitate, get drug treatment and find jobs. Some California counties report that up to one in five of the parolees they supervise under the governor's realignment law is homeless.
Associated Press

City Government

LA 2020 Commission frustrated by inaction
When it was first released, the "Time for Action" report from the LA 2020 Commission contained 13 recommendations on how the city can be improved. It was met with less-than-welcoming arms and it has been sitting in the offices of Council President Herb Wesson, who has promised to have a City Council committee review the proposals. It would be an understatement to say all this has left the LA 2020 members - which included some of the top business, civic and political leaders in the city - with a sense of frustration.
Los Angeles Daily News


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