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  Daily Local & Regional NewsWatch

Daily News Digest
from LA Police Protective League

July 8, 2014

Law Enforcement

LAPD won't heed federal immigration hold requests
Los Angeles police say they will no longer hold immigrants simply on a request from federal immigration authorities. The Police Department said Monday it will now only honor requests from Immigration and Customs Enforcement to keep someone in custody if there has been a judicial determination of probable cause or a warrant from a judicial officer.
Southern California Public Radio

LAPD seeks man who allegedly sexually assaulted 5 women in Sherman Oaks
Police were searching for a man who allegedly assaulted five women by grabbing their buttocks and pulling down their pants and underwear in Sherman Oaks, the LAPD stated Monday. The incidents occurred on five different days in June in the morning hours, according to a Los Angeles Police department crime alert. The man made eye contact with the victims before the attacks, and mostly targeted single females walking dogs.

Pedestrian, 33, critical after being 'fatally' hit by car in Van Nuys
Authorities said a 33-year-old man was struck by a car and pronounced dead before being resuscitated in Van Nuys Saturday. The unidentified victim was crossing Fulton Avenue and Oxnard Street around 9:35 p.m. against a green light, officials said. "The driver had the green, eastbound on Oxnard," said Sgt. Bill Kelly of the Los Angeles Police Department's Valley Traffic Division.

License Plates

Out-of-state license plates: CHP clamping down on drivers who avoid California fees
The CHP is clamping down on out-of-state drivers with expired license plate tags, and it's showing up in the state's bank account. California's cheaters hotline on the Internet -- where one can anonymously report motorists they suspect are trying to avoid paying state registration fees or residents who register their vehicles at an out-of-state address -- brought in $3.2 million the past two years. That's more than double the $1.5 million for 2011 and 2010 and more than triple the $900,000 recovered in the first two years of the program from 2004 to 2005.
San Jose Mercury News


California, other states look to gun seizure law after mass killings
As state officials across the country grapple with how to prevent mass killings like the ones at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown and near the University of California, Santa Barbara, some are turning to a gun seizure law pioneered in Connecticut 15 years ago. Connecticut's law allows judges to order guns temporarily seized after police present evidence that a person is a danger to themselves or others.
Associated Press

Prison Realignment

PPIC study says realignment has not reduced recidivism rate
Gov. Jerry Brown's "realignment" of criminal justice procedures, aimed at reducing overcrowding in state prisons by diverting more felons into local jails and probation, has not resulted in lower rates of new criminal activity among offenders, a study by the Public Policy Institute of California concludes. New offenses by those released from custody are known as "recidivism" and putting felons under local control was supposed to include more drug treatment and other programs to reduce their criminal activity.
Sacramento Bee


California has world's eighth-largest economy, beating Russia, Italy
California's economy has overtaken Russia and Italy, with the state now ranked as the world's eighth-largest economy. The state's $2.203 trillion gross domestic product in 2013 put California slightly ahead of Russia and Italy and just behind the No. 7 economy, Brazil. The rankings were calculated by the Center for Continuing Study of the California Economy in Palo Alto and based on annual statistics from the World Bank.
Sacramento Bee


White House says most children at border to be sent home
The White House said on Monday that most unaccompanied minors flooding into the United States from Central America will not be allowed to stay as the Obama administration prepares to ask Congress for $2 billion to address the border crisis. White House spokesman Josh Earnest said most of the border-crossers would not qualify to stay in the United States. Those who possibly could get asylum are children who have been victims of domestic abuse. Minors who fled because of gang-related violence could have a harder time qualifying, according to immigration experts.

City Government

Mayor Eric Garcetti reflects on inaugural year in office
Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti has been in office for a little over a year. Returning efficiency, accountability and transparency to City Hall has been a priority of his administration. Shortly after he took office, he asked all city managers reapply for their jobs, and in May launched a new city data website providing access to data gathered by the city. One of the high points of the Mayor's tenure thus far has been his battle with the Department of Water and Power union, resulting in a contract for new employees with reduced salaries and pension costs.


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