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  Daily Local & Regional NewsWatch

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from LA Police Protective League

July 9, 2014

Law Enforcement

LAPD officers begin voting on proposed new contract
Los Angeles police officers began voting Tuesday on a proposed new one-year contract that provides no raises for most officers, but does commit the city to paying back officers for previous overtime worked at the rate of $50 million a year. It also agrees to pay officers up to $70 million this year for any new overtime accrued as well as increases the pay of new officers from $47,000 a year to $59,000 a year. In addition, pay increases will be given to any officer hired since 2009 when the salaries were reduced.
Los Angeles Daily News

Suspect believed to have gun found, arrested after search in Mid-City
Several streets in the Mid-City neighborhood near the 10 Freeway were blocked Tuesday evening as police searched for a man believed to be on foot and holding a gun. Officers with the Los Angeles Police Department's Wilshire station spotted a vehicle about 5 p.m. that was believed to have been connected to a shooting earlier this week, a watch commander at the Wilshire station said.
Los Angeles Times

LAPD cruiser crashes while pursuing DUI suspect; no officers hurt
A police cruiser crashed into a median early Tuesday in Van Nuys while pursuing a man suspected of driving under the influence, authorities said. Los Angeles police officers began pursuing the man on Sherman Way around 1:50 a.m. after observing him running stop signs and driving without headlights, authorities said. He continued to drive recklessly after the pursuit began, police said.
Los Angeles Times

2 in custody following hours-long standoff in downtown Los Angeles
Two people were in custody Tuesday following an hours-long standoff at an apartment building in downtown Los Angeles. The incident began about 5:40 a.m. when officers attempted to serve a man with a felony arrest warrant at an apartment in the 700 block of West 7th Street, Officer Lilliana Preciado of the Los Angeles Police Department said.

LAPD looking in Van Nuys, Sherman Oaks for man who pulls down pants of women and fondles them
Los Angeles police Tuesday were searching for a man who pulled down the pants of five San Fernando Valley women in public. The man allegedly looked the women in the eye and passed them by at five intersections in Van Nuys and Sherman Oaks, according to a Los Angeles Police Department Crime Alert. He then turned around and grabbed their buttocks, yanking down their pants to leave them naked.
Los Angeles Daily News

Off-duty LAPD officer shoots, kills family dog mauling 4-year-old boy in Fontana
A neighbor who was also an LAPD officer shot and killed a pit bull as it was attacking a 4-year-old boy at a the child's home in Fontana. It happened around 3:30 p.m. on Monday at a home in the 7600 block of Honeysuckle Street. The mother screamed for help and two off-duty officers with the Los Angeles Police Department who lived in the area ran to help, according to a news release from the Fontana Police Department.

Suspected carjacker taken into custody in Torrance
Dozens of police converged on a suspected carjacker in Torrance on Tuesday morning. The carjacking was reported in the area of West 208th Street and Higgins Court at about 6 a.m., according to Lt. Eric Holyfield of the Los Angeles Police Department. One person was arrested a short time later, Holyfield said. Aerial video from Sky5 showed a man wearing black pants and a black shirt being detained by police.

LAPD Museum houses history of city's dark side
Even if you've never been here, there's still a good chance you've seen the place. With its classic Neo-Renaissance, just-the-facts-ma'am, architecture, the structure has been a shooting hot spot for decades, and not just the kind with bullets. "Major motion picture-wise, 'Gangster Squad,' it was out last year, filmed here," says Glynn Martin, the museum's executive director and former LAPD sergeant.


Southern California's largest immigrant detention center to expand
Immigrant advocacy groups are protesting the expansion of Southern California's largest immigrant detention center, arguing the federal government should instead be directing resources to children seeking asylum. The sprawling detention complex in the high desert town of Adelanto has the capacity to hold 1,300 men. The construction project underway will add 650 beds, including a women's housing unit.
Los Angeles Times

LAPD's shift away from holding immigrants is part of national trend
In no longer heeding federal immigration requests to hold inmates who might be deportable past their jail terms unless a judge has vetted the request, the Los Angeles Police Department is joining scores of other cities and counties that have stopped the practice. Analysts told The Times' Emily Alpert Reyes and Kate Linthicum that the shift could undercut the Obama administration's strategy on immigration enforcement.
Los Angeles Times

L.A. County supervisor wants to look at options on immigration, jails
Immigrant rights advocates urged Los Angeles County officials Tuesday to further limit their relationship with immigration authorities in light of Monday's announcement by the city of Los Angeles that police will no longer heed federal requests to detain possibly deportable inmates past their scheduled release dates unless a judge has vetted the requests.
Los Angeles Times

City Government

Garcetti moves to restart suspended LAFD hiring drive
With overhauled procedures, Los Angeles is once again moving to hire new firefighters after the process was suspended earlier this year amid concerns about nepotism and mismanagement. In a bid to boost the number of women and minorities in the LAFD's ranks, a lottery will be used to winnow the pool of candidates seeking coveted slots in new fire academy classes, according to a draft of revised city rules.
Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles meets its target, finds summer jobs for 10,000 youths
Mayor Eric Garcetti met with local business leaders on Tuesday to thank them for their work in helping Los Angeles again find summer jobs for the city's youth. "I'm proud to announce that Monday was the first day of work for 10,000 young Angelenos age 14-24 through my Hire L.A.'s Youth summer jobs program," Garcetti said.
Los Angeles Daily News


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