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Los Angeles
Police Protective League

the union that represents the
rank and file LAPD officers

  Daily Local & Regional NewsWatch

Daily News Digest
from LA Police Protective League

July 14, 2014

Law Enforcement

L.A. police officers vote to reject one-year contract extension
Voicing their frustration over issues surrounding pay and discipline, Los Angeles police officers have rejected a proposed one-year contract extension that avoided raises for most workers. Officials with the Police Protective League, the union that represents 9,900 rank-and-file cops, said Saturday that a majority of those who cast ballots over the last week voted against the contract, which had been reached with Mayor Eric Garcetti and city negotiators. Union officials declined to release the vote tally.
Los Angeles Times Los Angeles Daily News
LAPPL News Release

Man wades into ocean to avoid LAPD arrest in Pacific Palisades
A man who waded into the ocean off Will Rogers State Beach on Friday was eventually apprehended after Los Angeles police officers also got into the water and pulled him to shore with the help of lifeguards. The man, who was not immediately identified, had been spotted in Pacific Palisades trying to break into cars before running down the rocks and into the ocean to avoid arrest.
Los Angeles Times

Man hospitalized after crashing into Los Angeles nightclub to be charged with DUI
A man was hospitalized and his friend's Dodge Charger was extensively damaged after it sideswiped two parked cars and crashed into the patio of a nightclub in downtown Los Angeles early Saturday. The suspect, who had been drinking, was placed in the key-less ignition vehicle by its owner, who had the key in his pocket, Los Angeles Police Sgt. S. Bailey said.
City News Service

Police seek help in finding 14-year-old twin Sylmar girls
Police continued their search Friday for twin 14-year-old Sylmar girls who haven't been seen since last weekend. Audrey and Hazel Segura are believed to have left their home in the 14400 block of Lyle Street at 8 p.m. Saturday. Police said the girls walked away from the location after their mother confronted them about their social media accounts. They were last known to be in the area of Polk Street and Glenoaks Boulevard but have not been heard from since.
Los Angeles Daily News

Man wanted in Georgia for allegedly molesting children is in LAPD custody
A 45-year-old man who fled the country and was wanted on multiple felony counts of alleged child molestation in Georgia was recently detained by Mexican officials and extradited to Los Angeles, the LAPD stated Saturday. A Georgia courthouse issued an arrest warrant for Kenneth Dustin Grant on Sept. 20, 2010, after he failed to appear for trial, allegedly cut off his electronic ankle monitor and fled the state, according to a Los Angeles Police Department news release.

Man sought in July 4 death arrested by LAPD
The San Diego County Sheriff's Department announced Sunday that a man sought in the July 4 death of a man in unincorporated Vista was arrested by the Los Angeles Police Department, authorities said. Alexander Michael Wyman, 37, was taken into custody about 9:20 p.m. on July 11 and was handed over to detectives from the San Diego County sheriff's Homicide and Fugitive Task Force on July 12, sheriff's Lt. Glenn Giannantonio said.
City News Service San Diego

Jersey City officer is fatally shot while responding to robbery report
A Jersey City police officer was killed on Sunday morning after he responded to a report of an armed robbery at a Walgreens store, the authorities said. The officer, Melvin Santiago, 23, was shot in the head after he was confronted outside the store by the gunman, who had waited for the police to arrive, the city's mayor, Steven M. Fulop, said.
New York Times

SDPD facing exodus of experience
A lot of experience walked out the door of the San Diego Police Department as the 2014 fiscal year drew to a close in June, with 162 officers having retired or quit. It was an exit that city and police officials had been warning about for some time, saying veteran officers without financial incentives to stay are retiring as soon as they can, many finding jobs with higher pay and benefits.
U-T San Diego

Driver's Licenses

Driver's licenses for the undocumented: Problems still remain
When California legislators passed a law last year allowing undocumented immigrants to obtain driver's licenses, they seemed to think implementing the law would be straight-ahead simple. But with less than six months to go before the Department of Motor Vehicles is supposed to start handing out the licenses, the road ahead is still serpentine and foggy -- especially for the millions of Latinos who make up the state's largest undocumented population.
San Jose Mercury News

New Law

California law bans criminal background question on state job applications
State and local agencies in California can no longer ask about a job applicant's criminal background on the initial job application. It's a new state law that takes effect this month. Supporters of AB 218 say more than 20 percent of California adults have an arrest record. They say job seekers who answer "yes" to the question "have you ever been arrested" on an application, usually get no further in the hiring process.
Capital Public Radio

City Government

Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti wants the nation's second-largest city to focus on the basics
It's primary day in California and Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti is spending his morning extolling the virtues of neighborhood beautification to a sidewalk crowd in the city's Northridge neighborhood. The speech sounds like one that might be delivered by the mayor of a smaller city, focusing on simple improvements that have reinvigorated neighborhoods in the past, such as providing trash cans, encouraging community art, and beautifying medians -- a contrast with the often-lofty initiatives launched by his predecessor, Antonio Villaraigosa.
Washington Post


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