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  Daily Local & Regional NewsWatch

Daily News Digest
from LA Police Protective League

August 7, 2014

Law Enforcement

2 LAPD officers injured in pursuit of DUI suspect in Hyde Park
Two Los Angeles police officers were treated for minor injuries and a suspect faces DUI and felony evasion charges after a 15- minute vehicle pursuit early today, authorities said. The officers were injured during the pursuit when their vehicle struck a street pole on Eighth Avenue in Hyde Park, said LAPD Sgt. Melvin Gamble. The suspect, who refused to provide any identification to police, was described by Gamble as being in his early 30s.
Los Angeles Times

LAPD Chief Charlie Beck in the hot seat over horse deal
Days before a vote on whether he receives a second five-year term, Los Angeles Police Chief Charlie Beck is being buffeted by the unlikeliest of controversies-the department's acquisition of a horse belonging to his daughter. The latest twist came Wednesday with a signed document obtained by The Times that showed Beck had approved the deal after repeatedly insisting he had no role in the transaction.
Los Angeles Times

Mayor Garcetti reaffirms support for Chief Beck amid new revelation
Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti reaffirmed his support Wednesday for Police Chief Charlie Beck in the face of new revelations about the LAPD's purchase of a horse from his daughter. Despite repeated claims by Beck that he played no role in that decision, Beck signed a document approving the deal, according to records obtained by The Times.
Los Angeles Times

LAPD seeks public's help in finding 2 children allegedly abducted by biological mother
Police Wednesday were seeking the public's help in locating two children allegedly abducted by their biological mother. Ameenah Rasheedah Freeman, 37, took 8-year-old Emanuel Freeman and 9-year-old Adoniah Freeman Monday around 3 p.m. from a home in the 1700 block of West 35th Place, according to the Los Angeles Police Department.

Man found beaten on Hollywood street in July dies
A man found beaten on a Hollywood street about a month ago succumbed to his injuries, authorities said Wednesday. The 36-year-old man, who had suffered "blunt force trauma," was found on July 7 near the 1100 block of North Citrus Avenue, said coroner's Chief Craig Harvey. He died at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center about 5 p.m Monday, Harvey said.
City News Service

Family of LAPD officer killed in Beverly Hills crash files lawsuit
The family of a 27-year LAPD officer has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the cities of Los Angeles and Beverly Hills and the company that owns the truck that hit his vehicle and killed him. Det. Ernest L. Allen Sr. was killed May 9 when an out-of-control concrete truck barreled downhill on Loma Vista Drive in Beverly Hills and slammed head-on into Allen's pick-up truck, which was northbound on the winding, sloping road.
Los Angeles Times

Homeland Security

U.S. Homeland Security contractor reports computer breach
A company that performs background checks for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security said on Wednesday it was the victim of a cyber attack, adding in a statement that "it has all the markings of a state-sponsored attack." The computer breach at Falls Church, Virginia-based US Investigations Services (USIS) probably involved the theft of personal information about DHS employees, according to the Washington Post, which first reported the story.


L.A. Department of Transportation seeks to reduce DASH fares for low-income riders
The Los Angeles Department of Transportation will hold six public hearings to allow the public to express its opinion about a new plan to reduce DASH single-ride fares by 15 cents. The new Electronic Payment Incentive Fares plan will be available to low-income riders who seek to reduce their bus fare from 50 cents to 35 cents by using a TAP card or L.A. Mobile payment application.
Los Angeles Daily News

Public Safety

County Fire Dept. cardiac arrest app to 'crowd-source good Samaritans'
Hoping to turn regular cellphone-toting Angelenos into rapid responders, the Los Angeles County Fire Department has linked its dispatch system to a cellphone app that will notify CPR-trained good Samaritans when someone in a public place nearby is having a cardiac arrest.
Los Angeles Times

City Government

DWP says pipeline under Sunset Boulevard was severely corroded
Department of Water and Power officials said Wednesday it was only a matter of time before the aging, corroded pipeline under Sunset Boulevard would have ruptured, spilling water everywhere and creating massive problems. Jim McDaniel, assistant general manager for DWP, told the City Council's Energy and Environment Committee that the corrosion was so bad in some parts of the pipeline, originally installed in 1921, that workers could poke a hole through it.
Los Angeles Daily News

Los Angeles sees record drop in dog, cat euthanasia
After a tumultuous decade of trying not to euthanize any of its unwanted pets, Los Angeles has finally set a record for the fewest number of dogs and cats put down. In the fiscal year ending June 30, Los Angeles Animal Services killed 12,680 canines and felines - nearly 4,400 fewer unwanted pets from the year before. If it can maintain the current pace of euthanizing thousands of fewer adoptable animals each year, L.A. is poised to become the largest no-kill city in the nation by 2017.
Los Angeles Daily News


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