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  Daily Local & Regional NewsWatch

Daily News Digest
from LA Police Protective League

September 4, 2014

Law Enforcement

4 men shot in South L.A.; 2 more people shot in earlier incident
Police said four people were shot Wednesday night in South Los Angeles, the second shooting incident in the area in less than five hours. The victims were shot at East 27th Street and Stanford Avenue around 9:45 p.m., the Los Angeles Police Department said. All were described as men believed to be in their mid-20s. Three were found at the scene and taken to a hospital. The fourth victim was found nearby, according to the LAPD.
Los Angeles Times

2 injured in apparent car-to-car shooting, LAPD says
Two people were wounded by gunfire in an apparent car-to-car shooting in South L.A. Wednesday, the Los Angeles Police Department said. The shooting occurred at Vermont and Manchester avenues at 4:50 p.m. A female in her teens was wounded along with a male in his mid-20s, according to the LAPD. The victims drove about 10 blocks to W. 77th and S. Hoover streets, and they were transported to a hospital from there, the LAPD said.

Witnesses sought in South L.A. killings over Labor Day weekend
Los Angeles police detectives are looking for witnesses in five killings after a spate of shootings over the weekend in South L.A. The LAPD has deployed extra resources in the impacted neighborhoods in an effort to prevent more shootings, said Deputy Chief Bob Green, who oversees the South Bureau. "I need to provide a sense of calm in the community," Green said. None of the killings appear to be related. The violence started about 2:45 a.m. Sunday.
Los Angeles Times

New York police to announce details of body camera pilot program
New York City's police department is planning to release new details this week about its pilot program for equipping officers with wearable video cameras to record encounters with the public, the department's chief spokesman said. A federal judge ordered the department last year to test the technology in a handful of police precincts after ruling that police had acted unconstitutionally by stopping and frisking black and Latino New Yorkers in disproportionate numbers.

Alert neighbor helps police arrest suspected "Knock Knock" burglars
An alert neighbor helped police make three arrests Tuesday in a Los Angeles neighborhood that has been plagued by a wave of so-called "Knock Knock" burglaries. The man's own Ogden Drive home in Mid-City had been burglarized only last week, and in reporting it to LAPD Wilshire Division officers, he had become familiar with the modus operandi being used.

Police search for suspect in marijuana dispensary burglary
Authorities investigated a break-in Wednesday at a marijuana dispensary in Van Nuys. Officers were sent to 15223 Burbank Blvd. about 1:45 a.m., said Sgt. Don Muniz of the Los Angeles Police Department's Van Nuys Station. Police set up a perimeter in the area, but no suspects were found, said LAPD Officer Liliana Preciado. It was unclear what, if anything, was taken. Police responded to a burglary at a medical marijuana dispensary at 3 a.m. Wednesday in Van Nuys.

UCLA police union says video will refute racial profiling claim
The union representing UCLA police officers said Wednesday that video from a patrol car camera will contradict a claim that a 46-year-old African American UCLA facilities employee was the victim of racial profiling during an arrest last week. The UCLA Peace Officers Assn. released a statement disputing an account of the incident by the employee's attorney, Carl Douglas.
Los Angeles Times


Nearly 1 in 10 California workers are here illegally, study finds
A report released Wednesday by researchers at USC found that immigrants who are in California illegally make up nearly 10% of the state's workforce and contribute $130 billion annually to its gross domestic product. The study, which was conducted in conjunction with the California Immigrant Policy Center, was based on census data and other statistics, including data from the Department of Labor and the Department of Homeland Security.
Los Angeles Times


California mayors urge governor to sign gun control bill
A group representing 69 California mayors, including Los Angeles' Eric Garcetti, sent a letter Wednesday to Gov. Jerry Brown, urging him to sign legislation that would make it easier to temporarily remove guns from individuals believed to be dangerous. The Legislature last week approved AB 1014, which would allow law enforcement officials and the individuals' family members to seek a restraining order from the court prohibiting individuals seen as a danger to themselves or others from possessing firearms for 21 days.
Los Angeles Times

Public Health

West Nile virus at highest level ever in California mosquitoes
West Nile virus has escalated across California, with more mosquitoes impacted than ever before and an increase in the number of residents who have contracted the potentially fatal disease, state health officials said Wednesday. "The proportion of mosquitoes infected with West Nile virus is at the highest level ever detected in California," said Dr. Ron Chapman, director of the California Department of Public Health, in a statement.
Los Angeles Daily News

City Government

Los Angeles sees improved bond ratings
In response to the improving economy in Los Angeles and the city's policies on managing its budget and liabilities, three bond rating agencies have given the city improved ratings as it prepares to issue new bonds, officials said Wednesday. City Administrative Officer Miguel Santana advised Mayor Eric Garcetti and the City Council that the ratings come as the city will be seeking more than $80 million from its MICLA (Municipal Improvement Corp. of Los Angeles).
Los Angeles Daily News

Most L.A. City Council offices got free tickets to Made in America
Dozens of tickets to the Made in America festival were distributed to Los Angeles City Council offices last week by representatives of Mayor Eric Garcetti, provided free by concert promoter Live Nation. Tickets were given to 12 of the 15 council offices, according to a statement released Wednesday by a spokesman for the mayor in response to questions from The Times.
Los Angeles Times


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