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October 20, 2014

Law Enforcement

Woman stabbed to death near USC campus in Los Angeles
A man chased a woman down a street with a broken glass bottle, and then stabbed her several times to death, police said today. The attack was at about 7:50 p.m. Friday in the 1200 block of West 36th Place, said Los Angeles police officer Sally Madera of the Los Angeles Police Department's Media Relations Section. That location is two blocks west of USC, but campus police said there was no apparent connection to the school's staff or students.
City News Service

Two arrested in connection with death of CSUN student
Two people have been arrested in connection with the death of a Cal State Northridge student from Saudi Arabia, Los Angeles police said Sunday. The body of Abdullah Abdullahtif Alkadi was found about 11:50 p.m. Thursday along Interstate 10 near the Cook Street overpass in Palm Desert, police said.
Los Angeles Times

Man steals L.A. Fire Department ambulance sent to help him
A man being treated by paramedics stole a Los Angeles Fire Department ambulance and led police on a chase that ended in a traffic collision, sending two women to the hospital Sunday night. Paramedics responded to a medical call in the 200 block of North San Pedro street in downtown L.A. about 6:30 p.m., and then the man drove off in the ambulance, according to the LAFD's Katherine Main.
Los Angeles Times

Suspect in officer assault arrested after Panorama City standoff
A parolee at large wanted for assaulting a police officer was taken into custody Thursday night after holing up inside his Panorama City residence for more than four hours. The man barricaded himself about 3:30 p.m. in the 8800 block of Murrieta Avenue, near Parthenia Street, prompting a SWAT team to surround the home, according to Sgt. Francisca Wheeling of the Los Angeles Police Department's Mission Station.

Three shot after high school football game in San Pedro
Three people were shot Friday night after a high school football game in San Pedro, police said. The shooting occurred around 10:30 p.m. near an In-N-Out restaurant at Western Avenue and West Capitol Drive, according to Los Angeles police. About 500 people were in the area when the shooting occurred, police said. The condition of the three victims was not released.
Los Angeles Times

Woman killed in hit-and-run in North Hollywood
A woman was struck and killed by a vehicle in North Hollywood, police said. The incident occurred about 2:15 a.m. Saturday in the 7300 block of Lankershim Boulevard when a white Mercedes-Benz struck a 48-year-old woman pushing a shopping cart, according to a statement by the Los Angeles Police Department. The victim was pronounced dead at the scene by paramedics, the statement said.
Los Angeles Times

Police searching for missing West Hills hospital patient
A 37-year-old man suffering from pneumonia and liver and kidney disease walked away from a West Hills hospital without shoes today and was being sought by police. Michael Nelson was last seen at 8:30 a.m. from West Hills Hospital and Medical Center, 7300 Medical Center Drive, according to a news statement from the Los Angeles Police Department's Topanga station.
City News Service

Teen arrested in tip jar theft at Philie B's pizza in San Pedro
A 16-year-old boy allegedly caught on video stealing a tip jar from a San Pedro pizza restaurant has been arrested, police said. The teen, whose name was not released because of his age, was arrested Wednesday in connection with the Sept. 26 crime at Philie B's in downtown San Pedro. The Los Angeles Police Department released the video last week.
Torrance Daily Breeze

Decision on LAPD detective's discipline poses major test for Beck
Nearly a year after Lyga gave his controversial training lecture, LAPD Chief Charlie Beck must choose whether to follow a disciplinary panel's recommendation issued this week to fire the detective or reduce his punishment and let him keep his job. The decision presents the chief with one of his biggest tests since his August reappointment to a second five-year term and is likely to reignite criticism of how he handles officers' discipline.
Los Angeles Times

Election 2014

Prop. 47: Good intentions, terrible public policy
Proposition 47, the Nov. 4 ballot initiative sponsored by Lansdowne and San Francisco District Attorney George Gascón, proposes simply to allow for the early release of thousands of those prisoners, along with their addictions and mental problems, back to the streets. There are many reasons why Proposition 47 is opposed by San Diego Police Chief Shelley Zimmerman, Sheriff Bill Gore, District Attorney Bonnie Dumanis and virtually every one of the established law enforcement associations in California.
U-T San Diego Editorial

Elect Jim McDonnell sheriff in L.A. County: Endorsement
The election for sheriff hasn't produced the vigorous campaign that Los Angeles County voters expected and deserve. But the reason isn't all bad. It was clear before the June primary that one of the seven candidates stood out, combining an impressive resume as a law-enforcement leader, a track record in tackling reforms and an outsider's eye for problems, precisely the qualities needed to turn around the L.A. County Sheriff's Department. That's Jim McDonnell, who receives the Los Angeles News Group's whole-hearted endorsement for the Nov. 4 election.
Los Angeles Daily News

City Government

Los Angeles, firefighter union reach tentative agreement
Ending one of its most contentious negotiations, the city and the United Firefighters of Los Angeles City have reached a tentative agreement on a new two-year contract, officials said Friday. Fire Department brass will be holding informational meetings next week on the proposal that will culminate in a ratification vote. The proposal contains no pay raise for this year but a 2 percent hike in the second year of the contract.
Los Angeles Daily News

L.A. lawmakers move to sync elections with federal, state contests
A panel of Los Angeles lawmakers pressed ahead Friday with a plan to ask voters to shift local elections to even-numbered years - a schedule change that would put them on the same ballot as closely watched contests for governor or president. The proposal must still go before the entire City Council and ultimately before voters, who could decide whether to change the election schedule in March.
Los Angeles Times


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