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October 28, 2014

Law Enforcement

Man found guilty in slaying of 2 USC graduate students
A jury convicted a 22-year-old man of first-degree murder Monday in the shooting deaths of two graduate students who were killed while sitting in a parked car near USC. Javier Bolden was the second defendant charged in the April 11, 2012, killing of Ming Qu and Ying Wu, 23-year-old engineering students from China.
Los Angeles Times

Man running from gunman fatally shot in the back in Los Angeles
A man in his mid-20s was chased down a Los Angeles street and fatally shot in the back, a police sergeant said Monday. The shooting occurred at 9:37 p.m. Sunday at Martin Luther King Boulevard and Vermont Avenue, said Sgt. Mark Green of the Los Angeles Police Department's Southwest Station. "He died at California Hospital," Green said. It was unknown if the shooting was gang-related, he said.
City News Service

Man shot, critically injured in Pacoima parking lot
A man was shot and critically wounded in a parking lot in Pacoima on Monday. The shooting occurred near Arleta Avenue and Laurel Canyon Boulevard, said Los Angeles Police Officer Drake Madison. The victim drove until he reached a McDonald's restaurant at Van Nuys and Laurel Canyon boulevards about 3:45 p.m., Madison said. The victim was rushed to a hospital, Madison said.
City News Service

Two LAPD officers involved in traffic crash in Mid-City area
Two LAPD officers were involved in a traffic crash in the Mid-City area on Monday night. The crash was reported around 9:15 p.m. near the intersection of Crenshaw Boulevard and St. Charles Place. Rescuers responded to the area after receiving an "officer needs help" call, according Officer Drake Madison with LAPD Media Relations.

LAPD releases footage of hit-and-run near Exposition Park
Authorities Monday asked for the public's help in identifying and locating a couple accused of intentionally running over a man with their vehicle back in August. Hoping for leads, the Los Angeles Police Department released the graphic footage of the crime on their Facebook page. Police said the incident on Aug. 1, occurred near Exposition Park in the parking lot of Jerry's Liquor Store in the 4200 block of S. Vermont Avenue about 8:55 p.m.

Police search for suspect in Valley robbery spree, shooting
Police this week circulated video of a suspect wanted in connection with six robberies of markets in the Sylmar and Pacoima areas. The crimes took place between Aug. 28 and Sept. 9, according to the Los Angeles Police Department.About 8:30 p.m. on Sept. 9, the suspect entered a market in the 13500 block of Glenoaks Boulevard, handed a bag to a clerk, pointed a handgun at the employee and demanded the bag be filled with money, police said.

Woman arrested after crashing pickup in Glendale at end of pursuit
A police pursuit of a pickup truck ended when a woman crashed into the front yard of a home in the Glendale area Monday. Los Angeles police were pursuing an unreported stolen truck when the driver exited the 5 Freeway from the Burbank area and lost control and crashed on a lawn near Justin Avenue and Kenneth Road just before noon.

Man leads police on high-speed pursuit in Inglewood
A man driving a black Nissan Altima recklessly led Los Angeles and Inglewood police on a high-speed pursuit for nearly an hour before a spike strip deflated his tires, bringing him to a stop in South Los Angeles, police said today. The pursuit began with a report of reckless driving near 42nd Street and Walton Avenue at 10:35 p.m. Sunday, said Sgt. Rudy Alaniz of the Los Angeles Police Department's 77th Street Station.
City News Service

Ford system tracks cops' driving
Police officers, many of whom are already wearing body cameras, now may have their police car driving skills scrutinized, as well. The Los Angeles Police Department is testing new technology in 50 police cruisers that will allow supervisors to keep a close eye on whether officers are hot-dogging around the city instead of setting an example of careful driving.
USA Today

When parents kill: FBI data reveal disturbing patterns
Annually about 450 children are intentionally murdered by a parent. More than three decades of FBI homicide data shows patterns stand out when parents kill their children: Three out of four child victims are younger than 5. In 56% of all cases, fathers are the killers. In murders with multiple victims, fathers are the culprit 70% of the time.
USA Today


Criminal justice changes stir debate over safety
As Gov. Jerry Brown seeks re-election next month, Republicans say decisions he made to reduce prison overcrowding are endangering the public by putting more criminals on the streets. About 13,000 inmates a month are being released early from crowded county jails while they await trial or before they complete their full sentences.
Associated Press

Public Safety

Bicycle traffic deaths soar; California leads nation
If you are going to be killed by a car while riding a bicycle, there's a good chance you are male, older than 20 and living in California or Florida. That's the finding of a report issued Monday by the Governors Highway Safety Assn. that also noted that between 2010 and 2012, U.S. bicyclist deaths increased by 16%. California, with 338 cyclists killed in collisions with motor vehicles, and Florida, with 329, had the highest totals during that period, the report said.
Los Angeles Times


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