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  Daily Local & Regional NewsWatch

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November 4, 2014

Law Enforcement

Suspect in Halloween hit-and-run deaths had violated probation 7 times
A 31-year-old man arrested on suspicion of felony hit-and-run driving in the Halloween collision in Santa Ana that left three girls dead has a years-long criminal history and was driving on a suspended license, court records show. Jaquinn Bell, a resident of Orange, was arrested Sunday outside a Motel 6 in Stanton, Santa Ana police said at a Monday news conference.
Los Angeles Times

Hiker airlifted out of Griffith Park after assault
A man was assaulted and critically injured Monday afternoon while hiking at Griffith Park, authorities said. A helicopter lifted the man out of an area near the 2200 block of Fern Dell Drive and took him to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, LAFD spokeswoman Katherine Main said. The man's condition was described as critical.
Los Angeles Times

Brothers convicted of murder at Reseda school face possible life terms
Two brothers could be sentenced to 15 years to life in state prison after they were convicted Friday of killing an 18-year-old man at Cleveland High School in Reseda. Anthony Carpio, 18, and Michael Steven Carpio, 20, were found guilty of second-degree murder in the death of Kevin Orellana, said Los Angeles County Deputy Dist. Atty. Scott Marcus.
Los Angeles Times

Police searching for man who allegedly shot girlfriend in NoHo apartment
Authorities Monday were looking for a man who allegedly shot his girlfriend with a shot gun. The shooting occurred around 2:45 a.m. following a fight at an apartment complex in the 1300 block Van Owen Street near Coldwater Canyon, the Los Angeles Police Department said. "Upon arrival, they (officers) found a victim of shooting . . . with several shot gun wounds to the head," Capt. Steve Carmona said.

Police take reckless driving suspect into custody after wild chase
Police took a reckless driving suspect into custody after a brief chase through South Los Angeles Sunday evening. Stu Mundel, reporting in Sky9, said the chase started at the 105 Freeway and Broadway. The driver was erratic - exceeding the speed limit on surface streets and making "a series of crazy and dangerous turns," Mundel reported.

LAPD owes LAX millions over cops diverted from airport duty
The LAPD owes Los Angeles World Airports more than $2 million for diverting LAPD officers -- who were supposed to be protecting LAX travelers -- to sometimes more glamorous duties, like working the Oscars and NBA playoffs. Airport Peace Officers Association President Marshall McClain, who represents airport rank-and-file officers, has long complained about sharing policing duties with the LAPD.

Ford offering new tracking system for police cars
Ford has a new way for police to keep an eye on themselves. The automaker is now offering a tracking system for its Taurus and Explorer-based Police Interceptors, that can monitor the driving behavior of law enforcement officers. The system is currently being field in 50 cars in the Los Angeles Police Department fleet.
Fox News

Footage reveals covert LAPD unit designed to weed out department's 'bad apples'
Never-before-seen footage has revealed a covert unit within the Los Angeles Police Department designed to weed out "bad apples." The LAPD's Special Operations Division tackles the most serious crimes, such as planted evidence, drugs, thefts and even murder, as in the case of former LAPD Detective Stephanie Lazarus.

LAPD chief to attend counter-terrorism conference in New York
Los Angeles police Chief Charlie Beck plans to travel to the Big Apple this week for a counter-terrorism conference hosted by his predecessor, New York City Police Department Commissioner William Bratton. Beck will attend the Operation Sentry conference hosted by the New York City Police Department at the Park Hyatt New York Hotel from Wednesday through Friday.
City News Service

City Government

LAPD overtime for Made in America festival exceeds $475,000
The Made in America two-day music festival over the Labor Day weekend in downtown L.A. cost $475,570 in police overtime, according to a report expected to be presented to the Los Angeles Police Commission on Tuesday. An August City Council motion requires the LAPD to provide biweekly overtime reports to the commission and to the city's Budget and Finance Committee.
Los Angeles Times

AEG could play big role in backup plan if downtown stadium deal fails
You don't need to care about sports to know Anschutz Entertainment Group, a big player in downtown L.A. development circles, is trying to land an NFL team. But the machinations now playing out between AEG and City Hall go well beyond football. That's because AEG, the company that built Staples Center and the adjacent L.A. Live entertainment complex, has been given a key role in helping the city figure out what to do should the stadium plan fall apart.
Los Angeles Times


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