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  Daily Local & Regional NewsWatch

Daily News Digest
from LA Police Protective League

November 10, 2014

Law Enforcement

Woman killed, man injured in car shooting in downtown L.A .
A woman was killed and a man injured when a gunman fired multiple rounds into a car in downtown Los Angeles early Saturday, police said. The shooting occurred about 2 a.m. at South Alameda and East 14th streets, near the 10 Freeway, police said. The female victim, described only as being in her mid-20s, was pronounced dead at a hospital, said Officer Sally Madera of the Los Angeles Police Department.
Los Angeles Times

Police seek trio in car-to-car shooting in South LA that left man dead
Police are asking for the public's help in finding the person or people who killed a 28-year-old man in South Los Angeles on Friday night. Joshua Johnson, 28, was pronounced dead at the scene after being gunned down in a car-to-car shooting about 9:45 p.m. Friday near the intersection of Compton Avenue and East 92nd Street, according to a news release from the Los Angeles Police Department.

Friends mourn U.S. Army veteran who was shot to death in Sylmar
Friends gathered at a sidewalk memorial Sunday to mourn the death of Francisco "Frankie" Garcia, a U.S. Army veteran who was shot and killed after a dispute erupted outside a party at his girlfriend's Sylmar home. The mourners brought sunflowers and candles to mark the site where the 22-year-old who recently returned from a tour in Afghanistan was fatally shot about 2 a.m. Sunday, kneeling, praying and crying as they remembered their friend.
Los Angeles Times

Police kill knife-wielding suspects
Los Angeles police responding to a call of a man with a knife shot and killed the suspect Sunday afternoon, authorities said. The call came into the West Valley station about 3:15 p.m., according to Officer Norma Eisenman. Officers responded to the scene at Victory Boulevard and Haskell Avenue, where the suspect was shot by police, she said.
Los Angeles Times

Police fatally shoot suspect after pursuit marked by gunfire
Los Angeles police fatally shot a man wanted on an assault charge Saturday night after a pursuit that involved multiple exchanges of gunfire, authorities said. The unidentified suspect was spotted on an East Los Angeles street by LAPD'S Hollenbeck gang unit at about 9:45 p.m. but fled in a vehicle when officers attempted to place him in custody, Officer Norma Eisenman said.
Los Angeles Times

Armed man commits suicide during LAPD search in South LA
A man who authorities said was seen with a gun in a South Los Angeles neighborhood allegedly took his own life during a police search Sunday. The search began at 6:16 a.m. Police warned residents to stay inside their homes during the search, which also prompted closures at Gage Avenue to 69th Street and Figueroa to Estrella Avenue. Around 9:15 a.m., police ended the search after they said it appeared the man possibly committed suicide.

Drive-by shooting in Pomona park leaves five people wounded
Five people were shot and wounded when a gunman opened fire in a Pomona park Saturday night, police said. Officers were called to Palomares Park at 499 E. Arrow Highway at about 7:55 p.m. after reports of shots fired from a nearby vehicle, police said. Three men and two women who "frequent the park" suffered gunshot wounds and went to Pomona Valley Medical Center, said Lt. Ron McDonald.
Los Angeles Times

Men hold down woman, cut Rolex off her wrist in brazen daytime attack
Los Angeles police are searching for four men who jumped a 69-year-old woman outside a store in Hancock Park, held her down and cut a Rolex watch and other jewelry from her arm in broad daylight. The brazen attack, which occurred about 12:45 p.m. Oct. 30, was captured on surveillance video, which was released Thursday by the LAPD in attempt to track down the robbers.
Los Angeles Times

LAPD is reviewing use of helicopters for non-department events
The Los Angeles Police Department helicopter climbed over a ridge of homes surrounding the La Cañada Flintridge Country Club's golf course and dipped down over a fairway, its blades churning as it hovered above the grass. Dozens of golfers, children and parents waved and snapped photos from the clubhouse deck. There wasn't a suspect in sight. No crime had occurred.
Los Angeles Times

Sheriff-elect Jim McDonnell hopes to rebuild confidence in department
Even though the race for L.A. County sheriff had been all but conceded well before election night, Sheriff-elect Jim McDonnell still found himself in a post-election daze last week. His voice mail and email boxes were overflowing with congratulatory messages, and on his first day as sheriff-elect, McDonnell found himself bouncing from one media interview to another to discuss his new job as the county's top law enforcement officer.
Los Angeles Daily News

City Government

Proposed ordinance would require L.A. residents to lock up handguns
A newly proposed Los Angeles city ordinance would require residents to secure handguns when they aren't being used, either by storing them in a locked container or disabling them with a trigger lock. City Councilman Paul Krekorian, who proposed the measure, said that California law requires trigger locks to be sold with firearms, yet "there is no requirement that [they] actually be used."
Los Angeles Times

L.A. leaders break ground on long-awaited Westside subway extension
After more than three decades of planning and delay, Los Angeles officials broke ground Friday on the first phase of a Westside subway extension that will expand transit options along one of the most densely populated and congested corridors in the region.
Los Angeles Times

L.A. City Council approves firefighter raises
The Los Angeles City Council voted Friday to give a 2% pay increase to the city's firefighters next summer, along with increases in taxpayer support for healthcare and dental benefits. The unanimous vote provided one of the few bright spots for Mayor Eric Garcetti and the council in its labor negotiations, as talks with other employee unions have deteriorated.
Los Angeles Times

Former lawmaker seeks to unseat L.A. Councilwoman Nury Martinez
Former Assemblywoman Cindy Montañez said Saturday she intends to challenge Los Angeles City Councilwoman Nury Martinez in the March 3 election, setting up a rematch of a nasty contest waged last year. Montañez, who worked until recently for the Department of Water and Power, said she filed the initial paperwork needed to run against Martinez, who has held city office for just over a year.
Los Angeles Times


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