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  Daily Local & Regional NewsWatch

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from LA Police Protective League

November 18, 2014

Law Enforcement

LAPD investigating shooting that left 1 dead, 2 others injured
Los Angeles police Monday night were investigating a shooting that killed one man and injured two other people. The shooting happened shortly before 8 p.m. in the area of 47th Street and Vermont Avenue, police said. Two men and one woman were shot, police said. One of the men has died. The other two people have non-life-threatening injuries and were taken to a hospital, police said.
Los Angeles Times

Shotgun-wielding driver arrested after ramming car in Westlake district
Los Angeles police say a driver was arrested after he repeatedly rammed his pickup into another vehicle, and then exited the truck brandishing a shotgun. KABC-TV reports the male suspect, who has not been identified, was taken into custody early Monday on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon. Investigators say no shots were fired and the gun was not loaded.
Associated Press

3 in custody after SUV theft, 2 high-speed chases in South Los Angeles
Three people were in custody in connection with the theft Monday morning of an SUV in South Los Angeles and the subsequent crash of the stolen vehicle and a truck seen leaving the scene of the theft, police said. The high-speed pursuit of the SUV began about 12:30 a.m. when police were contacted by a resident who said his black Chevrolet TrailBlazer was stolen near Rosewood and La Brea avenues, said Sgt. Richard Estevez of the Los Angeles Police Department's Wilshire Station.
City News Service

One dead, one injured in shooting near LA Memorial Coliseum
Two men were shot near the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, and one of them died from his wounds, police said Monday. The shooting occurred at 43rd Street and Kansas Avenue around 9 p.m. Sunday, said Lt. Jeff Nolte of the Los Angeles Police Department's South Bureau Homicide unit. A man wearing a black T-shirt and blue jeans walked up to the two victims, Nolte said. There was a verbal disagreement followed by the shooting, he said.

USC double murder: 22-year-old gets life in prison
Calling the case one of the saddest he had ever presided over, a Los Angeles judge on Monday sentenced a man convicted of killing two USC students from China to life in prison without the possibility of parole. Superior Court Judge Stephen A. Marcus described Javier Bolden's actions in the 2012 fatal shooting as "shameful." "This crime has stained the reputation of Los Angeles," Marcus said.
Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles: LAPD, Boston brace for Ferguson-related riots
From Boston to Los Angeles, police departments are bracing for large demonstrations when a grand jury decides whether to indict a white police officer who killed an unarmed black teenager in Ferguson, Missouri. The St. Louis County grand jury, which has been meeting since Aug. 20, is expected to decide this month whether Officer Darren Wilson is charged with a crime for killing 18-year-old Michael Brown after ordering him and a friend to stop walking in the street on Aug. 9.
Associated Press

Proposition 47 Consequences

Some officials taking issue with new crime categories under Prop 47
Some law enforcement officials in San Mateo County are looking at ways to mitigate the uptick in crime they believe could result from the recent passage of Proposition 47. That's the word from San Mateo Police Chief Susan Manheimer, who said the new law makes it harder for authorities to intervene in the criminal careers of offenders and removes incentives for criminals to participate in rehabilitation programs.
San Francisco Examiner


New DMV opens in San Fernando Valley to license drivers regardless of legal standing
State officials on Monday opened a Department of Motor Vehicles facility in Granada Hills in preparation for meeting a huge demand next year from a new customer base: immigrants driving without a license. On Jan. 1, AB 60 will permit immigrants to apply for a California driver's license regardless of their legal standing.
Los Angeles Daily News


State among worst on issue of child homelessness, report says
The sheer number of kids in California who have nowhere to call home and the failure of the state's leaders to address the growing crisis place it 48th among the 50 states for dealing with children's homelessness - ranking it just above Mississippi and Alabama. Those are the findings of a report released Monday by the National Center on Family Homelessness, part of the larger nonprofit American Institutes for Research, which conducts social science research.
SF Gate

Collective Bargaining

L.A.-area port truckers expand strike to three new companies
A port truck driver strike at the twin ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach grew Monday, as protest organizers targeted three more companies that they accuse of wage theft. Drivers from QTS Inc., LACA Express and WinWin Logistics Inc. joined an ongoing strike Monday morning, said Barb Maynard, a spokeswoman for the Teamsters Union, which is backing the drivers.
Los Angeles Times

City Government

Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti signs Asian agreements for trade, tourism and health care
While on a 12-day trade and tourism mission, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti signed a series of agreements to increase coordination between the city and Asian countries, including the streamlining of transportation of Chinese patients in need of medical care or surgical procedures, it was announced Monday.
Los Angeles Daily News


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