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from LA Police Protective League

November 20, 2014

Law Enforcement

LAPD continues hunt for suspect who assaulted man outside Roosevelt Hotel
Los Angeles police hope video released Tuesday will flush out the suspect who punched a man several times in the face and body in an alley outside the Roosevelt Hotel. The assault occurred about 2 a.m. the day after Halloween in the alley at Orange Drive and Hollywood Boulevard. The suspect was described as an Hispanic man in his early 30s who is about 5 feet 8 inches tall and weighs between 170 and 190 pounds.
City News Service

New surveillance video released in deadly Crenshaw hit-and-run
Police released new surveillance video pertaining to a deadly hit-and-run crash that left the mother of a Los Angeles Police Department officer dead in Hyde Park last month. Diane Dupree was killed Oct. 10 near Crenshaw Boulevard and 63rd Street. The surveillance footage shows the suspect's car, which is believed to be a 1980s or early 1990s model Honda or Toyota. Authorities say Dupree, 57, was walking along a crosswalk when she was hit.

LAPD seeks public's help to locate missing girl, 15
Authorities Wednesday asked for the public's help in locating a missing 15-year-old girl. Rosemary Sanchez was last seen Nov. 7 in the area of Vermont Avenue and 50th Street in Los Angeles. Sanchez was described as a Hispanic female with black hair and brown eyes, according to the LAPD. She is roughly 5-foot-6 and weighs 135 pounds. Police said Sanchez was last seen wearing a black sweater, black shirt, blue jeans and black Vans skater shoes.

USC awards $100,000 to LAPD Cadets
USC awarded the Los Angeles Police Department Cadet Leadership Program a $100,000 grant at an outdoor ceremony on Wednesday morning. The LAPD Cadets is a youth outreach program designed to enrich the lives of L.A. youth and teach them good character and leadership skills. The Cadet Leadership Program is offered at all 21 community police stations throughout Los Angeles as well as a few specialty programs such as the metropolitan and communications divisions.
Daily Trojan

Public Safety

LAFD goes to bureaus to increase accountability
Fire Chief Ralph Terrazas expects to roll out by the new year his creation of four bureaus modeled after the Los Angeles Police Department, one of the key reforms called for to improve accountability in the Los Angeles Fire Department. The Fire Commission was briefed Tuesday on the plan. Terrazas expects the new bureau system to take effect in January and will be overseen by four deputy chiefs who, in effect, will become the fire chiefs for those bureaus.
Los Angeles Daily News

Proposition 47 Consequences

O.C. prosecutors brace for 4,000 cases following Prop 47's passage
Since voters approved Proposition 47 this month, a steady stream of defendants have sought a reduction in drug-related and other nonviolent crimes from felonies to misdemeanors with prosecutors bracing for about 4,000 cases in Orange County alone. On Thursday, another large group of defendants will seek relief, coincidentally, in Dept. 47 of the Central Justice Center.
City News Service

Proposition 47 comes with baggage, problems
The voters in California have spoken on Proposition 47, the recently passed referendum on downgrading many non-serious and non-violent property and drug crimes from felonies to misdemeanors. Unfortunately, this one-size-fits-all approach is a little too loose for our comfort.
Imperial Valley Press

Homeland Security

House Intelligence Chairman fears ISIS could buy a nuke
Outgoing House Intelligence Chairman Mike Rogers, R-Mich., said Wednesday that he worried that ISIS could be amassing enough cash to buy a nuclear device. Rogers appeared on MSNBC and raised that scenario as his worst fear. "My biggest concern is all the oil money from Turkey and other people," he said.
Roll Call

2024 Summer Games

SoCal Democrats, Republicans ask U.S. Olympic Committee to pick Los Angeles for 2024 Summer Games
A bipartisan group of Southern California lawmakers have signed a letter, asking the U.S. Olympic Committee to pick Los Angeles as the nation's bidder for the 2024 Summer Olympic Games, Rep. Xavier Becerra's office said Wednesday. Los Angeles is one of four U.S. finalists named this summer. San Francisco, Boston and Washington, D.C. are also potential bidders considered by the U.S. Olympic Committee, which is expected to select a city in the next few months.

City Government

Garcetti delegation promotes joint research with Asia
As he continued his tour through Asia, Mayor Eric Garcetti spoke in Shanghai of projects developing jointly between UCLA and the Chinese firm Centre Testing International to support clinical trials and enhance medical care for Asian patients with cancer and other diseases. The move is an outgrowth of the new focus on using international technology partnerships to boost the research of both countries.
Los Angeles Daily News


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