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  Daily Local & Regional NewsWatch

Daily News Digest
from LA Police Protective League

November 25, 2014

Law Enforcement

Marchers block traffic on 110 Freeway in downtown Los Angeles
Marchers protesting the Michael Brown grand jury ruling in Ferguson, Missouri made their way onto the 110 Freeway in downtown Los Angeles Monday night, aerial video showed. Some of the demonstrators could be seen lying down in the road in front of traffic, forcing the closure of both sides of the freeway. Video showed the protesters managed to gain access to the freeway by walking up an embankment near Pico Boulevard.

Three arrested in LA after protesters take to streets following Ferguson decision
Three people were arrested in connection with protests in Los Angeles that followed Monday's announcement in Missouri that a grand jury had decided not to bring charges against a white police officer in the shooting death of an unarmed black teenager. LAPD headquarters marked the site of the most sustained protest, which carried on well into Tuesday morning. The protest was largely peaceful, despite three arrests -- the details of which were not immediately available.

FBI releases 2013 statistics on law enforcement officers killed and assaulted
According to statistics collected by the FBI, 76 law enforcement officers were killed in line-of-duty incidents in 2013. Of these, 27 law enforcement officers died as a result of felonious acts, and 49 officers died in accidents. In addition, 49,851 officers were victims of line-of-duty assaults.
FBI National Press Office

19-year-old killed in fiery crash after trying to stop car thief
Authorities said a 19-year-old man was killed in a fiery crash Sunday after jumping onto the hood of his car while trying stop a man who was stealing the vehicle. Oscar Perez of Lynwood died about 3:50 p.m. at the scene of the crash in the 3500 block of East Olympic Boulevard in Boyle Heights, according to the Los Angeles County coroner's office.
Los Angeles Times

Two men wounded in Tarzana shooting
Two men in their 20s were fired upon at least a dozen times in Tarzana Monday night, leaving one critically wounded and the other in stable condition. The shooting occurred near the intersection of Reseda Boulevard and Hatteras Street around 8:40 p.m., Los Angeles Police Department Sgt David Medof said. Both victims were in their 20s, Medof said.
Los Angeles Times

Robber sought in Hollywood stick-up
Police on Monday sought the ublic's help to find a robber who held up a man at an ATM last month in Hollywood. The incident happened Oct. 15 at 9:15 p.m. at a Bank of America in the 4900 block of Melrose Avenue, police said. The man simulated a handgun, threatened to shoot the victim if he didn't give up his cash and ran away, according to a news release from the Los Angeles Police Department.

GPS, cellphone data led to serial-killing confession, authorities say
A convicted felon confessed to authorities that he and a fellow sex offender strangled four prostitutes in Orange County and dumped their bodies in trash bins, according to grand jury testimony revealed Monday. The case, which baffled authorities for months, was cracked by matching data from the GPS devices worn by Franc Cano and Steven Dean Gordon with location data from cellphones belonging to the women, all who called or texted relatives frequently, according to testimony in the matter.
Los Angeles Times

In 1915, 'human semaphores' took over traffic control in L.A.
A police officer named F.M. Wilson made Los Angeles traffic history 99 years ago. He was hailed as one of the first "human semaphores" who ushered in a new way of directing traffic in downtown Los Angeles at a time when exploding car traffic along with trolleys, buses, pedestrians and the occasional horse were making getting around the city an ordeal.
Los Angeles Times


Gov. Jerry Brown names Obama administration lawyer to California Supreme Court
Gov. Jerry Brown on Monday nominated a deputy assistant attorney general in the Obama administration to the California Supreme Court, continuing to recast the high court with Democratic appointees from outside the judiciary. Leondra Kruger, 38, will be the first African American justice on the court since Justice Janice Rogers Brown left in 2005.
Sacramento Bee


Obama's immigration action creates an opening for scam artists too
President Obama's executive action on immigration last week created a pathway for millions of people in the country illegally to win work permits and live without fear of deportation. It also created a new opening for scam artists. With some questions remaining about how the plan will work, government officials, advocacy groups and bar associations are warning those in the country without legal status to consult only licensed attorneys and others authorized to provide legal advice on immigration matters.
Los Angeles Times

City Government

City Council takes up gun proposals
Gun owners would be required to store unused firearms in locked containers or apply their trigger locks, and ammunition sales would be tracked electronically, under a pair of proposals scheduled to go before the City Council today. The 15-member panel will decide whether to prepare an ordinance -- modeled after a 2007 law adopted in San Francisco -- that would require gun owners to store away or disable their weapons when they are not in use.
City News Service

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