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  Daily Local & Regional NewsWatch

Daily News Digest
from LA Police Protective League

November 26, 2014

Law Enforcement

130 arrested at Ferguson protests in downtown L.A.
Los Angeles police arrested 130 protesters overnight during a second night of demonstations against a Missouri grand jury's decision not to indict an officer for the shooting death of a black teenager. A large demonstration ended early Wednesday morning in downtown Los Angeles when police officers in riot gear surrounded a group of several dozen protesters. At about 12:45 a.m., Los Angeles police told the group they were under arrest and ordered the crowd to sit down. Two police buses arrived near the intersection of Temple Street and Broadway. A police spokesman said the arrests were made on charges of disorderly conduct.
Los Angeles Times

LAPD, Los Angeles leaders praise crowds for largely peaceful Ferguson protests
Los Angeles police and City Hall leaders praised protesters Tuesday for maintaining largely peaceful gatherings following a St. Louis County grand jury decision, a night that saw three arrests locally, but no major violence in the city. Voicing support for a national discussion on "police legitimacy and race," Chief Charlie Beck said he was "proud" protesters stayed calm.
Los Angeles Daily News

In L.A., anatomy of a protest in wake of Ferguson decision
The protests in Los Angeles on Monday night over the decision in Missouri not to indict Ferguson Police Officer Darren Wilson for the fatal shooting of Michael Brown offered a window into the tactics of both demonstrators and police. Below is a review of the two biggest flashpoints of the night for protesters as they tried to bring attention to their cause and Los Angeles police officers as they tried to keep the peace. The moment for protesters came when they took their march onto a major Los Angeles freeway. For the LAPD, it was the decision to safely disperse a crowd that officers believed was getting unruly.
Los Angeles Times

Steve Lopez: LAPD officer in '81 killing had front-row seat on Ferguson controversy
In 1981, David Klinger, a white LAPD officer, shot and killed a black suspect in South Los Angeles. Today, Klinger is a professor of criminal justice in St. Louis, where he's had a front-row seat on the raging controversy over the shooting death of a black man by a white officer in Ferguson, Mo. Those things made me think that he might have something interesting to say about the shooting of Michael Brown by Ferguson Police Officer Darren Wilson, and he did.
Los Angeles Times

Uber driver stabbed, robbed in South LA
An Uber driver was stabbed and robbed early Tuesday morning in South LA. Officers responded to a robbery call around 4 a.m. in the 600 block of W. 61st Street, the Los Angeles Police Department said. When they arrived on scene, police found the driver of a black town car suffering from stab wounds to his neck and face. The victim told police a man and woman robbed and attacked him.

Man's body found outside bank in Boyle Heights after report of shooting
The body of a man was found outside a bank in Boyle Heights on Tuesday morning after reports of a shooting. Officers from the Los Angeles Police Department's Hollenbeck Division responded about 4:30 a.m. to a Bank of America branch in the 3400 block of Whittier Boulevard, near Spence Street, according to an LAPD spokesperson.

Authorities warn of holiday scams
Los Angeles police are warning people to be on the lookout for scams this holiday season. The most likely targets: senior citizens. While people of all ages can be targeted, the elderly are targeted most often. Even though senior citizens represent just 12 percent of the population, they represent 30 percent of scam victims, according to the U.S. Subcommittee on Health and Long Term Care.

City Government

L.A. Council wants residents to lock up or disable handguns
Los Angeles lawmakers voted Tuesday to start drafting a city ordinance that would require residents to lock up their handguns or disable them with trigger locks when they aren't being used. The lawmakers are following in the footsteps of San Francisco, which was challenged by gun owners after it passed a similar law seven years ago.
Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti gives pay raises to nine department heads
Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti is granting raises to several department heads, prompting a union official to argue city workers should also be recognized for their hard work. Seven general managers are receiving three percent raises, Garcetti spokeswoman Molly Fowler wrote in an email. Two general managers will receive raises of five percent. Since taking office, Garcetti has said he would measure managers by their department's performance. The pay increases, which are retroactive to September 7, are merit-based raises, Fowler said.
Los Angeles Daily News

Los Angeles seeks control of asphalt dust near Van Nuys Airport
Prompted by complaints from Lake Balboa residents, the Los Angeles City Council called on the Bureau of Street Services to take additional steps to control the black dust blowing off a massive mound of asphalt stored on city property. Street Services said the asphalt is reclaimed from street projects and is kept until it can be recycled. However, there has been less demand for the asphalt lately, and it has been piling up.
Los Angeles Daily News


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