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  Daily Local & Regional NewsWatch

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from LA Police Protective League

December 29, 2014

Law Enforcement

Manhunt Underway After 2 LAPD Officers Ambushed, Shot at in South LA
The Los Angeles Police Department was on tactical alert Monday after two officers were fired upon in the Vermont-Slauson neighborhood of South L.A. the previous night. Two LAPD officers from the 77th Division were responding to an unrelated radio call Sunday around 9:30 p.m. on Hoover Street near 66th Street (map) when two people allegedly opened fire on their patrol car, according to LAPD Detective Megan Aguilar.

Demonstration Supporting Law Enforcement Held in Front of LAPD Building
About 35 demonstrators aligned themselves across the street from the Los Angeles Police Administrative Building today to show their support for law enforcement. “Because of all the recent negative support from the media, we're out here to support them (law enforcement) today,” said Petros Frangos, one of the event's organizers .
Los Angeles Daily News, CBS Los Angeles

More than 20,000 Mourn New York Officer as Tensions Linger
Thousands of police officers, state troopers, sheriff's deputies and others from law enforcement agencies big and small across the country gathered at the New York City funeral of a slain officer killed with his partner in a brazen daytime ambush a week ago.
Los Angeles Daily News , ABC News

Officers Shot at in Florida and Los Angeles
Two Los Angeles police officers were shot at Sunday night while they drove their patrol car, police said. The officers returned fire, authorities said, and no one was injured. One suspect was arrested and two weapons, including a rifle, were recovered. Another remains at large, prompting an hours long manhunt involving about 100 officers, LAPD Capt. Lillian Carranza said.

In Brief: Slain Arizona Police Officer Was Shot Multiple Times
A northern Arizona police officer killed over the weekend was shot repeatedly at close range by a domestic violence suspect after calmly asking the man if he could pat him down for any weapons, authorities said Sunday. Flagstaff Officer Tyler J. Stewart, 24, died Saturday at Flagstaff Medical Center shortly after being shot multiple times.
The Spokesman-Review

Rudy Giuliani: Bill De Blasio Should Apologize To NYPD
Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani urged Mayor Bill de Blasio to apologize to the New York Police Department for "[creating] the impression" that he sided with protesters over law enforcement during recent protests over the deaths of unarmed black men at the hands of police officers.
The Huffington Post

Autopsy Report In LAPD Shooting Of Ezell Ford To Be Released Monday
Autopsy results for Ezell Ford, an unarmed man who was shot to death by LAPD in August, is expected to be released Monday. Ezell Ford, 25, was shot in an encounter with LAPD officers in South L.A. on Aug. 11 on the 200 block of West 65th Street near his home. Officers Sharlton Wampler and Antonio Villegas were identified as the two officers involved. Both were assigned to the Newton Division gang enforcement detail during the incident.

LAPD Policy for Impounding Cars Deemed Lawful
A state court determined Friday that a Los Angeles Police Department policy that makes it easier for unlicensed drivers to keep their cars instead of having them impounded after police stops is lawful and can remain in place.
Fox News

LAPD Caught Downgrading Serious Crimes To Minor Offenses
New questions were raised today about how the Los Angeles Police Department classifies crimes and, by extension, the accuracy of official crime statistics. The Los Angeles Times reviewed dozens of cases the LAPD Initially documented as serious but later downgraded to minor offenses. A third of the time, the decision to reclassify the incident was wrong, The Times concluded.
Santa Monica Mirror

Police arrest dozens at what they call illegal road race in South L.A.
An illegal car race was stopped in its tracks after authorities arrested several people who attempted to take over a section of the 105 Freeway in South Los Angeles early Sunday, officials said.
Los Angeles Times

LAPD Clears Times' Garage of Threat after Bomb Squad Called
Los Angeles police cleared the Times' parking garage of any threat early Sunday after the bomb squad responded to a report of a suspicious package on the structure's second floor. “It's not a bomb, just some nasty messages that someone decided to leave for the police,” Sgt. Gia Rueda said. She declined to provide further details but said, “there's nothing that put us on alert or made us think that there was anything nefarious going on.”
Los Angeles Times

City Government

Mayor Eric Garcetti Uses Second Year to Set Agenda
After what many saw as a slow start following his 2013 election, Mayor Eric Garcetti has used this year to develop a broad agenda for the city that ranges from his love of tech and data to the more practical aspects of running the nation's second-largest city.
Los Angeles Daily News


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