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Police Protective League

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rank and file LAPD officers

  Daily Local & Regional NewsWatch

Daily News Digest
from LA Police Protective League

December 30, 2014

Law Enforcement

Ezell Ford shooting: Autopsy report shows man shot 3 times by LAPD
25-year-old black man killed in a confrontation with Los Angeles police this summer was shot three times, including in his right side, right arm and his back, an autopsy report released Monday shows. "This investigation is far from over," said Beck, who added that "there is nothing in the coroner's report that is inconsistent with officers' versions of events."
FOX News , Los Angeles Times

L.A. Police Investigating Possible Ambush of 2 Officers
Los Angeles police are investigating whether gunfire in South Los Angeles on Sunday night was aimed at two officers responding to a call, officials said Monday. The officers were in a black-and-white patrol car driving southbound on Hoover Street near 62nd Place on Sunday night when they said they saw a muzzle flash -- the visible blast from a gun -- and determined they were being fired at, said LAPD Lt. Andy Neiman. The officers were able to return fire, officials said. Neiman cited the ambush killing of two New York police officers two weeks ago, saying “everyone's keenly aware of what happened in New York,” and there is a “sense of uneasiness.”
Los Angeles Times

Response to Attempted Murder of LAPD Officers and Ford Autopsy Release
In response to the attempted murder of two LAPD officers in South Los Angeles last night and the LAPD release of the Ezell Ford autopsy, Tyler Izen, President of the Los Angeles Police Protective League, released the following statement: “Last night, there was an ambush and attempted murder of two LAPD officers in 77th Area by what appears to be suspects who simply wanted to kill police officers. This blatant violence should outrage Los Angeles residents and the community at large, as much as it does law enforcement across the nation. Anyone who is willing to murder a law enforcement officer threatens the fundamental fabric of our society, and that should terrify the community. Murdering police officers is not a form of protest, it is an affront to all citizens and to public safety, and it should not be tolerated at any level, by anyone."

Los Angeles Police Protective League Gets New President, Lt. Craig Lally
The Los Angeles Police Protective League, looking to take a harder edge with the city in its negotiations for a new contract, on Monday elected Lt. Craig Lally as its next president. Lally, a member of the Protective League board for more than two years, defeated another director, Corina Lee, to take over the position on Jan. 1. The current president, Tyler Izen, is retiring after 30 years in the department and the past six as League president.
Los Angeles Daily News

Arrest Made in Hollywood Killing of Transgender Woman Shot in Head
An arrest has been made in the shooting death of a transgender woman who was killed in Hollywood in October, police said Monday. Aniya Knee Parker, 47, was shot point-blank in the head in the 600 block of North Kenmore Avenue early Oct. 2. She stumbled across the street, collapsed and later died at a hospital.

Police Deaths Soar 24% in 2014 with Ambush Attacks Leading Cause
Law enforcement fatalities in the United States rose 24 percent in 2014 to 126 and ambush-style attacks were the No. 1 cause of felonious officer deaths for the fifth straight year, according to preliminary data from the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund.
The Washington Times

18 Arrested, 27 Cited in Illegal Car Race on 105 Freeway
An illegal car race that caused the temporary shutdown of the 105 Freeway on Saturday led to 18 arrests, authorities said Monday. A SigAlert was issued about 3:30 a.m. after participants in the illegal race used vehicles to block the eastbound 105 from Crenshaw Boulevard to Vermont Avenue and intimidate other drivers, said Officer Dion Conley of the California Highway Patrol.
Los Angeles Times


Protesters March, Temporarily Block Freeway After Release Of Ezell Ford Autopsy Report
Demonstrators took to the streets, as well as the freeways, to march on Monday evening in reaction to the released autopsy results of Ezell Ford. An unknown amount of protestors temporarily blocked traffic on the 110 Freeway near South Los Angeles, in a similar fashion protestors showed last month following the Michael Brown Grand Jury decision in Ferguson, Missouri.
CBS Los Angeles

Peaceful Protest Held In Crenshaw District Following Release Of Ezell Ford's Autopsy
A peaceful protest was held Monday night in the Crenshaw District following the release of Ezell Ford's autopsy. A total of about 30 to 40 protesters marched from Leimert Park down Crenshaw Boulevard, yelling "No justice, no peace." A small group staged a "die-in" at Martin Luther King Jr. and Crenshaw Boulevards shortly before 5 p.m., blocking traffic for a short time. The protest winded down shortly after 6 p.m,

Vigil for Ezell Ford Turns Hostile When Some Protesters Threaten Members of Media
Activists gathered Monday night at 65th Street and Broadway, the site where Ezell Ford, a 25-year-old man who was described by family members as mentally ill, was killed by two LAPD officers on Aug. 11. A make-shift memorial was set up at the site as demonstrators waited for the arrival of Ford's family.


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