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from LA Police Protective League

February 1, 2017

Law Enforcement News

LAPD Southeast Station Undergoes Clean Up for Mold
Following a demand by the Los Angeles Police Protective League, the union that represents rank and file LAPD officers, the City of Los Angeles began a clean-up of black mold at the Southeast Police station. Over 100 members of the LAPD have begun the process of filing medical claims against the City due to health impacts allegedly caused by the poor sanitary conditions at the Southeast station which officers stated included black mold over air vents, and dead birds and bird droppings in and around the HVAC system. 
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Suspect Killed In Officer-Involved Shooting After Hollywood Stabbing Rampage
A suspect was shot and killed by police after officials said he went on a stabbing rampage on Sunset Boulevard in Hollywood on Tuesday. Authorities swarmed Sunset Boulevard near Ivar Avenue at about 2 p.m. after receiving reports of a stabbing. Officials said a suspect stabbed someone near a liquor store at Sunset Boulevard and Cold Place before walking to a Jack in the Box near Ivar Avenue.

Gunman Wanted In Connection With Deadly South LA Shooting
Police Wednesday searched for a gunman who fatally shot two people in South Los Angeles.  The deadly shooting was reported shortly before midnight in the 900 block of West 74th Street.  Upon their arrival, authorities located two men suffering from apparent gunshot wounds.

Person shot outside LA's Crenshaw High School, lockdown lifted
A man was shot today near Crenshaw High School, which was placed on lockdown for a time as a precaution. Emergency responders went to the 5000 block of 11th Avenue at 7:52 a.m., said Los Angeles police Officer Drake Madison. The unidentified man, in his 40s, was taken to a hospital in stable condition, police said. Officials ordered a brief precautionary lockdown of the high school, where classes had been scheduled to begin at 9 a.m., though the crime was not connected with the school, a police captain said.
Los Angeles Daily News

Suspect in Fatal Stabbings Faces Capital Murder Charges
A man was charged Tuesday with capital murder for the stabbing deaths of two men attacked while playing mah-jongg in a private social club in Chinatown last week. Vinh Dao -- whom prosecutors allege has a 2002 conviction for manslaughter -- is accused in last Thursday's stabbing deaths of Tony Young and Kim Kong Yon at the Hop Sing Tong Benevolent Association at 428 Gin Ling Way, near the 900 block of North Broadway.

Gunfire hits North Hollywood Starbucks window
A single bullet hit a window Monday at the Starbucks at Coldwater Canyon and Victory Boulevard in North Hollywood, authorities said. No one was injured. The incident occurred around 4:30 p.m. at 12848 Victory Blvd., said Officer J. Munguia with the Los Angeles Police Department. Police found a bullet casing at the scene, Munguia added.
Los Angeles Daily News

Civilian Board Clears LAPD In Woman's Death
A civilian police oversight board has found there was no force used against a black woman who officials say killed herself while in Los Angeles police custody. The city's police commission ruled Tuesday in the March death of Wakiesha Wilson that sparked Black Lives Matter protests. Officials said Wilson was found hanging in her cell on March 27. She had been arrested on suspicion of battery a day earlier and was being held in LAPD custody.
Associated Press

Parents Of Toddler Found Wandering In Van Nuys Located
A little girl was found wandering the streets of Van Nuys on Tuesday, and authorities were attempting to locate her parents.  Police said the toddler, believed to be 2 to 3 years old, was found near Kester Avenue and Sherman Way. Officials said a father and daughter out for a walk spotted the child and stopped her when she was about to walk into traffic.  The girl was wearing a red shirt, plaid skirt, a gold bracelet and socks but no shoes. She has pierced ears, brown hair and brown eyes.

$300K Worth of Jewelry Stolen From Derek Fisher's Tarzana Home
Some $300,000 worth of jewelry was stolen from the home of former Los Angeles Laker and NBA coach Derek Fisher on Monday, police said. An unknown number of suspects entered Fisher's home located in the 5800 block of Shirley Avenue in Tarzana between 7:30 and 10:30 a.m. Monday, according to the Los Angeles Police Department.

L.A. Police Commission unveils process that could lead to public release of LAPD video
In the months since the Los Angeles Police Department began rolling out thousands of body cameras to officers, during a time when video has prompted new scrutiny of policing across the country, a key question persists. When should the footage become public?  On Tuesday, the civilian board that oversees the LAPD began a process to review the department's current policy of generally withholding that video whether it was captured by body cameras, patrol car cameras or otherwise collected during an investigation  unless ordered to release it in court.
Los Angeles Times

Who gets killed, and why, in California
The latest detailed report on California homicides from the state Department of Justice offers signs of progress as well as reasons for concern. Killings have been cut roughly in half since the bloodiest days of the early 1990s, but have risen more recently and are taking a disproportionate toll on young men of color. Guns are a central theme of the violence. The report on the 1,861 homicides in 2015 found that killings jumped 10 percent over the previous year, but fell 25 percent in a decade. In 1993, the state hit a peak with 4,095 slayings.
San Francisco Chronicle

State Senate panel pushes California sanctuary city bill forward
Legislative Democrats in California are advancing a bill that would restrict local law enforcement from cooperating with federal immigration authorities. The Senate Public Safety Committee approved SB54 in a 5-2 party-line vote on Tuesday. The measure would create a border-to-border sanctuary in the nation's largest state. It's California Democrats' first formal action to resist President Donald Trump's immigration policies.
Associated Press

Local Government News

L.A. elected officials make new push against Measure S
With the city election five weeks away, Los Angeles' elected officials launched a series of offensives Tuesday against Measure S, the ballot proposal that would impose new restrictions on many large-scale real estate developments. Mayor Eric Garcetti, appearing with the opposition campaign in Little Tokyo, warned that passage of Measure S would undermine efforts to house the homeless using funds from Measure HHH, a $1.2-billion bond measure approved by 77% of voters in November.
Los Angeles Times

L.A. City Council moves to decriminalize street vending
The Los Angeles City Council voted Tuesday to draft a law that would decriminalize sidewalk vending, in an effort to protect immigrants vulnerable to deportation. Hawking food and goods on the sidewalk can currently lead to misdemeanor charges in Los Angeles. City attorneys will now be tasked with drawing up a new ordinance that would strip those criminal penalties and authorize the city to eventually issue vending permits  a first step toward legalization.
Los Angeles Times

Authorities Assessing Stability of Hillside Following Landslide in Hollywood Hills
Tons of landslide material will remain on Laurel View Drive another night, but after further assessment, it's expected crews will begin removing the earth in the morning, according to Los Angeles City officials. City engineering, building, and soil experts spent much of Tuesday investigating the stability of a hillside where a landslide took out much of a home's backyard and sent mud into the front yards of two houses across the street below.

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