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  Daily Local & Regional NewsWatch

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from LA Police Protective League

February 21, 2017

Law Enforcement News

Gunman Who Killed Whittier Officer Had Fatally Shot Another Man Hours Earlier, Police Say
One officer was killed and a second injured in a shootout with a gang member who was wounded in a Monday morning altercation in Whittier, authorities said. Three Whittier Police Department officers were responding to the scene of a traffic collision about 8 a.m. when a 26-year-old, recently paroled man driving a stolen car opened fire with a semiautomatic pistol, said Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department Lt. John Corina. Detectives said the alleged gunman, who is expected to survive, is also a suspect in homicide that occurred in East Los Angeles. They believe he stole a vehicle Sunday morning after killing a man, then drove into Whittier, where he encountered the police.  
Los Angeles TimesAssociated Press

Arrest Made in Fatal Shooting of Off-Duty Sheriff's Deputy
Makhail Malik Chambliss has been arrested in connection with the shooting death of Corrections Deputy Garry Chambliss. He's charged with felony discharge of a firearm from a vehicle. He is a "distant relative" of Garry Chambliss, said Lt. Eric Flowers, spokesman for the Indian River County Sheriff's Office. Makhail Chambliss, 21, of the 4400 block of 27th Avenue, Gifford, is unemployed and lives a block from where the shooting occurred, according to his arrest information. He is in the Indian River County Jail with no bond. Deputies are still searching for a second suspect. Relatives of slain Garry Chambliss on Saturday are still reeling from the death of their beloved family member, who died after being shot Friday night.
Treasure Coast Newspapers

LAPD Valley chief urges calm amid deportation fears
Los Angeles police Deputy Chief Robert Green said he and his team are working to “promote calm” amid concerns in the San Fernando Valley over the possibility of mass deportations of immigrants. Many don't understand what the Los Angeles Police Department can and can't do when it comes to dealing with undocumented immigrants — and are concerned with hypothetical future scenarios not grounded in fact, said Green, who is commanding officer of LAPD's Operations-Valley Bureau.
Los Angeles Daily News

Teen, 17, Shot in Knee During Boyle Heights Drive-By 
A 17-year-old boy was shot in the left knee in a commercial area of Boyle Heights, authorities said Monday. The drive-by shooting happened outside 3783 Union Pacific Avenue, according to Sgt. J. Porras of the Los Angeles Police Department's Hollenbeck Station. “The victim recognized one of the suspects as a local gang member,” Porras said. The shooter Sunday fired twice at the teen and one bullet hit him, the sergeant said. He was taken to a hospital for treatment, Porras said.

14-Year-Old Boy Reported Missing in San Fernando
Los Angeles police on Sunday were asking for the public's help in locating a missing 14-year-old boy who never got home from school. Elias Rodriguez was last seen on Friday at about 1 p.m. in the 1000 block of Arroyo Street in San Fernando. He was spotted after school but LAPD Mission Division officers confirmed he did not return home. Elias is 5 feet 4 inches tall, has brown hair and brown eyes and weighs about 100 pounds. Anyone with information on his whereabouts was urged to call the LAPD Mission Division at (818) 838-9800.

BMW Driver Strikes, Kills 60-Year-Old Pedestrian in Boyle Heights Then Speeds Away
A 60-year-old man was struck and killed Monday in Boyle Heights by a hit-and-run motorist, who witnesses said might have been driving a dark gray BMW. The BMW was going eastbound on Whittier Boulevard, just before Spence Street, when it hit the 60-year-old man a little after midnight while he was walking in the middle of the roadway, the Los Angeles Police Department reported. Paramedics took the man to Los Angeles County/USC Medical Center, where he died.

Police Searching for Missing Autistic Teen
Police and family members are hoping someone has seen a missing autistic teen. Jaylan Milek Lewis is fifteen. He disappeared  from his home in South L.A. sometime overnight last Thursday. He is described as five eight with a thin build and may be wearing a Westcheter high hoodie. He attends a school for students with special needs. Anyone with any information should call the LAPD.
FOX 11

3 Injured in Hit-and-Run Crash Involving 6 Cars in North Hollywood
Three people were injured in a hit-and-run crash Sunday night in North Hollywood that involved six vehicles, Los Angeles police said. The crash happened about 6 p.m. at the intersection of Vanowen Street and Radford Avenue, according to LAPD Officer Kelly Mayorga of the Valley Traffic Division. “Speed and lost control led to the crash,” Mayorga said. “It was a hit-and-run driver that caused the accident.” There was no available description of the hit-and-run driver at this point, police said. 
Los Angeles Daily News

Boy, 8, Dies After Being Struck in Drive-By Shooting in Pomona, Authorities Say
An 8-year-old boy died after he was struck Monday evening in a drive-by shooting in a residential area of Pomona, authorities said. Officers and firefighter-paramedics responded about 6:36 p.m. to a report of a possible shooting victim in need of medical aid at a home in the 1100 block of 11th Street, according to the Pomona Police Department. The emergency responders found a male victim at the scene who had been shot, said a spokesperson for the Los Angeles County Fire Department. Police later confirmed the boy was 8 years old.

LAPD Pursues Suspected DUI Driver in South Los Angeles
Los Angeles police officers were pursuing a man suspected of driving under the influence on Friday night in South Los Angeles. The driver was headed north in a silver car on the 405 Freeway and exited at Jefferson Boulevard. The pursuit ended near Allan Street around 10:35 p.m. He was taken into custody without incident.

ACLU sues San Diego police over how it collects DNA from juveniles
Lawyers from the American Civil Liberties Union of San Diego & Imperial Counties filed a federal lawsuit last week on behalf of the boy and his mother, Jamie Wilson. They contend police officers violated the boy's civil rights in March when they detained, handcuffed and searched him at Memorial Community Park in Logan Heights, and then took a sample of his DNA without a warrant or his mother's consent. According to the complaint, San Diego Police Department policy allows officers to obtain consent from a minor for DNA collection the same way they would for an adult.
San Diego Union Tribune

Local Government News

What's Measure S? A breakdown of the ballot measure to restrict development
The biggest issue facing Los Angeles voters on March 7 is Measure S, which would dramatically remake the city's planning rules. The ballot measure seeks to rein in development and determine where new projects — condo towers, office buildings, and more — can be built. Land use is a complicated subject, so we're going to explain the measure.
Los Angeles Times

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