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May 22, 2017

Law Enforcement News

LAPD Officers Join Compton Students For Father-Daughter Dance
Friday was a night of celebration in Watts for dozens of young princesses. The gymnasium at Compton Avenue Elementary School magically transformed into a beautiful ballroom - all for the annual father-daughter dance. The music was thumping, feet were moving and smiles were everywhere! "I really like the fact that these beautiful ladies are being empowered. They're being shown that they are princesses in their own right, and all are individuals and all are appreciated here," father Jesse Melano said. "I think it's cool, it's really fun to experience, and we really like it. I'm with my dad and all my friends," fifth-grader Ashley Letelier said. But not all of these young ladies have a father figure in their lives, so a number of local officers from the Los Angeles Police Department South Bureau danced in for the night.

Arrest Made In Hit-And-Run Crash That Left LAPD Officer With Broken Leg
Police have arrested the hit-and-run driver of an SUV they said struck a Los Angeles Police Department motorcycle officer, severely injuring him. “The driver was a juvenile so I can't give you much information about him,” LAPD Lt. Abe Rangel of the Central Traffic Division. The male juvenile was allegedly spotted leaving the scene by a security guard who was near the crash site, Rangel said. That guard flagged down an officer who went after the driver. The unidentified motorcycle officer — who suffered a broken leg — was listed in serious but stable condition, Rangel said. The crash happened about 9:20 p.m. Saturday, at the intersection of Central Avenue and Olympic Boulevard, Rangel said. The preliminary investigation indicated the SUV driver was at fault and made an illegal left turn in front of the motorcycle officer, Rangel said. 

‘Knock-Knock' Burglary Arrests Take Crew Off Valley Streets
Los Angeles police on Friday announced the arrests of four people suspected in “knock-knock”-style burglaries, and detectives are trying to determine if the suspects are part of a burglary crew combing Southern California for unwitting victims. Officials suspect that the four have committed “knock-knock”-style burglaries in areas as far apart as the San Fernando Valley, the San Gabriel Valley and the South Bay. Around 10:30 a.m. Monday, investigators from the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department Major Crimes Bureau, Burglary-Task Force followed a car with suspected gang members believed to be involved in organized residential burglaries, authorities said. The car was followed into residential neighborhoods in Northridge and Porter Ranch before going to San Fernando and Sylmar, sheriff's department officials said. Authorities said documented L.A.-area gang member Malik Trevon Oaks, 18, of Los Angeles, exited the car and walked into a cul-de-sac on the 14600 block of Rex Street in Sylmar.
Los Angeles Daily News

Investigation Underway After Man Shot And Killed In South LA
A man was shot and killed early Monday at a park in South Los Angeles, and police were interviewing possible witnesses. The shooting was reported at about 2:30 a.m. at Trinity Park, located at the intersection of 24th and Trinity streets. Police said the victim was a Hispanic man, approximately 20 to 25-years-old, who died of several gunshot wounds. He was pronounced dead at the scene. The circumstances of the shooting were unknown, but police said they were interviewing multiple people who were sleeping at the park at the time of the shooting. The park remains closed during the investigation.
FOX 11

21-Year-Old, Fatally Shot In Hollywood, Leaps Out Window To Escape
Authorities today identified a man who was fatally shot in his Hollywood apartment, and detectives detained and questioned two possible suspects. The shooting occurred just after 11 p.m. Thursday at an apartment building in the 1500 block of Wilcox Avenue, said Sgt. Mark Cohan of the Los Angeles Police Department's Hollywood Station. Brian Delatorre, 21, died at a hospital. Two men entered the building and kicked in Delatorre's door before shooting him, LAPD Lt. John Radtke told reporters at the scene. The victim jumped out of his apartment window to avoid the gunmen, Radtke said. “When officers arrived, they found the victim lying in an alley next to (the) apartment building suffering from a gunshot wound,” a police statement said. The two suspects fled on foot and apparently sought refuge in a nearby nightclub, which was evacuated. The men were detained nearby, Radke said. T
Los Angeles Daily News

Child Found In Los Angeles, Dad In Custody, Amber Alert Deactivated
A toddler is on his way back to the Bay Area from Southern California to be reunited with his mother after a statewide Amber Alert was issued on Friday, the San Francisco District Attorney's office says. At 8:09 p.m. California Highway Patrol tweeted that the Amber Alert  for the 21-month-old San Francisco boy was deactivated. The boy was found safe and his father is in custody they said. The father, 30-year-old Jason Lam, was located around 8 p.m. in Los Angeles, according to officials. An official with the District Attorney's office said they had contact with Los Angeles Police Department about the missing boy, Makai Bangoura. With their cooperation, they were able to locate the father and child. The father was said to have been taken into custody by LAPD without incident. The alert was issued Friday afternoon. Makai was abducted Thursday by his father, according to the DA's office and was said to possibly be in danger. Investigators said Lam, an Asian male, who is 5-feet-3-inches tall and weighs 145 pounds with black hair and brown eyes, could be suicidal and he should not be approached without the help of police.
FOX 11

1 Stabbed In Parking Lot Near ArcLight Cinemas In Hollywood
Police are investigating on Sunday after a person was stabbed multiple times in the parking lot behind ArcLight Cinemas in Hollywood Saturday night. The stabbing occurred around 9:50 p.m. in the 1400 block of Ivar Avenue after a fight broke out in the parking lot, according to the Los Angeles Police Department. The victim was transported in stable condition and the stabbing suspect is in custody. There were multiple witnesses to the stabbing but they have been uncooperative, police said. Anyone with information about the incident is asked to call the Los Angeles Police Department at 213-972-2971.

Suspects At Large Following Drive-By Shooting Of Cyclist, Hit-And-Run In South LA
Authorities believe a drive-by shooting of a cyclist that occurred mere blocks from a hit-and-run in South Los Angeles were related. The first incident on Jefferson and Crenshaw boulevards unfolded just after 2 a.m. Sunday. That's where paramedics responded to treat a man who appeared to have been shot in the leg while riding his bicycle. Police have classified the incident as a drive-by shooting, and indicate that someone driving by opened fire. The man was taken to the hospital and is expected to be OK. At last word, he was said to be in stable condition. A few minutes later and mere blocks away, first responders were dispatched to Jefferson Boulevard and Arlington Avenue for a hit-and-run. Police say the driver of the silver sedan struck a vehicle, but didn't remain at the scene. Rather, police suspect that the person fled on foot. Through the course of that investigation, police said they believe the driver is also suspected of being the shooter in the earlier drive-by shooting. Investigators are searching for any information related to these two crimes, and indicate that they don't have a good description of the suspects. They're hoping someone comes forward with information.

Surveillance Video Released To Help Catch Echo Park Taco Truck Stabbing Suspect
Authorities released surveillance video Thursday of a man they suspect is responsible for a brutal stabbing near a taco truck in Echo Park. The suspect is seen on surveillance video walking along a street near the area where authorities believe he committed the act. Officers found the victim in an alley in the 1100 block of Echo Park Avenue around 2 a.m. on May 2. Authorities said the victim, a 47-year-old man, got into an argument with the suspect while ordering food from the truck. "During the argument, the suspect took out two knives and punched the victim and knocked him to the ground, stabbing and punching the victim," LAPD officer Aareon Jefferson said. The victim was rushed to a hospital in critical condition. The suspect fled the scene. Neighborhood residents said the taco truck was parked on Sunset Boulevard in an area with bars and other nightspots that attract crowds.
Police hope someone will recognize the suspect. He is described as a man about 6 feet tall, 200 pounds, between the age of 48 and 52.

3 Men ‘Tunneled Through' Day Spa to Break Into Vape Shop in Woodland Hills: LAPD
Three men who broke into a Woodland Hills salon in order to burglarize a neighboring vape business were caught on camera and are being sought by police. Images of the men were released Friday morning by the Los Angeles Police Department, which asked anyone who recognizes the men to contact investigators. The break-in occurred around 1:30 a.m. April 26 at two businesses in the 22700 block of Ventura Boulevard. The burglars pried open the rear door of a day spa then “tunneled through” adjoining walls to Hidden Vape, taking cash and vaping accessories, according to an LAPD news release. They arrived with a bag of tools, banging through several walls until they gained access to the vape shop. The burglars caused $30,000 in property damage, police said. At one point, each man was seen clearly in surveillance video. “There's no modesty on the part of these burglars, who looked right into the cameras,” said Lt. Paul Weber, commanding officer of the Topanga Detective Division, in the release. “Their intent was clear, and I would suspect this was not their first burglary.”

Debate Over Sex Offenders Moves To Court As California Undertakes Prison Parole Overhaul
A Los Angeles-based nonprofit is claiming California prison officials have undermined last fall's ballot measure to overhaul the state's parole process by excluding sex offenders from consideration for early release. The Alliance for Constitutional Sex Offense Laws, which advocates for the rights of those convicted of sex crimes and their families, says the exemption — written into newly released guidelines to implement Proposition 57 — “impermissibly restricts and impairs the scope” of the initiative. Those regulations were released in March and won initial approval from state regulators a month later. But the original ballot measure did not exclude inmates convicted of sex crimes from the chance of getting an earlier hearing before the state parole board. 
Los Angeles Times

State releases new assault weapon rules after threat of legal action
Regulations on the ownership and registration of assault weapons in California were released to the public late Thursday after a coalition of Second Amendment proponents threatened legal action against state agencies if the rules were not disclosed. The regulations, which the California Department of Justice initially said might not be released for 30 days, went online late in the afternoon after attorneys for the coalition threatened to go to court to obtain them. The regulations are part of gun legislation passed in 2016 intended to ban the sale of guns that circumvent a previously passed assault weapon law with reloading devices called “bullet buttons,” and require the registration of semi-automatic, center-fire rifles or pistols that lack a fixed magazine with the state DOJ by January 2018.
Fresno Bee

Local Government News

In Reversal, L.A. Upholds Election Rejecting Skid Row Neighborhood Council
Los Angeles officials have certified the results of an April election that rejected efforts to form a skid row neighborhood council. Activists in the epicenter of the city's homelessness, who were seeking to break away from the Downtown Los Angeles Neighborhood Council, had challenged the voting. They accused the larger council of using a “front group” to campaign illegally against the secession bid — and a three-member panel recommended an investigation and new election. But the city's Department of Neighborhood Empowerment tossed out that recommendation late Friday. A letter signed by general manager Grayce Liu said that even if the challenges were upheld, “there was no factual basis to determine that ... [they] would have made a difference in the final election results.” The letter said the skid row backers could submit a new petition for a separate neighborhood council in 2018. Resident Tom Grode, one of the effort's organizers, called the decision outrageous. Noting that the three-member panel had been made up of neighborhood council officers from around Los Angeles, Grode said the department “not only rejected skid row, it rejected the city.”
Los Angeles Times

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Crime Rates & Victims

Note the missing word......victims
As crime rates rise and victims continue to be marginalized by some state legislators, the Los Angeles Times again provided a "criminal justice reform" advocate with a platform to expound on how the system is too harsh.  This time it was Fordham law professor John Pfaff, who blamed budgetary incentives and the dark forces of prosecutors as reasons why criminal punishments are not lessened.
Fox & Hounds Daily


State Senate bill would limit prosecutor IDs in judges' races
Candidates in California judicial elections, whose names and qualifications are usually little-known to the public, can sometimes tilt the outcome by describing themselves on the ballot as a "gang violence prosecutor" or "domestic violence prosecutor." Legislation now awaiting a vote in the state Senate, and supported by the state's judges, would require prosecutors seeking judicial office to restrict their self-descriptions to their titles - "deputy district attorney" or simply "attorney at law."
SF Gate

District Attorney

No-confidence vote for Contra Costa County district attorney who admitted to misusing campaign funds
The top cop in Contra Costa County is facing a firestorm after admitting he spent tens of thousands of dollars in campaign funds for his personal use. The county's Civil Grand Jury is now calling for the removal of the county's District Attorney Mark Peterson. On Friday, members of the District Attorney Association authorized a no-confidence vote.
NBC Bay Area
DA marijuana working group member clarifies: DAs don't have a stance on Cole memo
A coalition of the nation's prosecutors recently proclaimed that marijuana enforcement policies should be consistent across America. But while a working group for the National District Attorneys Association decreed the U.S. Constitution's Supremacy Clause should reign supreme in a time of rapidly shifting state marijuana laws, it stopped short of stating explicitly what those enforcement policies should be.
The Cannabist
Dangerous 'collateral consequences' in Santa Clara County, California
Neha Rastogi must have thought she was living the American Dream. A native of India, Rastogi was a 30-something high-tech star working at the world's premier technology company (Apple), sometimes directly with Silicon Valley's biggest celebrity (Steve Jobs). Married to another successful IT developer and fellow India native, and with two children soon to arrive, she seemed to be on top of the world.
National Review

Prison & Jail

Jerry Brown's AB 109 'reform' put L.A.'s most wanted back on streets
On Monday, an accused cop killer, gang member Michael C. Mejia, reportedly laughed as he was arraigned in court, according to the local ABC News affiliate. Mejia was once released under AB 109, Gov. Jerry Brown's signature prison reform, and now stands accused of committing two murders, including the murder of a Whittier police officer in February.
How violent criminals get out of prison early under Prop. 57
Welcome to the new, crazy world of California prison sentencing. It seems that under Prop. 57, law-abiding citizens get screwed with more crime, criminals get out of jail early and the state claims it's saving the taxpayers money. Michelle Hanisee, President of the Association of Los Angeles Deputy District Attorneys, says Governor Jerry Brown promised that there was no way violent criminals would be released early under Prop. 57. But there is a huge loophole.
790 KABC Radio
As Prop 57 goes into effect, experts debate impact on youth, prison overcrowding
In November, Californians passed Proposition 57 by a 64.5 percent vote. Formally known as the California Parole for Non-Violent Criminals and Juvenile Court Trial Requirements Initiative, and strongly endorsed by Governor Jerry Brown, Oakland's former mayor, the new law attempts to ease prison overcrowding by increasing parole opportunities for inmates and changing how juvenile offenders are charged.
SF Gate
Family of slain Inglewood officer fight to keep killer in prison amid parole ruling
A man convicted of killing an Inglewood police officer is set to walk free and the officer's family spoke out, demanding the man remain in prison. "I never thought we'd be here trying to fight for him to stay in prison. What kind of justice system would release a cop killer?" son George Aguilar Jr. said.
Law student with felony record and Skadden fellowship denied character and fitness recommendation
Tarra Simmons, a third-year law student, convicted felon and former drug addict who in December won a Skadden Fellowship to help people recently released from prison, did not have her character and fitness review approved by the Washington State Bar Association. The character and fitness board's vote against Simmons' recommendation was 6-3, Northwest Public Radio reports.
ABA Journal

Law Enforcement

eBay won't stop selling counterfeit law enforcement badges
Despite repeated written notifications, eBay continues to be the place for anyone around the world to buy fake law enforcement badges and identification cards. Global e-commerce giant eBay continues to be the "one stop" shopping market for fake police items. Click to view a few of the current eBay listings for LAPD Badges and FBI Badge and ID. 
The Counterfeit Report
Amazon still selling counterfeit police badges despite complaints
Amazon claims to have a strong anti-counterfeit policy, but that claim falls flat. Amazon can't even keep counterfeit FBI, NYPD, CIA and other fake police badges off its website. The problem is that anybody, anywhere, can sell just about anything on Amazon, including counterfeit products that may be dangerous or deadly. Amazon receives a fee on each fake item sold.
The Counterfeit Report
Calif. shifts from scanners to K-9s to catch smugglers
California is turning from mechanical scanners to canine sniffers in its latest intensive attempt to catch smugglers who import drugs into state prisons. Gov. Jerry Brown is dumping a three-year, $15.3 million program intended to thwart prison smuggling. That effort tested the extensive use of airport-style scanners, metal detectors, surveillance cameras, urine tests and drug-sniffing dogs at 11 of California's 35 prisons.
San Bernardino County officers continue to use a shooting tactic other police departments have tried to stop
Jose Villegas, his wife and son were headed home on the 215 Freeway after a shopping excursion in September 2015 when an SUV came hurtling at the family's Dodge Durango. There was little time to react. "Boom!" Villegas said. "It was like an explosion." Not far away, a San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department helicopter buzzed in the air, trailing a robbery suspect in the SUV. He had been driving at speeds exceeding 100 mph - in the wrong direction.
San Bernardino Sun
Video: Trump orders DOJ to develop strategies to prevent violence against officers, speaks at Police Week
President Donald Trump is asking the Justice Department to develop strategies to prevent and prosecute violent crimes against law enforcement. Trump says in the Oval Office that police officers have "had it with what's going on" and notes that 118 law enforcement officers died in the line of duty in 2016. Trump signed a proclamation to mark Peace Officers' Memorial Week and Police Week. 
Police Magazine
'I am despicable': Kern County lawman convicted in drug plot blames Satan
A former Kern County sheriff's deputy who pleaded guilty Monday to conspiring to steal marijuana seized during criminal investigations apologized in a recorded video message for his misdeeds, saying Satan was "playing games" with him. In a May 7 video entitled "I am sorry!" Logan August appeared seated with his wife as he apologized to Kern County residents, law enforcement officials and "anybody I had ever worked with that wears the badge that I disgraced."
Los Angeles Times
LAPD announces major MS-13 bust
Nearly two dozen MS-13 gang members were arrested in a pre-dawn crackdown according to LAPD officials. Police went to more than 50 locations located across the city this morning to bust the gang members. LAPD Chief Beck says illegal immigrants helped provide the tips that led to the crackdown. "All of that was made possible by the policies of the Los Angeles Police Department and the adjoining agencies that do not check immigration status," Beck said at a press conference held this morning announcing the arrest. 
KFI AM 640
In Orange County's courthouse scandals, prosecutors and sheriff unite in cover-ups
Undercover Canadian police couldn't believe their eyes at the Tycoon Club in Vancouver. Oblivious to the surveillance, law-enforcement colleagues, including two cops from Southern California, partied inside a hangout for the Big Circle Boys, a violent, Asian, organized-crime family. The Guangzhou-spawned syndicate specialized in extortion, home-invasion robberies and narcotics trade-particularly heroin, international human trafficking and prostitution. 
OC Weekly
LA sheriff says feds should restore military gear for police
The leader of the nation's largest sheriff's department said Wednesday that federal officials should restore the flow of surplus military equipment to local law enforcement agencies to ensure officers aren't put in danger when responding to active shooter calls and terrorist attacks. 

Gun Control

The ATF is shutting down businesses it says are hawking silencers disguised as cleaning tools Utah firearms dealer
Jeffrey Luck knows his customers are frustrated when they hear it takes $200, and as long as nine months, to process a federal application to buy a firearms silencer. But the law is the law, and as the licensed owner of Darkside Tactical, Luck says he stays on the right side of it.
The Trace
SF forces gun suppliers to agree to halt sale of high-capacity kits
San Francisco extracted a legal settlement Tuesday from online gun suppliers who may have tried to sidestep state and local bans on high-capacity gun magazines by advertising "repair kits" that could be used to assemble the forbidden weapons' cartridge holders. But the settlement, announced by City Attorney Dennis Herrera, is just a preliminary to the main events that may soon determine the extent of the right to own and carry a gun in California and across the nation.
SF Gate

Cyber Security

How a $10.69 purchase may have sidelined the global malware attack
As the world began Friday to understand the dimensions of "Wanna Decrypt0r 2.0," the ransomware that has crippled computers worldwide, a vacationing British cybersecurity researcher was already several steps ahead. About 3 p.m. Eastern time, the specialist with U.S. cybersecurity enterprise Kryptos Logic bought an unusually long and nonsensical domain name ending with "" 
Washington Post

City & County Government

Meet the Malibu lawyer who is upending California's political system, one town at a time
Kevin Shenkman, who is tall and bookish, does not look like the aspiring light heavyweight boxer he once was. Clearly, though, he still relishes a good fight. For the past several years, Shenkman, 38, who lives and practices law in Malibu, has been suing, or threatening to sue, cities all over Southern California, demanding they change the way they elect members of their city councils in order to increase the numbers of African-American and Latino representatives.
Los Angeles Times
Feds: Ex-Compton treasurer to plead guilty to embezzling $3.7M
Compton's former deputy treasurer has agreed to plead guilty to a federal charge of stealing more than $3.7 million in city funds, according to court papers filed Tuesday. Salvador Galvan, 47, of La Mirada, is expected to formally enter his plea to one federal count of theft from an organization receiving federal funds at a date yet to be determined.
CBS Los Angeles
When Jerry Hill gets ticked off, you might get a new law
Sen. Jerry Hill slowed his black Tesla to a stop at the intersection of Glenview Drive and Earl Avenue. He pointed to the sidewalk in front of a dirt lot. "Thirty-eight homes destroyed," Hill said. "Eight people died." Two years into his first term in the Assembly, a PG&E pipeline burst and ignited a fireball that blazed through this residential neighborhood in Hill's district. The names of the victims sit in a frame on his desk in the Capitol.
Sacramento Bee


Turmoil wracks Los Angeles County Bar Association
The Los Angeles County Bar Association may throw out what it calls a "tainted" nomination of new officers and trustees and go through the disputed process again, a state judge ruled Tuesday. But county Bar members denied likely election victories by the Bar's actions say they will still press their lawsuit against the do-over, or run for office again if they must.
Courthouse News Service
Supreme Court declines to consider excessive force case involving LAPD officers
The U.S. Supreme Court declined Monday to weigh in on a civil case in which two Los Angeles police officers were accused of using excessive force against a former Deutsche Bank executive who said he was handcuffed, taken to a hotel and beaten with a baton.
City News Service
Crime increase sparks criminal justice reform debate in California
Crime has been going up in California, and some members of law enforcement and their support organizations are blaming a series of changes to California's criminal justice system in recent years. Violent crime in California increased 10 percent and property crime increased 8.1 percent from 2014 to 2015, according to the California Office of the Attorney General.
Epoch Times
Judge throws out lawsuit challenging California's execution law
A judge has dismissed a lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of a state law that gives prison authorities responsibility for establishing procedures for lethal injection executions. After voters passed a plan in November intended to speed up executions, the ACLU of Northern California challenged a state law that gave California's corrections department wide authority to establish an execution protocol.
Los Angeles Times
High Court to hear privacy challenge to child abuse reporting aw
The California Supreme Court has agreed to decide whether requiring therapists to notify authorities that their patients are accessing or viewing child pornography violates those patients' constitutional rights to privacy. The justices, at their weekly conference in San Francisco Wednesday, unanimously granted review in Mathews v. Harris (2017) 7 Cal. App. 5th 334. Div. Two of this district's Court of Appeal ruled Jan. 9 that the interests served by the reporting requirements outweigh the privacy interests asserted by a group of mandatory reporters on their patients' behalf.
Metropolitan News-Enterprise
When does political gerrymandering cross a constitutional line?
The Supreme Court has never struck down an election map on the ground that it was drawn to make sure one political party would win an outsize number of seats. But it has left open the possibility that some kinds of political gamesmanship in redistricting may be too extreme. The problem, Justice Anthony M. Kennedy wrote in a 2004 concurrence, is that no one has come up with "a workable standard" to decide when the political gerrymandering has crossed a constitutional line.
New York Times
Becerra's new role fighting Trump provides plenty of fodder California
Attorney General Xavier Becerra shouldn't be short on talking points Monday at the Sacramento Press Club luncheon. The former congressman's ascension to a post as the state's top lawyer coincided with Donald Trump's rise to power in Washington. And so far, the new administration is keeping Becerra pretty busy. 
Sacramento Bee
Supreme Court sides with cop who handcuffed a boy, 13, for repeatedly burping in class and rejects claim his civil rights were violated
The US Supreme Court refused to hear an appeal by the mother of a 13-year-old boy who was arrested for burping repeatedly and disrupting his class. The boy's mother filed a lawsuit against her son's arresting officer, Arthur Acosta, saying her son's civil rights were violated when he was handcuffed.
Daily Mail
Lawyer who reacted to judge's ruling with muttered obscenity is suspended from federal practice
A lawyer who rolled her eyes and complained that a judge's ruling was "f-- bull--" has been suspended from practice in Chicago federal court for 90 days. The executive committee of the Northern District of Illinois imposed the suspension on Chicago-area lawyer Alison Motta in an order (PDF) made public last Friday, the Chicago Tribune reports.
ABA Journal


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