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August 2, 2017

Law Enforcement News

2 California Deputies Shot, Suspect Dead
Yuba County Sheriff Steven Durfor says the suspect in the shooting of two California deputies was found dead inside a home. Durfor says it appears the suspect was killed when the deputies returned gunfire but that an autopsy will determine how he died. He says he does not know the name of the man who barricaded himself inside a rural home. Durfor says the two deputies shot were airlifted to a hospital and arrived "conscious, talkative and stable."  Authorities say the deputies were responding to reports of an armed and agitated man pulling up plants in the garden of a rural Rastafarian church about 55 miles north of Sacramento.
Associated Press

Video: Florida Cops Shot At In Possible Ambush Attempt During Traffic Stop
uring a traffic stop Friday night, an unidentified bystander fired two shots, possibly aimed at two Indian River County sheriff's deputies, sheriff's officials said Monday. No one was injured. Afterward, investigators couldn't find the assailant. "This year has been exceedingly dangerous for our local law enforcement," Sheriff Deryl Loar said. "This is an ambush-style shooting as our deputies were focused on their tasks during this stop." "We will not tolerate this conduct," he said, appealing for public help in finding the assailant. 
Treasure Coast Newspapers

Man Fires Gun, Kills Himself Outside Chinese Consulate In LA's Filipinotown
man fired gunshots outside the Chinese Consulate west of the Filipinotown area of Los Angeles today and then shot and killed himself, authorities said. The shooting was reported about  6 a.m.  in the 400 block of Shatto Place, said Los Angeles police Officer Drake Madison. The man, in his 60s, died in his vehicle at the shooting scene, according to the coroner's office. His name was withheld, pending notification of his relatives. No one was injured by the shots that were fired by the man before he killed himself, Madison said.
Los Angeles Daily News

Police Arrest East LA College Student For Sex Assault On 16-Year Old Minor
Police on Tuesday announced the arrest of an East Los Angeles College student who allegedly befriended and sexually assaulted a 16-year-old fellow student, and investigators said they suspect there may be other victims. Joao Affonso, 27, was arrested July 21 and later charged with three sex-related counts, to which he pleaded not guilty. He has since been released on $200,000 bond, police said. Los Angeles police Capt. Ruby Flores, commanding officer of the LAPD's Hollenbeck division, said the alleged victim told investigators that Affonso befriended her at East Los Angeles College, where both attended classes. 
FOX 11

Suspect Found Dead After SWAT Standoff That Closed East LA Neighborhood
A barricaded suspect was found dead inside an East Los Angeles home following a nearly three-hour SWAT standoff that forced evacuations Tuesday morning. The standoff began sometime before 9 a.m. in the 3600 block of Floral Drive. According to the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department, four people were inside the home when a dispute erupted and shots were fire. Deputies arrived to find three people running from the home, two of whom had gunshot wounds. They were transported to nearby hospitals with unknown injuries. An armed man was believed to be barricaded inside the residence.

South Pasadena Man Pleads Guilty In 5-Year-Old Son's Murder
A South Pasadena man pleaded guilty Tuesday to killing his 5-year-old son after a family trip to Disneyland, setting off a search for the boy that lasted more than two months before his body was found near a lake. Prosecutors contend Aramazd Andressian Sr., 35, killed his son, Aramazd Andressian Jr., to get back at his estranged wife. Defense Attorney Ambrosio Rodriguez says the father pleaded guilty to avoid the death penalty. Rodriguez told reporters after Tuesday's hearing in Los Angeles County court that Aramazd Andressian Sr. had confessed and told detectives where to find the boy's body. 

California Atty. Gen. Xavier Becerra Revises Rules For Collecting Data Meant To Prevent Racial Profiling
Atty. Gen. Xavier Becerra revised regulations Tuesday aimed at preventing racial profiling by police. The rules, which will go into effect starting next year, require police officers statewide to track racial and other demographic data when conducting traffic and other stops. "Racial and identity profiling are not acceptable policing practices and do not increase public trust between law enforcement and the communities they are sworn to protect,” Becerra said in a release. The revisions Becerra released Tuesday aim to simplify the process for officers to input the data and exclude circumstances where collecting the information could be impractical, including when officers are investigating an active shooting. 
Los Angeles Times

See Where California Is Taking Guns With Restraining Orders
California courts ordered people to temporarily give up possession of their firearms 86 times last year. A new law, which took effect in 2016, allows family members or law enforcement officers to seek a “gun violence restraining order” against someone they believe poses an “immediate and present danger” of harming themselves or others. Generally, the suspension expires within 21 days, though in 10 cases last year, the judge held a hearing and extended the order to one year because they determined the individual was still a substantial threat.
Sacramento Bee

Local Government News

LA Increases Rebate To $10K For Sidewalk Repair Program
As part of an effort to repair all of the city's sidewalks over the next 30 years, Los Angeles officials said Tuesday they are increasing-by thousands of dollars-the amount property owners can receive through a rebate program. The rebate cap was originally $2,000 for homeowners and $4,000 for commercial property owners, but has been raised to $10,000 for everyone to encourage more participation. "The rebate program is an important part of the city's commitment to make sidewalks accessible to all Angelenos," said City Engineer Gary Lee Moore.

2028 Olympics News

Los Angeles Gets Olympics With An 11-Year Wait — And Risks
By 2028, a new stadium being built for the Rams and the Chargers will have been beaten up by nearly a decade of NFL  games . The seemingly intractable problems of Southern California — traffic and homelessness — might get better or grow worse. So much can change in 11 years. Los Angeles' decision to lock in an Olympic Games to far-off 2028 was praised by city leaders Monday as a deal that offers hundreds of millions of dollars in future  benefits . But the longest wait time for any Olympics in the U.S. also comes with the risks of the unknown. 


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