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August 8, 2017

Law Enforcement News

World Police & Fire Games Bring First-Responders To LA
The world's first responders are in Los Angeles, but not to rescue anyone. They're here for the 2017 World Police and Fire Games, which were officially ushered in on Monday with opening ceremonies at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum. The event brings together finely tuned law enforcement officers and firefighters in such competitions as soccer, baseball, cycling and, yes, even a mud run. From Southern California, participants include members of the Los Angeles Airport Police, the Los Angeles Police Department and the Los Angeles Fire Department.  About 8,000 active and retired police officers and firefighters from more than 70 nations will compete in 65 events in the biennial 11-day Olympics-style competition, which will continue through Aug. 16.
Los Angeles Daily News

Hunt Continues For Suspect In Missouri Police Officer's Death
Authorities searching for a suspect in the killing of a western Missouri police officer believe he is still in the area where the shooting occurred. State, county and city law enforcement officers are searching for 39-year-old Ian McCarthy, who is charged with first-degree murder in the shooting death of Clinton police officer Gary Michael late Sunday. Michael was killed during a traffic stop in Clinton, 75 miles (120 kilometers) southeast of Kansas City. Missouri State Highway Patrol Sgt. Bill Lowe said early Tuesday that investigators have no information indicating McCarthy has left Clinton or Henry County.
Associated Press

The LAPD Locked Away Its Drones Amid Public Outcry Years Ago. Now It Wants To Try Them Out
For more than three years, a pair of drones donated to the Los Angeles Police Department were locked away, collecting dust after a public outcry over the idea of police using the controversial technology. Seattle police saw a similar backlash when they wanted to use the devices, grounding their drone program before it even took off. And recently, the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department's use of a drone has been criticized by activists as well as civilian oversight commissioners who want the agency to stop. On Tuesday, the LAPD will again wade into the heated debate, as department brass are slated to present details to the Police Commission about a possible pilot program for an “unmanned aerial system.” 
Los Angeles Times

18-Year-Old Man Shot, Killed In Reseda
Police in Reseda are investigating the shooting death of an 18-year-old man on Monday. The victim, who has not been identified by authorities, appeared to have been shot twice near Cantera Street and Zelzah Avenue, Los Angeles police said. Officers responded to the scene at about 2 a.m. and found the victim dead. It was unclear if the shooting was gang-related. The suspect is believed to be male, but police said they had no immediate details on his description. A homicide investigation was ongoing. 

Man, 39, Dies After Shooting Near L.A. Times Printing Plant
A man was fatally shot Monday evening near the Los Angeles Times' Olympic printing plant downtown, police said. About 7:45 p.m., officers responded to the 1100 block of Lawrence Street, where they found a 39-year-old man wounded by gunfire, said Los Angeles police Officer Mike Lopez. He was taken to a hospital, where he died. The victim's name has not been released. Police said the shooter fled on a bicycle. They don't know whether the shooting was gang related. 
Los Angeles Times

Bicyclist Shot In South LA By Shooter Riding In Vehicle
A man was shot in the leg Monday, August 7 as he rode his bicycle in Los Angeles, authorities said. The shooting was reported at 12:45 a.m. at 41st and Main streets, said Lt. G. Hauser of the Los Angeles Police Department's Newton Station. “The guy was riding his bike on Main Street, a vehicle pulled up alongside him, shots were fired and he was hit one time in the leg,” Hauser said. “He heard the shots and felt pain.” The victim was believed about 40 years old. He was taken to a hospital with stable vital signs. There was no suspect information, he said.
Los Angeles Daily News

2 Injured In Shooting At Popular South L.A. Soul Food Restaurant
Gunfire erupted at a popular restaurant in South Los Angeles late Monday afternoon, leaving two people wounded, police said. The shooting occurred about 4:15 p.m. after two people began arguing inside Carolyn's Kitchen in the 800 block of East Manchester Avenue, Los Angeles Police Officer Mike Lopez said. The pair left but returned shortly later with at least one weapon and opened fire. After the shooting, the pair tried to drive away, but crashed in the restaurant's parking lot. They then fled on foot. Minutes later, two people matching the suspects' description carjacked a woman down the street, Lopez said.

Helicopters, K9 Officers Search Pacoima Neighborhood After Pursuit Ends
Police searched a Pacoima neighborhood early Tuesday morning after a police pursuit ended in the area. Helicopters and K-9 officers were deployed into the area of Bradley and Correnti to search for at least one suspect that took off after the car stopped. Officers had tried to pull the car over because of a possible DUI, but instead of stopping, the driver took off.  Police say the driver was eventually taken into custody, while at least one more suspect is at large.

It's California Vs. Sessions On Police Seizures Of Cash, Property
There's a new battle between California and the federal government. This time, it's over a new U.S. Justice Department policy on police seizures of cash and property – and it could affect a new California law that took effect this year. We're talking about a practice called “civil asset forfeiture” – when police seize money or property after a raid or an arrest. California only lets state and local law enforcement agencies keep what they seize if the owner is found guilty. But police have found a way around that rule by working with federal agencies. A bill signed by Gov. Jerry Brown last year sought to close that loophole.
Capital Public Radio

Gun Cases are Notoriously Hard to Make Stick. New York Thinks It Has the Answer.
Two New York police officers were sitting in a patrol car one night last August when they saw Avree Lamar, a 19-year-old with an open arrest warrant, climb into a cab near a housing project in Red Hook, Brooklyn.  The officers followed the cab, pulled it over, and arrested Lamar. In the back of Lamar's waistband, they found a loaded 9mm pistol, court papers said. He was charged with criminal possession of a loaded weapon, a felony.  It seemed like a straightforward case. But for all New York City's success in reducing violent crime, only about half  of the people arrested for carrying a loaded gun in the city get convicted. 
The Trace

Local Government News

LA Leader To Feds: ‘We'll have to sue' if you don't clarify new sanctuary rules
Los Angeles could be barred from receiving an annual federal grant that goes toward fighting gang crime because of new Justice Department requirements on illegal immigration, with City Attorney Mike Feuer saying Monday the city might file a lawsuit if those requirements aren't clarified by the end of the week. Feuer sent a letter to Department of Justice officials seeking “written guidance that unambiguously clarifies” the rule, which requires that the city notify the Department of Homeland Security at least 48 hours before it plans to release “an alien in the jurisdiction's custody” wanted by U.S. immigration officials. 
Los Angeles Daily News

2028 Olympics News

Los Angeles' 2028 Olympic Bid Will Get State Financial Support, Assembly Leader Says
The city of Los Angeles' bid to host the 2028 Olympics will receive financial support from the state, Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon (D-Paramount) said in a letter to city officials Monday. Rendon said he would work with Senate President Pro Tem Kevin de León (D-Los Angeles) and Gov. Jerry Brown to pass legislation providing state dollars to subsidize the effort if the city goes over budget. "Securing the 2028 Games reflects a significant achievement," Rendon said in the letter to Mayor Eric Garcetti and City Council President Herb Wesson. 
Los Angeles Times


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