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Police Protective League
the union that represents the
rank and file LAPD officers

  Daily Local & Regional NewsWatch

Daily News Digest
from LA Police Protective League

October 10, 2017

Las Vegas Mass Shooting

When Gunfire Erupted In Vegas, 2 LAPD Officers Sprang Into Action
A restaurant in San Bernardino held a moment of silence for the victims of Sunday's shooting rampage in Las Vegas. They also honored two local men- both LAPD officers — who were heroes who saved countless numbers of people. “It was a very scary situation but you put that aside and you go in and do what you need to do,” said Detecitve Richard Flores.
; CBS 2 Video

Ontario Police Officer Wounded In The Las Vegas Shooting Returns To SoCal
There was a loud cheer from the crowd, as someone yelled "Michael!" The 24-year-old stepped off an LA County Sheriff's Department airplane along with his fiancé for a warm welcome home. Ontario Police officer Michael Gracia and his fiancé, Summer Clyburn, were shot at the Vegas concert on Sunday. She suffered a graze wound, he was hit in the temple.
FOX 11

Family Of Santa Clarita Man Killed In Vegas Shooting Files Lawsuit To Freeze Gunman's Estate
A Santa Clarita family whose father died in the Las Vegas shooting is taking legal action against the gunman and his large estate to protect the other 57 people killed in the attack. The gunman, identified as 64-year-old Stephen Paddock, opened fire during the Route 91 Harvest Festival while he was on the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay hotel. Not only did he kill 58 people, he injured nearly 500 others.

Law Enforcement News

Texas Tech Police Officer Killed, Suspect Arrested
Police apprehended a 19-year-old student accused of fatally shooting a Texas Tech University police officer at the campus police station Monday night. University officials issued an alert saying the suspect was taken into custody and that the campus lockdown order had been lifted. In an earlier statement, the university identified the suspect as Hollis Daniels.
Associated Press

Stretch Of Highway 111 Dedicated To Palm Springs Officers Killed In The Line Of Duty
On the one-year anniversary of the deaths of two Palm Springs officers killed in the line of duty, a pair of ceremonies Sunday renamed a four-mile stretch of Highway 111 in their honor and unveiled a memorial plaque at police headquarters. A sign dedicating Police Officer Jose 'Gil' Vega and Police Officer Lesley Zerebny Memorial Highway, which runs from Overture Drive to West San Rafael Drive, was unveiled in a ceremony at the Palm Springs Visitors Center, 2901 N. Palm Canyon Drive.

Man Suspected Of Fatally Stabbing Girlfriend's Father In Arleta, Police Say
A man was in custody after an argument led to a fatal stabbing in Arleta on Saturday night, Los Angeles police said Sunday. The suspect is believed to be the boyfriend of the victim's daughter, said Sgt. Greg Bruce of the Los Angeles Police Department's Mission Division. The names of the suspect and the victim were not immediately available, Bruce said.
Los Angeles Daily News

Police Looking For Second Car Involved In Deadly Street Racing Crash
Detectives want to speak with the driver of a 4-door dark colored sedan that was seen speeding away on security video moments before a silver BMW crashed and burst into flames on a Northridge street Friday night. On Saturday evening, family and friends came together to remember the two young couples that were killed inside the BMW upon impact.
FOX 11

Remains Unearthed Near Desert Hot Springs May Be Those Of L.A. Woman Missing Since 2009
Los Angeles police  homicide detectives were working with the FBI and the Riverside County Sheriff's Department on Friday to recover human remains located near Desert Hot Springs as part of the investigation of an L.A. woman's 2009 disappearance. Over the past few months, LAPD robbery-homicide detectives investigating the disappearance of a 23-year-old woman from the west San Fernando Valley developed clues that led to a property on Hot Springs Road, northeast of Palm Springs, said Officer Rosario Herrera.
Los Angeles Times

Police To Overhaul Downtown Surveillance Cameras
In 2005, a collection of Downtown business groups partnered with the Los Angeles Police Department to install a series of surveillance cameras across three neighborhoods. The goal was to monitor area streets in the effort to fight criminal activity. The program looked to be a success: A year after launching, a Central Division sergeant  told Los Angeles Downtown News  that the cameras had helped in the arrest of nearly 200 suspects.
Los Angeles Downtown News

Snatch-And-Grab Robbery Suspect Sought In West LA Jewelry Store Break-In
Authorities are searching for a suspect or suspects who broke into a West Los Angeles jewelry store, stole items out of a broken window and led police on a short chase. A call came in around 11:20 p.m. Sunday about reports of a person breaking into a jewelry store in the 2300 block of Westwood Boulevard.

Fearing Deportation, Many Domestic Violence Victims Are Steering Clear Of Police And Courts
The woman on the other end of the line said her husband had been beating her for years, even while she was pregnant. She was in danger and wanted help, but was in the country illegally — and was convinced she would be deported if she called authorities. Fearful her husband would gain custody of her children, she wanted nothing to do with the legal system.
Los Angeles Times

California's Gun-Related Homicide Rate Up
New state figures show the rate of people killed with guns in California went up last year, reversing years of decline that began in 2008. There were 1,368 gun-related homicides in 2016, up by about 200 from 2014, when such killings fell to a historic low, the California Department of Justice said. That's a 15 percent increase in the gun-related homicide rate, which adjusts for population changes.

Public Safety News

11 Dead As Wine Country Fires Burn At Least 1,500 Structures, Force Evacuations
A swarm of fires supercharged by powerful winds ripped through Napa, Sonoma and Mendocino counties Monday, killing at least 11 people, injuring dozens of others, destroying more than 1,500 homes and businesses, and turning prominent wineries to ash. Starting in the middle of the night, the fires hopscotched across neighborhoods, raced across fields and jumped freeways.
SF Gate

More Than 5,000 Homes Evacuated As O.C. Fire Grows To 6,000 Acres, Destroying 24 Structures
A wind-fed wildfire surged over the Anaheim Hills on Monday, burning several homes and forcing thousands to evacuate as fire crews struggled to battle the rapidly growing blaze. The fire broke out around 9:20 a.m. near the 91 Freeway and Gypsum Canyon Road, and quickly leaped the California 241 toll road. It raced up a ridge and hit tract homes at the top of a hill. Several caught fire and continued to burn even as firefighters sprayed the structures with water.
Los Angeles Times

Local Government News

LA Councilwoman's 100 Days In Office: Fire Prevention Push
Los Angeles City Councilwoman Monica Rodriguez will celebrate her first 100 days in office by bringing awareness to National Fire Prevention Month, according to her office. Rodriguez plans to join members of the Los Angeles Fire Department and the nonprofit MySafe:LA in knocking on the doors of Sylmar residents Saturday to provide free smoke detectors and to connect with them about city services available through MyLA311.


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