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October 12, 2017

Law Enforcement News

Argument Leads To Victim Being Fatally Shot In Back In South L.A. Neighborhood
An argument in the Crenshaw neighborhood of South Los Angeles led to a fatal shooting early Thursday morning. Police received a call reporting a victim had been shot several times in the back near the intersection of Chesapeake Avenue and Rodeo Road about 3:45 a.m., Los Angeles Police Department Officer Guerrero said.

LAPD Unveils Pink Police Cruiser in Support of Breast Cancer Awareness Month
You've never seen a Los Angeles Police Department vehicle like this before. The department unveiled a pink police cruiser Wednesday in support of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. West Coast Customs helped customize the Ford Explorer police vehicle with pink wrapping and other pink accents. The front of the vehicle also features a pink ribbon.

LAPD Continues To Search For Answers In La Crescenta Mother's Cold-Case Death
Despite a $50,000 reward that has been available since early August, the Los Angeles Police Department continues its investigation in the case of a La Crescenta mother found dead nearly two years ago. Homicide detectives from the LAPD's Foothill Division are investigating the case as a possible homicide, said LAPD Officer Rosario Herrera on Wednesday.
Los Angeles Daily News

Harvey Weinstein Reportedly Involved In Family Dispute, Leading To LAPD Response
Los Angeles police acknowledged they responded to a family dispute on Wednesday but declined to give details, despite TMZ reporting film producer Harvey Weinstein and his daughter were involved. Los Angeles Police Department Officer Tony Im confirmed his department was called at 10:47 a.m. to the 500 block of N. Kilkea Drive in Los Angeles for a family dispute.
Los Angeles Daily News

Security Costs End Wildly Popular Haunted House In Sherman Oaks
A wildly popular Halloween tradition will go to an early grave in the San Fernando Valley. Boney Island in Sherman Oaks, a free Halloween haunted house festival in Sherman Oaks, has delighted thousands over 20 years in Sherman Oaks. An estimated 50,000 people came to Boney Island, said Rick Polizzi, who put on the elaborate display each year. The cause of death? The weight of the world. In the wake of terrorist attacks involving trucks being driven into crowds and the Las Vegas shootings, the LAPD had told Polizzi he would need to add more security to Boney Island – at least 11 off-duty police officers and an installment of concrete barriers.

State Supreme Court To Decide If L.A. County Sheriff Can Give Names Of Problem Deputies To Prosecutors
The debate over a secret list of 300 Los Angeles County sheriff's deputies with histories of dishonesty or similar misconduct is now before the  California Supreme Court . In  an order filed Wednesday , the court said it would consider an appeal made by Sheriff  Jim McDonnell  in his attempt to reveal to prosecutors the names of deputies whose past wrongdoing could call into question their credibility as witnesses in criminal proceedings.
Los Angeles Times

California Youths Serving Life Will Get Possibility Of Parole
As part of his quest to change California's justice system, Gov. Jerry Brown has signed legislation outlawing the state from sentencing juveniles to life without the possibility of parole. The bill, by Democratic Sens. Ricardo Lara and Holly Mitchell, ensures minors convicted of an offense and serving a life sentence without parole become eligible for release under a youth-parole hearing after their 25th year of incarceration.
Sacramento Bee

Gov. Brown Gives Judges Discretion Over When To Lengthen Prison Sentences In Gun Crimes
Gov. Jerry Brown on Wednesday signed a bill that allows judges to decide against imposing prison sentencing enhancements of 10 or more years in cases where firearms are used in committing a felony. State Sen. Steven Bradford (D-Gardena) introduced the  measure,  saying public safety is not served by the current mandate for enhancements, which come in the form of an additional sentence of 10 years, 20 years or life in prison.
Los Angeles Times

Recording Crimes On Video In California Could Increase Sentences With Jordan's Law
People who conspire to commit violent crimes could face tougher penalties if they also record video of the crimes, according to a new law signed by Gov. Jerry Brown on Wednesday. It's called "Jordan's Law" after 14-year-old Jordan Peisner, who was attacked outside of a West Hills restaurant last year. A video of the attack was posted on social media. Another teen allegedly had agreed to record the attack and post it but was never charged.

Public Safety News

Winds Expected To Drive Next Wave Of Deadly California Fires
Gusting winds and dry air forecast for Thursday could drive the next wave of devastating wildfires that are already well on their way to becoming the deadliest and most destructive in California history. Winds up to 45 mph (72 kph) were expected to pummel areas north of San Francisco where at least 23 people have died and at least 3,500 homes and businesses have been destroyed.
Associated Press

Canyon Fire 2: On Day 3, Containment Increases And Some Schools Scheduled To Reopen
Containment of the 8,000-acre Canyon Fire 2, which has destroyed 13 homes and two other structures in the Anaheim area, increased to 45 percent contained Wednesday -- with full containment expected Saturday -- and some schools were scheduled to reopen. Most evacuation orders prompted by the fast-moving blaze, which also damaged 21 homes,  were lifted around 5 p.m. Tuesday , with much of the blaze doused on the west side of the 241 toll road, allowing crews to focus their efforts on the eastern flank.
FOX 11

Local Government News

LA Looks To Crack Down On Party Houses
“Party houses” may be subjected to escalating fines and penalties after a Los Angeles City Council committee Wednesday approved an ordinance to crack down on the problematic residences. The Public Safety Committee approved a draft ordinance that has been pushed by Councilman David Ryu, whose 4th Council District includes the Hollywood Hills.

LA's Human Trafficking Victims Could Soon Get Housing Built for Them
Victims of human trafficking in Los Angeles could soon have housing built for them after a City Council committee approved of the plan Wednesday. The idea for the housing came from Councilwoman Nury Martinez, who instructed the city's Housing and Community Investment Department during the city's budget sessions earlier this year to develop housing for human trafficking victims.


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