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Police Protective League
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  Daily Local & Regional NewsWatch

Daily News Digest
from LA Police Protective League

November 13, 2017

Law Enforcement News

Man Accused Of Murdering NYPD Officer Found Guilty
A jury convicted a Queens man Thursday of first-degree murder in the fatal shooting of Brian Moore, an NYPD officer from Long Island. The Queens district attorney's office said the jury deliberated for two hours over two days before convicting Demetrius Blackwell in the death of Moore, 25, of Plainedge, who died two days after he was shot in the head on May 2, 2015.

Report Of Plot Against Police Nets Gun, Drug Arrests
Police in New Jersey say an investigation of a reported plot to kill a police officer resulted in the arrests of three people on firearm and drug charges. Asbury Park police say the probe began after a report that a local gang member had told several people that "he was plotting to kill an Asbury Park police officer."
Associated Press

Man Killed In Mid-City Shooting; Police Search For Gunman
Police are on the hunt for a shooter after a man was gunned down in Mid-City early Monday. Los Angeles police responded to a call of shots fired in the 1200 block of Manhattan Place at about 12:15 a.m. When officers arrived, they discovered a man with several gunshot wounds to the chest.

Man Found Shot To Death In SUV Outside South LA Dialysis Center
An investigation is underway after a man was found shot to death in an SUV outside a dialysis center in South Los Angeles on Friday. Police responded to a call about shots fired around 3:30 a.m. near Maple Avenue and Washington Boulevard south of downtown Los Angeles.

Pedestrian Mowed Down By Hit-And-Run Driver In South LA
A pedestrian, walking in the crosswalk and with the green light, was struck and killed by a hit-and-run motorist in South Los Angeles, a police watch commander said Sunday. The crash was a little after 9 p.m. Saturday, in the area of 43rd Street and Vermont Avenue, according to a watch commander at the LAPD s South Traffic Division.

Search For Hit-And-Run Driver Who Killed Father-Of-3 During Daughter's Baptism Celebration
Police are looking for a hit-and-run driver who killed a father-of-three celebrating his one-year-old daughter's baptism Saturday night. Alex Fernandez was struck corner of 43rd St. and Vermont Ave. around 9 p.m. Witnesses say the car was driving at least 70 miles-per-hour when it ran the red light, striking Fernandez, who died at a local hospital. 

LAPD SWAT Responds To Armed Man Barricaded In South LA Home
A man who barricaded himself today inside a home in South Los Angeles over a possible domestic issue was taken into custody after police fired tear gas into the residence. Officers were dispatched at 8:42 a.m. in response to an "assault with a deadly weapon suspect'' call to the area of 70th and Cimarron streets, according to the Los Angeles Police Department.
FOX 11

Man Arrested After Crash That Killed 11-Year-Old Girl
A 21-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of vehicular manslaughter Saturday after he crashed his vehicle in front of a taco stand in Boyle Heights on Friday, killing an 11-year-old girl and injuring others, according to Los Angeles police. The suspect was later identified as Jose Luis Perez, said Officer Drake Madison of the LAPD's Media Relations Section.

Man And Woman, Believed To Be In The Same Gang, Arrested Separately For Crimes In Van Nuys
A man and a woman, believed to be in the same gang, were arrested separately Thursday night in connection with various crimes including a gun, drugs and driving a stolen truck in Van Nuys, authorities said. The offenses unfolded around 7:25 p.m. at Sherman Way and Allott Avenue when the Los Angeles Police Department's Metropolitan Division worked extra patrol for violent crimes, said LAPD Lt. Gregory Hoyte.
Los Angeles Daily News

LAPD Drops Investigation Of Corey Feldman's Sex Abuse Allegations, Will Not Seek Charges
The  Los Angeles Police Department  has ended its investigation into actor Corey Feldman's allegations of sexual abuse and will not seek charges. A statement issued by the LAPD on Thursday said the occurrence Feldman reported was too old to be prosecuted.

Operation Targeting Mexican Mafia, Drug Cartels Nets 47 Arrests, 200 Pounds Of Drugs In Southern California
A joint operation targeting high-ranking members of the Mexican mafia and the Mexican drug cartel yielded 47 arrests and the seizure of 36 firearms and 200 pounds of drugs Thursday, Nov. 9, throughout Southern California. The seizures included assault rifles, 120 pounds of marijuana, 60 pounds of cocaine and 12 pounds of methamphetamine $35,000 of alleged criminal proceeds in Riverside, San Bernardino, Los Angeles and Orange counties, California Attorney General Xavier Becerra said in a statement.
Los Angeles Daily News

LASD Launches New Partnership To Crack Down On Online Sex Trade
The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department launched a new partnership to crack down on those soliciting sex online. Tom Perez runs a group called EPIK, which stands for Every Man Protecting Innocent Kids. His group of volunteers across a dozen U.S. cities helps law enforcement fish out customers involved in the sex trade business.

Studies Show 'Proactive Policing' Works, But Social Cost Less Clear
Any American who pays attention to law enforcement has heard of the strategies: "Broken Windows," "Stop and Frisk," "Zero Tolerance." These are all variations on what's broadly known as "proactive policing": efforts to seek out and prevent the causes of crime before it happens, as opposed to a more reactive policy of just sending police when called.

California Senate Changes Process For Sex Harassment Claims
The California Senate announced Sunday it will hire an outside legal team to investigate all complaints of sexual misconduct and recommend discipline following new allegations against Democratic Sen. Tony Mendoza. The Senate has long handled harassment complaints internally by human resources employees that report to a committee of five lawmakers and has not made details of complaints or discipline public. 
The Union Democrat

Public Safety News

PG&E Says Private Power Line Might Have Sparked Deadly Wine Country Fire
The deadliest of last m onth's wildfires in California's wine country may have been started by electrical equipment not owned or installed by Pacific Gas and Electric Co., the utility said in a court filing. PG&E said in a legal filing Thursday that a preliminary investigation suggests that a private power line may have started the blaze that killed 21 people and destroyed more than 4,400 homes in Sonoma County.
Los Angeles Times

Local Government News

Veterans, Active Duty Military Honor Fellow Service Members For Veterans Day
Veterans and active military personnel attended a wreath-laying ceremony at the Los Angeles National Cemetery to honor those who died defending our country. It was one of many events current and former military members took part in for Veterans Day.

Beset By Utility Problems, Metro's Downtown Subway Project Will Open A Year Late
A complicated subway project designed to seamlessly connect three rail lines in downtown Los Angeles will open a year later than expected, despite efforts to make up for time lost during construction, L.A. County Metropolitan Transportation Authority officials said Tuesday.
Los Angeles Times


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