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November 14, 2017

Law Enforcement News

Oregon K-9 Killed By Hit-And-Run Driver
Authorities in western Oregon say a police dog a few weeks away from retirement has been killed by a hit-and-run driver. The Eugene Police Department in a news release Saturday says the 8-year-old German shepherd named Blek died Friday evening while off duty with officer Rob Griesel in rural Lane County.
Associated Press

Pennsylvania Trooper Shot During Traffic Stop Upgraded To 'Stable' Condition
Pennsylvania State Police Cpl. Seth Kelly, who was shot several times during a gun battle along Route 33, had his medical condition upgraded Friday as he continues his “long road” to recovery, his troop commander said.
The Morning Call

Police Look For White Car After Man Is Shot Dead In Harvard Heights
Police are looking for a white car that sped away after a man was shot and killed in Harvard Heights, just south of Koreatown, early Monday morning, authorities said. Officers responded to a call of gunfire at 12:18 a.m. and arrived at the 1200 block of Manhattan Place to find a man about 40 years old on the sidewalk with multiple gunshot wounds, said Los Angeles Police Det. Ross Nemeroff.
Los Angeles Times

Palos Verdes High School Senior Accused In South LA Murder
Parents want a murder suspect to be kept from coming back to classes at Palos Verdes High School. Cameron Terrell, 18, and a senior at the school, was named Friday as a suspect in the Oct. 1 shooting death of 21-year-old Justin Holmes.

Woman Charged With Leading Wild LA Chase In Stolen U-Haul Truck, Crashing Into Police Car
A 35-year-old Hawthorne woman was charged Monday with leading police on a wild pursuit in a stolen U-Haul truck and slamming the vehicle into a patrol car. Shante Johnson faces arraignment Tuesday on two counts of assault on a peace officer and one count each of fleeing a pursuing peace officer's motor vehicle while driving recklessly and driving or taking a vehicle without consent — all felonies.

Couple Charged With Sexually Assaulting 16-Year-Old Student Of Private South L.A. School They Ran
A man and woman who once owned and operated a private school in South Los Angeles were charged with sexually assaulting a 16-year-old student back in 2000, the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office said Monday. The charges come after the pair — Joseph Horace Green, 52, and Chanell Nicola Warren, 43 — were on the run for 17 years before being arrested in October.

Los Angeles Man Found Guilty Of 1988 Pasadena Murder
A Los Angeles man was found guilty Monday of the murder of a jewelry salesman at a Pasadena gas station in 1988. Albert Ahmad Clark, 55, was found guilty of one count of first-degree murder with the allegation that he used a handgun in the commission of the crime, according to a statement from the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office.
Los Angeles Daily News

‘Somebody Knows Something:' Former CA Assemblyman Mike Gatto Pleads For Help In Search For Father's Killer
It's been almost four years to the day since the father of former California Assemblyman Mike Gatto was murdered in his own home. Joseph Gatto was shot to death in his Silver Lake home. And while the search for his killer continues, the Gatto family isn't giving up hope.

Unfair Impact? Bail For The Same Crime Can Be $1,000 For Some, $50,000 For Others
Arrested for being drunk in public? You could get to bail out of jail in Los Angeles County for $250, but get arrested for the same crime in Ventura County and it could cost you $2,500. In Orange County, a person arrested for misdemeanor prostitution could need $1,000 to get from behind bars, but in neighboring San Bernardino County the price tag is $50,000 under the posted bail schedule.
Los Angeles Daily News

Hundreds Attend Funeral Of Illinois Officer Killed During Traffic Stop
When it came time to line up their law enforcement vehicles for Officer Jaimie Cox's funeral procession, it took more than half an hour for all the cars to empty the church parking lot on Saturday. A ceremony and funeral procession was held for Cox, of the Rockford Police Department, after he died on-duty Nov. 5.
Chicago Tribune

FBI: Hate Crimes Jump 11.2 Percent In California
The number of hate crimes reported in California jumped more than 11 percent in 2016, the FBI said Monday. There were 60 more hate crimes last year than in 2015 in the Bay Area's nine counties — with the most reported in Alameda, San Francisco and Santa Clara counties. Statewide, the number of hate crimes increased from 837 in 2015 to 931 in 2016, an 11.2 percent rise, the FBI numbers showed.
SF Gate

Local Government News

Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti Discusses City's Homeless, Housing And Trash On Eyewitness Newsmakers
L.A. Mayor Eric Garcetti addressed viewers' top concerns on this week's edition of Eyewitness Newsmakers. Those concerns focused on issues surrounding the growing homeless population and how to increase affordable housing. Garcetti said if there were an earthquake that left 50,000 homeless, there would be a way to house them. The city is looking at creative ideas to get people off sidewalks and roadways. 


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