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December 4, 2017

Law Enforcement News

Suspect In Texas Trooper Killing Was Given Plea Deal In 2015 Attack On Another LEO
The suspect in th e fatal shooting of a Texas state trooper during a traffic stop on Thanksgiving Day had previously beaten a deputy and tried to take his gun, but had the charges dismissed or reduced to a misdemeanor in a plea deal. Police camera footage obtained by WFAA-TV from the 2015 incident in Smith County, about 95 miles east of Dallas, shows Dabrett Black b eating a sheriff's deputy.
Associated Press

Video: Baltimore Officer Shot In The Hand During Struggle
Body cam footage captured an officer getting shot in the hand during a struggle with an armed suspect. The Baltimore Sun reports that the 30-year-old officer approached Allen Hosea Johnson Jr., 35, on Wednesday and asked him to show his hands after he suspected Johnson was armed. Johnson refused to comply and a struggle ensued.

You Can Now Text An Emergency Message To 911 In Los Angeles County
People across Los Angeles County now have the ability to send a text message to 911 in an emergency, authorities announced Friday. The new system, called Text-to-911, is meant to allow people who are hard of hearing, speech-impaired or unable to talk safely on the phone to connect with emergency services.
Los Angeles Times

For LAPD Officers, Class Is In Session. Today's Topic: Trust
USC has partnered with the Los Angeles Police Department in a pilot project that aims to curb violence on city streets while building trust with the community's most vulnerable segments. About 40 officers are taking part in the “groundbreaking” Law Enforcement Advanced Development (LEAD) program. Officers in the program collaborate with experts to help them more deftly tackle some of their most pressing issues, including homelessness, mental illness and addiction. More training can certainly help officers respond to residents in mental health crisis, said Dustin DeRollo, a spokesman for the Los Angeles Police Protective League.
Los Angeles Daily News

Man Shot, Wounded While Walking In North Hollywood
Los Angeles police were seeking clues after a young man was shot and wounded while walking in a commercial neighborhood of North Hollywood early Sunday, Dec. 3, authorities said. The man was walking in the area of Sherman Way and Ethel Avenue at about 12:40 a.m when he heard several gunshots — and realized he had been shot, LAPD Officer Rosario Herrera said.
Los Angeles Daily News

Man Stabbed Wife Prior To Fiery Crash: Authorities
A man involved in a fiery crash in Lake Balboa Saturday was suspected of stabbing his wife in the throat in the Adams-Normandie area of Los Angeles just over an hour earlier, authorities said. The crash was reported about 6 p.m. at Victory Boulevard and Odessa Avenue, according to Los Angeles police Sgt. David Delgado.

Ex-Minister Of Panorama City Church Is Accused Of Sexually Assaulting 4 Young Victims
A former youth minister of a Panorama City church has been arrested for allegedly sexually assaulting his three stepchildren and a 10-year-old who is a family friend, authorities said Friday. Pablo Cesar Cartagena was taken into custody Thursday at his home, according to a statement from the Los Angeles Police Department.

Suspect In String Of Armed Robberies Captured In North Hollywood
A 37-year-old Georgia man wanted in an armed robbery spree at mostly 7-Eleven stores in Burbank and North Hollywood was arrested Thursday. According to Burbank police, suspect Michael Clouse was spotted Thursday outside a hotel in the 11200 block of Vanowen Street in North Hollywood by Los Angeles police.

Police Identify Penny Pincher Bandit As Man In North Hollywood Shooting
Los Angeles Police have identified a man they shot and killed in North Hollywood on Thursday as the "Penny Pincher Bandit." Undercover officers were on a stakeout investigating a series of robberies in the San Fernando Valley and Burbank when they encountered 37-year old Juan Andres Barillas.

Teen, 19, Fatally Shot In Westlake District Identified
Authorities Friday identified a young man who was fatally shot in the Westlake District. The shooting occurred about 6:45 p.m. Thursday in the area of Witmer and Third streets, according to Officer Sal Ramirez of the Los Angeles Police Department. Giovanni Cisneros, 19, of Los Angeles died at the scene, the coroner's office reported.

Los Angeles, New York City, London Chase Growing Number Of Sex Cases
Police in London, Los Angeles and New York are working to untangle an ever-growing mass of sexual assault and harassment complaints against powerful men, creating challenges even for big cities used to handling celebrities. Los Angeles police say they have 27 open investigations into entertainment figures, including actor Ed Westwick and agent Tyler Grasham, in addition to Weinstein.

Man Sentenced In Skid Row Killing Of Transgender Partner
The man found guilty of his transgender partner's shooting death on Skid Row has been sentenced to 50 years in prison for his crime. Daniel Molayem was found guilty of first-degree murder in November for shooting his partner of 15 years Kourtney Yochum, 32. Yochum's friend Megan Lacy Wren addressed Molayem in court, telling him, “When the coroner called me to verify she had been killed, I already knew you were the one who did it as she would express her fear of you killing her,” City News reported.

Local Government News

Homeless Winter Shelter Program Opens In Los Angeles County
The annual winter shelter program for homeless people in Los Angeles County is underway. Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority says shelters opened Friday and will operate until the end of next February, with some locations possibly remaining open until the end of March.

Winnetka Residents Slam Plans For A Pocket Park Near LA River
Carolyn Moran has lived in her house on Haynes Street in Winnetka since the 1970s. Some days she sees condoms and empty food containers along with toilet paper and human waste near an abandoned lot at 19941 W. Haynes St. “I see children smoking weed and people having sex,” she said.
Los Angeles Daily News


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