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from LA Police Protective League

December 6, 2017

Law Enforcement News

Wounded Missouri Officer In Stable Condition After Being Shot In Head
Authorities say a suburban St. Louis police officer who was shot in the head by a handcuffed burglary suspect has survived surgery and is in stable condition. Officer Ryan O'Connor was rushed to St. Anthony's Medical Center in St. Louis County on Tuesday after being shot by 29-year-old Chad Klahs.
Associated Press

Prison Escapee Tried To Run Over Mississippi Deputy, Sheriff Says
Deputies arrested a man who escaped from prison and tried to run over a George County sheriff's deputy, Harrison County Sheriff Troy Peterson said Monday night. But Wade Willard Jr.'s arrest was not an easy one, Peterson said. Willard, 32, led deputies on a chase Monday after an attempted traffic stop on Canal Road, Peterson said.
The Sun Herald

Video: Bicyclist Fires At Florida Officer Police are looking for a man who shot at an officer Monday night
The incident happened at 10:37 p.m. when Officer Travonte Kitchen, 25, stopped a man on a bicycle going north on U.S. Highway 441 because he did not have lights on his bike.
Daily Commercial, Leesburg, Fla.

LAPD Seeks 2 Women Who Robbed 84-Year-Old Man In Rampart Area
Police on Tuesday were seeking two women who robbed an 84-year-old man inside a business in the Rampart area of Los Angeles. The robbery happened on Nov. 22 at 7:40 p.m. at a store in the 600 block of Alvarado Street, according to the Los Angeles Police Department.

Ex-Con Sex Offender's Kiddie Porn Pix: North Hills Guilty Plea Expected
A convicted sex offender from North Hills who was spotted photographing children at a Granada Hills strip mall is expected to plead guilty Wednesday to a federal child pornography possession charge. The case began in October 2014 when Johnson, a construction worker, was spotted taking photos of children attending an elementary school fund- raiser at a restaurant in a Granada Hills strip mall.

L.A. Business Owner, Four Others Plead Guilty In Scheme To Underpay Wages In Orange County
The owner of a Los Angeles-based firm, and four of his workers, pleaded guilty to their roles in a scheme to underpay wages for public works projects in Orange County, a prosecutor said Tuesday. The owner of Mackone Development, Scott Sung Yang, 46, of Los Angeles, pleaded guilty Monday to felony charges of underpaying wages on a public works project and filing false documentation, said Orange County Deputy District Attorney Donde McCament.
Los Angeles Daily News

Lawmakers Say California's Proposed Marijuana Rules Will Hurt Small Family Farms
Two legislators called Tuesday for changes to regulations for growing marijuana in California to better protect small family farmers from being driven out of business by big corpora te cultivators. Initial proposals to cap licensed marijuana farms at one to four acres were discarded by the state Department of Food and Agriculture, which has since proposed new rules without any cap, according to a letter of complaint to the agency by State Sen.
Los Angeles Times

House GOP's Gun Bill Vote Could Fracture Bipartisan Coalition On Background Checks
Rare bipartisan consensus around legislation to improve the national background check system for gun purchases is in jeopardy after House Republicans linked the measure to a bill allowing gun owners to carry concealed weapons across state lines. The House is expected to vote and pass the combination bill Wednesday over the objections of House Democrats, who accused Republicans of “trickery” and “sabotage” in tying the background checks bill to a concealed-carry measure the National Rifle Association called its “highest legislative priority.”
The Washington Post

Public Safety News

State Of Emergency Declared For Los Angeles County As Creek, Rye Fires Continue To Burn
Gov. Jerry Brown declared a state of emergency for Los Angeles County Tuesday evening as a result of the Creek and Rye fires. By the time Brown had issued his declaration at about 6 p.m., the Creek fire in northwest Los Angeles had burned 11,000 acres with zero containment the Rye fire in Santa Clarita had engulfed 5,000 acres and was 5 percent contained.
Los Angeles Daily News

Smoke From Fires Causing Poor Air Quality In San Fernando Valley, Coastal LA County
A smoke advisory was issued Tuesday due to the brush fires burning in Southern California, which has caused poor air quality for many areas. The advisory affects areas throughout Los Angeles County, especially in the San Fernando Valley, Lake View Terrace, Sylmar and surrounding areas as well as coastal areas such as Malibu and Santa Monica, officials said.
FOX 11

Local Government News

L.A. County Moves To Seize Long-Empty South L.A. Parcel
Los Angeles County leaders moved Tuesday to seize a large tract of land in South Los Angeles that has long sat vacant, defying protests from a company that had trumpeted plans to build restaurants, shops a nd a grocery store there.
Los Angeles Times

LA Investigating Chemical Spill That Smelled Like Gas
The Los Angeles City Council directed various agencies Tuesday to investigate a chemical spill in the Rancho Park area that caused a strong gas-like odor to blanket a large swath of the Westside last week, with two councilmen voicing heavy criticism of Southern California Gas Co.'s handling of post-spill communications.


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