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January 3, 2018

Law Enforcement News

San Bernardino County Sheriff's Deputy Dies After Off-Duty Assault
A 36-year veteran of the San Bernardino Sheriff's Department died Tuesday evening after a violent attack following a minor off-duty crash on New Year's Eve, authorities said . Lawrence “Larry” Falce, 70, was hospitalized after he was attacked following a traffic accident about 11 a.m. Sunday near the intersection of Kendall Drive and University Parkway, according to a statement released by the San Bernardino County Sheriff's Employees' Benefit Assn., of which Falce was a member.
Los Angeles Times

Trooper Dies From 9/11-Related Illness
A New York State Trooper died from an illness stemming from his assignment at the World Trade Center on 9/11. WABC-TV reports that Trooper Michael J. Anson, 56, died from the disease on Tuesday. After the 9/11 terrorist attacks, Anson was one of the many first responders who aided in the search and recovery efforts.

Driver Charged In East Bay Crash That Killed Rookie CHP Officer
A 22-year-old man who killed a rookie California Highway Patrol officer on Christmas Eve after slamming his car into the back of the officer's parked patrol car was charged Tuesday with second-degree murder. Alameda County Dist. Atty. Nancy O'Malley identified Mohammed Ali of Hayward as the driver of the speeding Cadillac that drifted off Interstate 880 and crashed against Officer Andrew Camilleri's sport utility patrol vehicle.
Los Angeles Times

Recreational Marijuana Is Legal. But Smoking In Public And Driving Stoned Are Not, LAPD Warns
As Los Angeles moves toward allowing the sale of recreational marijuana, joining cities across the state in the newly legal enterprise, police here offered a stern word of caution. Yes, recreational pot will be legal to sell (and buy, and consume, and cultivate). But there are limits. And the Los Angeles Police Department will help enforce them. “Let me be clear,” Assistant Chief Michel Moore said Tuesday. “The use of marijuana needs to be done in a responsible manner that's consistent with the law.”
Los Angeles Times

Police Pursuit Of Reported Stolen Truck Ends In Standoff
Police were in pursuit of a reported stolen truck Tuesday in the South Los Angeles area. At one point, the suspect drove the black truck off-road near train tracks in the Bell neighborhood. He eventually bailed on foot and got into a standoff with authorities.
FOX 11

Family Of Missing Woman Last Seen Months Ago Grows More Concerned Each Day
The Florida family of a missing woman last seen months ago, is growing more concerned each day. KCAL9's Rachel Kim reported from LAPD headquarters in downtown LA with the latest on the search. “No contact at all. It's as if, it's as if she completely disappeared,” says Paul Altmann, father of the missing woman.

VIDEO: Alleged Koreatown Dog Thief Arrested By LAPD
A groomer mistakenly gives away a dog to a man, pretending to be a relative of the dogs owner. And the whole thing was caught on security video! Pebbles actually belongs to Laura Taylor, and has for the past 11 years.
FOX 11

LAPD's Main Worry About Legal Pot Is Stoned Drivers
With the advent of the legal recreational marijuana business, it's "a new day in law enforcement" in California, a senior LAPD official said Tuesday. He said officers will pay particular attention to drivers who are impaired by the drug and anyone supplying it to a minor.

Get A Pencil: California Marijuana-Tracking System Not Used
California's legal pot economy was supposed to operate under the umbrella of a vast computerized system to track marijuana from seed to storefronts, ensuring that plants are followed throughout the supply chain and don't drift into the black market. But recreational cannabis sales began this week without the computer system in use for pot businesses.
Associated Press

Gov. Jerry Brown Cut A Prison Sentence Despite Objections From Prosecutors
A San Diego man who was serving 70 years to life in prison had his sentence cut to eight years by Gov. Jerry Brown, who slashed the term over the objections of local prosecutors. The commutation by Brown was one of 19 the governor handed down Dec. 23, the latest in an annual exercise of the governor's clemency power.
Los Angeles Times

Lawmaker Proposes Panic Buttons For California Hotel Workers Amid Report
Of Widespread Sexual Harassment ? Alarmed by a survey indicating sexual harassment of hotel housekeepers is widespread, a California state lawmaker on Tuesday proposed requiring employers to provide “panic button” devices to their employees so they can summon help if abused by a guest. The bill to be introduced Wednesday by Assemblyman Al Muratsuchi (D-Torrance) would also require individual hotels to impose a three-year ban on guests who engage in harassment on the property.

Public Safety News

Valley Village Garages Catch Fire Near Site Of 2017 Suspected Arson Blaze
Fire damaged detached garages Monday outside an apartment building in the Valley Village area of the eastern San Fernando Valley, across the street from the scene of a carport fire that burned four vehicles at a condo complex in late 2017.
Los Angeles Daily News

President Trump OKs California Wildfire Disaster Declaration
President Donald Trump on Tuesday approved California's request for a presidential major disaster declaration in response to recent wildfires in the state, including those in Los Angeles, San Diego, Ventura and Santa Barbara counties. Gov. Jerry Brown sent Trump a letter last month requesting the declaration to aid in recovery efforts.

Local Government News

Recreational Marijuana: License Applications Now Accepted In Los Angeles
Wednesday marks the day dispensaries within Los Angeles city limits can start applying to sell recreational marijuana. Pot enthusiasts have already started packing stores in other cities when they started selling earlier this week. Tuesday, the first licensed dispensaries within Los Angeles County opened up shop in West Hollywood .

L.A. Could Exempt Many Nonprofits From Revealing Lobbying
When Los Angeles lawmakers have weighed hotly contested issues such as whether to hike the minimum wage or how to regulate street vendors, nonprofits have frequently piped up in the debates ringing through City Hall. Now L.A. could exempt many of those groups from revealing whom they lobby in local government and how much they spend to do so.
Los Angeles Times


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