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Police Protective League
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  Daily Local & Regional NewsWatch

Daily News Digest
from LA Police Protective League

January 5, 2018

Law Enforcement News

Michigan Deputy In Critical Condition After Being Struck By Car
Authorities say a suburban Detroit sheriff's deputy has been critically injured after being struck by a car while policing a crash. Oakland County Sheriff's Office spokesman Mike McCabe identified the officer injured Thursday morning as 50-year-old David Hack, a 17-year veteran who's a school liaison officer at Rochester Adams High School in Rochester Hills.
Associated Press

New York Officer Seriously Injured After Being Struck By Intoxicated Motorist
A Nassau County police officer on New Year's Eve DWI patrol suffered serious head injuries early Monday after an intoxicated motorist hit his unmarked patrol car head-on, authorities said. Acting Nassau Police Commissioner Patrick Ryder said Officer Willard Gomes was in serious but stable condition at a hospital.

Retired L.A. County Deputy Wounded In Shooting At His Redondo Beach Home
There was a knock at the door around midnight. Then bullets shot straight into the apartment. Police said a retired Los Angeles County sheriff's deputy was shot in the wrist and abdomen at his Redondo Beach apartment just before 12:30 a.m. Thursday morning as he peered out his window.
Los Angeles Times

‘I'm Just Glad I'm Alive And Still Here': Officer Recounts Ambush Attack While Recovering In Hospital
LAPD Officer Joy Park is in the hospital recovering from injuries she sustained after being ambushed and shot while on the job in the Westlake District nearly one week ago. “Officers on patrol, they never know what's coming to them,” the 35-year-old officer said to CBS2's Rachel Kim while recounting the shooting. “I felt tremendous pain in my thigh. I immediately realized I got shot.”

Auto Theft Suspect Surrenders After Chase From Sun Valley To Burbank
A man wanted in connection with a grand theft auto led police in a pursuit from Sun Valley to Burbank before surrendering Thursday morning, authorities said. The pursuit began Thursday morning at the 11000 block of Penrose Street, said Los Angeles Police Department Officer Rosario Herrera. The suspect later arrested in the city of Burbank.
Los Angeles Daily News

Police Question Woman After Baby Found Unattended In Unlocked Car In DTLA
Police are questioning a woman after an infant was found alone in an unlocked car in downtown Los Angeles Thursday. Officers responded to the 200 block of Figueroa Street at Bunker Hill Towers after a call reporting the child inside the unsecured vehicle. According to the LAPD, the baby is just a few months old and was transported to a local hospital.

Accused Drunken Driver Held By Witnesses In New Year's Hollywood Crash To Face Charges
A Los Angeles man accused of driving drunk and causing a New Year's morning crash in Hollywood that injured an Uber driver and four passengers is due back in court later this month to face DUI and other charges. Michael Steward Forno, 37, was charged and pleaded not guilty Wednesday to a series of criminal counts.

California Says It Will Defend Legal Cannabis Despite Sessions' Threat Of Crackdown
California signaled its intent Thursday to defend the state's voter-approved law legalizing recreational marijuana, hours after U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions issued a memo clearing the way for a federal crackdown on weed. Two state leaders – Attorney General Xavier Becerra and Bureau of Cannabis Control Chief Executive Lori Ajax – issued statements saying they'll defend Proposition 64, the 2016 initiative that led to the opening of the state's first retail cannabis stores this week.
Sacramento Bee

California Bills Aim To Tackle Opioid Addiction By Curbing Excessive Prescriptions
Looking to combat the opioid abuse epidemic, a Silicon Valley legislator has introduced a slate of bills meant to clamp down on access to highly addictive prescription drugs. Assemblyman Evan Low (D-Campbell) authored three measures meant to provide a better understanding of patients' access to these medications, building on an existing state database tracking prescriptions in California.
Los Angeles Times

Initiative To End Early Parole For More Criminals Cleared For Signature-Gathering
Backers of an initiative to reduce the number of violent felons released early from prison have received authorization to begin gathering signatures, Secretary of State Alex Padilla announced Thursday. What author Nina Salarno Besselman has dubbed “The Reducing Crime and Keeping California Safe Act of 2018” would expand the list of crimes considered violent, making those convicted of them ineligible for early release.

Public Safety News

Surge In Flu Cases Keeping SoCal Hospitals Busy Southern California emergency rooms are seeing a surge in influenza cases, leading to long waiting times before flu season has even hit its peak. At Riverside Community Hospital, for example, the number of people checking in to the ER with flu-like symptoms jumped by 50 percent in the past week. Health officials are saying the flu outbreak is the worst they've seen in 15 years.

Local Government News

Los Angeles City Staff Says Its Working On Long Wait Times For 311 Service
Are you having issues with graffiti, or abandoned property on the streets of Los Angeles? City staff are prompting residents to call 311 to answer your questions. But some people said it takes too long to get through. 

LA's ‘Bigger Than Disneyland' NFL Complex Begins To Rise
The Los Angeles Rams and Chargers have shown off their future new home rising from a very deep hole in suburban Inglewood. The teams on Wednesday gave news media a hard-hat tour of the stadium construction site about 10 miles (16 kilometers) southwest of downtown Los Angeles and not far from the eastern approach to Los Angeles International Airport's two northern runways.


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