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Police Protective League
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rank and file LAPD officers

  Daily Local & Regional NewsWatch

Daily News Digest
from LA Police Protective League

January 9, 2018

Law Enforcement News

Off-Duty Los Angeles Sheriff's Detective Stabbed In Jack In The Box Parking Lot
A man was arrested Monday after he walked up to a Los Angeles County sheriff's detective outside a fast food restaurant, asked him if he was a law enforcement officer and then stabbed him in the chest, investigators said.

Suspect Apprehended In Killing Of Washington Deputy
Authorities in Washington state have arrested a man believed to have been involved in the fatal shooting of a sheriff's deputy. Pierce County deputy Daniel McCartney, a 34-year-old Navy veteran and married father to three young boys, was shot during a foot chase late Sunday as he responded to a home invasion near the small community of Frederickson, 15 miles (24 kilometers) southeast of Tacoma, said sheriff's spokesman Ed Troyer.
Associated Press

Footage Of Skid Row Killing Is Released
The controversial police shooting of Charly “Africa” Keunang on skid row was watched by millions around the world when a bystander posted video online. The union representing rank-and-file LAPD officers defended the officers' actions, saying they used “the appropriate level of force after attempting to de-escalate the encounter.” Keunang, the union said, became dangerous when he charged at police and grabbed the officer's gun. 
Los Angeles Times

Police Fatally Shoot Allegedly Armed Motorist Who Crashed Into Multiple Cars In South Los Angeles: LAPD
A male motorist who struck multiple vehicles before crashing into a light pole was fatally shot by police in the Florence neighborhood of South Los Angeles Monday night, LAPD said. The incident began shortly after 6 p.m., when officers in the area of Main Street and Florence Avenue observed a dark sedan driving erratically and began following the car, according to Los Angeles Police Department Detective Meghan Aguilar.

Man Found Dead On Van Nuys Street After Woman Runs Over What She Thought Was Pile Of Clothes
A 50-year-old man who was apparently laying in the road in Van Nuys was pronounced dead at the scene after a woman drove her car over him, police said today. The accident took place about 10:45 p.m. Monday, at 6800 Haskell Ave., according to a desk officer at the Los Angeles Police Department's Valley Traffic Division and Los Angeles Fire Department spokeswoman Margaret Stewart.
Los Angeles Daily News

NY Man Who Just Moved To LA Left Fighting For His Life After Miracle Mile Hit-And-Run
The family of a man left clinging to life after a hit-and-run in the Miracle Mile pleaded for help to find the driver and bring that person to justice. Emilio Heredia appeared to be laughing as he donned huge white sunglasses in a photo with friend Jose Acosta. Acosta relayed what little he knew about a hit-and-run that left his friend in bad shape at Burnside Avenue and Wilshire Boulevard in the early morning hours on Dec. 31.

Argument On Sun Valley Street, Man Robbed And Stabbed; Attacker At-Large
A man was robbed and stabbed during an argument with another man on the street in Sun Valley early Saturday morning and his attacker remains at large, according to a Los Angeles police sergeant. The attack took place at 12:20 a.m. near the intersection of San Fernando Road and Truesdale Street, LAPD Sgt. Nicholas Orozco said.

Uber Driver Assaulted Picking Up Passenger In Downtown LA
Uber driver Alex Bermudez is recovering from a blow to the face and a concussion after he said he was assaulted and robbed while picking up a passenger in Downtown L.A. While waiting in his white Prius he said another man, who he wasn't supposed to pick up, got into the front seat and attacked him.
FOX 11

Bullet Hits, Wounds Driver In Leg Passing Through South LA Intersection
A man was shot and wounded in the leg as he drove his car through an intersection where a shooting was taking place Saturday morning in South Los Angeles, a police sergeant said. The bullet passed through the car door and hit him in his leg. The wounded man was transported to a hospital for treatment. Rodgers said he was last reported in stable condition. No other victims were reported in the shooting, he said.

Marijuana Use Will Still Be Illegal At Coachella 2018, Despite Recreational Legalization In California
Since Jan. 1 anyone who is at least 21 years old has been able to freely possess and consume weed on private property in California, but you still can't legally do it on the Coachella festival grounds, according to the event's website. Similarly to how organizers of the sold-out extravaganza are able to place a ban on hula hoops, air horns, selfie sticks and other things that are perfectly legal, concert promoters Goldenvoice have decided to adopt an anti-marijuana policy.

Washington Has Reported 150 Denied Gun Buyers To Law Enforcement Since Adoption Of “Lie And Try” Law
In July, Washington became the first state to require law enforcement agencies to notify domestic abuse survivors if their abuser tries to buy a gun. The measure was part of a broader law meant to crack down on gun shoppers who obscure or omit their criminal history on a background check form, a practice known as “lie and try.”
The Trace

Public Safety News

List: LAFD Hands Out Sandbags Ahead Of SoCal Storm
As Southern Californa braced for the first major storm of 2018, with significant snow and rain expected, the Los Angeles Fire Department was handing out more than 200,000 sandbags to help residents prepare. After several fires scorched SoCal, leaving behind chance for debris and mudflow during the storm, the LA Fire Department was aiming to help residents protect their homes. 

Local Government News

City Sues Port Of LA Companies Over Truckers Pay And Benefits
City Attorney Mike Feuer announced Monday that his office is suing three Port of Los Angeles trucking companies over their practice of classifying truck drivers as independent contractors, in what he alleges is a scheme to bilk them out of fair pay and benefits while also shifting operating costs onto their shoulders.


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