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  Daily Local & Regional NewsWatch

Daily News Digest
from LA Police Protective League

January 12, 2018

Law Enforcement News

Police: Suspect On The Run After Shooting, Wounding Tennessee Officer
A man known to police as a member of the Aryan Nations white supremacist gang is on the run after shooting a Knoxville Police Department officer with a shotgun on Thursday night, KPD Chief David Rausch said. Officer Jay Williams, a 14-year KPD veteran, was shot once, in the shoulder. He was taken in a police vehicle to the University of Tennessee Medical Center, where Rausch said he was in stable condition and "great spirits."
Knoxville News-Sentinel, Tenn.

LAPD Motorcycle Officer Sustains Minor Injuries In Van Nuys Crash
A Los Angeles Police Department motorcycle officer sustained minor injuries in a solo crash Thursday near the southbound 405 Freeway at Sherman Way in Van Nuys, authorities said. LAPD Officer Drake Madison said the officer suffered minor bumps and bruises with a complaint of pain to his leg after apparently striking something in the road that caused him to lose control.
Los Angeles Daily News

Teen Girl Killed, Woman Wounded In Car Shooting Near Watts
A teenage girl was killed and a woman was wounded when they were shot in a car in Walnut Park Thursday night, authorities said. The incident was reported just after 9 p.m. Police officers observed a Mercedes speeding away from the scene of a reported shooting near Century Boulevard and Central Avenue.

Police Investigate Homicide In Sylmar Police on Thursday were investigating a homicide in Sylmar.
A man believed to be in his 20s was shot to death outside his front porch Thursday in Sylmar. The incident was reported at 9 p.m. in the 13600 block of Simshaw Avenue. At the scene, the man was found dead suffering from a gunshot wound.

Homeless Man Killed In Valley Glen Stabbing Attack, Suspect Held On $2 Million Bail
A 52-year-old Rialto man was arrested Thursday for allegedly fatally stabbing a homeless man in the Valley Glen area. Officers responded Wednesday morning to a report of someone being cut and down near the 6000 block of Laurel Canyon Boulevard, near the Hollywood (170) Freeway, according to the Los Angeles Police Department.

Grieving Family Begs For Help Finding Arlington Heights Grandfather's Killer
In Arlington Heights, a shooting victim's daughter is appealing for help. A $50,000 reward is being offered for information that leads to the person who killed Lucio Garcia in front of his home July 20 of 2017. Police say Garcia was parking his car in front of his house about 12:30 a.m. when the suspect walked up and started shooting.

Police Shoot Man In South L.A. After Responding To Reports Of Man With
A Knife Los Angeles police shot a man after responding to reports of a man with a knife in South Los Angeles on Thursday, officials confirmed. The shooting took place near the intersection of 40th Place and Menlo Avenue, between Hoover Street and Vermont Avenue, in the Vermont Square neighborhood, according to Sal Ramirez, a public information officer with the Los Angeles Police Department.

Woman Looking For A Parking Space Gets Shot In The Leg In Panorama City
A woman driving her car and looking for a parking place on Thursday in Panorama City was shot in the leg through the driver's side door, authorities said. The crime occurred at 2:35 a.m. as the woman drove her car on Cedros Avenue near Roscoe Boulevard, said Los Angeles Police Department Sgt. Greg Bruce of the department's Mission Division.
Los Angeles Daily News

Man Says He Was Brutally Beaten By Player's Family At Rams Game
Thirteen-year-old Yasmine Romero is traumatized by the violence that left her father bloodied and bruised after the Rams playoff game. "I felt three big men hitting me. Hit me in the head back of the neck and in my face," said Henry Romero. The brutal beating left Romero with a fractured eye socket, stitches in his forehead and deep disappointment with his treasured team.

South LA ‘Swatting' Suspect Booked Into Kansas Jail, Faces Manslaughter Charge
A South Los Angeles resident accused of making a 911 call to Kansas as a “swatting” prank that led to the police shooting death of a man in Wichita was booked into jail Thursday in Sedgwick County, Kansas. Tyler Barriss was arrested in South Los Angeles around 3:15 p.m. Dec. 29 on an arrest warrant issued by authorities in Sedgwick County.

California Lawmakers Ponder If Legal Standard For Sexual Harassment Cases Is Too High
Is it too difficult for victims of sexual harassment to make their case in court? California legislators wrestled with that question Thursday at a hearing examining the legal threshold for harassment cases under state and federal law. Prompted by the high rate of sexual harassment cases dismissed by judges, lawmakers focused on the standard that victims must prove harassment was “severe or pervasive” in cases alleging a hostile workplace.
Los Angeles Times

Campaign Pushes For California Ballot Initiative To Stop Early Release Of Some Inmates
A group of activists launched a campaign called "Keeping California Safe" Thursday to gather signatures for a statewide ballot initiative that would reverse some elements of Proposition 47 by stopping the early release of some prisoners convicted of violent crimes such as raping an unconscious person and child trafficking.

Public Safety News

Up To 43 People Still Missing In Montecito; Dead Include Four Children
Rescue crews continued to search Thursday for survivors amid the mud and wreckage of Montecito's massive debris field, but acknowledged that the window to save lives is rapidly closing. Up to 43 people remain unaccounted for following Tuesday's massive mudflow, though officials said that number is highly fluid.
Los Angeles Times

Report: Firefighter Who Died In Thomas Fire Became Trapped By Flames
Fire officials say a state firefighter who died battling the largest wildfire recorded in California's modern history was putting out a spot fire when he found himself trapped by the flames. A preliminary report by the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection found 32-year-old Cory Iverson died battling the Thomas Fire last month in Ventura County after becoming trapped in a dead-end gulch.

Local Government News

LA's New Family Justice Center To Be ‘A Place Of Refuge,' For Those Fleeing Domestic Violence, Abuse
In one of the busiest hospitals in the nation, a refuge now resides. Officials declared that the Family Justice Center, inside the LAC+USC Medical Center in Boyle Heights, will be a place where Los Angeles County residents can escape domestic violence, finding all the pieces to put their lives back together.
Los Angeles Daily News


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