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January 18, 2018

Law Enforcement News

South Carolina Detective Shot During Domestic Violence Call Dies
A South Carolina sheriff says one of the four law enforcement officers shot while trying to find and arrest a domestic violence suspect has died. York County Sheriff Kevin Tolson announced on the office's Facebook page that Detective Mike Doty died Wednesday.
Associated Press

California Officer Suffers Major Injuries After Being Struck By Fleeing Vehicle
A Modesto police officer suffered major injuries when struck on Yosemite Boulevard by a vehicle fleeing the California Highway Patrol early Tuesday. The incident began when the CHP spotted the suspect going the wrong way on Highway 99. Juan Arroyo, an officer for five years, remained hospitalized in serious but stable condition Tuesday afternoon, Modesto Police Department spokeswoman Heather Graves said.
The Modesto Bee

Man Who Killed Officers In 2014: 'I Wish I Had Killed More'
A defense attorney admitted Tuesday that his client killed two Northern California sheriff's deputies in a daylong rampage, fighting to spare him from the death penalty despite his profane outbursts in court. Defense lawyer Jeffrey Barbour told jurors that Luis Enrique Monroy Bracamontes shot Sacramento sheriff's Deputy Danny Oliver outside a Sacramento motel in October 2014 and later killed Placer County Sheriff's Deputy Michael Davis Jr. in Auburn, 30 miles away.

Man Suspected Of Sexually Assaulting 14 Prostitutes Is Charged
A 35-year-old security guard suspected of sexually assaulting 14 women who worked as prostitutes has been charged with kidnapping and robbery after his latest victim escaped and alerted police, authorities said Wednesday. Ferdinand Flowers of Long Beach was arrested Jan. 12 by Los Angeles police officers in the 600 block of West Victoria Street near Compton, said LAPD Deputy Chief Justin Eisenberg.
Los Angeles Times

LAPD Seeks Shooter Who Wounded Man In Canoga Park
A man between the age of 20 and 25 was shot Wednesday morning in Canoga Park and taken to a hospital while authorities look for a man wanted in connection with the crime. The shooting was reported around 6 a.m. at De Soto Avenue and Vanowen Street, said Los Angeles Police Department Officer Mike Lopez of the Media Relations Section.
Los Angeles Daily News

Son Trying To Stop Mother's Killer From Being Set Free
34-year-old Derik De Baun can only look at pictures of his mom and talk about her through what others tell him. That's because Eileen De Baun was murdered when he was only 20 months old. “With everything that's happened in my life since then, yeah, I feel cheated,” said De Baun. In 1984, 28-year-old Eileen De Baun was working as a night manager at an LAX restaurant. Late one night, she was brutally stabbed to death during a robbery.

Minister's Plea To Deal With Aggressive Pit Bulls On Skid Row Gets Action
A minister's plea for help in dealing with aggressive pit bulls on downtown LA's Skid Row is getting some action. Minister Veronica Hare says she went to the Los Angeles Police Commission Tuesday pleading for help after she and her dog Moses were recently attacked by a pit bull.

Court Tosses Lawsuit Seeking Legal California Prostitution
A federal appeals court has rejected a lawsuit that aimed to legalize prostitution in California. The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals said Wednesday that the relationship between a prostitute and a client is not an intimate association protected by the U.S. Constitution.

U.S. Judge Clears Way To Send Case For Bail As Fair, Effective To Trial For A Decision
A federal judge has cleared the way for trial to determine the constitutionality of bail requirements in San Francisco and statewide, ruling that defenders of the system must show it's the best and least-restrictive way to make sure that defendants who have been released from jail show up in court. Critics of California's bail law contend in a lawsuit that the system, as applied in San Francisco, discriminates against the poor by keeping them in jail while wealthier people charged with the same crimes go free.
San Francisco Chronicle

Public Safety News

Questions Being Asked About Emergency Alert System
That loud noise on your cell phone with an urgent message is called a Wireless Emergency Alert. It's the most thorough system we have to warn people of danger. But as KCAL9/CBS2's Craig Herrera reports, it is becoming controversial because of three recent events. First, the Sonoma County fires. Thousands of homes were destroyed.

Local Government News

Los Angeles Among 20 Finalists For Amazon's Second HQ
The City of Angels is among the 20 finalists being considered for Amazon's second headquarters, the online retailer announced Thursday. Since it announced in September it was looking to set up shop o utside of Seattle, where it was founded, cities have been furiously wooing Amazon with major tax breaks and promises of infrastructure improvement.

Los Angeles Officials Propose Housing Homeless In Hotels Or Motels
A Los Angeles City Council committee is set to examine a proposed ordinance today that would aid the transition of some of the city's hotels or motels into temporary or supportive housing for the homeless. According to a report from the City Planning Department, there are approximately 10,259 guest rooms in at least 382 motels in the city of Los Angeles, and some could be converted to temporary or supportive housing for the homeless at a low cost. 


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