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  Daily Local & Regional NewsWatch

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from LA Police Protective League

January 24, 2018

Law Enforcement News

Georgia Officer Shot ‘Several Times' In Shootout
Police say a shootout in Georgia has left a slaying suspect dead and an officer hospitalized with several gunshot wounds. Savannah-Chatham County Interim Police Chief Mark Revenew told news outlets it happened early Tuesday as his officers and U.S. Marshals were searching for a suspect wanted in a Sunday homicide.
Associated Press

LAPD Personnel Involved In Crash Near 118 Freeway In Mission Hills
Los Angeles Police Department personnel were involved in a traffic accident Wednesday morning in Mission Hills, but it was unclear if any injuries were sustained, authorities said. The crash occurred before 6 a.m. at Sepulveda Boulevard near the 118 Freeway in Mission Hills, said LAPD Officer Luis Garcia. An LAPD traffic unit was being sent to investigate, and “at this point there's no information of any injuries,” Garcia said.
Los Angeles Daily News

LAPD's New Independent Watchdog Is No Stranger To Local Policing
The civilian panel that oversees the Los Angeles Police Department has chosen a new watchdog to help keep an eye on LAPD's internal disciplinary process and other operations. The Los Angeles Police Commission announced Tuesday that its new inspector general will be Mark P. Smith, a Van Nuys High School graduate who currently works as a constitutional policing advisor for the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department. The Los Angeles Police Protective League, the rank-and-file officers' union, urged Smith to be a “fair and impartial voice for common sense solutions” that will improve the department. “The Inspector General should call balls and strikes and not be swayed by political agendas,” the union's board of directors said in a written statement.
Los Angeles Daily News

Police Search For Hit-And-Run Driver Who Killed Pedestrian In Mid-City
Police asked the public for help in their search for a hit-and-run driver who stuck and killed a pedestrian in the Mid-City neighborhood of Los Angeles Tuesday morning. A vehicle traveling southbound on Crenshaw Boulevard struck the woman, who was in the crosswalk, at the Washington Boulevard intersection about 2:15 a.m., the Los Angeles Police Department stated in a news release. ?

Murder On The 101 Freeway Offramp
A man's body was found Tuesday near an offramp from the northbound Hollywood (101) Freeway in Hollywood, and his death was being investigated as an apparent homicide, police said. Officers went to the area near the Sunset Boulevard offramp about 8 a.m. on a report of a man on the ground with an apparent head injury, the Los Angeles Police Department reported.

LA Woman Is Killed By Hit-And-Run Pickup Truck Carrying Washer
A woman who was struck by a pickup truck and killed in South Los Angeles was identified today. Antonia Madrid-Galindo, 71, of Los Angeles was injured about 9:25 a.m. Saturday at Figueroa and 79th streets and died that afternoon at a hospital, according to the coroner's office and the Los Angeles Police Department.
Los Angeles Daily News

Man Goes Berserk At Coffee Bean, Charges At Officers
Witnesses say a man went berserk tonight at the Coffee Bean Store at the corner of La Cienega and Third. The incident started around 7:30. Witnesses say the man was normal at first — ordered a drink — and minutes later freaked out. “He started like screaming. We could hear him screaming inside. He was throwing chairs. He was aiming them towards one of the customers,” said witness Linda Davalos.

How Many Young People Have Been Arrested For DUI In LA? For Police, It's ‘Too Many'
Police said 704 people younger than 21 in Los Angeles were arrested on suspicion of DUI in 2017. And if you think that was bad. The year before saw 910 arrests, and the year before that saw 988. “We're going in the right direction, however, 704 are 704 too many,” said L.A. Police Department Valley Traffic Division Detective William Bustos after a Tuesday news conference for National Drug and Alcohol Facts Week.
Los Angeles Daily News

False Report Of Attempted Kidnapping Prompts Lockdown Of Studio City School, Police Say
An apparently false report of an attempted kidnapping Tuesday afternoon prompted the lockdown of a Studio City elementary school and a search, authorities said. The alleged incident was reported about 2:40 p.m. near Carpenter Community Charter School, in the 2900 block of Carpenter Avenue, according to the Los Angeles Police Department.

Woman Arrested In New Year's Murder Of Northridge Man
Authorities said Tuesday they have arrested a woman who was accompanying a man being sought as a suspect in the fatal shooting of another man in Northridge on New Year's Eve. Jorge Reyes Jr., 23, was shot about 6 p.m. Dec. 31 outside a KFC restaurant in the 8600 block of Balboa Boulevard and died at the scene, the Los Angeles Police Department said.

L.A. County Supervisors Pick A Temporary Head Of The Public Defender's Office Amid Criticism
The Los Angeles County board of supervisors voted Tuesday to appoint a new interim head of the public defender's office, despite criticism from defense lawyers that the new pick has no experience in criminal law and previously defended law enforcement officers. Six attorneys from the public defender's office publicly told supervisors at Tuesday's board meeting not to appoint Nicole Davis Tinkham, saying she knew nothing about the office's work of representing indigent clients in criminal cases.
Los Angeles Times

Marijuana Growers Sue To Block Vast California Pot Farms
An alliance of California marijuana growers is trying to block state rules that they fear could open the way for vast farms that would drive smaller cultivators out of business. A lawsuit filed Tuesday in Sacramento by the California Growers Association comes just weeks after the nation's most populous state began allowing legal pot sales.

Officials: 2 Dead, 17 Injured In Kentucky School Shooting
A 15-year-old student killed two classmates and hit a dozen others with gunfire Tuesday, methodically firing a handgun inside a crowded atrium at his rural Kentucky high school. "He was determined. He knew what he was doing," said Alexandria Caporali, who grabbed her stunned friend and ran into a classroom as their classmates hit the floor.
Associated Press

Public Safety News

How California Lawmakers Are Preparing For More Natural Disasters
Dozens of Californians lost their lives in wildfires and other natural disasters in recent months. In response to the widespread emergencies, Gov. Jerry Brown and legislators want to change insurance rules, emergency alert systems and debris removal policies and spend more money on fire protection.
Los Angeles Times

Local Government News

With Emergency Rooms Packed, LA County Leaders Look To Health Care On Wheels
Health care units on wheels may become more common across Los Angeles County if officials can prove they are better for patients, help alleviate crowded emergency departments, and are more cost-effective, according to a motion passed Tuesday by the Board of Supervisors. The goal behind the motion, introduced by Supervisor Kathryn Barger, is to find a way to alleviate crowded emergency rooms, while also steering patients with mental health needs into more focused care.
Los Angeles Daily News


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