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January 29, 2018

Law Enforcement News

Detroit Officer Shot In Head Dies From Injuries
Glenn Doss, the 25-year-old Detroit police officer who was shot in the head responding to a domestic violence call last week , has died. Doss had been in critical condition at Detroit Receiving Hospital. "As you now know, our officer just passed 45 minutes ago," Detroit Police Chief James Craig said outside the hospital Sunday afternoon.
Detroit Free Press

Illinois Officer Recovering After Being Seriously Injured In Crash
The Pontoon Beach police officer injured in a head-on crash Thursday is recovering but will need several surgeries. Pontoon Beach Mayor Mike Pagano said Officer Lee Brousseau was in surgery most of the day Thursday to fix broken bones in his legs after a head-on crash on Illinois 111 that morning.
Belleville News-Democrat

Will The Next LAPD Chief Build On Charlie Beck's Community Policing Approach?
Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti has said he'd like his next pick for police chief to be a good listener, even-keeled and an innovator. “If there's one thing that's defined the success L.A. has had … is that we're looking at how do we reinvent ourselves,” Garcetti told reporters at a Jan. 19 news conference after LAPD Chief Charlie Beck surprised many with his announcement that he'll be retiring in late June, nearly a year-and-a-half before his second five-year term was set to expire.
Los Angeles Daily News

Officer-Involved Shooting Sparked By Quick Gesture, LA Police Say
An officer-involved shooting in Wilmington on Saturday was prompted by a man on a bicycle who authorities said approached officers and “quickly gestured as if armed with a gun.” The shooting occurred at 11:24 a.m. in the area of Bay View Avenue and E Street, said Los Angeles police spokeswoman Rosario Herrera.
Los Angeles Daily News

Five People Wounded, Some Critically, In South L.A. Shooting
Five people were hit by gunfire in an apparent gang-related shooting Saturday in South Los Angeles, police said. The shootings occurred about 5:50 p.m. in the 200 block of East 119th Street, just south of the 105 Freeway, said Los Angeles police Lt. Ray Garvin. "The shooting appeared to be gang-related,'' Garvin said.
Los Angeles Times

Drunken Westlake Stabbing Attack: Too Intoxicated To Remember
A man suffered multiple stab wounds Sunday in an attack in the Westlake area of Los Angeles, authorities said. It happened at 12:20 a.m. at Sixth Street and Union Avenue, Sgt. Melvin Gamble of the Los Angeles Police Department ‘s Rampart Station said. The victim and another man were too drunk to remember details about the attack, Gamble said. “People become so drunk they are very vulnerable.”

LAPD Arrest Woman After Responding To Domestic Violence Call Of Man Possibly With AK-47
A domestic violence call Sunday morning about a man with an AK-47 in downtown Los Angeles resulted in police arresting the woman who made the report, authorities said. Michelle Centeno was arrested after 3 p.m. Sunday on suspicion of making a false police report, said Officer Norma Eisenman of the Los Angeles Police Department. “There was never somebody that threatened her with a gun,” said Eisenman, adding there was no further information on the woman. The initial crime was reported around 4:45 a.m. Sunday, Jan. 28 in the 800 block of South Olive Street, Eisenman said.
Los Angeles Daily News

Wife Of LA Restaurateur Killed In Hit-And-Run Pleads For Driver To Come Forward, Video Released
The Los Angeles Police Department on Friday released footage of a hit-and-run that left a beloved local business owner dead. Bruno Commereuc, 52, was killed while riding his motorcycle Jan. 15 at 54th Street and Arlington Avenue in the Park Mesa Heights neighborhood of L.A. The vehicle in the video posted to YouTube by LAPD is described as a silver Nissan 350Z with black rims and a rear spoiler, which was being driven by a male.

How Police Are Checking For Pot DUIs
After nearly one month after the legalization of recreational marijuana in California, officials are still trying to determine the best way to enforce the law and keep dangerously stoned drivers off the road. The Los Angeles Police Department has been experimenting with a device that can detect Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and six other drugs in saliva with an absorbent swab.

Man Suspected Of Sexual Assault In Los Angeles Wanted By FBI
The FBI is searching for a 46-year-old man suspected of sexual assault in Los Angeles who fled the state last year. Greg Alyn Carlson, originally from Washington D.C., is suspected of assault with intent to commit rape, burglary and assault with a deadly weapon. He is on the FBI's Most Wanted List for the Los Angeles area. ?

Serial Groper Convicted, Required To Register As Sex Offender After Victimizing Women On L.A. Metro
A 26-year-old man with five previous convictions for groping women on Los Angeles-area public transit was again convicted of such attacks and will be required to register as a sex offender for life and to stay away from Metro facilities. The defendant, Ager Linder, entered a plea of no contest to two counts of sexual battery and two counts of battery against a transit passenger for incidents that targeted four female victims, including a minor, between July and December 2017.

Man Arrested For Suspected Arson At Southern California Churches
A 25-year-old man arrested in connection with a series of arson fires and vandalism targeting houses of worship throughout Southern California, most recently in Boyle Heights, was being held in lieu of $75,000 bail Saturday. The Inter-Agency House of Worship Task Force arrested Christian Michael Garcia on Thursday on suspicion of arson and vandalism. Garcia was booked at 7:20 p.m. Friday into the Los Angeles Police Department Valley Jail in Van Nuys, according to online inmate records.

California May Up Its Rehab Efforts To Keep Ex-Inmates From Returning To Prison
Gov. Jerry Brown wants to add millions in new spending on programs to help former inmates stay out of jail—a proposal generating bipartisan praise because of concern they are returning to prison in large numbers. But some say it still isn't enough. The proposed $50 million would expand job training for prisoners and assist them in finding jobs once they are released, such as training them to become firefighters.
Los Angeles Daily News

After California Pot Stockpiles Go Up In Smoke, What's Next?
Like many pot shops in California, the Urbn Leaf in San Diego bulked up its inventory before legal sales began on Jan. 1, stockpiling enough marijuana to last for months because no one knew what the era of legal pot would bring. The shop, along with others involved in the state's fledgling cannabis economy, are now concerned that too few operators have been licensed to support a pot pipeline of state-approved growers, distributors and retailers.
The Union Democrat

Local Government News

L.A. Homeless Crisis Grows Despite Political Promises, Many Speeches And Millions Of Dollars. How Do We Fix This?
It was another warm January day, the afternoon sun sailing across a blue sky, the air thick with the scent of urine, rotting trash and human misery. Beginning at Central Avenue and heading west, I counted 16 tents on the south side of 5th Street. My longtime traveling companion, Times photographer Francine Orr, counted 15 tents on the north side of the street. One block, 31 tents.
Los Angeles Times

Downtown Residents Say City Hall Is Ignoring Fires On Skid Row While Cracking Down In Bel-Air
After authorities determined that last month's Skirball fire in Bel-Air was caused by a cooking fire at a homeless encampment, Mayor Eric Garcetti and fire officials unveiled a plan to clear tent clusters in hillside areas. But the announcement frustrated downtown business leaders, who say that fires on or near skid row are a daily problem that City Hall has not adequately addressed.
Los Angeles Times


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