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  Daily Local & Regional NewsWatch

Daily News Digest
from LA Police Protective League

February 5, 2018

Law Enforcement News

Texas Deputy Shot Multiple Times While Responding To Theft Call
A Texas sheriff's deputy is in stable condition following surgery after he was shot multiple times while responding to a theft report at a home. Caldwell County sheriff's Sgt. William Miller says the shooting occurred early Friday at a house near Dale, a small community about 30 miles (48 kilometers) south of Austin.
Associated Press

Slain Detroit Officer Remembered As American Hero
Glenn Doss Jr., the Detroit Police officer who died after being shot in the line of duty, was remembered by his father as the kind of son about whom “you can't find nothing bad to say” at a funeral service attended by hundreds at the Greater Grace Temple in Detroit Friday morning. “It's an honor to be his dad,” said Glenn Doss Sr., a 19-year-veteran of the Detroit Police Department, who received a standing applause as he took the stage behind the open casket of his 25-year-old son, who had served nearly two years on the force before his untimely death on Jan. 28.
Detroit Free Press

Man Crashes Van In Wilmington, Opens Fire On Gang Detail Before Being Shot
A man in his 30s who crashed a van into two vehicles and then opened fire on police who had been following him was critically wounded in an officer-involved shooting in Wilmington. No officers were injured as a result of the shooting, which occurred about 3:25 p.m.Friday in the area of Opp Street and Fries Avenue, Los Angeles Police Department Officer Drake Madison said.

Man Killed In Jefferson Park Shooting; Suspect Sought
A driver was killed in a car-to-car shooting in the Jefferson Park area of Los Angeles early Saturday, and authorities are searching for the man's killer. Los Angeles police responded to the incident at about 4 a.m. near Western Avenue and 29th Street. Authorities said the victim's car was riddled with bullets and had crashed near the intersection.

LAPD Officers Confiscate ‘Meth Burritos' During A Traffic Stop
The 14 tightly wrapped foil packages looked just like burritos when officers found them during a routine traffic stop in Angelino Heights, but on closer inspection it turned out to be methamphetamine, police said Sunday. "14 'burritos' and a gun off the streets thanks to #LAPD Rampart Officers," LAPD announced on its Twitter feed. "But these aren't your typical burritos…these were filled with meth!"
Los Angeles Times

Suspect Arrested In Fatal Pacoima Shooting That Police Believe May Be Drug-Related
Authorities are investigating a deadly shooting in Pacoima early Saturday morning that they believe could be drug-related. Police were called to the 13900 block of Weidner Street, near the intersection with Remick Avenue, after residents there reported hearing gunfire around 2 a.m., according to Sgt. Daniel Bunch with the Los Angeles Police Department. One woman told KTLA she woke up to the sound of at least 20 gunshots.

12-Year-Old Girl Faces Felony Gun Charges In Sal Castro School Shooting
A 12-year-old girl who was taken into custody after a gun she apparently brought to Sal Castro Middle School accidentally went off is now facing felony gun charges, Los Angeles County District Attorney's officials announced Friday. The girl, who has not been identified because she is a minor, was charged with one count each of minor in possession of a firearm and weapon on a school grounds in connection with the Westlake district shooting Thursday morning.

8-Year-Old Girl Remains Calm While Held At Knifepoint At Walgreens
A man who threatened a young girl with a butcher knife Friday outside a Walgreens pharmacy in Echo Park was taken into custody. The suspect was reported about 6:55 p.m. to be armed with a large knife threatening a girl in the doorway of the store in the 1600 block of Sunset Boulevard, near Echo Park Avenue, according to Officer Drake Madison of the Los Angeles Police Department's Media Relations Section.

Police Link Suspect In Sherman Oaks Nail Salon Attack To More Crimes
A man arrested after a carjacking and a videotaped attack in a Sherman Oaks nail salon last week has now been linked to two more crimes, Los Angeles police say. In addition to the carjacking and nail salon incidents on Wednesday, suspect Gustavo Aranda, a 25-year-old resident of Chatsworth, is believed to be responsible for a third crime on that day and a crime on Jan. 5, police said Friday.
Los Angeles Daily News

LAPD, Sheriff's Department Distance Officers From Federal Immigration Enforcement
The LAPD and Sheriff's Department are distancing officers from anything connected to federal immigration enforcement. A new Los Angeles Police Department Order instructs that officers should not question most people about their place of birth, though that changes if the person gets arrested. "Place of Birth" was a piece of information routinely collected and added to an LAPD database.

San Diego Mayor's Choice For Police Chief Is From Law Enforcement Family
The man poised to become San Diego's next police chief comes from a law enforcement family and says he thinks about police work nearly around the clock, but Dave Nisleit didn't aspire to be the city's top cop until late in his career. Nisleit's father was a 35-year San Diego Police Department veteran who retired as a captain in 1999, his uncle was a police officer in Wisconsin, and his son Ryan recently graduated from the San Diego Police Academy and joined the local force. "We kind of consider law enforcement a family business, especially with San Diego," Nisleit said on Thursday after Mayor Kevin Faulconer tapped him to become the city's next chief. "It's a passion; it's a hobby; it's a job."
Los Angeles Times

Lawmaker Proposes Bill That Would Legalize Street Vending Statewide
Los Angeles lawmakers have wrestled for years with how to legalize and regulate the vendors who sell food and goods on the city's sidewalks. Now a state legislator is championing a bill that could take some of those decisions out of the city's hands. Under a proposal from Sen. Ricardo Lara (D-Bell Gardens), California cities would not be able to regulate or ban vendors unless they have a licensing system that meets several requirements.

Local Government News

For Venice Property Owners, The Bills Have Arrived — But Promised Services Have Not
Marlene and John Okulick had never heard of a "business improvement district" when the letter showed up in the mail. It touted the formation of a new group that would clean up alleys, improve safety and promote businesses in Venice Beach for five years. The price? A new charge tacked onto their tax bill. That letter was the beginning of an unusual battle pitting the Okulicks and others who own shops, apartment buildings and other properties in Venice against the newly formed business improvement district and the city itself.
Los Angeles Times

L.A. Faces Skyrocketing Costs — More Than $19 Million Last Year — For Lawsuits Over Bike Crashes
On a clear morning in Porter Ranch, a 62-year-old man riding his bicycle along Reseda Boulevard struck a ruptured piece of pavement pushed up by a tree root, crashed and broke his neck, and became a quadriplegic. Another cyclist suffered a brain injury when he struck a pothole and crashed in Sherman Oaks. A third died in Eagle Rock after hitting a patch of uneven pavement and flipping over his handlebars.


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