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February 6, 2018

Law Enforcement News

1 Deputy Killed, 3 LEOs Wounded In Colorado Shooting
A Colorado sheriff's deputy was shot and killed on Monday, the third officer to be gunned down in the line of duty in the state in the past five weeks. El Paso County Deputy Micah Flick, 34, was killed while he and other officers were investigating a stolen vehicle in Colorado Springs, about 70 miles (110 kilometers) south of Denver, authorities said.
Associated Press

Police: Kentucky Officer Shot In The Head During Traffic Stop
A Louisville police detective shot in the face during a drug bust is out of the hospital a day after the shooting. Detective Darrell Hyche was shot in the face and head during a traffic stop Thursday when a suspect in a car opened fire. Louisville Police Chief Steve Conrad says another officer returned fire, striking two of the men in the car. Police say Hyche was released from University of Louisville Hospital on Friday afternoon.
Associated Press

Man Found Shot In San Pedro Alley
A man in his 40s was found shot in an alley in San Pedro Friday. The shooting call came out about 5:55 p.m. in the area of Second Street and South Pacific Avenue, according to Los Angeles Police Department Officer Drake Madison. The victim was taken to a hospital, but his condition was not immediately available, Madison said.

Man Shot In Arms, Legs After Leaving Church In South Los Angeles
A man in his 50s was shot multiple times in South Los Angeles after apparently leaving church on Sunday, police said. Los Angeles police received a call around 1:30 p.m. regarding a shooting victim in the 1500 block of W. 51st Street near Dalton Avenue. Responding officers found a victim lying in the passenger side of a green SUV.

Driver Of Stolen Dodge Leads Officers On Chase Across SoCal Freeways
A suspect driving a reported stolen car led authorities on a chase that began in the Carson area, continued to downtown Los Angeles, the San Gabriel Valley and Orange County, ending in Artesia. The chase began on the northbound Harbor (110) Freeway near the San Diego (405) Freeway about 9:50 p.m., according to the Los Angeles Police Department.

Woman Dies 2 Days After Being Shot In Van Nuys Car-To-Car Shooting
A woman has died two days after being hit in a car-to-car shooting in Van Nuys, and police are asking for the public's help to find her killer. The shooting happened last Thursday morning on Van Nuys Boulevard, near Arminta Street, when the gunman pulled up in a car alongside and opened fire, hitting 21-year-old Jessica Torres in the head. The shooter got away in a car described as a possible tan or gold Toyota Camry.

Arrest Made In Dismemberment Murder After Remains Found In Fire
A man has been arrested on suspicion of murder in the case of a human body found set on fire outside a home improvement store in Cypress Park. The 56-year-old man was arrested late last week and is due in court Tuesday. The man's identity was being withheld while police complete the investigation. The LAPD planned to announce more details about the case at a news conference Tuesday.

LAPD Asks For Help Searching For Missing Sister Of Actress Arielle Kebbel
The Los Angeles Police Department on Monday asked for help locating the missing sister of Arielle Kebbel, days after the actress took to social media urging her fans to assist in the search. Julia Kebbel, 36, hasn't been seen since she took her dog for a walk in the 1900 block of Golden Gate Avenue in Silver Lake on the night of Wednesday, Jan. 31, according to an LAPD news release.

Teen Murder in South LA Remains Unsolved, $50,000 Reward Offered
Aaron Choice would have some choice words for the person who killed him. At least, that's what his mother says, almost two years since he was gunned down in South Los Angeles. "I'm asking for the community to please help me find this killer, this thug on the streets," Kim Hardy says as she returns to the place she once lived with her son near 35th and Cimmaron Streets. 

California To Oversee San Francisco's Police Reforms
California's attorney general announced Monday that his office will oversee reforms at the San Francisco Police Department that were recommended by federal officials after the U.S. Department of Justice's decision to scale back a program that helped departments improve community relations. Attorney General Xavier Becerra said the California Department of Justice will evaluate and publicly report how the department is applying the 272 recommendations made by the DOJ under the Obama Administration.
The Union Democrat

Lawmaker Wants To Ease Restrictions On Legal Weed At Special Events
A state lawmaker wants the state to relax its policies prohibiting organizers of festivals and other special events in California from allowing marijuana sales and use unless the event is at a county fairground. Assemblyman Bill Quirk (D-Hayward) said Monday he introduced a bill on behalf of the city of Oakland, which wants marijuana sales to be allowed at its annual Art and Soul Festival this summer.
Los Angeles Times

Local Government News

Los Angeles Officials To Debate Regulations For Airbnb
A Los Angeles City Council committee that has been examining the hotly contested issue of how to regulate Airbnb and other short-term rentals is set to pick up the debate again Tuesday. The Planning and Land Use Committee has been working on a proposed ordinance to regulate the short-term rental industry for over two-and-a-half years and is attempting to craft a policy that pleases both short-term rental hosts who say their livelihood depends on the practice and those who say it is contributing to the city's housing shortage and impacting quality of life issues in some neighborhoods.

With Anticipation High, Hollywood Gets Its First Recreational Marijuana Dispensary
It's been a month since recreational marijuana became legal in California, and pot consumers have one more city- and state-approved shop where they can buy their pot over the counter in Los Angeles. MMD, Inc. was open for business Friday, with a long line of eager customers waiting by the time the doors opened at 10 a.m.


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