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February 12, 2018

Law Enforcement News

'True American Heroes': Two Ohio Officers Killed Responding To Hung-Up 911 Call
Two Ohio police officers were shot and killed Saturday while responding to a hung-up 911 call during a "potential domestic" violence incident, police said. Officers Anthony Morelli, 54, and Eric Joering, 39, arrived at a Westerville, Ohio, apartment on Crosswind Drive at 12:10 p.m. and were "immediately met with gunfire," Westerville (Ohio) Police Chief Joe Morbitzer said at a news conference.
USA Today

Man In U.S. Illegally Is Convicted Of Killing 2 Deputies, Tells Court: 'I'm Going To Kill More Cops Soon'
A man in the United States illegally was convicted Friday of killing two Northern California deputies in a case that helped fuel the national immigration debate. Luis Bracamontes was found guilty of shooting Sacramento County sheriff's Deputy Danny Oliver in 2014, then killing Placer County sheriff's Det. Michael Davis Jr. hours later. "Yay," he said softly after first verdict read, looking at the victims' families and jurors with slight smile. "I'm going to kill more cops soon," Bracamontes said as he was led away.
Los Angeles Times

Public Input Sought In New LAPD Chief Search
The Los Angeles Board of Police Commissioners announced Friday that members will hold six community meetings to get input on the selection of the next police chief. Los Angeles Police Department Chief Charlie Beck said last month that he will retire June 27, a year and a half before his term ends. He has led the department since 2009. Commission members said they consider the suggestions and concerns when making selections and assessing the qualifications of the candidates being considered.

LAPD Names Suspect And Officer Who Exchanged Gunfire In North Hollywood
Los Angeles police today identified the man suspected of shooting at police at the end of a short pursuit in North Hollywood and the patrolman involved in the officer-involved shooting. The incident began just after 2 a.m. on Jan. 26, when North Hollywood Division officers began a vehicle pursuit of a suspected stolen vehicle in the area of Sherman Way and Fulton Avenue, according to police.
Los Angeles Daily News

Woman Gunned Down In Broad Daylight During South LA Dispute
What investigators believe was an ongoing dispute led a man to shoot a woman in the chest Friday afternoon in South Los Angeles. It was unclear if the woman was the intended target of the shooting, which was reported about 2 p.m. near the intersection of Western Avenue and 58th Street, according to the Los Angeles Police Department.

Man Shot To Death Outside His Panorama City Apartment
Police found a 34-year-old man shot dead in the hallway of an apartment complex in Panorama City early Saturday morning. The man had just left his unit when he was shot several times by unknown suspects just before 4 a.m. in the 9000 block of Tobias Avenue, according to Officer Norma Eisenman of the Los Angeles Police Department's Media Relations Section.

23-Year-Old Man Shot In Pacoima Drive-By, Police Say
A 23-year-old man with multiple gunshot wounds was found lying in a street in Pacoima on Friday, Feb. 9 after a drive-by shooting, police said. Officers responded around 7:45 p.m. to a call near Ilex Avenue and Pierce Street, where they encountered the man, LAPD spokeswoman Officer Norma Eisenman said.
Los Angeles Daily News

Man Taken To Hospital After Canoga Park Shooting
A 30-year-old man was shot and taken to the hospital early Sunday, Feb. 11 in Canoga Park, authorities said. The shooting was reported around 1:30 a.m. Sunday in the 21600 block of Roscoe Boulevard, said Los Angeles Police Department spokesperson Norma Eisenman. The man was involved in an altercation at a local restaurant when he was shot, Eisenman said. The victim was transported to a nearby hospital, Eisenman said. She had no additional information.
Los Angeles Daily News

Search Is On For Violent Predator Who Attacked 85-Year-Old Grandmother In Koreatown
Police need your help catching the man who violently attacked an 85-year-old grandmother in Koreatown. Both the LAPD Olympic Community Police Station and her family are desperately looking for witnesses to the horrific beating of this 85-year-old. It happened Saturday February 10th - near the Hannam Market on Olympic and Vermont in Koreatown. And police say, it was a random attack.
FOX 11

How LA Law Enforcement Deals With Mental Health Population Despite Lack Of Resources
Eyewitness News examined the dangers of mental illness on Los Angeles streets and how law enforcement is evolving to deal with it. Security video from two weeks ago showed a large, strong man who suffers from bipolar disorder show up outside of the Lakewood sheriff's substation with what appeared to be a violent intent.

For Legal Cannabis, Some New Wrinkles: Older Users
One unexpected wrinkle in the emerging market for legal cannabis — rising interest among seniors. While legal marijuana is new to California, cannabis is an old companion to Lee. “I've been using since I was a junior in college in, what, 1966?” said the 70-year-old real estate broker, browsing in Torrey Holistics, a Sorrento Valley cannabis dispensary.
San Diego Union Tribune

Chicago Using Los Angeles-Style Predictive Policing Technology To Reduce Murder Rate
Sean Malinowski was torn between two cities last year: chief of staff to Los Angeles police Chief Charlie Beck and $250-an-hour consultant to the Chicago Police Department, helping create new, high-tech crime-fighting centers. “I used all of my vacation time and days off to do this,” Malinowski says. “My family time suffered. I'm a little worn out by it.” Invited to Chicago by Supt. Eddie Johnson to lend his expertise after the city suffered one of its bloodiest years in decades in 2016, Malinowski was hired under a $1.1 million contract between the city and the University of Chicago Crime Lab.
Police Magazine

Guns Stolen From UPS And Other Shipping Companies Are Turning Up At Crime Scenes
It was one of the biggest gun heists in recent memory: A band of thieves broke into several trailers parked at a UPS freight lot in Springfield, Missouri, and hauled away more than 650 firearms. The highly orchestrated October break-in, which resulted in the indictment of five men on federal theft and gun charges, was not an isolated incident.
The Trace

Local Government News

L.A. Considers Cutting Through Red Tape To Get Homeless People Housed Faster
As Los Angeles politicians face mounting pressure to combat the homelessness crisis, the City Council is weighing two measures aimed at clearing obstacles to getting more people into housing. But the proposed laws have stirred up concerns among critics who fear they will muzzle neighbors or concentrate homeless housing into specific neighborhoods.
Los Angeles Times

A State Bill Could Boost Housing Near LA Transit. Here's Why One City Leader Is Against It
A state bill that would encourage taller and denser development near public transit stops is facing opposition from one Los Angeles leader. City Councilman David Ryu presented a resolution opposing Senate Bill 827, which would allow the state to override local zoning laws and eliminate restrictions on the number of homes allowed to be built within a half-mile of train stations, bus routes and light-rail stops.
Los Angeles Daily News


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