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  Daily Local & Regional NewsWatch

Daily News Digest
from LA Police Protective League

February 14, 2018

Law Enforcement News

Officer Fatally Shot In Downtown Chicago
An off-duty police commander was shot and killed Tuesday afternoon in downtown Chicago after he spotted a man matching the radio description of an armed suspect officers were chasing on foot, the city's police superintendent said. Cmdr. Paul Bauer was shot multiple times after he "saw the offender and engaged in an armed physical confrontation," Superintendent Eddie Johnson said.
Associated Press

Police: West Virginia Officer Shot By Inmate Who Tried To Flee Hospital
A Charleston police officer was shot at Charleston Area Medical Center on Saturday after an inmate being treated overpowered a Montgomery police officer guarding him and tried to escape, apprehending his gun in an altercation, police say. The suspect, Brian Ogle, and the officer got into an altercation in a stairway leading to an alley behind the hospital when Ogle shot at Charleston Police Department officers who responded to the scene and were attempting to help the police officer from Montgomery.
The Charleston Gazette, W.Va.

LAPD Arrest Person Of Interest In Koreatown Grandmother Attack
There has been an arrest in the case of the elderly Koreatown grandmother who was attacked by a complete stranger. Police say, 41-year-old Richard Colomo is now behind bars. He's being held on $105,000 dollars bail. Security video showed him near the scene of where the grandma was beaten last Saturday afternoon. The circumstances of the arrest have not yet been released.
FOX 11

Man Found Shot To Death Inside Pickup Truck In Sun Valley; Homicide Investigation Launched
A man was found dead of a gunshot wound in a vehicle Tuesday morning in Sun Valley and his death is being investigated as a homicide, authorities said. The incident was reported just before 10 a.m. at Penrose Street and Tujunga Avenue, according to Los Angeles Police Department spokesman Tony Im. Responding California Highway Patrol officers discovered a male in a pickup truck who had suffered a gunshot wound and called the LAPD to investigate.
Los Angeles Daily News

Amid Tense Immigration Climate, LAPD Revises Rules For Working With ICE, Place-Of-Birth Questions
Over the last year, Beck and Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti have expressed concern that the talk of ramping up of immigration enforcement under Trump's administration could damage the trust local law enforcement has built up with the immigrant community, making it harder to keep the city safe. As an example, city officials and leaders pointed to the plummeting rate of calls from the Latino community reporting sexual assault and domestic violence. Beck's directive, which was issued Dec. 29, updates the department's rules to better align with SB 54, the California Values Act, a state bill that limits local law enforcement's coordination with federal immigration agencies.
Los Angeles Daily News

Stolen-Vehicle Chase Ends With Arrests In Arleta
Two people riding in a stolen vehicle were arrested today after a brief police chase in the Arleta area. The chase, which lasted a couple of minutes, ended about 9:30 a.m. near Woodman Avenue and Filmore Street, said Los Angeles police Officer Tony Im. Police had tried to pull over the vehicle near Memory Park Avenue and Rayen Street, Im said. The suspects' names were not immediately released.
Los Angeles Daily News

Man Stops To Watch Porn During Alleged Burglary
A burglary in Van Nuys got bizarre after an alleged intruder stopped what he was doing and sat down to watch porn. The alleged burglary happened Monday shortly before 11 p.m. at Giovanni and Sons, a company that manufactures hair extensions. Surveillance cameras captured the intruder after he broke a hole in the ceiling and entered the establishment, where the owners live upstairs.

Big Reward To Find Killer Shooters In Gramercy Park Attack
The Los Angeles City Council approved a $75,000 reward Tuesday for information that helps authorities apprehend and convict the assailants who shot two brothers in Gramercy Park, killing one of them. Reginald McLendon, 52, and Gregory McLendon, 60, were attacked last Sept. 17 at about 1:15 a.m. while they were standing in the younger sibling's driveway in the 9100 block of South Harvard Boulevard.

North Hollywood Family Asking Suspects To Return Stolen Work Van
A search is underway for a pair of grand theft auto suspects after police say they stole a man's work van in North Hollywood. Luis Rivas and his daughter, Susana Rivas Monroy, were standing where his work van was parked until someone stole it early Sunday. It's a Coca-Cola company van, which had Rivas' own tools inside. They're tools he uses to do his job servicing vending machines and coolers.

Survivors Of Human Trafficking In California Can Now Sign Up For Confidential Mailing Addresses
Human trafficking survivors can now sign up for a confidential mailing address program that enables some California crime victims to privately receive mail, open bank accounts and register to vote. “California's Safe at Home program has been a critical resource to survivors of domestic violence whose abusers continue to harass, threaten and stalk them even after they have ended the relationship,” state Sen. Connie M. Leyva (D-Chino) told reporters Monday. “Survivors of human trafficking often face similar threats ... and this is especially true when survivors have testified against their traffickers and fear retaliation.”
Los Angeles Times

Bill Calls For Increased Education About Opioid Addiction And Overdose
A bill introduced in the state Senate would require warning labels on opioid prescription bottles and require doctors and sports programs to provide more information to youths and their parents about the risk of addiction and overdose. The proposed legislation, Senate Bill 1109, was drafted by the San Diego County District Attorney's Office and introduced by state Sen. Patricia Bates (R-Laguna Niguel.)
San Diego Union Tribune

Public Safety News

Food Assistance Now Available To LA Wildfire Victims
Los Angeles wildfires are eligible for food benefits beginning Tuesday. The California Department of Social Services announced that low-income families will be able to receive up to $640 through the state's Disaster CalFresh program. A family must earn less than $2,755 a month to be eligible.

Local Government News

Los Angeles City Council Set To Vote On Temporary Trailer Housing For Homeless
In Los Angeles, a city council committee is set to vote on two proposals Tuesday aimed at speeding up new housing for the homeless. Leaders are looking at emergency housing in trailers installed in parking lots, proposed by Councilman Jose Huizar.

L.A. County Supervisors Seek Plan To Clear And Reduce Marijuana Convictions
The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors approved a motion Tuesday to develop a plan to help make it easier for people to reduce or clear minor pot convictions. Proposition 64, which state voters approved in 2016, not only legalized recreational marijuana use but also allowed people with certain pot-related convictions to have their records expunged.
Los Angeles Times

LA Council Approves Car-Sharing Pilot Program
The Los Angeles City Council Tuesday approved a pilot program for both fixed-space and point-to-point car-sharing, taking a significant step forward on a plan that has been in the works for about five years. “I am thrilled to welcome a new car-sharing pilot to Los Angeles and to Council District Four,” Councilman David Ryu said. “These new mobility options will enable Angelenos to choose different forms of transit as needed, whether that is a car, bike, bus or train, helping to lower city congestion and transform how we get around Los Angeles.”


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