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from LA Police Protective League

March 1, 2018

Law Enforcement News

LAPD Motorcycle Officer Hospitalized After Collision With Car In North Hollywood
A Los Angeles police officer on a motorcyle and a civilian driving a Mini Cooper were both injured in a crash at the intersection of Burbank Boulevard and Agnes Avenue in North Hollywood early Wednesday. The driver had minor injuries, said Sgt. David Delgado of the Los Angeles Police Department's Valley Traffic Division, adding that the officer was taken to a local hospital, but is in stable condition.
Los Angeles Daily News

Watch Out Speed Scofflaws! LAPD Resumes Enforcement On 80 More Streets Citywide
Traffic officers are back on the job catching speedsters on a slew of additional streets citywide, Los Angeles officials announced Wednesday. For years, drivers could avoid being cited on nearly 47 percent of the city's streets because the police department had stopped regularly enforcing the posted speed limits on them. That's because the state was requiring that if officers wanted to use radar and laser devices to monitor driving speeds, surveys needed be done to determine the average driving speed on those streets.
Los Angeles Daily News

2 Injured During Sherman Oaks Home Invasion: LAPD
Two people were injured during a home invasion in Sherman Oaks Wednesday morning, according to the Los Angeles Police Department. Police responded to a hospital about 6:10 a.m. for a person who was shot in the arm and was in stable condition, Officer Luis Garcia told KTLA. Officers then responded to the 15000 block of Valley Vista Boulevard where the home invasion had occurred.

Suspect Rearrested In Violent Koreatown Beating Of 86-Year-Old Woman
A homeless man has been rearrested in the unprovoked attack on an 86-year-old woman in Koreatown earlier this month that left her with serious injuries. Richard Rene Colomo, 41, of Bell Gardens was arrested on Tuesday, about two weeks after he was released from custody in connection with the Feb. 10 attack on Mi Reum Song. Los Angeles police report that Colomo was charged with one count of elder abuse causing great bodily injury.

Winnetka Man Gets 22 Years For Shooting Of Former LA Dodgers Pitcher's Brother
A Winnetka man has been sentenced to 22 years in prison for a shooting that wounded former Los Angeles Dodgers relief pitcher Josh Ravin's older brother more than two years ago. Randall Elmer Stinson, 32, pleaded no contest Jan. 25 to the attempted murder of Joel Keith Ravin, along with allegations that he personally used a handgun and personally inflicted great bodily injury, according to the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office.
Los Angeles Daily News

State Senator Introduces Bill To Raise Minimum Age For Buying Rifles To 21 In California
California would raise the minimum age for purchasing a rifle and other long guns from 18 to 21 under legislation proposed Wednesday in response to the recent mass shooting at a Florida high school. The measure by state Sen. Anthony Portantino (D-La Cañada Flintridge) would also ban the purchase of more than one firearm by individuals in any 30-day period. Portantino proposed the bill after a gunman armed with a semiautomatic rifle killed 17 people at a Parkland, Fla., high school on Feb. 14.

Gun Laws: Here's How California And The Federal Government Differ
The Florida school massacre has renewed calls for tightening federal gun laws to more closely resemble those in states like California, among the nation's strictest. Here are the major differences between California and federal laws: California law requires background checks for all gun purchases, and requires sales at gun shows, and by other non-commercial vendors, to be referred to a licensed dealer, who can charge a processing fee. The buyer must present proof of identity and age, such as a driver's license.
San Francisco Chronicle

New NJ Policy Urges Quick Release Of Police Shooting Videos
Videos showing police officers in New Jersey using deadly force should usually be released within 20 days, the state's new attorney general said in a directive to prosecutors and police agencies. Attorney General Gurbir Grewal said in the Monday directive that such videos should be released when an initial investigation is "substantially complete."
Associated Press

Public Safety News

How To Sign Up For Emergency Alerts In Your Area
As the region braces for possible rain and flooding, officials are urging residents to be aware and sign for alerts. Here, you can find ways to sign up to get emergency alerts on your phone, by count. Sign up for Alert LA County, which uses telephone companies' 911 database to contact land-lines telephone numbers, whether listed or unlisted, to notify residents and businesses about evacuation orders.

Local Government News

LA City Council Moves To Help Dodgers Land All-Star Game
In a move to help the Dodgers secure the 2020 Major League All-Star Game, the Los Angeles City Council signed off Wednesday on a motion to negotiate a contract with the team over the use of city resources associated with the event. The Dodgers have not hosted an MLB All-Star Game since 1980, and Councilman Gil Cedillo said league officials will be vising Los Angeles soon to scout Dodger Stadium as a potential site for the game.

LA City Council Supports Proposed State Marijuana Bank
The Los Angeles City Council approved a resolution Wednesday supporting a state Senate bill that seeks to create a state-chartered bank that could be used by the marijuana industry. The resolution approved on an 11-0 vote supports Senate Bill 930, introduced by Sen. Bob Hertzberg, D-Van Nuys, and comes after City Council President Herb Wesson suggested that Los Angeles explore opening its own bank that could serve the marijuana industry.
Los Angeles Daily News


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