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from LA Police Protective League

March 5, 2018

Law Enforcement News

Police: Illinois Officer, Wife Killed By Son At Michigan College Campus
After a nearly daylong manhunt, authorities took into custody a college student from the Chicago suburbs who police said fatally shot his parents on the campus of Central Michigan University. The university and local police said 19-year-old James Eric Davis Jr., of Plainfield, was taken into custody after being seen passing through the campus after midnight Saturday.
Chicago Tribune

Man Charged With Killing Texas LEO ‘Wanted To Go To War' With Police
Richardson police responding to a disturbance on Feb. 7 found themselves caught in an ambush with a man armed with an AR-15 semiautomatic rifle, according to newly released documents in the fatal shooting of a veteran Richardson officer and another man at an apartment complex. "It looked like he was hunting us," police Sgt. Brian Lee Alcorn stated in the affidavits. Brandon McCall, 26, was eventually taken into custody on a charge of capital murder of a peace officer in connection with the death of 13-year police veteran David Sherrard.
Dallas Morning News

LAPD Officer Revives Baby Slammed To The Ground By Father
A Los Angeles police officer is being hailed a hero after reviving a 3-week-old boy who had stopped breathing after being dropped by its father during a domestic dispute. Police received 911 calls Saturday with reports of domestic violence at an apartment near Columbia Avenue and Miramar Street. They say that during an argument with the child's mother, the father spiked the baby to the ground like a football.

Man Found Shot To Death In South Los Angeles
A man was found shot to death Friday in South Los Angeles. Officers sent to the 8000 block of South Vermont Avenue about 5:40 a.m. found the body of the man, who appeared to have been in his 40s, according to the Los Angeles Police Department. Information was not immediately available on the man's identity. No arrests were reported. Anyone with information on the case was urged to call (877) LAPD-247.

Man Found Shot Outside West Hills Bar Dies At Hospital
Los Angeles police are on the scene early Monday of a fatal shooting outside a West Hills bar. A man was found shot in the parking lot of the Rabbit Hole bar at 22105 Roscoe Blvd., said a photographer at the scene. Officer Norma Eisenman of the Los Angeles Police Department's Media Relations Section told City News Service that the victim died at a hospital. According to a preliminary report from the scene, the gunman fled on foot.
Los Angeles Daily News

Man Shot Dead In North Hollywood; Suspected Gunman Being Questioned, Not Arrested: LAPD
A man was fatally shot in North Hollywood Saturday evening and the suspected gunman is being questioned by police but not arrested, according to the Los Angeles Police Department. A call about a shooting in the 6000 block of Lankershim Boulevard came in just before 6 p.m., an LAPD officer said. The officer initially said it happened at the Flamingo Motel in that block, but LAPD officials later said the shooting was just outside an auto parts next door.

Man Shot, Wounded In Echo Park
A man was shot and wounded Friday night in Echo Park. Officers responded about 8:25 p.m. to a report of a shooting in the 1000 block of Laguna Avenue and found a man about 40 years old suffering from a gunshot wound, according to Officer Tony Im of the Los Angeles Police Department. The man was conscious and breathing when officers reached him, Im said. The victim was taken to a hospital.
Los Angeles Daily News

Hit-And-Run Driver Sought After Dragging Victim For Several Blocks In Arlington Heights
Police on Monday morning are searching for a hit-and-run driver who struck and then dragged a man for several blocks in the Arlington Heights neighborhood of Central Los Angeles. The incident occurred near the intersection of 4th Avenue and West Washington Boulevard as the victim was entering his vehicle, Los Angeles Police Department Officer Tirelli said. He was struck by a gray Nissan Versa and dragged about a quarter of a mile until the driver turned down 2nd Avenue, which is a dead-end street, and then made a U-turn, Tirelli said.

A 16-Year-Old Girl Is Missing From North Hollywood
The family of Shannon O'Connor and the Los Angeles Police Department North Hollywood Division are asking for the public's assistance in locating her. On March 4, 2018, Shannon was last seen at 12:00 p.m., in the 6000 block of Sanit Clair Ave. in North Hollywood. Shannon is described as a 16-year-old female White with brown hair and green eyes. She stands at 5 feet 4 inches tall and weighs approximately 118 pounds.
FOX 11

LAPD, California Alcohol Agents Seize Beer, Cash, Slot Machines From Alleged Nightclub In Northridge Home
Los Angeles police and agents from the state's top alcohol regulator arrested two people and cited more than a dozen others last Saturday at a Northridge home that authorities said was operating as an illegal nightclub or bar. Officials from the California Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control along with officers from the LAPD's Devonshire Division descended on the home in the 8400 block of Wilbur Avenue early on Feb. 24, according to the ABC Facebook page.
Los Angeles Daily News

Duo Sentenced For Convenience Store Robbery Spree In Southern California
Two Los Angeles men will be heading to prison for robbing convenience stores, doughnut shops and gas stations in Los Angeles and San Bernardino counties during a month-long crime spree last year. Malik Hassan Arthur, 20, of Los Angeles pleaded no contest on Tuesday, Feb. 27, to nine counts of second-degree robbery and admitted a special allegation that he personally used a handgun during the commission of the crimes, according to Shiara Davila-Morales, spokeswoman for the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office. She said Arthur was immediately sentenced to 23 years in prison.
Los Angeles Daily News

How A List Of 23 Crimes Now Dominates California's Debate Over Prison Punishment
California has a long history of mixing crime and punishment with raw politics. But outrage doesn't always translate into coherent policy, and unintended consequences can spark even more public anger. With that in mind, consider the last two years of debate over what should, and should not, be a "violent" crime. That debate begins with the index of crimes in section 667.5 of the California Penal Code.
Los Angeles Times

Why A California Gun Seizure Law Could Be A Model For National Legislation
A California law that is a model for pending national legislation resulted in 190 court orders in 2016-17 for police to temporarily take away weapons from people deemed a danger to themselves or others. The law, which took effect in 2016, creates a process for law enforcement, an immediate family member or someone in the home to ask a judge to issue a Gun Violence Restraining Order.

Public Safety News

Garcetti Wants Better Earthquake Safety For L.A.'s Day Care Centers, Private Schools And Steel Towers
Mayor Eric Garcetti on Friday called for Los Angeles to significantly improve its planning for a major earthquake, saying the city should consider mandatory retrofits of steel-framed buildings and earthquake evaluations of private schools and day care centers. Los Angeles already has some of California's strongest quake retrofit laws, which cover brick buildings, concrete-frame structures and wood-frame apartments.
Los Angeles Times

LAFD Frees Victim With Jaws Of Life After Sun Valley Crash
Los Angeles firefighters used the Jaws of Life late Thursday to free a Ford Mustang driver who was involved in a crash with a Ford pickup truck in Sun Valley. Firefighters and police officers responded about 9:41 p.m. to the crash at Laurel Canyon and Roscoe boulevards. The male victim, who was driving the Mustang, was taken to a local trauma center, said a photographer at the scene.
Los Angeles Daily News

Local Government News

City Council Considers Massive Skid Row Emergency Housing Plan
A proposal to install a large number of emergency shelter trailers in Skid Row was advanced by the Los Angeles City Council Friday. Councilman Jose Huizar represents the Skid Row neighborhood, where an estimated 2,000 people sleep on the streets. His motion, approved in an 11-0 vote, directs the city to study installing enough emergency trailers to “meet the need” in the area, and would be a wider application of a similar program underway near the El Pueblo Historical Monument in downtown, where the city is working on a plan to install five trailers to house around 60 people.

How To Deal With A ‘Party House': Sherman Oaks Residents Want Answers On A ‘Disaster'
After months of unruly parties, speeding cars, and unfamiliar guests frequenting their typically quiet neighborhood, residents who live near the home on Valley Vista Boulevard in Sherman Oaks where a home-invasion robbery and double shooting occurred early Wednesday were already primed for something violent to happen.
Los Angeles Daily News


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