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from LA Police Protective League

March 22, 2018

Law Enforcement News

Hundreds Expected To Honor Fallen Pomona Police Officer Greggory Casillas
Hundreds of law enforcement officers, family members, city leaders and California Gov. Jerry Brown will be among the mourners expected to gather today to honor fallen Pomona police Officer Greggory Casillas.The funeral services will be at 9:30 a.m. at Purpose Church, 601 N. Garey Ave. in Pomona. The funeral is open to the public. The doors of the church will open at 8:30 a.m.
Los Angeles Daily News

One Killed, Second Injured In South LA Shooting
One person was killed and a second was injured in a shooting in South Los Angeles late Tuesday night. The shooting was reported at 11:51 p.m. in the 300 block of East 101st Street. Los Angeles police arrived to find one person dead at the scene. A second was taken to a hospital with unknown injuries. Their identities were not released. There was no suspect information, police said.

Video Shows Men Shooting And Killing Dog In South LA
The LAPD is asking for the public's help identifying suspects seen in surveillance video killing a dog in South LA. Officers responded to a call of shots fired in the 900 block on East 91st Street on March 9 around 10 p.m. When officers arrived, they found a dead dog in the front yard of a home. The dog was taken to a nearby Animal Services shelter where the veterinarian determined the animal had been shot. Police believe the suspects were four men, but there is no further information at this time. 
FOX 11

Armed Woman Sought In South LA Shooting Death Of Female Victim
Authorities Wednesday released the name of a woman who was fatally shot in South Los Angeles over the weekend by another woman who remains at large. Rashauna Yarborough, 37, of Los Angeles was shot at 1:35 p.m. Saturday in the 2000 block of West Florence Avenue and died at a hospital, the coroner's office reported. The Los Angeles Police Department did not release any information about the unidentified suspect or circumstances of the crime.

LAPD Bomb Squad Responds To 2 Separate Suspicious Package Calls In Venice, Marina Del Rey
The Los Angeles Police Department's bomb squad responded to two separate reports of suspicious packages in the Venice and Marina Del Rey areas Tuesday. According to police, a call came in around 12:29 p.m. concerning an "unattended item" on the 13400 block of Maxella Avenue in the Barnes and Noble parking lot. The area was cordoned off as the bomb squad investigated. The scene was then cleared around 5:15 p.m. Authorities determined it was clothing and no explosives were found.

Don't Call 911 To Order A Pizza – Even If It's A Real Emergency, LAPD Says
The LAPD wants you to know calling 911 to order a pizza in the event of an emergency is not recommended – contrary to reports on social media. A graphic with the headline “IF YOU NEED TO CALL 911 BUT ARE SCARED TO BECAUSE SOMEONE IS IN THE ROOM” that has gone viral suggests using the phone to dial 911 and then asking for a pepperoni pizza. When the operator asks the caller if they know they've called 911, according to the graphic, the caller should say “yes” and continuing as if placing an order. 

$25,000 Reward Proposed In 'Cold-Blooded' Attack On LA Street Vendor
A $25,000 reward was proposed Wednesday for information that leads to the apprehension and conviction of five people who robbed and beat a street vendor in South Los Angeles, leaving him hospitalized with a broken jaw and facial fractures. Pedro Reyes, 54, was beaten and robbed about 5 a.m. Sunday morning near the corner of 31st and San Pedro streets.

‘Ginger Bandit' Arrested For Robbing 3 San Fernando Valley Banks In 1 Day: LAPD
A man has been arrested for a series of bank robberies in the San Fernando Valley earlier in March, officials announced Wednesday. The Los Angeles Police Department said the so-called “Ginger Bandit,” 42-year-old Patrick Robert Day, was apprehended Tuesday. Investigators said Day targeted three banks on March 5 in west San Fernando Valley: one in the 21800 block of Sherman Way at 2:20 p.m., another in the 22800 block of Victory Boulevard at 2:30 p.m., and finally, a bank in the in the 22000 block of Ventura Boulevard at 2:40 p.m.

Bills Receiver Zay Jones Arrested After Naked, Bloody LA Argument Caught On Video
Buffalo Bills receiver Zay Jones was arrested Monday night in Los Angeles after a naked, bloody argument with his brother, Vikings receiver Cayleb Jones. The player, whose legal name is Isaiah Avery Jones, was arrested after officers were called to a disturbance in downtown Los Angeles, said Officer Luis Garcia, a police spokesman. When the officers arrived, they found Jones “breaking glass doors and windows” and arrested him on suspicion of felony vandalism, Garcia said.
Los Angeles Daily News

For Police, Catching Stoned Drivers Isn't So Easy
The man San Diego Police Officer John Perdue pulled over in the Hillcrest neighborhood late last year did not hesitate to admit the smell wafting from his car was marijuana. After the driver said he not only smoked pot recently but did it on a regular basis, Perdue ran him through several field sobriety tests. The man passed them all without a stumble. In the case of a drunk driver, a breathalyzer could have confirmed whether a person was impaired by alcohol.
Los Angeles Times

Poll: Californians' Support For Stricter Gun Laws Soars
Since last month's deadly Parkland, Florida high school shooting, support for stricter gun laws among likely California voters has soared to about 70 percent, a new poll shows. The Public Policy Institute of California poll released Wednesday found that likely voters favoring stricter gun laws climbed 15 percentage points — the most since the research organization began asking the question in 2015.
Mercury News

Off-Duty Pennsylvania Officer Dies After Brain Hemorrhage Pennsylvania officer has died after suffering from a brain hemorrhage, police said.
Sgt. Clinton Cunningham, who worked for the Newtown Township PD, died while off duty, WPVI reports. Police said the sergeant suffered a brain hemorrhage during a workout. In a Facebook post, the Newtown Township PD said Binningham, 37, was a “highly decorated” member of the department and was voted by his peers as Officer of the Year just last week.

Public Safety News

Evacuation Orders Canceled For Areas Affected By Creek And La Tuna Canyon Fires
There were major concerns that when the heavy rain moved into Los Angeles County, it could cause some serious problems, especially in the burn areas. Los Angeles city, county, fire and police officials held a news conference Wednesday to discuss potential storm impacts on the La Tuna Canyon, Skirball and Creek Fire burn areas. Mandatory evacuations were issued for the Creek Fire and La Tuna Canyon Fire burn areas, which included Kagel Canyon, Lopez Canyon and Little Tujunga.

Local Government News

L.A. Takes Lead On Legal Brief Seeking To Prevent DACA Termination
Los Angeles is leading a national coalition of 40 U.S. cities and counties, along with the National League of Cities and the U.S. Conference of Mayors, in filing a legal brief seeking to prevent the termination of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, City Attorney Mike Feuer announced Wednesday.
Los Angeles Daily News

LA City Council Approves Plan To Curb Parking Meter Overcharging
The Los Angeles City Council approved a plan Tuesday to convert all of the city's parking meters to prevent motorists from paying for more time than remains in the meter operating hours. “Parking in Los Angeles is hard enough without being overcharged at the meter,” Councilman Bob Blumenfield said. “This change will have a modest impact on the city's overall parking revenue, and it is a small price to pay for becoming more business-, customer- and visitor-friendly. We will no longer nickel-and-dime our customers and instead encourage them to spend their time and money locally.”

City Council Opposes Staged Waterfix If It Results In Higher Costs For LA
The Los Angeles City Council moved Wednesday to officially oppose staged construction of a proposed multibillion-dollar water-delivery tunnel project if it would result in greater costs or a greater portion of the financial burden for Los Angeles ratepayers. State water officials announced last month they will pursue staged construction of the California Waterfix project, leaving water agencies in the Southland and elsewhere to decide if they want to continue supporting the effort.


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