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from LA Police Protective League

April 4, 2018

Law Enforcement News

Video: Man Fires Revolver At Kentucky Officer In OIS
A man was shot and wounded after police say he fired a revolver at an officer during an early-morning incident in Louisville, Kentucky. Louisville police said 20-year-old Elijah Eubanks was in stable condition Saturday at University of Louisville Hospital. Neither officer was injured. It happened around 1 a.m. Saturday at an apartment complex. Louisville Metro Police body camera footage, released Saturday, shows the officers talking to several people in a car.
Associated Press

Video Shows Man Trying To Ram Car Into LEO In Fatal OIS
As officers screamed at Jarvis Hayes to put his car in park inside a Myrtle Beach motel parking lot, he turns a car towards them and accelerates at police. The officers fired dozens of shots, leaving Hayes dead. As the shots ring out an officer can be seen jumping on the hood of the police cruiser to flee the Jaguar that tried to ram him. Those moments were caught on dashboard camera that showed the Labor Day weekend shooting.
The Sun News (Myrtle Beach, S.C.)

After Stephon Clark Shooting, California Lawmakers Push To Make It Easier To Prosecute Police Officers
Flanked by civil rights advocates, California lawmakers announced new legislation Tuesday designed to make it easier to prosecute police officers who kill civilians. Law enforcement organizations are expected to strongly oppose the legislation. Officer groups have long noted that police have to make split-second decisions to protect bystanders and their own safety, something courts must take into consideration when weighing the use of excessive force. Craig Lally, the president of the Los Angeles Police Protective League, the union representing rank-and-file Los Angeles police officers, said in a statement that the bill ignores the dangers involved in policing and that LAPD training ensures that officers use deadly force only when it's absolutely necessary. If the bill becomes law, Lally said, "it will either get cops killed or allow criminals to terrorize our streets unchecked." "It's one thing to criticize from your keyboard or from behind a microphone at a press conference; it's another to actually work in the very real and dangerous world of policing," he said.
Los Angeles Times

Tarzana Teen Dies After Being Struck By Car While Riding Bike In Woodland Hills
Police are trying to determine what caused a crash in Woodland Hills on Easter Sunday between an adult driver and a teenager on a bicycle that left the boy dead. Identified as 15-year-old Sebastian Montero of Tarzana, the teen and a friend were riding their bicycles eastbound on Burbank Boulevard through the intersection with De Soto Avenue around 11:40 a.m. on April 1. A white 2018 Infiniti driving northbound on De Soto struck the teenager, said LAPD Valley Traffic Division Detective Daniel Menesez.
Los Angeles Daily News

Police Search For Woman Accused Of Stealing Car Carrying Baby — Later Found Unharmed — In Van Nuys
Police are searching for a woman suspected of stealing a car while a baby, who was later found unharmed, was left inside the running vehicle in Van Nuys late Tuesday morning, Los Angeles Police Department officials said. Maria Elizabeth De La Torre is wanted by the LAPD on suspicion of kidnapping and grand theft auto, officials said. She is described by police as a Hispanic woman with black hair, brown eyes and standing about 5 feet tall and weighing about 130 pounds.

LAPD Searching For ‘Shaggy Bandit' Who Stole Video Games, Cash From West Hills GameStop
A robber who brandished a revolver at a clerk in a video game store in West Hills on Sunday, March 25, then fled with more than $1,000 worth of video games and cash, committed the crime without alerting anyone else in the store, police said. The robbery at the GameStop at 6432 Platt Avenue in the Platt Village Shopping Center occurred while three other people were inside — a customer and a child, as well as another clerk who was helping them check out, according to security camera footage released by Los Angeles police on Tuesday that showed the entire crime.
Los Angeles Daily News

How West Valley Residents Can Fight Sex And Labor Trafficking
It could be your daughter. Your mother. Your sister. That's a key message participants hope to convey at a West Valley anti-human trafficking panel that Soroptimist International of San Fernando Valley is presenting Thursday evening in Canoga Park. “(With) the homeless, everyone is up and arms everyday because you see it, but the sex trafficking and labor trafficking is kind of an invisible crime that happens through the Internet, through hotels, businesses that are supposed to be legitimate,” said Gwyn Petrick, president of Soroptimist International of San Fernando Valley. The goal is to give residents the awareness and the tools to help police and victims put an end to these crimes to which the West San Fernando Valley is not immune, she said.
Los Angeles Daily News

‘Horrible Monster' Killer Murdered Two Women, Drenched Teen In Gasoline: Prison Verdict
A Los Angeles man who pleaded guilty to murdering two women and robbing and trying to kill a 16-year-old girl was sentenced Tuesday to 85 years to life in state prison. Superior Court Judge Lisa B. Lench imposed the term on Robert Lawrence Ransom Jr., 34, after hearing emotional victim impact statements from the families of Margarite Evans and Gisella Yauli, along with the young woman who survived the March 20, 2014, attack.

YouTube Shooting: Suspect Killed Self After Wounding Three
A woman shot and killed herself after wounding three people with a handgun at YouTube headquarters Tuesday afternoon, authorities said. A law-enforcement source told the Bay Area News Group on Tuesday afternoon that the shooting appeared to have been fueled by a domestic dispute and that the suspect was targeting her boyfriend. However, San Bruno police later said they were still trying to determine the motive of the attacker, Nasim Aghdam, and that there was no evidence she knew any of her victims or targeted anyone in particular.
Mercury News

Public Safety News

Hepatitis A Outbreak Reaches LA, 2 Cases Confirmed
Los Angeles County has a hepatitis A outbreak based on two “community-acquired” cases that cannot be traced back to San Diego or Santa Cruz counties, health officials reported Tuesday. “We are in the situation of a hepatitis A outbreak as of this morning,” Public Health Department Director Barbara Ferrer told the L.A. County Board of Supervisors. Most cases to date have been identified in patients who are homeless or drug users, but include workers at a health care facility working with those patients, the county director of public health said in a news conference.

Local Government News

Judge puts the brakes on Koreatown apartment tower
A judge has overturned Los Angeles' approval of a 27-story apartment tower in Koreatown, handing the city yet another defeat over its handling of real estate projects. Superior Court Judge Joanne O'Donnell ordered a full environmental impact report for the 269-unit residential project, saying more study is needed to assess the tower's effects on traffic, public safety services and land use patterns. In a four-page ruling written last week, O'Donnell said the city did not obtain input from the city's police and fire departments about services that would be needed by future tower residents. She also noted that the Los Angeles Unified School District, Caltrans and other agencies expressed concern about car trips generated by the project.
Los Angeles Times

$28 million was sitting right under LA's nose, but it went unspent, controller says
Around budget time, Los Angeles city leaders can often be seen hunting around for more cash to spend on city services, such as programs to beautify streets, spruce up public parks and prevent crime. But apparently they missed about $28 million in funding that could have been used over the years, according to City Controller Ron Galperin. The money has been floating amid a sea of 830 special fund accounts, which incidentally make up about $8.7 billion, or 90 percent, of the city treasury, Galperin said in a recent report submitted to the Los Angeles City Council.
Los Angeles Daily News


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