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  Daily Local & Regional NewsWatch

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from LA Police Protective League

April 11, 2018

Law Enforcement News

LAPD Chief Describes Woodland Hills Gun Battle That Left 1 Dead, 2 Officers Injured
Authorities described a brief gun battle that erupted in an alley surrounded by homes in Woodland Hills Monday morning that left two officers injured and another man dead. Los Angeles Police Chief Charlie Beck said at a police commission hearing on Tuesday that video footage captured by the officers' body-worn cameras showed the man — identified as 29-year-old Daniel Joseph Carver — running in to the alley just west of Corbin Avenue in Woodland Hills. The footage showed that Carver turned around and fired a .38 caliber revolver at the officers chasing after him, Beck said. As Carver started firing, one of the officers dove to the pavement. Both officers fired at Carver, striking and killing him. Beck called the chase and shooting a “very, very dynamic incident,” in which the suspect fired at the officers “from very close range.” “We were very lucky that we didn't lose cops yesterday,” Beck said during the meeting in downtown L.A.
Los Angeles Daily News

South Carolina Deputy Killed In Crash While Responding To Call
A South Carolina deputy was killed in a crash while responding to a call. Authorities said 30-year-old Corporal Dale Hallman was killed Thursday in a traffic accident while on his way to assist deputies who were pursuing a suspect, WLTX reports. Police said the suspect led authorities on a pursuit before getting out of his car with a rifle and a child. The suspect later left the child, who was taken into protective custody. After police called for a bloodhound team to track the suspect, Hallman, who's a member of the team, responded to the scene. Hallman had his lights and sirens activated but later crashed.

Los Angeles Police Officers Cleared in Fatal Shooting
Ten months after a man who had a toy gun was shot by Los Angeles police, then run over by an uncontrolled patrol car, police commissioners determined Tuesday that the officers were justified in using deadly force. Siding with Chief Charlie Beck, the five commissioners unanimously decided that officers reasonably believed Eric Rivera posed a serious threat before they fatally shot him last June in Wilmington. "This incident is a tragic reminder that firearms, whether real or replicas, create an inherently dangerous situation in our communities when pointed at police officers," the Los Angeles Police Protective League said.
, Los Angeles Times

Police Search For Porsche Driver Who Fatally Struck Bicyclist In South L.A. Hit-And-Run
Officers on Tuesday asked Angelenos to be on the lookout for a white Porsche whose driver fled the scene after fatally hitting a cyclist in South Los Angeles. The incident occurred near the intersection of Manchester Boulevard and Normandie Avenue, right on the border of the neighborhoods of Manchester Square and Vermont Knolls, L.A. Police Capt. Jonathan Tom said in a tweet. The crash happened Monday, LAPD said, but it's unclear exactly what time. The person was struck by a white Porsche Cayenne SUV, according to Tom.

Suspect dies after officer-involved shooting at Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Plaza
A suspect wielding a knife died after being shot by officers in a confrontation inside the Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Plaza, police and witnesses said Tuesday. "I heard the officers patiently telling the guy, put it down, put it down, put it down," said Tim Williams, a former police officer who was at the mall and watched the events unfold. "He kept gesturing and gesturing. He'd move toward them and move back. They still didn't shoot. They could have shot him then and they didn't." He said the officers opened fire when it looked as if the man was lunging toward people in the mall. "But when he took off toward where the people were, that's when they had to shoot him," Williams said.

Woman Sexually Assaulted In Boyle Heights Park Bathroom
A woman was sexually assaulted inside a bathroom at Hollenbeck Park in Boyle Heights. Police said the woman was attacked in a park restroom shortly before 4 p.m. Monday. One man, identified by police as 55-year-old transient Carlos Fuentes, was taken into custody, but the second suspect fled the scene on foot and remains at large. Police identified that man as a 33 to 35-year-old transient known as "Ace."

Man Charged With Stealing LAPD SUV, Leading Pursuit
A man was charged Tuesday with stealing a Los Angeles Police Department vehicle and leading police on a chase from Hollywood to the San Fernando Valley. Etahn Rutland, 28, faces two felony counts of fleeing a police vehicle while driving recklessly and driving or taking a law enforcement or fire department vehicle without consent, the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office announced.

A Sacramento Gang Member Waved A Gun In A Music Video. He Now Faces Life In Prison
Deandre Marquis Rogers, 25, was sentenced to 30 years to life in prison Friday for a third-strike felony stemming from a rap music video posted in December 2016. A Meadowview native who went by the name "Lizk" (pronounced "licks"), Rogers was convicted by a Sacramento Superior Court jury of being a felon in possession of a firearm, with gang and personal arming enhancements, on March 2. In a video for his song "No Air" posted Dec. 14, 2016, Rogers is seen waving a handgun as he raps about gun violence, his previous time in prison and a beef with Oak Park Bloods rapper Mozzy that was previously mentioned in a November video.
Sacramento Bee

Lawmakers Retreat From Adopting ‘Zero Tolerance' Policy For Motorists Under 21 Who Smoke Weed
Faced with opposition from drug legalization advocates, California lawmakers backed away Tuesday from a proposal to adopt a “zero tolerance” policy on motorists under age 21 who drive after using marijuana. A bill by state Sen. Jerry Hill (D-San Mateo) originally proposed a one-year suspension of driver's licenses for minors caught for the first time driving with measurable amounts of marijuana in their system. Hill had said the state should have the same “zero tolerance” policy for cannabis that it has for those under 21 who drive under the influence of alcohol.

California Lawmakers Advance Measures To Curb Opioid Crisis
California lawmakers advanced 10 opioid-related bills Tuesday in an effort to address the drug abuse crisis in the state, including a proposal that would let California share prescription records with other states. Half of the bills passed by a legislative committee would increase monitoring or make it easier to track opioid prescriptions to help police and doctors spot problematic prescriptions. Others would place limits on doctors prescribing the addictive drugs to children or increase access to addiction treatments.

Inside One State's Effort To Report More Mental Health Records To The Gun Background Check System
To Ross Loder, the push to strengthen gun background checks is anything but abstract. It brings back memories of ordering dog-eared case files from storage, riffling through papers, and fielding thousands of calls from people with questions about their rights. That's because the last time Congress passed a law designed to encourage states to report records to the National Instant Criminal Background Check System, or NICS, Loder stood on the front lines. As the administrator responsible for weapons permits at the Iowa Department of Public Safety, Loder oversaw the review of 125,000 state mental health case files to figure out who should be prohibited from owning guns — but had not yet been entered into the database that houses the records of people banned from gun ownership.
The Trace

Public Safety News

Tenants Scurry To Escape Apartment Fire In North Hollywood
Three people were injured and four apartments were destroyed early Wednesday in a raging fire in a two-story North Hollywood apartment building. The flames were reported coming from the 50-foot-by-100-foot building at 7423 N. Lankershim Blvd. at 1:13 a.m., said Amy Bastman of the Los Angeles Fire Department. The blaze was knocked down by 87 firefighters in 38 minutes, she said. A 57-year-old man was taken to a local hospital with burns and a 30- year-old woman was transported with smoke inhalation also, according to Bastman.
FOX 11

Local Government News

L.A. Lawmakers Back New Regulations On Airbnb And Similar Rentals
Los Angeles lawmakers tentatively backed new rules Tuesday that would bar Angelenos from renting out a house or apartment to night-to-night guests if it is not their primary residence, a rule meant to prevent homes from being turned into "de facto hotels." The draft regulations would also cap such rentals at 120 days annually. But hosts could get city permission to exceed that cap if they do not have multiple or outstanding citations from city departments.
Los Angeles Times

LA Metro Moving Ahead With South Bay Extension
Metro is moving ahead with its planned South Bay extension, with $619 million from the Measure M sales tax that was collected from marijuana sales, fueling the 4.6 miles of new track. Both the Green and Crenshaw/LAX lines are to be extended to the new Torrance Transit Center. Metro is considering two options for the route. One uses a historic freight rail right-of-way between downtown and the Port of Los Angeles. The other route goes down Hawthorne Boulevard along the west side of the South Bay Galleria.


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