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May 11, 2018

Law Enforcement News

Indiana Police Officer Killed In Shootout Honored As A Hero
A western Indiana police officer who was killed during a shootout with a homicide suspect was honored Wednesday as a hero who didn't flee from danger. Hundreds of officers from around the country joined other mourners inside Indiana State University's basketball arena at the funeral for Terre Haute Officer Robert Pitts. Officials said Pitts, 45, was fatally wounded Friday when he and other officers approached suspect Christopher A. Wolfe, 21, who died of a gunshot wound after barricading himself inside an apartment.
Associated Press

ATF Agent Shot In The Face In Chicago Is Out Of Hospital
A federal agent who was shot and wounded by a purported street-gang member in Chicago has been released from the hospital. The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives on Wednesday announced the update on Twitter . The ATF agent, whose name hasn't been released, was shot once in the face Friday and is expected to make a full recovery. Ernesto "Ernie" Godinez, who is listed by police as a gang member, is charged with forcible assault. Charging documents say he opened fire as authorities conducted a middle-of-the-night "covert" operation to fit a tracking device on a vehicle in the Back of the Yards neighborhood on the South Side.
Associated Press

FBI Releases LEOKA Statistics For 2017
The FBI has released some of the latest statistics on law enforcement officers killed in the line of duty in 2017. On Thursday, the FBI released a portion of the Law Enforcement Officers Killed and Assaulted, 2017 report, which said 93 LEOs were killed in the line of duty last year. Of the 93 LODDs, 46 were felonious and 47 were accidental. Of the 46 officers feloniously killed, 42 were killed by firearms. The numbers decreased compared to 2016, during which 66 officers were feloniously killed and 52 were accidentally killed, for a total of 118 LODDs.  The average age of officers feloniously killed was 38 years old, with an average tenure of 11 years in law enforcement. Of the 46 feloniously killed, 21 of them were killed during investigative or enforcement activities.

Lake View Terrace Standoff With Armed Man Could Be Related To Nearby Shooting
An hours-long standoff between an allegedly armed man who was holding two people, including a woman in her 90s, and a LAPD SWAT team in Lake View Terrace ended this morning with the man giving himself up, according to a report from the scene. It ended about 3:40 a.m. when the man walked out of the home on the 12100 block of Hoyt Street and surrendered to officers, NBC4 reported. He had been barricaded inside the home since about 8 p.m. Thursday after officers responded to a shots-fired call at the residence.
Los Angeles Daily News

Warrants Served By FBI And LAPD Seeking Homicide Suspect In North Hills
Authorities on Thursday served warrants seeking a homicide suspect at a residence in the North Hills area and arrested one person. The FBI-led operation was conducted about 5 a.m. in the 8900 block of Langdon Avenue, according to the Los Angeles Police Department, which was assisting in the case. About a dozen people were detained for questioning, according to reports from the scene. It was not immediately disclosed if the homicide suspect was the person who was arrested. 
FOX 11

Offender Sought After Walking Out Of LA Reentry Facility
Officials from the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation are looking for an offender who walked away from a reentry facility in Los Angeles. Glen Mullicane, 47, left from the Male Community Reentry Program on Wednesday, officials said. At about 2 p.m., an emergency search was conducted after notification that Mullicane's GPS device had been tampered with. His last known location was near Clark Street in Bellflower, where agents were dispatched to locate and apprehend Mullicane, but he remains at large. Mullicane is 6 feet, 5 inches tall and weighs 245 pounds.

Man Arrested For Breaking Into Rihanna's Hollywood Home
A 26-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of breaking into singer Rihanna's Hollywood Hills West home Thursday, the Los Angeles Police Department told NBC News. The pop star, whose given name is Robyn Fenty, was not home at the time of the break-in shortly before 10 a.m., officials said. Police were called when someone spotted an unknown man leaving the residence. It wasn't clear how long the man had been there, but it was possible that he was there overnight, police said.

Redmond O'Neal, Son Of Actors Ryan O'Neal And Farrah Fawcett, Arrested On Suspicion Of Robbery
The son of actors Ryan O'Neal and the late Farrah Fawcett was arrested and being held without bail in downtown Los Angeles on suspicion of robbery. Redmond James O'Neal, 33, was arrested around 3 a.m. Tuesday. Los Angeles police from the Pacific Division arrested him, according to authorities, but they did not provide further information. He was being held without bail because he was on probation at the time of his arrest. In August 2011, O'Neal pleaded no contest to possession of heroin and possession of a gun by a felon. Those charges had stemmed from a traffic stop in Santa Monica.

Valencia Couple Charged In Connection With Attempted North Hollywood Bank Robbery Plead Not Guilty
A couple from Valencia charged in connection with trying to rob a North Hollywood bank earlier this month pleaded not guilty on Thursday, authorities said. James Lee Hamill, 27, and Samantha Yaworski, 22, are looking at one felony count each of attempted second-degree robbery, the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office said in a statement. The attempted bank robbery occurred on May 4, the statement said. Hamill has been charged with other bank robberies that occurred from March to May in Valencia, Newhall, Burbank, Orange and Pico Rivera, the statement said.

Golden State Killer Suspect Charged In Four More Slayings
Accused serial killer Joseph James DeAngelo Jr. was charged in four more killings Thursday when prosecutors in Santa Barbara County charged him with a pair of double-slayings in 1979 and 1981. DeAngelo, 72, the suspected Golden State Killer, allegedly killed orthopedic surgeon Robert Offerman and psychologist Alexandria Manning at the end of 1979. After a short foray into Ventura and Orange counties after those two slayings, prosecutors say, DeAngelo returned to the Goleta area in 1981 and bludgeoned Cheri Domingo and Gregory Sanchez to death. In all, DeAngelo is accused in a dozen slayings up and down the state and suspected of at least one other.
Los Angeles Times

Local Government News

In The Convention Center Arms Race, Los Angeles Plans To Go Big To Take On Las Vegas And Others
In the arms race among the nation's largest convention centers, Las Vegas has unveiled its biggest weapon yet: a plan to make its already giant facility, well, humongous. The proposed 1.4-million-square-foot expansion, once completed, would stretch the Las Vegas Convention Center two miles from end to end so big that the operators want to add an automated transit system to get visitors around. "We recognize that we are going to need to move people in a way that doesn't involve them packing a lunch and taking a long hike," said Steve Hill, president of the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority.
Los Angeles Times

New Metrolink Rail Station Connects Antelope Valley To Hollywood Burbank Airport
A new Metrolink Station at Hollywood Burbank Aiport will connect the Antelope Valley and Union Station by way of the San Fernando Valley, creating convenience and saving time for commuters, officials said Thursday. City and transit leaders dedicated the line's new Metrolink station to former L.A. County Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich, who played an integral role in establishing the station. The Antelope Valley Line runs between Los Angeles Union Station, the Northeast San Fernando Valley, Santa Clarita, Palmdale and Lancaster seven days a week. 
Los Angeles Daily News


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