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May 22, 2018

Law Enforcement News

Teen Charged In Slaying Of Maryland Police Officer
A 16-year-old boy has been charged in the slaying of a Baltimore County, Maryland, police officer, and three other suspects are still being sought, authorities said Tuesday. Scott Shellenberger, the state's attorney for Baltimore County, told The Associated Press that the teen has been charged with murder as an adult. "And police are looking for other suspects as we speak," Shellenberger said by phone. The Baltimore County Police and Fire Department tweeted Tuesday that the teen was arrested shortly after the female officer was fatally injured Monday.
Associated Press

Families Oppose Release Of NYPD Cop Killer
The families of two NYPD officers slain nearly 47 years ago spoke with state parole board officials Friday to oppose any release of Anthony Bottom, one of the Black Panther members convicted of murdering the cops. Bottom, 66, who is a serving a 25-years-to-life sentence for the killings of officers Anthony Piagentini and his partner, Waverly Jones, in May 1971, comes up for an interview before the parole board the week of June 11, officials said.

Mayor Eric Garcetti To Do Third Round Of Interviews With LAPD Chief Candidates
Mayor Eric Garcetti said he will interview the three finalists for chief of the Los Angeles Police Department at least once more before making a decision. Garcetti described his timetable Monday at a news conference in answer to reporters' questions. The three finalists — LAPD Deputy Chief Robert Arcos, LAPD Assistant Chief Michel Moore and San Francisco Police Chief Bill Scott — have already been interviewed twice by the mayor.
Los Angeles Times

Man In 20s Shot, Killed On South LA Street
Police are searching for a suspect who shot and killed a man in South Los Angeles Monday morning. It is believed the victim, a Hispanic man in his 20s, was riding a bike when he was shot in the 500 block of East 68th Street around 12:30 a.m. Authorities from the LAPD Newton division said there is no initial indication the shooting was gang-related. Authorities did not immediately release information on a suspect description or the suspect's vehicle.

Man Fatally Shot In Silver Lake
A man was fatally shot early Monday in the Silver Lake area. The shooting was reported around 2 a.m. in the 600 block of North Virgil Avenue. The man was found dead at the scene.  At last one person was detained early Monday, but police did not provide further details. 

Police Detain Man After Pursuit Driver Flees Into Pacoima Wash In Arleta
Police detained one man after chasing an allegedly stolen car through the San Fernando Valley on Monday following some initial confusion about who was behind the wheel. Sky5 was first overhead the chase around 6:20 p.m. as a white sedan was winding through surface streets in the North Hollywood area. The driver was seen executing several dangerous maneuvers and veering into oncoming traffic as he wound through the areas of Van Nuys, Panorama City and Arleta.

Canoga Park Elementary Placed On Brief Lockdown During Nearby LAPD Search
A robbery suspect hiding in the crawl space under a home prompted a police search and the lockdown of a nearby elementary school on Monday. The incident began at around 11 a.m., when police said the man fled from a nearby senior facility, said Sgt. Matthew Magsadia of the Los Angeles Police Department's Topanga Division. Security at the location said he stole a purse from an employee, then fought with the guards who confronted him. After the man fled, the guards called police, who tracked him to the home near the intersection of Cohasset Street and Vassar Avenue.
Los Angeles Daily News

Police Seek To ID Man Who's Stolen $25K Worth Of Home Electronics From More Than 30 Target Stores Across SoCal
Police are hoping to identify a man caught on surveillance video committing theft at more than 30 Target stores throughout three Southern California counties, authorities said Monday. The man is accused of stealing approximately $25,000 worth of merchandise in the form of Dyson and iRobot vacuums and Nest products such as thermostats and smoke detectors, according to Detective Joseph Hampton with the Los Angeles Police Department. He's targeted locations in Ventura, San Bernardino and Los Angeles counties, Hampton said.

L.A. Man Gets 26-Year Prison Term For Role In Synthetic Drug Ring Tied To China, Long Beach And Baldwin Park
A Los Angeles man was sentenced Monday to more than 26 years behind bars for his role in a drug ring that imported a powerful synthetic opioid from China used to produce homemade pills that were sold in bulk across the nation. Christopher Bowen, 32, was found guilty by a federal jury in October of conspiracy to manufacture, possess with intent to distribute, and distribute narcotics, including a fentanyl analogue; a designer drug used in “bath salts”; ecstasy; and alprazolam, which is sold under the brand name Xanax.
Los Angeles Daily News

Gang Member Sentenced To 25 Years For Conspiracy In Unification Of Rival Northeast L.A. Gangs Under Mexican Mafia: DOJ
A Northeast Los Angeles gang member convicted of helping to run a coalition of rival gangs that unified under the Mexican Mafia was sentenced Monday to 25 years in federal prison, prosecutors said. Manuel Vallejo, aka “Boxer,” 36, described the organized crime syndicate that aimed to dominate narcotics deals from Elysian Park to Burbank as a “New World Order” or “United Neighborhoods” in the vein of the United Nations, the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Central District of California said in a news release.

California May Expand Gun Violence Restraining Order Law
California lawmakers took steps Monday to let school employees ask judges to temporarily strip gun rights from potentially dangerous people in the wake of a mass school shooting in Texas. California is already one of a handful of states that allow immediate family members and law enforcement officials to request gun violence restraining orders against people who show warning signs of violence. Assemblyman Phil Ting's bill, AB2888, would extend that ability to more people, including school employees and co-workers. Democratic lawmakers supporting the bill invoked the Friday shooting at Santa Fe High School in Texas that killed 10.
Associated Press

Local Government News

LA's $9.9 Billion Spending Plan Aims To Pay For Homeless Shelter Plan, Road Repairs In The Coming Year
Homelessness and road repairs are among the top spending priorities in a $9.9 billion city budget green-lighted Monday by the Los Angeles City Council. The budget's approval, which follows about three weeks of deliberation by the City Council, will guide the city's financial path for the upcoming fiscal year beginning July 1. Councilman Paul Krekorian, who chairs the Budget and Finance Committee, said discussions went much more smoothly than in past years because the proposed budget presented by Mayor Eric Garcetti “very much anticipated the biggest concerns of council and of the constituents we have.”
Los Angeles Daily News


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