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June 14, 2018

Law Enforcement News

Man Charged In Car Chase That Killed Milwaukee Officer
Milwaukee prosecutors filed a dozen charges Tuesday against a man suspected of leading police on a high-speed chase that killed an officer when the vehicle he was a passenger in rolled several times last week. Prosecutors said in charging documents the car chase reached speeds of nearly 100 mph (161 kph), which is 60 miles over the speed limit in the area, shortly before police lost control of their squad car Thursday afternoon.
Associated Press

Border Patrol Agent Wounded In Shooting In Southern Arizona
A U.S. Border Patrol agent was wounded in a shooting on an Arizona ranch near the U.S.-Mexico border before dawn Tuesday in a remote area known for drug and migrant smuggling, the agency and the cattleman who owns the property said. The agent was taken to a hospital after the 4:30 a.m. shooting near the community of Arivaca and several people were detained, a Border Patrol Statement said, providing no information on the agent's injuries or the circumstances of the shooting. 
Associated Press

Police Investigate Stabbing Of Transgender Woman In Hollywood
A person was stabbed in Hollywood Thursday morning and police are looking for the attacker. It happened on Franklin Avenue near Gower Street around 2 a.m., according to Officer Christopher No with the Los Angeles Police Department's Media Relations Division. Information was not immediately available on the identity of the victim, No said, but the victim was a transgender woman according to broadcast reports. Police could not confirm broadcast reports that a hate crime investigation is underway.

San Fernando Valley street ‘takeovers' prompt possible city crackdown
Los Angeles police and city prosecutors may soon offer a comprehensive look at the city's efforts to combat illegal street racing and offer fresh suggestions in tackling the decades-old scourge after a motion was approved Wednesday by a City Council committee. The motion – which was spurred by concerns of illegal “street takeovers” in the San Fernando Valley and elsewhere – passed unanimously in the Public Safety Committee. It now heads to the entire City Council for review. Such takeovers involve a number of motorists who unlawfully block a street or an intersection so their peers can illegally street race or perform risky vehicle stunts such as doughnuts and burnouts. They often box in other hapless drivers.
Los Angeles Daily News

Sherman Oaks Burglars Caught On Camera
A Sherman Oaks neighborhood is on edge after thieves targeted their homes. A trio of robbers struck in the Valley Vista Boulevard area Sunday afternoon. Security cameras captured three men casing a home and hopping over a fence. They made off with bags full of property. Within minutes, they tried to hit another house, but an alarm let that homeowner know they were on his property. He was nearby and raced home to chase them off. "I came to the front of the house and just started screaming and yelling as loud as I could, swearing profanities that the police were coming, to get out of the house, and the police showed up about five or six minutes later," the resident said.

Police Investigate Reports Of Elder Abuse Against Marvel Comics Legend Stan Lee
Los Angeles police are investigating reports of elder abuse against Marvel Comics' Stan Lee. The investigation was revealed in a restraining order granted Wednesday against a man who has been acting as Lee's business manager and personal adviser. The restraining order says the former adviser, Keya Morgan, has inserted himself into the life of the 95-year-old Lee. It accuses Morgan of taking advantage of Lee's impaired hearing, vision and judgment, moving Lee from his longtime family home and preventing family and associates from contacting him.

LAPD Officers Crash Rapper's Birthday Party, Looking For Man With A Gun
A rapper's birthday party was interrupted by Los Angeles police officers responding to a report of a man waving a gun around. A report of a man with a gun near one of the lanes inside Pinz, the same bowling alley where O.T. Genasis' birthday party was being held, prompted a large police response at about 12:30 a.m. Officers swarmed the bowling alley on Ventura Boulevard as a police helicopter buzzed above.

Both Cowboy Gun Bandits – Who Targeted San Fernando Valley Gas Stations And A Glendale Bank – Will Be Sentenced In November
A sentencing hearing for one of two so-called “Cowboy Gun Bandits” facing more than 100 years in federal prison for carrying out a string of Los Angeles area stick-ups targeting gas stations and a bank was delayed Wednesday until the second robber is sentenced in November. Dominic Dorsey, 50, of Hollywood was convicted two years ago of conspiracy to interfere with interstate commerce in violation of the Hobbs Act, five specific Hobbs Act robberies and five counts of using a firearm during the robberies. Each of the six Hobbs Act violations carries a maximum penalty of 20 years in federal prison.
Los Angeles Daily News

North Hills Man Bombarded Ex With 4,000 Texts, 300 Calls, Hacked Her Social Media, Cops Say
A North Hills man was charged with stalking after he allegedly sent his ex-girlfriend thousands of text messages and hacked into her social media accounts after she broke off their "short dating relationship." Raul Plancarte-Hernandez, 33, of North Hills, was arrested Thursday after the Thousand Oaks Police Department began investigating his treatment of his ex, a 38-year-old unidentified woman. The victim said she dated Plancarte-Hernandez briefly in 2016, the department stated in a news release.
FOX 11

Video Touches Off L.A. City Hall Discussion On Policing And The Mentally Ill
The video alarmed San Pedro residents when it spread through social media in January: a disheveled and seemingly agitated man being dropped off in the neighborhood by Los Angeles County sheriff's deputies, who had just come from nearby Rancho Palos Verdes. Los Angeles City Councilman Joe Buscaino demanded answers about the incident, calling it appalling. He and other lawmakers lamented that both the Los Angeles Police Department and the Fire Department had responded to calls later that day about the man, who was arrested that night by the LAPD on an outstanding warrant for failure to appear. But a Sheriff's Department spokeswoman said it was “not a case of dumping,” as San Pedro residents living close to other South Bay cities had feared.
San Diego Union Tribune

Jurors Recommend Death Penalty For Ex-Marine Who Killed 5 SoCal Women
An Orange County jury recommended the death penalty Wednesday for a former Marine who killed five Southern California women, including two in Palm Springs and one in Cathedral City. Andrew Urdiales, 53, who is already serving a life prison term in Illinois for killing three women in Chicago, was convicted of the Southern California killings May 23. The same jury deliberated for about a day before recommending Wednesday that he be put to death for each of the five murders. Sentencing was set for Aug. 31.

Police giving deaf drivers cards to help them communicate
Deaf drivers in New York City are getting a new tool meant to improve communication with police officers in the event they're pulled over. The New York Police Department said Wednesday it's sending cards with symbols for common traffic violations like speeding and cellphone use to 11,590 deaf or hard-of-hearing drivers. Officers are being trained to point to the symbols to tell deaf motorists why they're being stopped. The cards give officers tips for improving interactions and have a space for deaf motorists to indicate how they prefer to communicate. Other cities including Rochester use the cards.
Fox News

Local Government News

L.A.'s Efforts To Thwart Cyberattacks Need Review, Councilwoman Says
Citing numerous cyberattacks that other cities have experienced recently which disrupted municipal operations and threatened public safety, a Los Angeles city councilwoman said Wednesday that L.A. should review the current strategies it implements to thwart hackers. In a motion she introduced, Councilwoman Monica Rodriguez noted several serious cyberattacks, including in April 2017, when hackers were able to access Dallas' emergency warning sirens and set them off for approximately 90 minutes.

Pricey Voting System Approved By LA County Board Of Supervisors
A week after a huge glitch during the California Primary, Los Angeles County moved to modernize its voting system. It comes with a big price tag and a lot of questions. The mystery of the 118,000 missing names on L.A County voter rosters remains under investigation, yet the troubling lapse did not deter the Board of Supervisors from delivering a huge vote of support to County Registrar-Recorder Dean Logan on Tuesday. 


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