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June 15, 2018

Law Enforcement News

Tennessee Woman Charged In Death Of LEO Who Tried To Help Her Takes Plea Deal
A woman charged in the death of a Tennessee police officer who tried to help her has taken a plea deal. News outlets report 42-year-old Judi Glisson on Tuesday pleaded guilty to vehicular homicide by intoxication in the 2017 death of Metro Nashville police Officer Eric Mumaw. Under her plea deal, she must serve at least 30 percent of her 12-year sentence and she'll be barred from driving for 10 years. Mumaw and other officers were called to help a reportedly suicidal Glisson in her car on a boat ramp.
Associated Press

Woman Shot While Sleeping In Her South L.A. Bedroom; Gunman Sought
A woman was in the hospital Thursday after being shot as she slept in her bedroom in the Vermont-Slauson neighborhood of South Los Angeles. The shooting occurred in the 6100 block of South Hoover Street when the victim awoke to the sound of gunfire coming through her window and realized she had been shot in the arm, Los Angeles Police Department Lt. Green said. The victim, described only as a woman in her 40s, was taken to a local hospital in stable condition, Green said.

Hollywood Stabbing Of Trans Woman Investigated As Hate Crime
Los Angeles police are investigating the stabbing of a trans woman in Hollywood as a possible hate crime. The unidentified victim was attacked just before 2 a.m. Thursday under the 101 Freeway at Franklin Avenue. Police said the suspect, described as a man in his 20s or 30s, approached the victim with an unknown weapon and yelled "I hate tranies." The suspect then fled, authorities said. The victim received puncture wounds and refused to go to the hospital but is expected to be OK, according to police. Officers said she was not very cooperative with the police investigation.

LAPD Serves Search Warrants At Home Of Former USC Gynecologist
Investigators from the Los Angeles Police Department served search warrants Thursday morning at the home of former USC campus gynecologist George Tyndall, who is facing allegations of sexual misconduct by scores of women dating back decades. “These warrants were investigative in nature,” department spokesman Officer Mike Lopez said. “The doctor has not been arrested.”

LAPD Raids Illegal Gambling Operation In Reseda
Nine people were arrested and 32 others cited and released after the LAPD raided what they say is an illegal gambling operation in Reseda. The location that was raided is a storefront with church signs between a boxing gym and smoke shop on Sherman Way. Police say people who live in this area grew suspicious after seeing people coming and going at all hours of the day and night. LAPD's Vice Unit worked with SWAT and West Valley officers to serve a search warrant Wednesday night after they say they received numerous complaints about illegal gaming.
FOX 11

Man Sentenced To Drug Treatment, Probation In Deadly North Hills Hit-and-Run
A man who pleaded no contest in connection with a hit-and-run crash that killed a pedestrian in a North Hills crosswalk and an ensuing police pursuit that ended in Pacific Palisades was ordered Wednesday to complete a minimum six-month live-in drug treatment program and three years on probation. Mark Christian Johnson, 56, has already served a year in county jail following his no contest plea in April 2017 to one felony count each of hit-and-run driving resulting in death and fleeing a pursuing police officer's motor vehicle while driving recklessly, along with a misdemeanor count of driving under the influence.
Los Angeles Daily News

How Emoji Can Kill: As Gangs Move Online, Social Media Fuel Violence
Instead of tagging graffiti, some rival gang members now upload video of themselves chanting slurs in enemy territory. Taunts and fights that once played out over time on the street are these days hurled instantaneously on Twitter and Instagram. The online aggression can quickly translate into outbreaks of real violence — teens killing each other over emoji and virtually relayed gang signs. Social media have profoundly changed gang activity In the United States, according to a new report by a Chicago nonprofit. Of particular concern, researchers say, is how social media often appear to amplify and speed up the cycle of aggression and violence.
Washington Post

Proposed US Banking Fix For Marijuana May Not Open All Doors
A proposal in Congress to ease the U.S. ban on marijuana could encourage more banks to do business with cannabis companies, but it appears to fall short of a cure-all for an industry that must operate mainly as a cash business in a credit card world. Marijuana is legal in some form in about 30 states, but companies that grow or sell it often are locked out at banks. Their money isn't wanted because the drug is illegal under federal law and transactions tied to pot proceeds could expose financial institutions to money-laundering charges.
Associated Press

Congress Is Offering Training For Staff On How To Respond To A Shooting
With the toll from mass shootings on the rise in the US, Congress has yet to coalesce around any kind of solution, and so some members have turned to providing training sessions to teach Capitol Hill staffers how to prevent victims from bleeding out. A hundred staffers have signed up to participate in Stop the Bleed sessions Monday, filling the sessions to capacity. They're workshops taking place in the capital of a nation where gun violence has dominated headlines and has also hit close to home; the first anniversary of the shooting at a Republican baseball practice is Thursday.
BuzzFeed News

Local Government News

LA County Gets Green Light To Sue Opioid Manufacturers For Alleged False Advertising
A judge has given Los Angeles County the green light to sue opioid manufacturers for deceptive business practices it claims boosted sales at the expense of creating a public health crisis. The order, issued by Orange County Superior Court Judge Kim G. Dunning, will help Los Angeles to locally prosecute civil claims against the manufacturers of the drug. Under the order, L.A. will be able to join Orange County, Santa Clara County and the city of Oakland in a lawsuit that alleges drug companies used misleading marketing tactics to boost opioids as a treatment for chronic pain, which led to the opioid crisis while companies increased their revenues by billions.

Marijuana Regulators Struggling To Control LA's Underground Market
Six months after California voters approved marijuana, regulators and law enforcement are struggling to control the market and squelch scofflaws. Officials call a common practice "whackamola." "We shut them down and they pop back up the same day, the next day," L.A. County Office of Cannabis Management official Julia Orozco said. A Cannabis advocacy group called Angeles Emerald gathered government officials on Thursday to press for solutions. The central issue is that the state and local communities have not formulated regulations so that legitimate operators can apply for licenses.


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