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Daily News Digest
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June 27, 2018

Law Enforcement News

Michel Moore's Confirmation As LAPD Chief Coming Before L.A. City Council
With Los Angeles Police Department Chief Charlie Beck retiring Wednesday, the City Council is set to vote on his replacement, Assistant Chief Michel Moore, who was selected by Mayor Eric Garcetti to take over the department. Moore's confirmation vote by the City Council is not expected to be contentious among the body's members, and the 36-year LAPD veteran is poised to replace Beck, who announced in January that he would be stepping down Wednesday after more than 40 years with the department and having served as its chief since late 2009.

Woman Shot In Denny's Parking Lot In Sylmar
A woman in her 20s is expected to survive after being shot in the parking lot of a Denny's restaurant early Tuesday morning in Sylmar. The shooting occurred before 2 a.m. in the 13200 block of Gladstone Avenue. Two women told Los Angeles police they were in their car in the parking lot of the Denny's in order to use the restaurant's restroom, when an older model white Honda with two men pulled up alongside them. The men shouted something at the women, and then at least one of the men opened fire on their car, police said. At least five shots were fired, hitting one of the women in the leg.

Woman Found Shot In Westlake District: LAPD
A woman was found shot in the Westlake district of Los Angeles, police said on Wednesday. Authorities responded to a call about a shooting on James M. Wood Boulevard near Witmer Street around 10:08 p.m. on Tuesday, Los Angeles police Officer Tony Im told KTLA. Officers who responded to the scene found a woman around 50 years old barely conscious, Im said. She was transported to a hospital. Authorities provided no further information.

Reported Armed Robbery Suspect Surrenders After Hours-Long Barricade In Sherman Oaks Motel
A reported armed robbery suspect surrendered to authorities early Wednesday after an hours-long barricade inside a motel room in Sherman Oaks. The standoff took place at the 777 Motor Inn, located in the 4700 block of the boulevard. Guests inside were evacuated. The situation unfolded about 11:30 p.m Tuesday, when officers received a call about a robbery that had just occurred in a motel room. Los Angeles Police Department SWAT officers made contact with the robbery suspect at about 4 a.m., asking him to answer a phone. The unidentified suspect was believed to be armed.

Crews Search For Missing Woman Off Coast Of San Pedro
Authorities searched the waters off San Pedro for a 26-year-old woman who went missing last weekend. Haley Ora Downen was last seen about 5:15 p.m. Saturday on a shoreline trail between Royal Palms beach and the Trump National Golf Course near San Pedro. Officers searched that area and found personal property belonging to Haley Ora Downen, the Los Angeles Police Department reported.
FOX 11

Video Shows Good Samaritan Using Flying Kick To Take Down Violent Transient
Surveillance video obtained exclusively by FOX 11 shows a brave Good Samaritan using a flying kick to take down a transient man who had just attacked a man with a piece of plywood with a nail in it in downtown Los Angeles. It happened Monday evening at 548 Spring Street. According to LAPD, in a completely unprovoked attack, the transient used the weapon to strike a man in the face while he was walking his dog, hospitalizing him with a severe gash to his lip.
Fox News

L.A. Visit By U.S. Atty. Gen. Jeff Sessions Sparks Downtown Protest, Arrests
Atty. Gen. Jeff Sessions on Tuesday dismissed critics of the Trump administration's immigration policies as open-borders advocates during a speech in downtown Los Angeles that drew hundreds of protesters. “The rhetoric we hear from the other side on the issue, as on many others, has become radicalized,” Sessions said during a speech to a criminal justice organization. “We hear views on television today that are on the lunatic fringe, frankly.” Earlier Tuesday morning, about 150 demonstrators — a mix of interfaith religious leaders and immigrant advocates — gathered outside a downtown federal courthouse, where they held hands and blocked traffic on Spring Street as they prayed.
Los Angeles Times

Man Convicted Of Involuntary Manslaughter For Fight Outside Hollywood Club
An Anaheim man was convicted Tuesday of involuntary manslaughter in the fatal beating of a man outside a Hollywood nightclub after a birthday celebration. Dietrich Canterberry, 36, was acquitted of a second-degree murder charge stemming from Devion Jelkes' October 2016 death, according to Ricardo Santiago of the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office. Canterberry is facing up to four years in state prison, with sentencing set for Sept. 5 in a downtown Los Angeles courtroom.

'Profound Brutality': Man Sentenced To Life In Prison For Girlfriend's Torture-Death
A West Hollywood man was sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole for killing his live-in girlfriend, whose body was drained of all blood in a crime that a prosecutor said mirrored the script of a graphic novel the defendant co-wrote. The judge cited Blake Leibel's "profound brutality" in handing down the life term. Leibel, 37, was found guilty of first-degree murder, torture and aggravated mayhem for the May 2016 slaying of Iana Kasian, 30, in the condominium they shared.

New Jersey Officer Stabbed In Unprovoked Attack; Suspect Dead
A man was shot dead in Atlantic City on Friday night by a police officer he had allegedly stabbed during an investigation of an unrelated hit-and-run accident, the Atlantic County Prosecutor's Office said. According to a statement issued Saturday by the Prosecutor's Office, police were investigating a crash on the 600 block of North Kentucky Avenue when Timothy Deal, 32, of Atlantic City, approached around 6:30 p.m. and, without provocation, stabbed an officer in the torso with a knife. The officer, whose identity was not revealed, shot Deal, the Prosecutor's Office said. Both men were taken to the AtlantiCare Medical Center City Campus Trauma Center, where Deal was pronounced dead.

Local Government News

L.A. City Council OKs New Banking Disclosures Prompted By Wells Fargo Scandal
Banks that do business with the city of Los Angeles will have to tell officials if they are under investigation by regulators and report details of their sales goals under a new rule spurred by the Wells Fargo unauthorized-accounts scandal. The City Council on Tuesday gave preliminary approval to the changes in bank-reporting regulations, with the goal of promoting “responsible consumer banking.” A final vote is expected in the coming weeks. The new rules single out potentially problematic practices that came to light in 2016 when Wells Fargo — the city's main bank — acknowledged creating millions of potentially unauthorized consumer bank accounts and credit cards.
Los Angeles Times


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