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  Daily Local & Regional NewsWatch

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from LA Police Protective League

July 3, 2018

Law Enforcement News

New York Trooper Fatally Shot By Suicidal Man
A 29-year-old New York state trooper responding to a call about a suicidal and possibly armed man barricaded in his home near the Pennsylvania border early Monday was fatally shot along with the suspect, a 43-year-old school principal, officials said. Trooper Nicholas Clark was among responders to a 3:30 a.m. 911 call from the estranged wife of Steven Kiley, said State Police First Deputy Superintendent Chris Fiore at a news conference attended by Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo.
Associated Press

Idaho Officer Wounded, 1 Suspect Killed In Shooting
A Meridian Police Department officer was shot Sunday afternoon and a suspect was killed after a confrontation in a neighborhood near Maple Grove and Overland roads. The incident occurred in the area of Mediterranean Drive and Crimson Rose Avenue. A male and a female suspect were still at large Sunday night after first fleeing in a Dodge Durango, police said. The woman was described as a Hispanic with black hair wearing a gray tank top. A description of the man, the driver, wasn't immediately available.
The Idaho Statesman

Seven Charged With Assaulting Police During L.A. Street Racing Incident
Seven men have been charged with attacking Los Angeles police officers who were trying to chase a hit-and-run suspect during a street racing incident in South L.A., prosecutors said Monday. Two officers saw a hit-and-run incident at a “street racing gathering” near Manchester and Western avenues in South L.A. on April 16, but when they tried to chase the suspect, seven men blocked their path, according to a news release issued by the Los Angeles County district attorney's office.
Los Angeles Times

Woman Fatally Shot At Gas Station In Mid-City; 2 Men Sought
" Police are searching for two men involved in a shooting at a Mid-City gas station that left a woman dead Tuesday morning. Authorities received a shots fired call near the intersection of Hauser Boulevard and Venice Boulevard about 5:38 a.m., Los Angeles Police Department Officer Norma Eisenman said. Arriving officers found a woman in her 40s or 50s with at least one gunshot wound to her head, Eisenman said. The unidentified victim later died from her injuries. It was unclear if the woman was a customer or employee of the business. Police are searching for two black men in their 20s who were wearing blue jeans, Eisenman said. One of the men was said to be wearing a white shirt.

‘Leave It To The Experts': L.A. Area Officials Urge Public Not To Set Off Fireworks For Fourth Of July
Law enforcement and fire officials from the city and county of Los Angeles held a news conference Monday to urge residents to leave the Fourth of July fireworks displays to the professionals for everybody's safety. “Unless you have a valid permit, it's against the law in the city of Los Angeles and the county of Los Angeles to store, manufacture, sell, use or handle any kind of fireworks,” Mayor Eric Garcetti said. Authorities will be patrolling the city and unincorporated areas of the county, and handing out citations to anyone setting off fireworks. Citations in the city start at $500 and can go up to $50,000, and offenders could also face six months to a year in prison, according to LAPD Chief Michel Moore.

South LA Man To Plead Guilty In Bizarre Court Bomb Threats
A South Los Angeles man is expected to plead guilty Monday to a federal charge alleging he made online threats to kill law enforcement personnel and others at the Inglewood Courthouse and elsewhere. John Patrice Hale, 42, who used the online moniker "Frost K Blizzard," has agreed to plead guilty to a federal count of making threats to injure in interstate commerce, which means he used the internet in making the threats. The charge carries a possible sentence of up to five years behind bars when he is sentenced in Los Angeles federal court.

Man Charged With Woodland Hills Attempted Kidnapping, Sexual Battery
An attempted kidnapping suspect who was caught in Woodland Hills with the help of a good Samaritan pleaded not guilty last week in two different cases, prosecutors said. Jacob Marshall, 24, of Los Angeles was charged Friday with felony attempted kidnapping involving a minor and misdemeanor sexual battery involving an adult, both of which allegedly happened on Wednesday, authorities said. Marshall faces a maximum of four years and six months in prison and potential sex registration, according to Ricardo Santiago, a spokesman for the Los Angeles County District Attorney's office.
Los Angeles Daily News

Dismantling California's At-Risk Inmate Housing Brings Hurdles
Special California prisons intended to protect gang informants, disgraced cops and child molesters have become so violent, gang-riddled and crowded that officials are dismantling what's become the United States' largest protective custody program. The inmates are gradually being integrated into the general prison population, where some advocacy groups fear they will be even worse off. California created the so-called Sensitive Needs Yards nearly two decades ago.

Public Safety News

Thousands To Attend Memorial For Slain Long Beach Fire Capt. David Rosa
About 8,000 people are expected to fill the arena of the Long Beach Convention Center Tuesday morning to honor the life of Capt. David Rosa, who was killed in the line of duty last week, officials said. A memorial service will begin at 10 a.m. in the 13,500-seat arena following a 9 a.m. procession along Shoreline Drive escorting Rosa's body to the Convention Center. The memorial is open to the public and parking is available in three garages and a surface lot at the Convention Center at 300 E. Ocean Blvd. Rosa, 45, was a 17-year veteran of the Long Beach Fire Department assigned to Fire Station No. 10.
Los Angeles Daily News

Gov. Jerry Brown, California Lawmakers Announce Plans To Address Growing Wildfire Problem
Gov. Jerry Brown and legislative leaders on Monday announced plans to improve disaster preparedness and develop policies to better deal with the wildfires that are plaguing California, citing the historic fires that hit the state last year. For the first six months of this year, the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection has battled wildfires on 53,000 acres, compared with an average of 23,000 acres over the same time in previous years, officials said. On Monday, firefighters were working to control a wildfire in Yolo County that had grown to 44,500 acres overnight.

California Lawmakers May Change Utility Wildfire Liability
California lawmakers may make it easier for utilities to reduce liability for wildfire damage as the state braces for more severe blazes in the face of climate change. The changes would apply only to future fires, not the ones that swept across California's wine country last year -- the most devastating in state history. But the debate comes as Pacific Gas & Electric Co. faces potentially billions of dollars in costs for those fires. The utility has called on the state to change a law it says holds it almost entirely responsible for wildfire damage even if it follows safety rules.
Associated Press

Local Government News

Los Angeles Kicks Off Long-Delayed Licensing For Pot Growers
Los Angeles will kick off the process for licensing marijuana cultivators and manufacturers on Aug. 1, but it's likely to be many months before any of those companies open their doors for business. The announcement Monday was greeted with a mix of anticipation and frustration by growers and other businesses awaiting licenses that have watched the illicit market flourish. California broadly legalized cannabis on Jan. 1, but Los Angeles has moved cautiously with licensing. Growers and others seeking licenses will have to go through a tiered review in which applicants must show they meet a range of legal requirements, as well as pass inspections.
Associated Press

Increased Cost Of Replacing Parker Center Coming Before L.A. City Council
The Los Angeles City Council Tuesday will discuss the planned demolition of Parker Center, the former headquarters of the Los Angeles Police Department, along with a substantial increase in the estimated cost of the project to replace it with an office tower for municipal employees. The City Council approved the demolition of Parker Center in March of last year as part of a larger redevelopment plan for the Civic Center area.


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