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  Daily Local & Regional NewsWatch

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from LA Police Protective League

July 24, 2018

Law Enforcement News

Florida Officer Critically Wounded In Shooting  
A Florida police officer was critically wounded after being shot at a gas station. On Saturday, Fort Myers Officer Adam Jobbers-Miller, 29, was responding to a call at a gas station when he was shot by a suspect, WFTX-TV reported. The officer was rushed to a hospital, where he's listed in critical but stable condition after undergoing surgery. Police said the suspect was also hurt and was taken into custody. Police haven't released the suspect's name or why Jobbers-Miller was called into the gas station in the first place.

Washington Officer Killed During Pursuit Identified
A Washington police department has identified the officer who was killed after being struck by a patrol vehicle during a pursuit. The Kent Police Department identified the fallen officer as Officer Diego Moreno on Sunday night. Moreno was deploying spike strips during a pursuit when he was fatally struck. On Sunday morning, officers heard gunshots and arrived at a restaurant parking lot when they saw a red truck speeding away, according to KOMO News. An officer was pursuing the red truck when his patrol vehicle fatally struck Moreno at an intersection.

Union Upset After ‘Extremely Low' Bail Set For Man In Dallas LEO's Death
Dallas' police union demanded answers after a man charged with fatally striking an officer during a funeral escort was given “an extremely low bail.” The Dallas Police Association released a statement Monday criticizing the bail set for Adrian Breedlove, who bonded out of jail after being charged with intoxication manslaughter, CBS DFW reported. Breedlove, who was suspected of drunken driving, is accused of striking and killing 55-year-old Sr. Cpl. Earl Jamie Givens. “It is reprehensible that Adrian Breedlove … was given a $76,000 bail allowing him to spend less than one day in jail,” DPA President Mike Mata said in the statement. “This was a violent death caused by a man whose blood alcohol content was more than twice the legal limit.”

Sherman Oaks Stabbing Leaves 2 Adoptive Fathers Critically Wounded; Adult Son Arrested
A man in his early 20s was arrested after he allegedly stabbed his two adoptive fathers early Tuesday morning at their home in Sherman Oaks, leaving both of the victims in critical condition, authorities said. According to LAPD investigators, the incident apparently stemmed from an argument involving the suspect who was home from college for the summer. Officers responded about 1 a.m. to a report of an assault with a deadly weapon in the 4600 block of Burnet, where the son was taken into custody without incident. The wounded men were transported to a hospital and underwent surgery.

LAPD Searches For Surveillance Video And Witnesses To Deadly Trader Joe's Shootout
The Trader Joe's market that was the scene of a deadly shootout and hostage crisis in Silver Lake over the weekend will remain closed until further notice, company officials said. The store was the final scene in a violent rampage allegedly perpetrated by 28-year-old Gene Atkins, who police said shot his grandmother in the South L.A. home they shared, kidnapped his girlfriend and led officers on a wild chase from Hollywood to the Trader Joe's market in the span of a few hours Saturday afternoon. When it was all over, Atkins was in custody and one store employee was dead — killed by gunfire from an unknown shooter.
Los Angeles Times

Trader Joe's Hostage Suspect Awaits Charges
A man's feud with his grandmother turned into a bizarre and deadly weekend confrontation that ended with a supermarket worker dead and dozens of people held hostage in a store miles away. Gene Evin Atkins, 28, was booked Sunday on suspicion of murder after an explosion of violence that a relative said may have been brewing for weeks. Melyda Corado, 27, was shot to death Saturday at a Trader Joe's market in the Silver Lake neighborhood after a gunfight that shattered the store's glass doors, witnesses said. “I'm sad to say she didn't make it. My baby sister. My world,” her brother, Albert Corado said on Twitter.

Anthony Anderson Under Investigation By LAPD For Alleged Assault Of Woman
Actor Anthony Anderson is under criminal investigation by the LAPD for allegedly assaulting a woman, according to multiple reports. The star of ABC's “Black-ish” denies the allegation. According to celebrity news site The Blast, the alleged victim filed a police report with the LAPD Hollywood Division earlier this year following an event she catered for the actor. “It's unfortunate that anyone can file a police report whether it is true or false,” Anderson's rep said in a statement. “The authorities have not contacted Anthony or any of his representatives about this matter. Anthony unequivocally disputes the claim.”

Former Palos Verdes High School Student Acquitted Of Murder Charge
A former Palos Verdes High School student was acquitted Monday of a first-degree murder charge stemming from a South Los Angeles gang shooting that left a 21-year-old man dead. After more than a week of deliberations, a downtown Los Angeles jury also acquitted Cameron Terrell, 18, of two counts of attempted murder involving two other men who were not injured in the Oct. 1, 2017, shooting that killed Justin Holmes. Prosecutors contended Terrell drove the getaway car in the shooting. Deputy District Attorney Adan Montalban told jurors during the trial that Terrell is a gang member. 
FOX 11

Two Men Awaiting Sentencing In 2016 Hollywood Rape Of German Tourist
One of two men convicted of raping a German tourist in Hollywood in 2016 is scheduled to be sentenced Tuesday. Jurors on Friday found Otis Barway, 25, guilty of one count of forcible rape in concert. He's facing a maximum sentence of 9 1/2 years in prison. Co-defendant Kenneth Mack, 29, was convicted the same day of two counts of forcible rape in concert involving the tourist and another victim who was attacked on July 31, 2016, during a robbery. Mack, whose sentencing date is Sept. 18, faces up to 215 years to life behind bars. On Dec. 5, 2016, the two men lured the victim in the Hollywood attack to an isolated rooftop, knocked her to the ground and raped her, prosecutors said.

More California Kids Are Having Pot-Related Health Scares, Poison Control Officials Warn
State and local officials say they are alarmed by a spike in calls they have received to report children and teenagers ingesting marijuana products since California legalized cannabis for recreational use by adults in 2016. The number of calls to poison control centers involving people 19 and younger who were exposed to marijuana has steadily risen from 347 three years ago to 588 last year. In the first six months of this year, there have been 386 calls to poison control centers involving marijuana exposure by underage people. If that trend continues, there could be more than double the reports in 2018 as there were 2015.
Los Angeles Times

Public Safety News

3 Injured As Firefighters Stop Forward Progress On 90-Acre Brush In Stevenson Ranch Area
Three people suffered minor injuries as a brush fire burning in the Stevenson Ranch area spread quickly to 90 acres before forward progress was stopped on Monday afternoon, authorities said. The Pico Fire erupted in the 26000 block of West Pico Canyon Road shortly before 1 p.m. and quickly charred 4 to 5 acres, the Los Angeles County Fire Department tweeted. Within 45 minutes, the blaze had grown to 10 acres as it burned through medium to heavy brush in an oil field in the unincorporated Santa Susana Mountains.

Local Government News

LA To Enforce Bulky Item Code On Walk Of Fame Sidewalk Vendors
The Hollywood Walk of Fame has long been a place that street vendors openly sell food, T-shirts and novelty items, but the city of Los Angeles is beginning a program to push most of them off the busiest part of the boulevard by enforcing a section of the city's code that prohibits the storage of bulky items in the public right of way. The code, known as 56.11, has traditionally been used to prevent homeless encampments on sidewalks, but will be used to confiscate the items of street vendors on the Walk of Fame who set up tables or large carts to sell their goods.

Metro To Convert LA Railroad Line Into Corridor For Pedestrians, Bicyclists
A former freight rail line could be the missing link in Metro's Rail to River Corridor. The unused rail line spans 10.6 miles and cuts through South L.A. to Inglewood. Officials say the underutilized railroad right-of-way can be converted into a pedestrian and bicycle corridor. The project area is largely composed of a mix of high-density neighborhoods, commercial centers and industrial uses.


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