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July 27, 2018

Law Enforcement News

Teen Charged With Murder In Death Of Washington Officer
After a night of drinking at a quinceañera to celebrate a girl's 15th birthday, 16-year-old Emiliano Garcia and a group of friends met up at El Habanero, a Kent bar and restaurant on West Meeker Street, and continued drinking beer despite being underage. As the bar was closing early Sunday, Garcia's friends and a group of older men got into an argument outside. Guns were drawn and dozens of shots were fired into the air. Police would later collect 39 shell casings in three different calibers from four different weapons off the pavement. As far as police can tell, no one was hit.
The Seattle Times

Milwaukee Police Officer Killed In Shootout Identified
A Milwaukee officer who "was loved by everyone" died during an exchange of gunfire in a house where police were searching for a man suspected of drug dealing and domestic violence, the city's police chief said Thursday. The lone suspect, who was not injured in the shooting Wednesday, was arrested after he ran out of bullets and surrendered, Chief Alfonso Morales said at a news conference. Morales said the officer was Michael Michalski, 52, a 17-year veteran of the department who leaves behind a wife and three sons.
Associated Press

Off-Duty Deputy Stabbed In Boyle Heights
An off-duty Los Angeles County Sheriff's deputy is expected to survive after being stabbed in Boyle Heights, authorities said. The stabbing was reported sometime before 6 a.m. In the 3400 block of East 1st Street. The deputy did not require transport to a hospital, the sheriff's department said. The exact nature of the deputy's injuries were not disclosed. The circumstances leading up to the stabbing were not confirmed. There was no immediate suspect description. Los Angeles police are investigating.

Man Charged With Stabbing Adoptive Fathers In Sherman Oaks
A 21-year-old man was charged Thursday with repeatedly stabbing his two adoptive fathers at their home in Sherman Oaks. Matthew Boulet is scheduled to be arraigned Thursday in a Van Nuys courtroom on two counts of attempted murder and one count of aggravated mayhem stemming from the Tuesday morning attack in the 4600 block of Burnet Avenue. The charges include allegations that Boulet used a knife in the commission of the attack and inflicted great bodily injury on the two victims.

VIDEO: Purse-Snatching Suspects Rob, Drag Woman In Koreatown
Police are looking for information that might lead to the capture of the persons who mugged a woman in Koreatown parking lot before dragging her several feet. Judy Cho was with her mother picking up food for a family member's birthday party at Rodeo Galleria Sunday afternoon when she was attacked and her purse was taken by a man who quickly jumped into a getaway car. “All of a sudden, somebody pulled me from the back, and the next thing I know, I'm on the ground, there's a car, I'm dragged,” said Cho, who had scrapes and bruises on her arm, back and feet.

LAPD Seizes Fake Adidas Merchandise Worth More Than $200K In Santee Alley
Los Angeles police seized fake Adidas clothing estimated to have a street value worth more than $200,000 during a raid at a Santee Alley store, officials announced Tuesday. The Los Angeles Police Department served warrants on three distributors and arrested two people as part of the bust. Among the products seized were fake soccer jerseys, which saw a boom in counterfeits possibly due to the FIFA World Cup tournament. Officials from Adidas flew to Los Angeles to monitor the crackdown.

Police: Suspect In Queens Nurse's Death Found Holding Another Woman Captive In L.A. Hotel
Police say they finally caught up with a man wanted in connection with the death of a nurse in Queens, discovering the suspect on the other side of the country with another woman held captive in a Los Angeles hotel room. Danueal Drayton, 27, of New Haven, Conn., was taken into custody Thursday.The hunt began after 29-year-old nurse Samantha Stewart was found dead inside her bedroom at her family home in Springfield Gardens, Queens, on July 17. Police say Stewart suffered trauma to her head and neck.

Jurors Blame L.A. Social Workers For Repeated Sexual Abuse Of El Monte Girl And Award Her $45 Million
Jurors awarded $45.4 million Thursday to a girl who suffered two years of sexual abuse in an El Monte home where county social workers left her despite evidence showing that an accused molester lived in the house. The Department of Children and Family Services, jurors found, ignored warning signs of potential abuse and failed to tell police what they knew, leaving the then-7-year-old to be molested by at least four men whom her mother invited into the home.
Los Angeles Times

Man Found With Weapons, Ammo Hours Before 2016 LA Pride Parade Sentenced To 7 Years In Prison
The man found in Santa Monica hours before the 2016 LA Pride Parade with weapons, ammunition and more was sentenced to seven years in prison. James Howell pleaded no contest to three charges on Wednesday - one count each of unlawful assault weapon activity, possession of a destructive device on a public road or highway and possession of a destructive device. He was then immediately sentenced to seven years and four months in state prison. The 22-year-old was arrested in his car before the 2016 parade. He told detectives he planned to attend the parade in West Hollywood, but he has never admitted he planned to harm anyone.

New Privacy Law Takes Center Stage
California's new Consumer Privacy Act gives consumers the nation's strongest protections for their personal data, backers contend. But business interests, including the California Chamber of Commerce, and tech associations call the law a “serious threat to the economy” that will result in a barrage of class-action lawsuits without providing benefits to consumers. The new law, which was approved by Gov. Jerry Brown in June and goes into effect in 2020, gives consumers the right to access their personal information collected by big businesses. It gives them the right to delete it, the right to know what information is being sold and the right to stop businesses from selling their information.
Capitol Weekly

Public Safety News

Firefighter Killed As Out-Of-Control Carr Fire Rips Into Redding, Sending Residents Fleeing
An erratic and fast moving fire in Shasta County turned deadly as thousands of residents were sent fleeing for their lives late Thursday night after the blaze jumped the Sacramento River and sent a wall of flames into Redding. A contract firefighter operating a bulldozer was killed in an active part of the fire and several firefighters and residents were injured, Cal Fire officials said. “This fire is making a significant push into the northwestern part of Redding,” Cal Fire Unified Incident Commander Chief Brett Gouvea said in a news briefing late Thursday. “We ask everyone to heed evacuation orders and leave promptly. This fire is extremely dangerous and moving with no regard with what's in its path.”
San Francisco Chronicle

Potential Charges Against Cranston Fire Arson Suspect More Than Double
A Temecula man in custody for allegedly sparking the wildfire that has destroyed five homes and burned through thousands of acres in the Idyllwild area is likely to face several additional charges when the Riverside County District Attorney's Office files its complaint. Few details have emerged publicly about Brandon N. McGlover, 32, who was arrested Wednesday, July 25, on suspicion of five counts of arson in connection with the Cranston fire. A possible motive for the alleged arson also remained a mystery.
Los Angeles Daily News

What Gov. Brown's Emergency Declaration Means For Cranston Fire Victims
Gov. Jerry Brown's declaration of a state of emergency Thursday, July 26, for Riverside County as the Cranston fire burns in the San Jacinto Mountains brings state resources into play for both fighting the fire and helping during the recovery once it's brought under control. The declaration clears the way for state personnel, equipment and facilities not normally available to work in the local emergency, under the direction of the state Office of Emergency Services, and for the OES to provide local government assistance to Riverside County.
Los Angeles Daily News

Local Government News

Los Angeles County Supervisor Sheila Kuehl Will Be New Chair Of Metro's Board Of Directors
Los Angeles County Supervisor Sheila Kuehl, whose district includes a large swath of the San Fernando Valley, will be chairwoman of the 13-member Metro Board of Directors, according to Metro. She will replace Board Chairman Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti. “I am honored and very much looking forward to leading the board over the coming year,” Kuehl said in a statement. “We have a great number of truly exciting projects and initiatives coming to fruition and I look forward to continuing our focus on our riders and employees, especially regarding the ways in which our programs impact women, who have their own unique experiences and concerns.”
Los Angeles Daily News

Greenbelt Taking Shape Along LA River In Long Beach
The 57-acre master plan to create a greenbelt along the Los Angeles River continues to take shape in Long Beach. The Drake Chavez Greenbelt took an abandoned area and turned it into an active park. Now, the area has landscaped open space, walking trails and picnic tables. There's also a multi-purpose grass field and a new artificial turf soccer pitch, the city's second turf field. The greenbelt links Cesar E. Chavez Park to both Drake Park and Loma Vista Park.


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