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August 30, 2018

Law Enforcement News

California Senate Shelves High-Profile Bill That Would Hold Police More Accountable For Killing Civilians
Major legislation that would have toughened state standards for police officers to use deadly force will not advance this year. Senate President Pro Tem Toni Atkins (D-San Diego) announced late Wednesday that lawmakers did not have enough time to garner support for the measure to pass both houses of the Legislature by Friday's deadline. Atkins said lawmakers would resume work on the effort next year. Initially, the bill sought to make it easier to criminally prosecute officers involved in killing civilians by saying police could use deadly force only if it was necessary to prevent imminent and serious bodily injury or death. But in the face of intense law enforcement opposition, Weber scaled back the bill late last week to remove the proposed prosecution standards. By then, the measure had been parked in a Senate committee to allow for negotiations between Weber and civil rights advocates and police groups. 
Los Angeles Times

2 Men Dead In Separate South LA Shootings, Suspects At Large
Two men were shot dead in separate shootings in South Los Angeles overnight Tuesday. The first shooting occurred at 11:51 p.m. Tuesday in the area of Florence and Van Ness avenues. According to Los Angeles police, officers responded to find a man dead at the scene. Family members of the victim were on scene to identify him. A woman told CBS2 the victim was her 28-year-old brother. There were witness reports of an argument prior to the killing, police said. The second shooting occurred about five miles away, at 3:12 a.m. Wednesday, at the intersection of Denver Avenue and West 120th Street in the Harbor Gateway area.

Detectives Investigating After Fetus Found In Bathroom At Ralphs In San Fernando Valley: LAPD
Police were investigating after a fetus was found in the bathroom of a Ralphs on Burbank Boulevard Wednesday afternoon, officials said. The fetus, believed to be about 6 months into gestation, was found inside a toilet at the grocery store at 14400 Burbank Blvd., on the border of Van Nuys and Sherman Oaks, according to Los Angeles Police Sgt. Hector Guzman. The incident was reported around 3:10 p.m. after a bystander came across the fetus and called 911. Aerial footage from Sky5 showed that at least three squad cars remained on scene after 4 p.m.

2 Hurt After Street Race Sends Lexus Careening Into FedEx Store In Studio City
Two people were injured — including a driver who escaped — after a possibly stolen car which was street racing slammed into a FedEx store in Studio City in the early morning hours Wednesday. The collision occurred at the FedEx Office Print and Ship Center located at 12101 Ventura Blvd. sometime before 3:30 a.m. Witnesses told CBS2 a Lexus was street racing with a Porsche down Ventura when the Lexus lost control, went onto the sidewalk and then crashed through the front windows of the FedEx store, which was open at the time with customers inside.

South LA Chase: Suspect Arrested After Slow-Speed Pursuit
Los Angeles police arrested a suspect who led them on a slow-speed chase in a white pickup truck through the streets of South Los Angeles Wednesday. The chase started near Watts around 1:30 p.m., and the suspect wove through surface streets into the South LA area as multiple LAPD patrol units tailed the vehicle. The suspect was reportedly wanted on multiple charges, including assaulting a police officer. Police attempted a PIT maneuver early in the chase in an effort to stop the truck, but the maneuver was unsuccessful. Officers continued to pursue the truck at slow speeds after it drove over at least two spike strips in the area of South Central Avenue.

1 Arrested In Attempted Burglary Of Pacoima Pot Dispensary
A would-be burglar broke into a marijuana dispensary in Pacoima but got caught Wednesday, Aug. 29. LAPD spokeswoman Officer Lizeth Lomeli said no one was injured in the burglary. Officers responded to an alarm call at 5:55 a.m. and discovered the break-in at the dispensary located near San Fernando Road and Pierce Street, according to Lomeli. They also found the suspect. “He was in the dispensary,” she said. Lomeli didn't have the suspect's name, age and city of residence.
Los Angeles Daily News

Crips Gang Members Arrested In Gang Sweep In LA, Inglewood, Hawthorne
An early morning gang sweep in multiple Los Angeles County cities led to 10 arrests of members of the Osage Legend Crips gang on federal narcotics-trafficking and firearms charges. Federal charges allege the defendants obtained cocaine, used a purported convenience store to convert it into crack cocaine and distributed the drugs on the streets of Inglewood and South L.A. A grand jury indictment targets key members of the 92 Osage Legend Crips (OLC), a gang that allegedly manufactured and distributed crack cocaine from the "Stop and Shop Market" at 1041 S. Prairie.

Alleged Gang Members From Pasadena, LA, Altadena, Covina Suspected In Multiple Burglaries
Eight people suspected of being members of the same criminal street gang were arrested on suspicion of more than a dozen residential burglaries in Los Angeles and Ventura counties, and more arrests are expected, authorities announced Wednesday. In April, Ventura County sheriff's detectives investigated a series of residential burglaries in various parts of Thousand Oaks and in nearby unincorporated areas that occurred during daytime hours while residents were not home. It's believed the suspects conducted surveillance on the homes before committing the burglaries, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department.
Los Angeles Daily News

Age To Buy Guns In California Would Rise With Brown's Signature
The California Legislature on Wednesday sent Gov. Jerry Brown a bill that would raise the age limit to purchase all guns from 18 to 21. If signed, Senate Bill 1100 would tighten gun control in a state with some of the strictest laws in the country. The law specifically bans anyone under age 21 from buying a long gun, or rifle. State law already limits hand guns sales to those 21 and over. “The two most deadly recent school tragedies have been perpetrated by people under 21 with long guns,” said Sen. Anthony Portantino, who pushed the bill. “We should be sending our children off to school knowing they are going to be safe, healthy and get a good education. ”
Sacramento Bee

Cops: Hit-and-Run Driver Slams Into Police Cruiser, Breaks Officer's Leg
An illegal getaway from a hit-and-run accident early Tuesday likely ended up in the last place a Miramar man wanted to be — crashed into a police cruiser, officers say. Anthony Shameer Ganie, 26, was arrested and posted $10,000 bond on charges including driving under the influence with serious bodily injury and property damage. The run-in began at about 3 a.m., after Miramar police dispatch were told a car crashed into a Buick at the corner of Southwest 62nd Avenue and 38th Street in Miramar, and had left the scene.
Sun Sentinel

Public Safety News

Mosquito ‘Breeding Sites' In Northridge Among Areas Targeted For West Nile Virus Prevention Efforts
Mosquito breeding sites in Northridge and surrounding neighborhoods are the target of a wider effort to prevent the spread of the potentially deadly West Nile virus in Los Angeles County, including the San Fernando Valley. Vector control district officials earlier this month identified six “chronic mosquito breeding sites” in Northridge and other northwest San Fernando Valley neighborhoods that Los Angeles city officials need to address. Those areas have large amounts of stagnant water pooling around clogged gutters and other public infrastructure, officials said.
Los Angeles Daily News

Statewide Emergency Alerts Bill Passes California Legislature
A bill that would create statewide standards for warning the public about wildfires, floods, earthquakes and other emergencies awaits Gov. Jerry Brown's signature after both houses of the Legislature voted unanimously to approve it this week. Senate Bill 833 was put forward by several North Coast lawmakers, including Sen. Mike McGuire, D-Healdsburg, after widespread public criticism about ineffective emergency notifications during last year's firestorm. The legislation passed Monday in the state Assembly and Tuesday in the state Senate.
The Press Democrat

Local Government News

The LA City Council Approves The Icon At Panorama Development In Panorama City
The Los Angeles City Council has rejected an appeal filed by labor unions, allowing a $150-million mixed-use development in Panorama City to move forward. In a 13-0 vote, city leaders approved the project, after denying the appeal filed by the Southwest Regional Council of Carpenters, Local Union 300 and the Laborers International Union of North America. They sought to challenge the redevelopment of a long-vacant Montgomery Ward department store into an urban district with more than 600 residential units, shops and restaurants. “We are very happy with the City Council's decision,” said Billy Ruvelson, principal of Beverly Hills-based the Icon Co.
Los Angeles Daily News

L.A. County Planners Recommend Approval Of Tejon Ranch Development
Planning officials voted Wednesday to recommend approval of the much-debated Centennial development, removing a major administrative hurdle for the proposed 19,000-home community on Tejon Ranch at the northern fringe of Los Angeles County. The Regional Planning Commission voted 4 to 1 to recommend that the county Board of Supervisors certify the project's environmental impact report and approve associated land-use plans and permits, subject to some additional conditions.
Los Angeles Times


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