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  Daily Local & Regional NewsWatch

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from LA Police Protective League

October 25, 2018

Law Enforcement News

LA Authorities Monitoring Investigation Into Suspicious Packages On East Coast
The Los Angeles Police Department was among numerous law enforcement organizations Wednesday keeping a close watch on the investigation into suspicious packages addressed to Democratic political leaders including Hillary Clinton and former President Barack Obama. One of the suspicious packages was found at a congressional mail- sorting center in Maryland, and it was addressed to Rep. Maxine Waters, D-Los Angeles.
FOX 11

Suspicious Package Addressed To Rep. Waters Found At LA Central Mail Facility
On a day of heightened tensions sparked by a series of suspicious packages sent to various Democratic political leaders, local and federal authorities descended on a South Los Angeles mail facility Wednesday due to a suspect package addressed to Rep. Maxine Waters. The suspicious package resulted in an evacuation at a Los Angeles mail facility located on the 7000 block of South Central Avenue in the Florence neighborhood according to the Los Angeles Police Department. The LAPD confirmed to the I-Team that one suspicious package was addressed to Rep. Maxine Waters.

Man Shot, Killed In Possible Carjacking In Woodland Hills Identified
A man who was shot and killed in a possible carjacking in Woodland Hills was identified Wednesday. Police identified the victim as 22-year-old Dexter James. The shooting happened around 8 p.m. Tuesday on Leonora Drive and Royer Avenue. James was found with multiple gunshot wounds and pronounced dead at the scene. His vehicle, a dark Dodge Challenger, was found abandoned about 5 miles away in West Hills. Authorities believe James and the suspect may have known each other. When the suspect took the vehicle from James, it was used to run him over, authorities said. The suspect was seen fleeing the location in a gray Mercedes Benz.

Former Deputy Mayor Eileen Decker Appointed To L.A. Police Commission
Former Deputy Mayor Eileen Decker was unanimously appointed Wednesday by the Los Angeles City Council to serve on the Board of Police Commissioners. Decker previously served as a U.S. Attorney for the Central District of California under then-President Barack Obama, and as L.A. Deputy Mayor for Homeland Security and Public Safety from 2009-15. She is currently a lecturer at the USC Gould School of Law. Decker was nominated by Mayor Eric Garcetti to replace Commissioner Matt Johnson, who had served on the board for three years. “Eileen is an exceptional leader and thinker — and her unyielding determination for justice will be a remarkable asset on the Police Commission,” Garcetti said last month when he announced her nomination.

Pursuit Ends Inside Sherman Oaks Galleria Garage, Suspect In Custody
A police pursuit of a suspect in a stolen vehicle ended inside the Sherman Oaks Galleria garage on Wednesday night. The suspect was taken into custody after a search of the shopping mall. LAPD's North Hollywood division was handling the pursuit. They said around 9 p.m. they were after a suspect wanted for stealing a silver or white Ford Mustang in North Hollywood. The male suspect led police on a short pursuit down Venture Boulevard, on the 101 and the 405. When the vehicle went inside the parking structure there was some sort of crash. His vehicle was disabled and he tried to carjack some other folks inside there. LAPD locked down the garage.

Actor And Rapper Kaalan Walker Accused In Series Of Sex Assaults Dating Back To 2016: LAPD
Kaalan R. Walker, an actor and rapper from Los Angeles, has been arrested in connection with a series of sexual assaults, police announced Wednesday as they asked for the public's help in locating possible additional victims. Walker, 23, is accused of contacting aspiring models through social media and promising professional work, then sexually assaulting them when they were alone, according to a Los Angeles Police Department news release. Police said the cases -- all in L.A. County -- date back to 2016. The Valley Village resident was arrested by Van Nuys-area detectives on Sept. 11 of this year, according to the release. He was arraigned Tuesday on nine counts of felony sexual assault. His bail has been set at $1 million.

Suspects In 19 Burglaries Reached In Through Windows To Swipe Items
Los Angeles police announced arrests Wednesday in a string of 19 burglaries in which the suspect reaching in through windows and grabbed items. Four people were arrest in connection with the crimes, which began in August and occurred while the victims were at home in communities bordering downtown Los Angeles. In one case, a woman woke up to see an arm reaching through her window. Items stolen included electronics, cash and jewelry. One victims said she had just dozed off in the living room when she noticed an arm reaching through the window.

Southern California-Based White Supremacist Group Leader, 2 Members Arrested In Los Angeles
The leader and members of a white supremacist group based out of Southern California have been arrested in Los Angeles, federal officials said Wednesday. Robert Rundo was arrested at Los Angeles International Airport on Sunday, according to the FBI. Two others, Robert Boman and Tyler Laube, were also arrested in the South Bay area Wednesday morning. Authorities are searching for a fourth person, identified as Aaron Eason. Rundo is the founder of the Rise Above Movement. A criminal complaint states Boman, Laube and Eason are members of the group. The complaint describes the Rise Above Movement as a white supremacy extremist group headquartered in Southern California.
Crudely made package bombs will provide treasure trove of evidence that will be used to catch culprit: experts
Investigators are working around the clock to identify who is behind the series of package bombs sent to several high-profile Democrats, including former President Barack Obama and former Vice President Joe Biden. Fortunately for the victims and investigators, the bombs were crudely made, did not explode and contain a treasure trove of valuable information that can be used to track down the culprit. “There's DNA that can be recovered from the device,” Ryan Morris, founder of Tripwire Operation Group, a company that provides explosives training to law enforcement and military officials, told Fox News. 
Fox News

Local Government News

L.A. City Council Throws Support Behind Prop 10, Rejects Prop 6
Weighing in Tuesday on two statewide measures on the Nov. 6 ballot, the Los Angeles City Council Tuesday endorsed Proposition 10, which would give local governments more leeway to enact rent control laws, and rejected Proposition 6, which would cancel the recent gas tax increase. Prop 10 seeks to repeal the Costa-Hawkins Rental Housing Act, which bans rent control on single-family homes and units built after 1995 and also prohibits laws that limit rent increases for new tenants.

Angels Pitcher, An East Los Angeles Native, Honored At City Council Meeting
Los Angeles Angels pitcher Noe Ramirez was honored Tuesday with a resolution from the Los Angeles City Council for his accomplishments on and off the field. Ramirez was born in East Los Angeles to Mexican immigrant parents and raised in the Ramona Gardens public housing development in Boyle Heights along with his two brothers and three sisters. He routinely played baseball as a child at Ramona Gardens Park and Hazard Recreation Center. Ramirez played at Alhambra High School and Cal State Fullerton and was chosen by the Boston Red Sox in the fourth round of the 2011 draft. He made his major league debut with the Red Sox in 2015 and was claimed by the Angels on waivers in 2017.


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