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from LA Police Protective League

Mar 7, 2013

Law Enforcement

LAPD chief expects severe cuts after voters reject tax hike
Los Angeles Police Chief Charlie Beck expressed disappointment Wednesday at voters' rejection of Proposition A's tax hike proposal and believes it will result in cuts at the LAPD. Beck said it was too soon to say with any certainty what the loss will mean for police services. Department officials are currently putting together the next fiscal year's budget and "are working closely with the CAO [City Administrative Office] and the mayor's office to minimize the impact" the measure's failure will have on the LAPD.
Los Angeles Times

Elite LAPD unit goes off road to nab burglary suspects
A high-speed chase of three burglary suspects turned into a foot chase Tuesday afternoon when the suspects exited the southbound 405 Freeway at Skirball, hopped out of their car, and ran into the heavy brush that covers the hills of the Sepulveda Pass. That was when Los Angeles Police Department officials called in an elite group of officers that very few people even know exists: the "Off Road Enforcement Unit."

LAPD searching for missing Van Nuys man
Police are looking for a Van Nuys man who has been missing for more than a week. Larry Klein, 54, was last seen about 10:30 a.m. Feb. 22 at his home in the 7400 block of Woodman Avenue, Los Angeles police said Wednesday. His ex-wife, Rachel Klein, said she last heard from him by phone the morning of Feb. 27. "I am his ex-wife, but I'm all he has, and ex-wife or not, he always calls me," she said. Since then, Rachel Klein said she had not been able to reach him by phone, text or email.
Los Angeles Daily News

Chief Beck gives status report on $1.1M Dorner reward
It's been three weeks since fugitive ex-LAPD cop Christopher Dorner died in a cabin fire in the San Bernardino Mountains, and officials are still not entirely sure on whether the $1.1 million reward for his capture will be paid - or to whom it would be paid. Los Angeles Police Department Chief Charlie Beck says that the police commission is still hammering out who - and how many - will get the reward money.

More Calif. sex offenders go missing under new law
The number of paroled sex offenders who are fugitives in California is 15 percent higher today than before Gov. Jerry Brown's sweeping law enforcement realignment law took effect 17 months ago, according to figures released Wednesday by the state corrections department. The increase amounts to 360 more sex offenders whose whereabouts were unknown and who were not reporting to their parole officers last year.
Associated Press

Undersheriff Paul Tanaka leaving L.A. Sheriff's Department
Paul Tanaka, the second in command at the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department, who had come under criticism for problems that have plagued the agency, announced Wednesday that he is stepping down. Sheriff's spokesman Steve Whitmore said Tanaka is retiring after 33 years with the department effective Aug. 1.
Los Angeles Times

Brentwood's retired LAPD officer receives shadowbox
The retirement party for Philip Enbody of the Los Angeles Police Department continued in Brentwood Tuesday night. Current Senior Lead Officer Maria Gray and the Brentwood Community Council presented Enbody with a shadowbox at the start of Tuesday night's regular meeting in the Kaufman branch library. "It's a tradition when an officer retires to make shadowboxes," Gray said. "It's something that's very much treasured."
Brentwood Patch

City Runoff Election

L.A. mayor's race: SEIU, a key city union, endorses Wendy Greuel
The SEIU 721, one of the city's most powerful public employee unions, Wednesday endorsed City Controller Wendy Greuel for mayor of Los Angeles, consolidating her backing by influential labor groups as she faces Councilman Eric Garcetti in the May 21 runoff. Service Employees International Union 721, which represents 10,000 city workers and tens of thousands of county workers who live in Los Angeles, announced its backing just hours after the polls closed for the primary election.
Los Angeles Times

City Government

Low turnout prompts talk of shifting L.A. election schedule
Alarmed by poor turnout in this week's election, Los Angeles City Council President Herb Wesson suggested Wednesday that city leaders look at scheduling city elections so that they coincide with state electoral contests. Turnout was just above 16%, according to the unofficial results released by the city clerk's election division.
Los Angeles Times

Council OKs up to $352 million for downtown streetcar
The Los Angeles City Council approved up to $352 million Wednesday to maintain a streetcar that would run from the Civic Center to the Convention Center. The line would run primarily along three of downtown's main arteries -- Broadway, Hill and Figueroa streets -- and connect various neighborhoods, including the old banking district, South Park, Civic Center and the fashion district.
Los Angeles Times

Gun Control

Study: More state gun laws, fewer gun deaths
Having a higher number of firearm laws in a state may be associated with a lower rate of firearm fatalities from suicides and homicides, according to a new study. The study across all 50 states is published online by JAMA Internal Medicine, a publication of the Journal of the American Medical Association. More than 30,000 people die each year in the United States from injuries caused by firearms, and this study comes even as Congress and state legislatures consider a new slew of gun-control and gun-rights measures.
Inside Bay Area


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