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Police Protective League

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rank and file LAPD officers

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Daily News Digest
from LA Police Protective League

May 8, 2013

Law Enforcement

Three parties to share $1M Christopher Dorner reward, judges say
A panel of judges has determined that three parties will share in the $1 million offered for the capture of Christopher Dorner. The panel decided that James and Karen Reynolds would receive 80 percent of the funds, R. Lee McDaniel would receive 5 percent and Daniel McGowan is entitled to 15 percent. McDaniel is a tow truck driver who spotted Dorner's vehicle and reported it to police.
Los Angeles Daily News

USC students, others meet with LAPD over alleged racial profiling
On the eve of final exams, more than 700 students and others at USC and neighboring communities gathered on campus to discuss issues raised from a clash between students and police over how the LAPD responded to an off-campus house party over the weekend. "You have my pledge to commit the time and effort to make sure that this will not happen again," said L.A. police Capt. Paul Snell of the Southwest division. He was joined by the chief of campus security, an inspector general and other officials.
Los Angeles Times

Man shot to death in San Pedro by gunman wearing surgical mask
A San Pedro man in his 50s was fatally shot down as he arrived at work Tuesday morning by an assailant wearing white gloves and a surgical mask, officials said. The victim, whose identity was not released pending notification of relatives, was shot as he exited his green Isuzu pickup truck at 8:25 a.m. in front of his workplace, 1st Class Upholstery at 476 W. Fifth St. Los Angeles police Lt. John Pasquariello said the victim died at the scene.
Torrance Daily Breeze

Man arrested after trying to return pipe bomb at gun buyback
A man was arrested during the city's sixth gun buyback event over the weekend after showing up at a drop-off location with a homemade pipe bomb. KNX1070s Claudia Peschiutta reports that the man wanted to turn in the explosive. Los Angeles Police Chief Charlie Beck said the man "told the officers in the line that he had spoken to God that day, and God no longer wanted him to use that bomb to blow up the Hollywood sign, now he wanted him to turn it in."


USC study: 1 in 10 L.A. County residents in U.S. illegally
One in 10 Los Angeles County residents is an immigrant living in the country illegally, according to a study released Tuesday by the USC Center for the Study of Immigrant Integration. Many of those immigrants have been in the country for more than a decade and are the parents of children who are American citizens, the study found. One in five children in Los Angeles County has at least one parent who is in the country without proper documentation.
Los Angeles Times

Gun Control

Gun crime has plunged, but Americans think it's up, says study
Gun crime has plunged in the United States since its peak in the middle of the 1990s, including gun killings, assaults, robberies and other crimes, two new studies of government data show. Yet few Americans are aware of the dramatic drop, and more than half believe gun crime has risen, according to a newly released survey by the Pew Research Center. In less than two decades, the gun murder rate has been nearly cut in half.
Los Angeles Times


Yee will offer bill to ban 3-D printable guns
Though a federal bill to criminalize the 3-D printing of guns or certain gun components is pending in Congress, at least one California lawmaker wants to get in on the action, too. State Sen. Leland Yee, D-San Francisco, said he'll introduce legislation to prohibit use of 3-D printers to create untraceable firearms.
Inside Bay Area

City Government

DWP average pay rose 15%, despite flagging economy
Average employee pay at the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power rose 15% over the last five years, despite an economic slump that ravaged the city's budget, records released Tuesday show. DWP workers received significantly more generous pay increases than other city workers, who received an average raise of 9% over the same period. The median household income for Los Angeles residents - the public utility's customers - fell over roughly the same period, from $48,882 in 2008 to $46,148 in 2011, the latest year for which U.S. census numbers are available.
Los Angeles Times

City Council finds money to halt controversial LAFD staffing plan
The Los Angeles City Council voted Tuesday to give the Fire Department $1.6 million to reverse a controversial new ambulance staffing plan. The money will pay for the agency to add 11 new ambulances to the department's fleet through June. And it will put at least a temporary halt to a redeployment that as of Sunday reassigned 22 firefighters per shift from engines to medical rescue ambulances.
Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles sending trade delegation to China
At the end of May, the Port of Los Angeles and LAX will each pay about $40,000 to send a small trade delegation to China, according to a port official. But what can the two entities expect to receive from their investment? It might be difficult to put a precise value on the journey - at least in the short term - but the visit could eventually pay off for city officials, who believe they must constantly promote Southern California to the world.
Torrance Daily Breeze

Political Action

L.A. firefighter union urges higher dues for political campaigns
Leaders of the Los Angeles city firefighters' union are urging their members to finance aggressive new political campaigns, saying their salaries are vulnerable and retirement benefits are "under siege." In a video posted on YouTube, United Firefighters of Los Angeles City Local 112 said it wants each member to pay $38 per paycheck in union dues, up from $19.
Los Angeles Times


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