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from LA Police Protective League

May 21, 2013

Law Enforcement

Have you seen this L.A. man who threatened to kill schoolchildren?
Authorities are searching for a man deemed to be violent and a threat to the public. Frank Edward Edmonds, 40, recently made several comments of concern to mental health staffers at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center. Edmonds, who was released May 6, was thinking about killing school children and then "ending his life in a suicide by cop scenario," according to a news release from the Los Angeles County Probation Department. He is wanted on a parole violation and a pending battery case, according to the news release.
Los Angeles News Group

LAPD urges caution over Memorial Day Weekend
With Memorial Day weekend fast approaching, the Los Angeles Police Department warns of the importance of putting safety at the top of your list. According to Marcy Garcia, senior lead officer for the LAPD Pacific Division, which covers Venice and Marina del Rey, this time of year it is important to exercise caution. She urges residents to lock their windows and doors when leaving home as well as locking up their parked cars.
Venice - MarVista Patch

Overdose in Sherman Oaks? 2 women found in car parked on freeway -- 1 dead, 1 hospitalized
Detectives from the Los Angeles Police Department's Van Nuys Division tried Monday to determine what killed a passenger in a car parked along the Ventura (101) Freeway in Sherman Oaks. California Highway Patrol officers came upon a black Toyota Yaris near the San Diego (405) Freeway on Sunday and the officer stopped and saw there were two females in the car. The passenger was not breathing and unresponsive. The driver was in a state of medical distress.
City News Service

Police to increase patrols along L.A. River path after cyclist assaulted
The LAPD is preparing to beef up bike patrols and deploy undercover officers along the L.A. River path following the attack and robbery of a cyclist late last week in Elysian Valley. The assault took place on Thursday night near Riverdale Avenue when a Glendale man who was riding with a group of cyclists was attacked by a person who walked into the path and swung a skateboard into the rider's chest. Another man hurled a beer bottled, which struck the cyclist's helmet.
The Eastsider LA

LA Police search for missing 17-year-old boy with autism
Authorities are searching for a 17-year-old boy with autism who ran away Monday while shopping with his family in the Westlake district. Romario Snow De La Torre, who attends a special education program at Fairfax High School, was last seen around 4 p.m. near Sixth and Alvarado streets.

Woman shot on San Pedro street
A woman was shot in the left leg as she walked on a San Pedro street, police said Monday. The woman was wounded as she walked at 22nd Street and Grand Avenue about 5:30 a.m. Sunday, Los Angeles police Lt. Sue Willis said. The woman told police that a gunman in a black Toyota Camry fired two rounds. She flagged down an unknown driver, who took her to a hospital. The motive was unknown.
Torrance Daily Breeze

LAPD officer arrested on suspicion of lewd acts with children
A Los Angeles police officer was arrested Monday on suspicion of committing lewd acts on two children in Castaic, authorities said Monday. Officer Miguel Schiappapietra, 28, was accused of sexually abusing two children who were not related to him, according to Sgt. Brian Hudson of the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department's Special Victim's Bureau.

In Memoriam

Services this week for LAX officer who died after 5K honoring Tommy Scott
Funeral services will be held Thursday morning for the Los Angeles World Airports police officer who died after running in a race organized to honor another officer who was killed while on duty several years ago. Anthony Edwards died May 9, a day after he ran in a 5K Memorial Run for Tommy Scott, his police academy classmate. In 2005, Scott was killed while on patrol near LAX. The service will be at 9 a.m. at Second Baptist Church at 2412 Griffith Ave. in Los Angeles.
Torrance Daily Breeze

City Election

L.A. election turnout: Few are expected at polls today; some say change is needed
Political observers expect only a small percentage of Los Angeles voters to participate in today's election, a probability that signals it may be a time to change when the city chooses its leaders. To blame, they say, are factors such as the perception that candidates Eric Garcetti and Wendy Greuel do not really have any major differences between them and the possibility of voter fatigue with the 2012 presidential election less than a year ago.
Los Angeles Daily News

City Government

Council approves two projects to stimulate the economy
In recent weeks, the Los Angeles City Council has approved two critical projects that will help boost the economy in Southern California. The first project, the modernization of LAX also has the added benefit of improving safety. Los Angeles World Airports is in the midst of a multi-billion-dollar capital improvement program at Los Angeles International Airport. The second crucial project that the Council approved came after nearly eight years of analysis. Under the leadership of Joe Buscaino, the Council approved BNSF Railway's $500 million, privately funded Southern California International Gateway project.

L.A. City Council criticizes court consolidation plan
The Los Angeles City Council Friday passed a resolution urging the Los Angeles Superior Court to solicit public input and reconsider the consolidation of cases at a small number of court "hubs" as a solution to its budget troubles. By a vote of 10-0, the council approved Resolution 13-0002-S66, by council members Paul Koretz and Joe Buscaino.
Metropolitan News-Enterprise


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