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  Daily Local & Regional NewsWatch

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from LA Police Protective League

May 28, 2013

Law Enforcement

Vindication for an LAPD officer who was fired from the force
Officer Sergio Arreola was dismissed after allegedly assaulting a Pomona officer in 2012. But he got his job back after he was found not guilty. "It feels good," Arreola said of returning to the job. "I want to show the LAPD that the people who supported me and believed in me were right all along."
Los Angeles Times

Crime alerts for Fairfax, Playa del Rey, 8 other L.A. neighborhoods

Crime reports are up significantly for the latest week in 10 L.A. neighborhoods, according to an analysis of Los Angeles Police Department data by the Los Angeles Times' Crime L.A. database. Six neighborhoods reported a significant increase in violent crime. Fairfax was the most unusual, recording three reports compared with a weekly average of 0.8 over the last three months. Playa del Rey topped the list of four neighborhoods with property crime alerts.
Los Angeles Times

Newton: After 12 years, a better LAPD
Although it was drowned out by the mayor's race, Los Angeles quietly marked a historic moment this month: On May 15, after 12 years of policing the city under the eye of a federal judge, the Los Angeles Police Department at last was allowed to return to managing itself. That marks the end of a contentious yet intensely productive era, and it is a signal triumph for the man most responsible, Gerald Chaleff, who negotiated the consent decree in 2001, who oversaw its implementation and who witnessed its expiration.
Jim Newton/Los Angeles Times

LAPD on the hunt for suspect who attempted to kidnap girl, 11

Detectives with the LAPD's Foothill Division are hoping the release of a sketch will lead to an arrest of an attempted kidnapping suspect. Police said the suspect attempted to kidnap an 11-year-old girl in the Tujunga area on Sunday around 2 p.m. The incident occurred in the 6600 block of Olcott Street. The alleged suspect was driving a dirty sun- faded tan or burnt orange medium sized SUV with a torn tan or gray interior, according to officials. Authorities said the vehicle also had large rims and tires.

Police search for man who allegedly shot at off-duty LAPD officer
Police were searching Saturday for a man who shot at an off-duty Los Angeles officer Saturday morning in Inglewood. The officer was stopped at a traffic light on his way home from work around 3 a.m. when another vehicle pulled alongside him, LAPD spokeswoman Rosie Herrera said. The assailant yelled out a gang slogan and then fired at least one shot. The officer, who was not identified, did not return fire and was not injured in the incident near the intersection of Imperial Highway and Crenshaw Boulevard, Herrera said.
Los Angeles Times

LAPD reviews Charles Manson follower's tapes for new clues

After a lengthy battle, Los Angeles Police Department detectives and prosecutors have decades-old audiotapes that could shed new light on other cases potentially connected to the Charles Manson killing rampage. LAPD Cmdr. Andrew Smith said the department's elite Robbery-Homicide Division, along with Los Angeles County prosecutors, are starting to review the tapes of conversations between one of Charles Manson's most fervent followers and his late attorney to see whether they can help solve more cases from that period.
Los Angeles Times

FBI investigating alleged gun resales by L.A. SWAT, SIS officers
The FBI is investigating whether members of the Los Angeles Police Department's elite SWAT and Special Investigations Section units violated the law by purchasing large numbers of custom-made handguns and reselling them for profit, according to interviews. Federal authorities opened the inquiry into the alleged gun sales in recent weeks after LAPD officials alerted them to possible gun violations, multiple sources told The Times.
Los Angeles Times

LAPD looking for black sedan in fatal hit-and-run
Detectives with the LAPD's South Traffic Division are asking the public to be on the lookout for a black sedan they say was involved in a fatal hit-and-run accident. A 53-year-old Los Angeles man was killed crossing Western Avenue near 82nd Street Saturday morning, around 2:40 a.m., according to officials. Authorities say the man was struck by a black sedan - with possible tinted windows - traveling south on Western. The driver continued in the same direction. The driver failed to stop or identify himself or render aid to the victim as required by law.

LAPD issues home burglary alert for Eagle Rock after uptick in crime
The Los Angeles Police Department issued a warning Sunday for residents in the Eagle Rock area to stay alert, after an uptick in crime. The warning followed a string of residential burglaries over the past few weeks in broad daylight. Just this month alone, criminals hit eight homes in the area, according to the LAPD Northeast Division. The crimes were spread out from Toland Way on the border of Mount Washington to Round Top Drive on the border of Glendale Boulevard. Police urged residents to report any suspicious activity.

11-year-old boy is fatally stabbed; suspect in hospital
An 11-year-old boy was stabbed to death Monday after an apparent family dispute at his home in the Westlake district, police said. The incident occurred around 9 a.m. in the 200 block of Carondelet Street. The boy was taken to Children's Hospital Los Angeles, where he was pronounced dead from his injuries, said Los Angeles police officer Norma Eisenman. A 26-year-old suspect, believed to be the boy's stepfather, also suffered stab wounds and was being treated at County USC Medical Center. His condition was unknown.
Los Angeles Times

Police shortage looms for San Diego
Alvarez is among the roughly 900 San Diego police officers - about half the current force of 1,833 - eligible for retirement over the next four years. That's a troubling statistic for a department that already has 300 fewer officers than a decade ago. At the same time, the city is struggling to keep its best young officers from leaving, some of whom are being lured by other law-enforcement agencies that are promising more take-home pay and offering $5,000 signing bonuses.
U-T San Diego


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