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from LA Police Protective League

July 3, 2013

Law Enforcement

Driver in critical condition after car-to-car 110 Freeway shooting
A driver was struck in the head by gunfire in a car-to-car shooting on the 110 Freeway that forced the closure of all northbound lanes in South LA Tuesday afternoon as investigators walked on the freeway to search for evidence. Investigators believe the motorist was targeted by a group of young men just before the Florence off-ramp, LAPD Sgt. Rudy Lopez said. The shooting does not appear to be a case of road rage, Lopez said.

LAPD seeks public's help in finding Petco dognappers
Los Angeles police are asking for the public's help in finding two men who walked into a pet store in Hollywood and stole two spotted Chihuahuas and punched an employee who tried to stop them. The men entered the Petco store in the 7200 block of Sunset Boulevard, near La Brea Avenue, about 3:30 p.m. on June 16, asked about pet adoption, and one of them took the two dogs from their cages and tried to leave. An employee confronted the men and was punch in the head by one of the them.
City News Service

LAPD seeks witnesses in West L.A. slaying
Los Angeles Police Department detectives were seeking witnesses Tuesday in the slaying of 32-year-old Cory Mayers, who was shot Monday evening in front of a house in West Los Angeles. Mayers, who lives in Los Angeles, was standing outside his friend's home in the 2000 block of South Burnside Avenue when a suspect approached on foot and fired numerous shots, officials said in a statement. He was hit by gunfire and collapsed in the driveway. Los Angeles Fire Department paramedics took Mayers to a hospital, where he was later pronounced dead.
Los Angeles Daily News

Bank robbery suspect pursuit ends in Woodland Hills
Three suspects law enforcement officials believe robbed a Thousand Oaks branch of Citibank lead Ventura County Sheriff's deputies on a pursuit that ended in Woodland Hills Tuesday. The deputies conducted a search in the area of Clark Street between De Soto and Winnetka avenues and were able to apprehend and arrest all three suspects. The area was reopened to normal activity, according to the Los Angeles Police Department.
Woodland Hill Patch

Audit of LAPD lawsuits met with concern, rising tempers
Members of the Los Angeles Police Commission on Tuesday expressed concern and frustration over the findings of an audit that concluded the LAPD fails to take basic steps to curtail costly lawsuits filed by officers. The audit, conducted by the commission's inspector general, found the LAPD routinely destroys case files, keeps inaccurate and incomplete information on lawsuits, and has no system in place to identify recurring issues that lead to problems between officers.
Los Angeles Times


Calif. to move inmates over illness
State corrections officials said Tuesday they will comply with a federal court order to move thousands of inmates out of two Central Valley prisons where an airborne fungus has led to widespread illnesses. The Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation does not yet know where it will put the 2,600 displaced inmates as it juggles the population within California's 33 adult prisons, department spokeswoman Deborah Hoffman told The Associated Press.
Associated Press


In retirement, LAPD commander to become highest-ranking woman reserve
Los Angeles Police Department Cmdr. Jeri Weinstein started her law-enforcement career as a reserve officer with the Culver City Police Department before signing on full time with the LAPD and rising to become one its highest-ranking women. When she leaves the department at the end of this month after 30 years of full-time service, she will come full circle by becoming one of the highest-ranking officers so far to join the LAPD's 276-member volunteer reserve force.
Los Angeles Times


California highways among worst in the nation
California's highways continue to rank among the worst in the nation -- a sorry distinction the state has held for more than a decade. The Golden State's highway system is ranked 47th among the 50 states in overall highway performance and efficiency in the latest annual highway report by the Reason Foundation. That is a slight improvement for California, which ranked 48th in the two previous studies and has ranked in the bottom 10 every year since 2000.
Mercury News

City Government

Herb Wesson easily wins reelection as L.A. City Council president
Los Angeles City Councilman Herb Wesson was easily reelected president of the city's lawmaking body for two more years, cementing his status as one of the region's most powerful elected officials. Wesson, who has been council president for the last 18 months, won on a 13-0 vote. Councilman Bernard C. Parks, who tangled with Wesson during last year's redistricting process, was not in the room.
Los Angeles Times

Councilman wants to stop giving tickets at broken parking meters
The L.A. City Council's newly minted Transportation Committee chairman used his first motion Tuesday to deride a controversial policy that allows the city to ticket motorists who park in spaces monitored by what turns out to be a broken meter. "As a candidate, I heard a lot of people who were highly annoyed about this," said Councilman Mike Bonin. "Even if the impact is a small one, it still sends this horrible message that the city isn't on your side."
Los Angeles Times

L.A. Mayor Eric Garcetti announces key administration appointments
Mayor Eric Garcetti named former Councilwoman Jan Perry as interim general manager of the Economic Development Department on Tuesday, one of a number of new key appointments announced by his office. Garcetti's onetime rival in the Los Angeles mayor's race will oversee the newly created division focused on business and development, until a permanent general manager is found, Garcetti spokesman Yusef Robb said.
Los Angeles Daily News


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