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  Daily Local & Regional NewsWatch

Daily News Digest
from LA Police Protective League

July 24, 2013

Law Enforcement

Crime alerts for Mount Washington, Valley Glen, other neighborhoods
Crime reports are up significantly for the latest week in 12 L.A. neighborhoods, according to an analysis of LAPD data by the Los Angeles Times' Crime L.A. database. Eight neighborhoods reported a significant increase in violent crime. Mount Washington was the most unusual, recording four reports compared with a weekly average of 0.5 over the last three months. Valley Glen topped the list of four neighborhoods with property crime alerts.
Los Angeles Times

Pacific Palisades shooting: Man shoots caregiver, kills self
A man shot and wounded his caregiver Tuesday before killing himself at his home in an exclusive gated community in Pacific Palisades, according to police. Authorities responded to a call of shots fired in the 1400 block of Paseo de Oro at 8:24 a.m. When police arrived, they found a man dead at the scene. An injured woman, identified as his caretaker, was taken by helicopter to a hospital in serious condition.

LAPD seeks hit-and-run driver who killed 90-year-old man on bike
Los Angeles police Tuesday night were seeking help from the public in finding a hit-and-run driver who killed a 90-year-old man riding a bicycle. Joo Yoon was struck in a marked crosswalk at 6th Street and Virgil Avenue in the Westlake District about 5:10 a.m. on April 27, the Los Angeles Police Department said. A video posted on YouTube by the LAPD shows Yoon being struck by the car.
Los Angeles Times

Victim of Hyde Park hit-and-run mourned; suspect remains at large
Los Angeles police continued to search Tuesday for a man who was driving a car that hit and killed an 18-year-old in Hyde Park. Markeis Parish was hit by a silver Mercedes-Benz around 6:15 p.m. Saturday as he crossed Crenshaw Boulevard at 78th Street, according to police reports. The driver was heading south toward 78th Street and did not stay at the scene after the collision.
Los Angeles Times

Facebook crime page follower helps police solve San Pedro cellphone theft
A San Pedro woman caught on video stealing an iPhone from a supermarket check stand counter admitted to a detective Tuesday that it was her, crying, "I'm sorry, I'm sorry," police said. Maria Veronica Gonzalez, 45, was identified by a woman who saw the video on the Facebook page South Bay Crime and Courts and relayed her suspicion to police through the Daily Breeze reporter who administers the page.
Torrance Daily Breeze

10 charged after protests in Los Angeles, Hollywood
A Los Angeles man and nine teenagers were charged in connection with protests in Los Angeles and Hollywood earlier this month, the District Attorney's Office announced Tuesday. Shareef Abdullah, 28, is accused of approaching a CBS news crew, threatening to shoot a TV cameraman if he didn't give him the camera and fleeing with the equipment at a protest July 13 in Los Angeles, according to the DA's Office.
City News Service

LAPD says L.A. Police Commission lawsuit findings outdated
The Los Angeles Police Department is improving its approach to workplace conflicts and has learned from costly lawsuits, despite recent reports to the contrary, department officials told the L.A. Police Commission Tuesday. Last month, Alex Bustamante, the commission's inspector general, released a report finding the department routinely failed to put safeguards in place following expensive lawsuits.
Los Angeles Daily News

LAPD responds to reports of gunfire in Hollywood
Los Angeles police swarmed a Hollywood neighborhood Tuesday evening after a report of gunshots fired. The gunfire was reported about 5:20 p.m. in the 1300 block of North Fuller Avenue near Fountain Avenue, the LAPD said. Officers were checking an apartment building in the area and were treating the situation as a "barricaded suspect," said Officer Bruce Borihanh. A man was taken into custody and will be given a mental evaluation, the LAPD said. No weapons were recovered.
Los Angeles Times


California prison overcrowding issue goes back to Justice Kennedy
U.S. Supreme Court Justice Anthony M. Kennedy is in a position to decide - again - whether California's overcrowded prisons must release more than 9,000 inmates by the end of this year, but at the risk of sending some violent criminals back to the streets. Two years ago Kennedy spoke for a 5-4 majority in upholding one of the largest prison release orders in U.S. history, affirming a three-judge panel in California that concluded prisoners were dying from a lack of decent medical care because of severe overcrowding and the state's failure to act.
Los Angeles Times

City Government

Nury Martinez wins Los Angeles' 6th City Council district seat
Nury Martinez soundly defeated rival Cindy Montañez on Tuesday in the special election to fill an open east San Fernando Valley seat on the Los Angeles City Council. Martinez, a former Los Angeles school board member, becomes the only female elected official in the nation's second-largest city. Final results from the city clerk's office showed Martinez received 4,917 votes, or 54.6% of the total, compared with 4,093 votes, or 45.4%, for Montañez.
Catherine Saillant/Los Angeles Times

LAFD chief first manager to interview with Mayor Eric Garcetti
New Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti started down the list of department heads reapplying for their jobs Tuesday. The first interview: Fire Chief Brian Cummings. After taking office earlier this month, Garcetti asked the top manager from each of the city's 35 agencies and departments to meet him and make the case to keep their job. Garcetti has said that some probably won't be rehired.
Los Angeles Times


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