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  Daily Local & Regional NewsWatch

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from LA Police Protective League

August 19, 2013

Law Enforcement

3 killed in 2 hours by hit-and-run drivers
Three people died in separate hit-and-runs that occurred within a two-hour period in Los Angeles, and police on Sunday were asking for the public's help. The crashes occurred late Saturday and early Sunday, two along Ventura Boulevard in the San Fernando Valley and one in South Los Angeles.

Police: Unlicensed driver arrested in hit-and-run that seriously injured toddler
Authorities Sunday said they have arrested a 50-year-old unlicensed driver in connection with a hit-and-run crash that left a 3-year-old boy seriously injured. A statement issued by the Los Angeles Police Department indicated that the crash happened about 6:10 p.m. Saturday at 42nd Place and Wadsworth Avenue. The toddler was taken to an area hospital for treatment of serious injuries, according to the statement.

Man shot and killed in car in Del Rey
A man was shot and killed in his car early Saturday in the Del Rey neighborhood of Los Angeles, police said. The shooting was reported about 12:30 a.m. near the intersection of Braddock Drive and Berryman Avenue, said Sgt. Steve Nassief of the Los Angeles Police Department's Pacific Station. The man had just left his home when his family heard gunshots. The shooter may have been in another car, but authorities are still investigating the circumstances. The victim's name was not released.
Los Angeles Times

Homeless man is fatally stabbed downtown; 1 arrested, others sought
A man is in custody and police are searching for two others suspected of being involved in a fatal attack of a homeless man Saturday night in downtown Los Angeles. Officers responded at about 10 p.m. Saturday to a call reporting an assault on the 600 block of Wilshire Boulevard, according to an LAPD statement. They found a man on the ground and summoned paramedics, who pronounced him dead.
Los Angeles Times

Former LAPD detective will unveil new evidence in Black Dahlia case
Author Steve Hodel, the former LAPD homicide detective who identified his father George Hodel as the killer of the Black Dahlia, plans to unveil new evidence in the case when he speaks Thursday evening at the South Pasadena library. The new evidence further corroborates and links Hodel's father, Dr. George Hill Hodel, to the 1947 torture slaying of Elizabeth Short, aka the Black Dahlia, said South Pasadena city Librarian Steven Fjeldsted.
Pasadena Star-News

LAPD looks for more victims in sexual assault case
The Los Angeles Police Department released a photo of a man on Friday suspected of sexually assaulting several children in the San Fernando Valley and hope other victims and witnesses will come forward. Detectives arrested Marcelo Alonso Lozano at 4:30 p.m. Monday, July 29, after he was allegedly identified in a series of child sexual assaults in the Valley, the department said in a statement.
Los Angeles Times

FBI seeks 2 LA bank robbers in separate cases
The FBI is asking for the public's help to identify two male suspects wanted for separate bank robberies in the San Fernando Valley and Foothills. Authorities are hoping pictures captured by surveillance videos will help catch them. The first suspect is dubbed the "Valley Bandit" and is suspected of robbing five banks in the San Fernando Valley. According to police, the suspect usually holds a gun near his waistband and threatens employees and customers.


Sheriff Baca seeks power to let some felons out of county jail early
While Gov. Jerry Brown wrestles with a court order to reduce the state prison population, county sheriffs are quietly seeking more flexibility to reduce the number of felons in their county jails. A bill requested by Los Angeles County Sheriff Lee Baca was approved last week by the state Senate. It would allow county jail inmates to earn sentence-reducing credits if they complete classes to improve their employability, literacy or social skills.
Los Angeles Times

City Government

L.A. council members laud DWP contract proposal scorned by Garcetti
One day after Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti said he would not sign a proposed salary agreement with union employees at the Department of Water and Power, City Council members praised the deal while voicing fears of a strike if the talks fall apart. During a four-hour hearing, DWP executives and the council's top advisors gave a forceful defense of the proposed pact with International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 18, saying it would keep a lid on pay raises until 2016 while making strides in addressing the utility's retirement costs.
Los Angeles Times

L.A. Mayor Eric Garcetti aims to overhaul DWP board
As the city is embroiled in a debate over a new contract with Department of Water and Power workers, Mayor Eric Garcetti on Friday announced his nominees for the department's Board of Water and Power Commissioners, saying he wants to pursue a very specific agenda. "I was selected with a mandate to reform the Department of Water and Power, and that's what I am going to do," Garcetti said, in announcing that he is replacing four of the five members on the panel.
Los Angeles Daily News


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