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  Daily Local & Regional NewsWatch

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from LA Police Protective League

Oct 8, 2013

Law Enforcement

Audit finds LAPD lax in first aid, CPR retraining
An audit says the Los Angeles Police Department has been failing to provide first aid and CPR retraining courses for thousands of its officers. The report by the Los Angeles Police Commission's Office of Inspector General says the LAPD is very effective when it comes to making sure officers are thoroughly trained with weapons and driving. But the study dated Oct. 1 and based on a sample of 163 officers says LAPD had a zero compliance rate when making sure officers are up-to-date on first aid techniques.
Associated Press

Encino hit-and-run suspect surrenders to police
A suspect in the fatal hit-and-run that occurred early Monday morning in Encino has surrendered to police, KNBC4 is reporting. Police later identified the suspect as 26-year-old Grant James Valentine of Woodland Hills. He walked into LAPD Valley Traffic Division station with his attorney and turned himself in, police said. He was arrested and booked for felony hit-and-run and is being held on $50,000.00 bail.
Encino-Tarzana Patch

Boy found on South L.A. street is reunited with family, police say
A 5-year-old boy found on a South Los Angeles street has been reunited with his family, police said Monday night. Los Angeles police said that the boy's mother apparently had a medical emergency and that the child may have wandered from his home. Family members saw the boy's picture on television news reports and contacted authorities, police said. Named Antonio or Anthony, the boy was found early Monday near 73rd Street and Avalon Boulevard, the Los Angeles Police Department said.
Los Angeles Times

No suspects in fatal shooting of man in South Los Angeles
Police are investigating the fatal shooting Monday morning of a man in South Los Angeles, the Los Angeles Police Department said. The shooting took place about 5:20 a.m. near 38th Street and Broadway, not far from the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, LAPD Officer Drake Madison said. Madison said the man approached a white pickup truck and someone inside the vehicle fired multiple gunshots at him. The victim was taken to a nearby hospital, where he later died. His name has not been released.
Los Angeles Times

UCLA sex assault suspect turns himself in to police
A 20-year-old man accused of trying to assault two women near UCLA residence halls turned himself in to police over the weekend. Daniel Fernando Hoyos Isaza of Santa Clarita surrendered to university police with his attorney present around 1 p.m. Sunday, Lt. Mark Littlestone of the University of California Police Department told KTLA-TV Channel 5. Authorities had released surveillance pictures of Isaza a day earlier in an effort to track his whereabouts.
Los Angeles Times

New Laws

New laws bar threats against illegal immigrants
Gov. Jerry Brown signed into law legislation that could cost businesses their business licenses and hefty fines if they threaten workers based on their immigration status. SB 666 by state Senate President Pro Tem Darrell Steinberg makes it illegal to report or threaten to report workers' immigration or citizenship status, or that of their family, in retaliation of an employee filing a complaint of unsafe working conditions, sexual harassment, or otherwise attempting to exercise his or her rights in the workplace.
Contra Costa Times


Jerry Brown vetoes bill on jury duty for legal immigrants
Gov. Jerry Brown has vetoed legislation that would have allowed legal immigrants to serve on juries, saying in a veto message Monday that the responsibility should be reserved for U.S. citizens. This has been a momentous legislative session for immigrant advocates, who have seen Brown sign measures that allow undocumented immigrants to practice law, shield immigrants from labor discrimination, allow driver's licenses for undocumented immigrants and bar local law enforcement from detaining immigrants who have committed nonserious crimes.
Sacramento Bee


Lawmakers schedule one-day hearing on solitary confinement
California lawmakers have scheduled a hearing Wednesday into the state's use of solitary confinement in its prisons, legislative action that was promised to encourage inmates to end their 60-day inmate hunger strike this summer over those practices. "The hunger strike made us look at these conditions, but they have been problematic for years," Assembly Public Safety Chairman Tom Ammiano (D-San Francisco) said in a statement accompanying announcement of the hearing date.
Los Angeles Times

City Government

L.A. voters' opinion of Mayor Garcetti isn't formed yet, poll finds
Mayor Eric Garcetti benefits from a deep reservoir of goodwill among Los Angeles voters as he marks his 100th day in office Tuesday, but most say they still know too little about him to form a distinct impression, according to a new Pat Brown Institute/Cal State L.A. poll. The survey of 501 registered voters found that 56% approved of the way Garcetti has handled his job, 11% disapproved, and 33% could not say one way or the other.
Los Angeles Times

New $1-a-year adviser named by L.A. Mayor Eric Garcetti
Mayor Eric Garcetti announced Monday the appointment of Beatriz Solis to serve as interim director of the new Office of Strategic Partnerships, coordinating public and private efforts on various programs. Solis will be paid $1 a year and is on loan from the California Endowment, where she is director of health communities for the south region. She is the second $1 a year executive hired by Garcetti.
Los Angeles Daily News


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